What are Solidarity Projects?
A solidarity project is an in-country solidarity activity initiated, developed and implemented by a group of minimum 5 young people (aged between 18 and 30 years) themselves for a period from 2 to 12 months.
Solidarity Projects will give you the chance to take responsibility and commit yourself to bring positive change in your local community.
A solidarity project should have an impact on the local community by addressing local issues, targeting a specific group or developing local opportunities but also through involving different actors and developing new partnerships.
Solidarity Projects are a non-formal learning experience which will allow you to enhance personal, educational, social and civic development.
By putting your own ideas into practice, meeting unexpected situations and finding solutions for them, trying out innovative and creative measures, you will learn new skills and capacities, express your own creativity and take responsibility for your action.
Through a solidarity project, you can boost your self-esteem, autonomy and motivation to learn.
How is a solidarity project implemented?
You should gather minimum a group of 5 young people who all need to register on PASS Portal.
There is no maximum number of participants. It is up to you to decide how many people you would like to work with.
The activities should take place in the country of residence of the participants.
You will be in charge to decide on working methods and how you want to manage the project.
You can seek for support from an organisation for administrative and financial tasks.
A coach who is a resource person may support you. His or her role in the project will be fostering the quality of your learning process, and assisting in identifying and documenting your learning outcomes at the end of the project.
Throughout your project, you should enhance the visibility of the project and visibility of the European Solidarity Corps in general.
During your project, you should reflect on follow up measures to give long term impact to your project.
You should evaluate your project and disseminate your project by sharing your learning outcomes with others.