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European Solidarity Corps

The power of together


Principles of conduct

The principles of conduct described here are general, designed to cover the great variety of potential participants, organisations and environments in which activities can be performed. They should be adapted to the specific circumstances of each activity.

As a young participant

The organisations that put together your activity have devoted a great deal of time, energy and resources to this. Please respect their effort, as well as the local communities and people directly concerned by the activities.

As a hosting organisation

Participants carry with them certain ideas, convictions and expectations. Please be mindful of these needs as you are responsible for providing a respectful and trusting hosting environment. 

Personal pledge

  • As a young participant, you will embody the following principles:
  • I embrace the values of solidarity, respect for human dignity and human rights, the promotion of a fair and equal society based on pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality
  • I want to enhance solidarity between people, while respecting their cultures and traditions; we aim to build a community of shared responsibilities and mutual support
  • I want to make a meaningful contribution to society and will show solidarity, cooperation and mutual understanding
  • I will not act in any way that could put others or myself at risk of being harmed

Practical issues

  • Registering in the Corps is voluntary, and you are free to delete your account at any moment
  • You can refuse any offer of a Corps activity without affecting your chance to receive other offers in future
  • You cannot be required to pay any fees for participating in an activity
  • Both before and during your deployment, you will receive clear information about the tasks you will carry out and (if needed) suitable training and linguistic support.
  • You must sign an agreement with the host organisation, when you accept an activity, detailing the conditions of your activity
  • You must respect the rules, structure and practices of the hosting organisation (which may indeed be necessary to protect your own health, safety and dignity) 
  • You must abide by the laws of the host country
  • At the end of your activity, you will be awarded a European Solidarity Corps certificate, confirming your participation