European Youth Cards for all Young Participants in the European Solidarity Corps.
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) has been a successful programme for many years, providing young people with the opportunity to volunteer abroad and gain valuable skills and experiences. However, the programme has now transitioned into the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), which aims to provide even more opportunities for young people to make a difference in their communities and beyond.
For more information about the European Solidarity Corps, visit the European Youth Portal.
EVS and Beyond
Over the past 20 years, well over 100,000 young volunteers have received the EVS card and taken part in the programme. These volunteers have made a positive impact on communities and gained valuable skills and experiences that will benefit them in the future.
Moving forward, all European Solidarity Corps participants will receive a free European Youth Card. This card gives young people access to discounts and benefits across Europe, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Volunteering Awards. The European Commission and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) are working together to ensure that the European Solidarity Corps is a success and that young people have the support they need to make a difference.
The Volunteering Awards
The Volunteering Awards have been on a hiatus for a few years, but they will be back in 2023. All young people with a European Youth Card will be able to participate and win amazing prizes. The Awards give young volunteers the chance to share their experiences through videos, encouraging other young people to start their own volunteering adventure. The most inspiring stories will be rewarded with all-inclusive summer trips sponsored by EYCA member organisations.
In conclusion, the European Solidarity Corps is a great opportunity for young people to make a difference in their communities and beyond. With the support of the European Commission and EYCA, young people will have access to the resources they need to be successful. The Volunteering Awards are also a great way for young people to be recognized and inspire others to start their own volunteering journey.