Youth unemployment is one of the main concerns of younger generations and it is indeed one of the main priorities for AER. As such, the European Solidarity Corps 4 Youth, which is part of the European Solidarity Corps, was created as a project co-funded by the European Union to match potential employers and interested candidates looking for first work experience.
What is ESC4Y?
The project ‘’European Solidarity Corps for Youth – ESC4Y” offers young Europeans (aged between 18 and 30 years) the opportunity to work for a period varying from 2 to 12 months in an environment with a solidarity dimension. The work placements can be in form of a job, a traineeship, or an apprenticeship.
The aim of this initiative is to build a more inclusive society, supporting vulnerable people and responding to societal challenges.
What are the conditions for taking part?
Whatever your sector of activity and whatever legal status you have (private company, NGO, association, etc) you can get involved with this initiative.
In short, your organisation has to follow only 3 basic rules:
• Be legally established (have a legal identity) in the European Union
• Offer a paid fixed-term job traineeship or apprenticeship with a solidarity dimension
• Be compliant with labour and fiscal laws
Why should your organisation take part?
This initiative will allow you to have access to a pool of talented young professionals and to enhance your multicultural dimension. ESC4Y is the perfect opportunity to contribute positively to tomorrow’s society and invest in Europe’s youth, so why not? Jump in!
You may also benefit from financial support for integrating the youngster in the team (up to €2,000) if your organisation is an SME.
Where to send your work placement offers?
If you are interested in joining this initiative, please complete this form!
More detailed information can be found in the Vademecum for Employers and if you want to find out more, just visit the ESC4Y website and Linkedin page!
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