Advice about European Solidarity Corps in relation to Coronavirus

Posted on 16-12-2020
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The UK National Agency (NA) and the European Commission continue to closely monitor information regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

If your organisation has an Erasmus+ and/or a European Solidarity Corps project funded by the UK NA please continue to follow the advice provided in direct communications relating specifically to your project(s).

It is important to remember that any changes to your project activities and your contract due to the Coronavirus need to be approved by the UK NA. Please also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (214 KB) which provide further guidance on what steps you need to take in such cases.

Although the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has lifted some of the restrictions on travelling abroad, their advice is kept under constant review and is subject to change with little notice.

Given the circumstances we appreciate that it may be difficult to progress with your project at the moment. Please bear in mind before arranging travel, accommodation or any other activities that these costs may not be covered by your project contract, for example where the level of risk means it is unrealistic to deliver your project. Organisations may wish to consider ‘blended’ mobilities, with virtual elements supported by physical mobilities in the future.

UK participants currently overseas should continue to maintain contact with their sending and hosting organisations, and must follow the advice of local authorities and the latest FCDO travel advice. The health and safety of programme participants is of the utmost importance.

The European Commission has also published information in the form of Frequently Asked Questions aimed at both participants and beneficiaries of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. You can also contact our UK NA helplines available on our Contact us webpage.

Please note: This news item was first published on 26 February 2020. It was last updated on 22 July 2020. We are regularly updating the webpage as more information becomes available.

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