Erasmus+ and ESC projects: explained

Basic Information


What is Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion and supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also

  • supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
  • implements the EU Youth Strategy
  • develops the European dimension in sport

Erasmus+ projects

Okay, so there are projects specifically for: students, staff (training), staff (in teaching), pupils, vocational education and training students, recent graduates. If you belong to these groups you could check out the official erasmus+ page for opportunities in traineeships, working, studying and lots more. But there are also programs that are for everyone. And those are…

Youth Exchanges

For people between 13–30 years old, youth exchanges last from 5–21 days (travel time excluded) and consist of activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more. There is also the role of a group leader for which you need to be over 18. Knowledge of English is not compulsory for participants, only for the group leader.

Training Courses

For people over 18 who can understand English, so as to understand the content presented. Just that. So simple right? Training courses also last from 5 to 21 days (travel time excluded) and consist of similar activities to youth exchanges with the difference being: training courses have a main theme that a coach/educator is going to teach the participants. That could be theatre, cinematography, team building, running NGO’s, gardening, lgbtqi+ awareness, generally whatever you can imagine!

What is the European Solidarity Corps

It is an EU initiative that offers young people opportunities to show solidarity and help resolve challenging situations across Europe through volunteering activities, traineeships or jobs as well as solidarity projects based on young people’s own initiative.

ESC projects

Long story short, we’re going to refer to the projects that are not for specific people like students, educators etc, like we did with Erasmus+.

Group Volunteering

For people between 18–30 years old (language knowledge depends on the project and the country it’s taking place in).If you’re interested in volunteering with a friend/friends you can join a group volunteering program altogether. These last from 2 days to 2 weeks! Group volunteering is usually about working in revitalising a place, building and repairing things or for example planting trees and clearing paths, as a big group of people -like the name states.Each program is different and special. The best part is that the times you can participate in these are unlimited.

Individual Volunteering

Now now, if you are interested in travelling alone and feeling that independence running through your veins, you can try individual volunteering projects. Unfortunately, these you can do only 1 time each and in the correct order (explained further down).



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