Italy is the first country chosen as a destination for young Europeans participating in the European Solidarity Corps, starting from December 2016. Of the 30,000 young people who participated in the projects, 2,983 were welcomed in Italy mainly for voluntary work, but also for internships and work.
In the meantime, the European Commission has published the call for applications for 2020 within the European Solidarity Corps: with a total budget of 117 million euros it will be possible to support solidarity activities and offer young people training opportunities abroad.
“The European Solidarity Corps programme is a great bet that “we are winning” thanks to the response of many young people who have already joined in just one year of life, demonstrating that they are strongly interested in accepting new challenges, actively committed to building more cohesive societies and ready to support communities in difficulty. In a constantly changing world, having tools like these prepares young people to face present and future challenges,” commented Domenico De Maio, Director General of the National Youth Agency.