European Solidarity Corps

What is it?

European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a programme supported by European Union that offers young people the opportunity to volunteer abroad and work on projects that benefit communities and people all over Europe.

For who?

ESC is aimed at young people from 18 to 30 years old who like to learn practically and are not afraid to travel abroad

What activities can you do in an ESC project?

Environmental projects

Artistic projects

Working with media

Working with children and youth

Working with people with disabilities

And many others

Financial costs

Volunteers do not pay any fees. Food, accommodation, insurance, pocket money, travel costs, and a language course are all paid for by the ESC grant.


Short-term project: from 2 weeks up to 2 months 

Long-term project: from 2 to 12 months

It is possible to attend a short-term project, followed by a long-term project up to 14 months in total. (In reverse order, a long-term project followed by a short-term project is not possible.) 

Where to find a project?

- Database of accredited organisations and projects
- Database of European Solidarity Corps - volunteer needs to register in the database
- INEX Facebook group
- Other Facebook groups: 
European Solidarity Corps group , Medzinárodné projekty, European Voluntary Service Platform " EVS" , EVS & ESC vacancies, ESC - European Solidarity Corps - EVS - European Voluntary Service, Erasmus+ Projects SLOVAKIA and others

INEX Slovakia is accredited to send volunteers abroad and to host volunteers on European Solidarity Corps projects.

In case you have any questions regarding ESC projects, please contact us on esc(at)

If you wish to read more about the ESC programme, please click on the link below.

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