Volunteering Teams in High Priority

What are Volunteering Teams in High Priority?

Volunteering Teams in high priority areas are large scale, high impact projects supporting voluntary activities carried out by young people from at least two different countries coming together to express solidarity by implementing short term interventions that address common European challenges in policy areas defined each year at EU level.



This year’s priority is focused on COVID 19 impact and recovery, particularly through supporting the health and social care systems with activities tackling prevention, promotion and support in the field of health; addressing major health challenges (i.e. life threatening illnesses like cancer) and promoting health, healthy lifestyle, physical activity and well being overall.

For the purpose of this call, applications for funding could:

  • Contribute to the improvement of health and well being of vulnerable people, including persons affected by chronic or life threatening diseases (e.g. cancer);
  • Contribute to building inclusive societies through protecting vulnerable groups as people with drug alcohol dependence, elderly and children, migrants, homeless etc. from COVID 19 impact and other diseases.

Additionally, to increase the quality and impact of the action, projects would integrate complementary activities to:

  • Foster European cooperation to strengthen the capacity of the solidarity sector to tackle common European challenges, such as health crisis, protection of vulnerable groups through networking and exchanging experiences;
  • Raise awareness about prevention through campaigns, promotion and information dissemination, public discussions in order to improve the general health of European populations.

Venue of the project

Country of one of the participating organistions

Project Duration

12, 24 or 36 months. The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objectives of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

Deadline for applications

Applicants have to submit their grant application by 5 October 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels time)

How to take part?

Organisations with a valid accreditation or a Quality Label from an EU Member State apply to the Education and Culture Executive Agency.