European Solidarity Corps
The setting-up of a European Solidarity Corps has been agreed by European Parliament and European Council negotiators in June 2018.
It aims to be the EU's main entry-point for young people wanting to volunteer or work on projects to benefit communities and people across Europe.
The purpose is to give young people the opportunity to acquire valuable competences for personal, social, civic and professional development, including learning and training, while helping other people.
Projects include education, health, environment protection, work with children and elderly people as well as with migrants and asylum seekers with priority given to charitable work.
MEPs discuss on the establishment of the EU Solidarity Corps (ECS), which will offer volunteering opportunities for young people around the EU. Vote on Tuesday