Are you ready to run your European Solidarity Corps project? Make the most of the tools, advice, and guidance available on how to deliver, manage and report on your funded project to enable a successful impact.
The tabs below form a toolkit for supporting Solidarity Corps beneficiaries throughout the project lifecycle. Bookmark this webpage and consult it throughout the delivery of your activities, as further guidance will be added when available.
After being awarded the Quality Label, your organisation will gain access to the pool of participants via the European Solidarity Corps Placement Administration and Support System (PASS). This is also where you will generate the certificate for participants once a placement is finalised. Take a look at the European Commission's guide for organisations on how to use PASS.
This is how the portal works:
- Organisation can see young people’s profiles and search for potential participants, or you can advertise opportunities and wait for them to contact you;
- Organisation gets in touch with suitable candidates and invite them for an interview;
- A placement is offered for those approved;
- Participant carries out the activity;
- Organisation issues certificate upon completion, acknowledging skills and competences acquired during the placement.
With your Solidarity Corps project up and running, now is the time to spread the word about its impact, share achievements, and keep your community up to date.
Dissemination is a term used by the European Commission in many of its documents and simply means 'to spread widely'. All projects are encouraged to share (or disseminate) the successes of their project. This means that even after your project finishes, it can still have an impact in the future.
EU Emblem: acknowledging support
If you have been successful in applying for European Solidarity Corps funding, you will need to acknowledge the support of the European Union by using the European emblem and appropriate wording. This applies to projects across all actions. Find out how to acknowledge funding in our EU emblem guide (295 KB).
Photo guidelines for projects
Images are a powerful way to promote and disseminate your project activities and successes. Whether you use a mobile phone or hire a professional photographer, discover simple tricks and best practices for eye-catching images that could boost your organisation’s promotion by reading our photo guidelines for projects (683 KB).
We have produced a press pack to help you promote your project outside your organisation. You can download the full press pack (439 KB) containing a press release template, a photo consent form, and a guide with tips and information to help you reach the right audience.
Erasmus+ Digital Toolkit
The Erasmus+ Digital Toolkit (1.3 MB) is another useful resource which can be used by European Solidarity Corps beneficiaries for promoting projects on social media. Find expert advice, hints and tips on how your organisation can showcase inspirational achievements and encourage participants to share their experiences using media platforms.
European Solidarity Corps Projects Platform
The European Solidarity Corps Projects Platform gives an overview of projects funded by the initiative. Its main goal is to provide accessible information about funded projects and to serve as a source of inspiration for potential applicants, as well as for young people. The platform is integrated with the European Solidarity Corps Portal, and is publicly available.
Mobility Tool+ is the EC's online management and reporting system. Templates for your project report can be accessed via Mobility Tool+, including final reports (submitted after the project end date). Updating Mobility Tool+ on a regular basis is a contractual requirement as stated in your grant agreement. Please refer to this and your project handbook, or contact us if you are unsure about what you need to do. Additionally, check the UK National Agency guide on how to record participants on the Mobility Tool+ (193 KB).
Please note that to secure automatic CIGNA Insurance for participants on your project undertaking cross-border activities of more than 60 days you must update Mobility Tool+ with the participant activity details at least 2 weeks before the activity start date.
Online linguistic support (OLS)
The Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) provides language assessments and courses for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps participants and aims to improve their knowledge of the language in which they will volunteer or work abroad so that they can make the most out of their experience.
European Solidarity Corps participants can get a Youthpass certificate at the end of their experience. This is a European recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth work and solidarity activities, developed by SALTO. Youthpass enables young people to reflect and record their learning and skills development, in a way that can be translated both within and outside the youth sector and across Europe. The European Commission has prepared a series of leaflets (15MB) for project organisers on how they can use Youthpass throughout their projects. Find out more on the Youthpass guide and check out the variety of publications that explain the key competences of Youthpass, like ‘Youthpass in the EVS Training Cycle’, ‘Youthpass Unfolded’ and other useful information on the website, like leaflets, newsletters, games or essays.
- 2020 European Solidarity Corps guide (2.3 MB)
- 2020 European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Activities Handbook (979 KB)
- 2020 European Solidarity Corps Traineeships and Jobs Activities Handbook (986 KB)
- 2020 European Solidarity Corps Solidarity Projects Handbook (763 KB)
- 2020 European Solidarity Corps Start-Up Seminar Presentation (6 MB)
- 2019 European Solidarity Corps guide (2.7 MB)
- 2019 European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Activities Handbook (1.1 MB)
- 2019 European Solidarity Corps Solidarity Projects Handbook (621 KB)
- 2019 European Solidarity Corps Start-Up Seminar Presentation (5.5 MB)
- 2018 European Solidarity Corps guide (1.8 MB)
- 2018 European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Activities Handbook (1.05 MB)
- 2018 European Solidarity Corps Start-Up Seminar Presentation (3.8 MB)