Concordia Picardie

Concordia Picardie

Concordia Picardie

25 rue Riolan, 80000, Amiens, France - +33322390647

description of organisation

CONCORDIA is a non-profit organisation for Youth and Popular Education founded in 1950 with the aim to promote international exchanges of young volunteers. Concordia's objectives are :
- To contribute to the animation of social life by the participation of French and foreign volunteers in the realization of civil works of general interest.
- To promote the circulation of people and ideas through international exchanges in order to develop knowledge, mutual understanding and peace.
- To promote an education project, encouraging an active citizenship of people for a democratic, united and participatory society.

Concordia has a national headquarters and 11 delegations spread throughout France. Our regional office was created in 1984 and is since 2010 located in Amiens, in the North of France. We are carrying out various projects responding to the needs of our local territory and can rely on the experience of the national headquarters. Our team is composed of 4 workers, having specific missions within the organization and numerous volunteers. The regional delegation depends directly on the national management of the association with autonomy in the setting up of projects and collaborating with the teams of the national headquarters on different aspects, which can be linked to the functioning (accounting, payroll, communication) or to the activities.

In region, our main activities are the elaboration and realization of volunteering and mobility projects, both long and short term (international workcamps, former EVS, Civic Service, youth exchanges…). Concordia Picardie has been active in Youth In Action Program since 1998 and is now in Erasmus +. Activities carried out by our team are various :
- about 15 international workcamps every summer in partnership with cities and villages,
- hosting volunteers thanks to the Civic Service and providing our experience to our local partners,
- hosting and sending EVS and now ESC volunteers
- implementation of Erasmus + projects (youth exchanges and mobility of youth workers)
- volunteering teams through ECS

Activities :
Historically, the main activity of Concordia is the organization of international volunteer workcamps. Each year we propose a program of about a hundred international workcamps in France and more than a thousand possibilities of departure abroad for projects set up by our partners. The association has developed other mobility activities and medium or long term volunteering in France or abroad. Thus, we propose volunteering activities apart from institutional programs (projects of 2 months to one year set up by our partners abroad without any specific financing), but we are also involved, since the creation of the system, in the implementation of the French Civic Service (mainly in France with local partners and in intermediation).

Moreover, Concordia is strongly involved in European projects. As part of the European Youth in Action Program, now Erasmus +, the association organizes and coordinates youth exchanges, training for youth actors, hosting and sending volunteers and participates in various national and international seminars. Since 2018, the association has been involved in the European Solidarity Corps and continues to accompany young people on short and long term volunteering projects and team volunteering projects.

Our action favors the diversity of the public, notably by the implementation of social inclusion programs (Young Followers on international workcamps, Youth with less opportunities on European programs, specific projects in the framework of the Civic Service). Most of our actions are addressed to young people from 15 to 30 years old, but we also welcome adults regardless of their age in our international workcamps for we believe in the added value of intergenerational exchanges.

Networking :
Concordia is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service at the UNESCO, a founding member of the European Alliance of Voluntary Service Associations, a member of the C.N.A.J.E.P. (National Committee of Youth and Popular Education Associations) and of the Cotravaux network (network of voluntary work actors).

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Nov 2021 to Jun 2022
01/11/2021 - 10/06/2022
08/10/2021 closed

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC: 945708194 OID: E10060301
Last updated on 19/10/22

Organisation topics

Green skills


European identity and values