10.12.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 444/19


CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2019 — EAC/A05/2018

European Solidarity Corps

(2018/C 444/09)

1.   Introduction and objectives

This call for proposals is based on the Regulation (EU) 2018/1475 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 2 October 2018 laying down the legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps and amending Regulations (EU) No 1288/2013, (EU) No 1293/2013 and Decision No 1313/2013/EU, as well as on the 2019 Annual Work Programme of the European Solidarity Corps. The Regulation on European Solidarity Corps covers the period 2018-2020. The general and specific objectives of the European Solidarity Corps are listed in Articles 3 and 4 of the Regulation.

2.   Actions

This call for proposals covers the following actions of the European Solidarity Corps:

Volunteering Projects

Volunteering Partnerships (specific agreements for 2019 under the FPA 2018-2020) (1)

Volunteering Teams in high priority areas

Traineeships and Jobs

Solidarity Projects

Quality Label

3.   Eligibility

Any public or private body may apply for funding within the European Solidarity Corps (2). In addition, groups of young people registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal, may apply for funding for Solidarity Projects.

The European Solidarity Corps is open to the participation of the following countries:

The 28 Member States of the European Union can fully take part in all European Solidarity Corps actions.

In addition, certain European Solidarity Corps actions are open to the participation of organisations from:

EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;

EU candidate countries: Turkey, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;

Partner countries.

Please refer to the 2019 European Solidarity Corps Guide for further details on the modalities of participation.

For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of the relevant provisions of the grant agreement on termination.

4.   Budget and duration of projects

The implementation of this call for proposals is subject to the availability of the appropriations provided for in the draft budget for 2019 after the adoption of the budget for 2019 by the budgetary authority or if the budget is not adopted as provided for in the system of provisional twelfths.

The total budget earmarked for this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 96 322 671 and is based on the 2019 annual work programme for the European Solidarity Corps.

The total budget earmarked for the call for proposals as well as its repartition is indicative and may be modified subject to an amendment of the 2019 annual work programme for the European Solidarity Corps. Potential applicants are invited to regularly consult the 2019 annual work programme for the European Solidarity Corps and its amendments, published on:

[https://ec.europa.eu/youth/annual-work-programmes_en] as regards budget for each action covered by the call.

The level of grants awarded as well as the duration of projects vary depending on factors such as the type of project and the number of partners involved.

5.   Deadline for the submission of applications

All deadlines for submission of applications specified below end at 12.00 (noon), Brussels time.

Volunteering Projects

5 February 2019

30 April 2019

1 October 2019

Volunteering Partnerships (specific agreements for 2019 under the FPA 2018-2020)

20 April 2019

Volunteering Teams in high priority areas

28 September 2019

Traineeships and Jobs

5 February 2019

30 April 2019

1 October 2019

Solidarity Projects

5 February 2019

30 April 2019

1 October 2019

Applications for Quality Label can be submitted on a continuous basis.

Please refer to the European Solidarity Corps Guide for detailed instructions for the submission of applications.

6.   Full details

The detailed conditions of this call for proposals, including priorities, can be found in the 2019 European Solidarity Corps Guide at the following internet address:

https://ec.europa.eu/youth/solidarity-corps

The 2019 European Solidarity Corps Guide constitutes an integral part of this call for proposals and the conditions for participation and funding expressed therein apply in full to this call.


(1)  Only participating organisations that signed a Framework Partnership Agreement for 2018-2020 are eligible to apply under this action.

(2)  Without prejudice to the specific eligibility conditions applicable for individual actions covered by this call.