EU Solidarity Corps

The European Youth Forum welcomes the launch of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) putting the spotlight on the value of volunteering and young people’s contribution to society.

It has the potential to build upon on the success of previous programmes such as the European Voluntary Service (EVS) and increase the capacity of youth organisations and other organisations to provide meaningful experiences to even more young people.

However, in order to reach the high standards that the European Commission has set for this initiative, the European Youth Forum believes that young people and youth organisations must be involved in the implementation, co-management and monitoring of the ESC at national and EU level from the very beginning. 

Statement

EU budget: a rude awakening for youth

22. 07. 2020
Yesterday EU leaders celebrated the end of a historic Council meeting. After the second longest negotiations ever in the history of the EU, Member States were able to find an agreement on both Next Generation EU - the new EU funding instrument to support the post COVID-19 recovery, and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-27, the EU’s seven-year budget. 

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