European Solidarity Corps (ESC)

European Solidarity Corps (ESC)


The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) aims to foster solidarity in European society, engaging young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities. It offers young people opportunities to show solidarity and help resolve challenging situations across Europe through volunteering activities, traineeships or jobs as well as solidarity projects based on young people's own initiative.

ESC helps young people from Europe and programme countries to develop their sense of solidarity by participating, either individually or in group, in non-profit, unpaid voluntary activities.

The new ESC programme is financed by the European Union. Most of the actions are coordinated by the National Agencies in EU, with three deadlines for submission per year.

For more information, please consult


European Solidarity Corps

ESC positions in EUSA are open to individuals between 18 and 30 only during the announced calls, as a long-term placement, usually for a period of one year (12 months); we usually host three international volunteers at the same time.

Please note that the recruitment period is officially announced and realised only once per year (usually in the beginning of the year).

ESC volunteers in the EUSA office

The contact person for projects and European Solidarity Corps within EUSA is Andrej Pisl, Communications and Projects Manager.

Current opportunity:
- volunteering activity between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022:

Steps to register/apply:
In the call (announced April 22, with deadline May 22, 2021), there is an opportunities for new project with service between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 (any candidate from Europe could apply).

Deadline for applications is May 22, 2021. Candidates are asked to:
1) register in the European Solidarity Corps portal
1) fill out the Online Questionnaire and
2) send their CV and letter of motivation ....

Selection process:
- round 1: reviewing all COMPLETE entries (following all the steps) [by end of May]
- round 2: selecting narrower group of candidates and assigning additional tasks [by mid June]
- round 3: conducting indvidual interviews with top candidates [by end of June]

For more details about the ESC programmes, please see

ESC opportunities with EUSA are possible because of the suppport from the European Union and Movit, the National Agency in Slovenia.

For possibilities to take part in the EUSA Volunteer Programme at the EUSA sports events, please see a section on EUSA Volunteers.