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The European voice for informal carers

Offer European Youth a perspective, offer them a job placement via the European Solidarity Corps!

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2. Who cares? – Securing support in old age
3. Call for proposals on social innovation and national reforms – Long-term care
4. Risks Perceived by Frail Male Patients, Family Caregivers and Clinicians in Hospital: Do they Change after Discharge? A Multiple Case Study
5. Housing: an Educational European Road to Civil Rights
6. Pro Aidants is engaged #FortheHelpers
7. EPDA survey on the challenges of Parkinson’s carers
8. Country Specific Recommendations issued by the European Commission on 5 June: what is in it for carers?
9. Offer European Youth a perspective, offer them a job placement via the European Solidarity Corps!
10. Council Register – Implementation of the EU’s Strategic Agenda 2019-2024
11. European Institute for Gender Equality: EIGE – Gender Equality Index 2019 focuses on work-life balance
12. EESC – Integrating the European Pillar of Social Rights into the roadmap for deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union – Study
13. EU Health Coalition calls upon the European Council to increase the total Horizon Europe budget to €120 billion
14. EIGE – Tackling the gender pay gap: not without a better work-life balance
15. CHAFEA – EU Health Programme High Level Conference (September 30)
16. OECD – Online database OECD Health Statistics 2019
17. Decent aging: a human obligation, but also an opportunity for economic progress, employment and innovation
18. Is It All About Happiness? The latest evidence on wellbeing and childbearing decisions in Europe
19. Successful Eurocarers’ Study Visit on ICT-based solutions for carers last 12 September in Brussels.

What is the European Solidarity Corps?

The European Solidarity Corps is a project funded by the European Union. Its occupational strand aims to offer 6,000 fixed term work placements ranging from 2 to 12 months to young Europeans across the Union in occupations with a solidarity dimension.

The work placements can be in form of a job, a traineeship, or an apprenticeship.

The project ‘’European Solidarity Corps for Youth’’ is part of the occupational strand of the European Solidarity Corps. It seeks to match potential employers and interested candidates.

The project website is the easiest entry door for both, potential employers and interested candidates.

On the employers’ side, there are many advantages and few obligations for taking part:

Any type of organisation from any economic sector can take part in the programme, whatever its number of employees. The organisation needs to:

  • Be legally established (have a legal identity) in the European Union
  • Offer a paid fixed term job, traineeship or apprenticeship with a solidarity dimension
  • Be compliant with labour and fiscal laws applicable in the country where you are established and the work placement takes place

As an employer, there are nine good reasons for taking part:

  1. Your employment needs are taken into account
  2. You have access to talented youngsters who are rapidly operational
  3. You are supported by dedicated employment counsellors all along the process
  4. You may benefit from financial support for integrating the youngster in the team (up to €2,000) if your organisation is an SME (i.e. 250 employees maximum)
  5. You kick off or enhance your multicultural dimension
  6. You bring new perspectives to the team
  7. You explore business prospects abroad
  8. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more than words to you and the human factor counts
  9. You invest in Europe’s youth, contributing to shaping a better society for the next generation

Employers can send their work placement offers to the project consortium by completing the form on the project website:

They will be contacted and assisted by the EU Solidarity Corps counsellor in charge.

On the candidates side, the initiative can be a springboard for their professional future. Young Europeans (from the 28 member states), aged 18 to 30, can manifest their interest in taking part by registering in the dedicated section of the website They will also be contacted by the EU Solidarity Corps counsellor in charge and will be accompanied all along the process, from the initial contacts with the employer, throughout their stay abroad and until they return home.

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