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European Solidarity Corps: new projects can start up

Oct 4, 2018 | News

(04 October 2018) – Today, the Regulation providing the European Solidarity Corps with a dedicated legal base and own budget will enter into force, tomorrow, 5 October, which makes it possible for a wide array of new projects to take off.

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The European Solidarity Corps allows young people to contribute to actions that help people and communities in need, while enhancing their own skills and competences.

In May 2017, the Commission put forward a proposal to dedicate more than €340 million to the European Solidarity Corps until 2020, and to give it its own legal structure. A first call for projects under this new structure is already underway.

Furthermore, for the period 2021–2027, the Commission has proposed to allocate €1.26 billion to the Corps.

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