The European Commission has issued a joint call for proposals under its Environmental Programme (LIFE) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). A total of €3.3 million is available to support the deployment of European Solidarity Corps that contribute to strengthening the Union's capacity to provide volunteering services for young people across the European Union.
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) which was recently conceived by the Commission, aims to offer people under 30 in Europe the chance to support a non-governmental organisation (NGO), local authority or private company active in addressing challenging situations across the European Union. The activities of the volunteers funded through this call for proposals will target mainly Natura 2000 sites, species protected by the Birds and Habitats Directive and ongoing LIFE projects. This call for proposals is open to public, not for profit and profit based organisations. There is no minimum or maximum level of funding and the European Commission will finance up to 60% of eligible project costs.
The closing date for applications is the 7th March 2017.