EU budget: Commission proposes €1.26 billion to reinforce the European Solidarity Corps
For the next EU budget (2021-2027), the European Commission is proposing a new programme for the European Solidarity Corps, including €1.26 billion to expand the opportunities offered by the programme.

The new programme will give at least 350,000 young Europeans the opportunity to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 via volunteering, traineeships, and job placements.

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “With this proposal, the European Commission has confirmed its commitment to strengthening solidarity and empowering young people. We are putting everything in place to enable the European Solidarity Corps to grow into a broad community of people and organisations ready to support those in need across our continent and beyond, helping to build resilient, cohesive societies. Young people, in turn, will gain skills, new friendships, and a strong sense of what it feels like to be European.”

You can read more about the proposed programme here.