12th April 2017
Brussels, Belgium

We are glad to announce that the president of Association EPEKA, soc.ent., Štefan Simončič will take a part in the Stakeholder forum on the European Solidarity Corps, which will happen on the 12th April in Brussels, Belgium.

The European Solidarity Corps is taking shape. So far 24 000 young Europeans have registered to engage in solidarity activities across Europe, and authorised organisations can now access the and look for suitable candidates for their projects. In parallel, the Commission is preparing a legislative proposal for adoption in the first half of 2017 to create a dedicated legal base for the European Solidarity Corps.

Briefly about the European Solidarity Cops:

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. European Solidarity Corps projects will be available to people up to the age of 30 years old. After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months. They will usually be located within the European Union Member States.

More about the forum which is organized by the European Commission can be found here.

This project is financed by the European Commission. The content of this announcement only expresses the opinions of the author. The National agency and the European Commission are in no way responsible for any use of the information the announcement includes.

The youth program of EPEKA, soc. e., is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport — Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth.