Activating citizens – municipalities making use of the European Solidarity Corps

Germany, on-line, April 27 - April 28, 2021

Activating citizens – municipalities making use of the European Solidarity Corps

This online event with about 25 municipalities from all over Europe will highlight the various possibilities of the European Solidarity Corps to promote active citizenship in local communities.

The European Solidarity Corps Programme is the programme of the European Union for promoting solidarity as a value. It aims to enhance the engagement of young people and organizations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities, thereby strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy and citizenship in Europe, while also responding to societal challenges and strengthening communities.

The aims of the seminar

The main aim of the event is to motivate and support municipalities to make use of the possibilities of the European Solidarity Corps Programme. It aims to illustrate multiple advantages for municipalities to encounter their local needs, activate their citizens and-  to strengthen their (twin town) networks.

Target group of the seminar

The seminar offers many opportunities for participants representing municipalities and municipal organizations, which want to bring a European dimension into their youth work and citizenship activities. Opportunities for municipalities that want to strengthen their existing networks with other partner towns or twin-cities through involving the young generation will be part of the seminar as well. Youth organizations are highly recommended to apply together with a representative of municipalities as a tandem.

Implementation of the seminar

The seminar will involve about twenty-five participants from all over Europe, who are interested in getting acquainted with the European Solidarity Corps and intend to develop projects in the future. The working language is English.

It is be implemented online via ZOOM and other tools, from 27 + 28.04.2021 9.30 -15:00 CET and hosted on-line by Jugend für Europa, the German National Agency of the European Solidarity Corps.

SALTO-link to apply: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/activating-citizens-municipalities-making-use-of-the-european-solidarity-corps.9153/