In December 2016, the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps, just two months after President Jean-Claude Juncker announced its creation. As the President stated in his 2016 speech of the State of the Union:
«The European Solidarity Corps will create opportunities for young people willing to make a meaningful contribution to society and help show solidarity – something the world and our European Union needs more of. For me, this has always been the very essence of what the European Union is about. It is not the Treaties or industrial or economic interests that bind us together, but our values. And those who work as volunteers are living European values each and every day».
If you are between 18 and 30 years old, you can register for the European Solidarity Corps on http://europa.eu/solidarity-corps. The European Solidarity Corps offers young people the opportunity to engage in volunteering activities or to work in projects either through a traineeship, an apprenticeship or a job, for a period of 2 to 12 months.