The Quality Label for Humanitarian Aid Volunteering certifies that an organization is able to carry out high quality solidarity activities in compliance with the principles, objectives and requirements of the action ‘European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps’. Obtaining this Quality Label is a precondition for participation only in volunteering activities in support of humanitarian aid operations.
You can apply to the light procedure if you have already participated in an ESC project.
You can apply to the full procedure if it is your first time participating in an ESC project.
When applying for a Quality Label for Humanitarian Aid Volunteering, applicant organisations can choose one of the following roles:
- Support role – entails supporting, preparing and/or training participants before departure, mediation between them and their host organisations and/or providing support to participants upon return from their activity. The support role also entitles the organisation to submit project applications and coordinate partnerships for Humanitarian Aid Volunteering projects;
- Host role – covers the full range of activities related to hosting a Solidarity Corps participant, including the development of a programme of the young person’s activities and providing guidance and support to the participant during all the phases as appropriate.
The European Solidarity Corps guarantees high-quality volunteering activities, through the Quality Label process. Participating organisations must respect the following principles and standards:
- Equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
- Avoidance of job substitution.
- Avoidance of harmful activities.
- Provision of high quality, easily accessible and inclusive activities.
- Adequate training, working and volunteering arrangements.
- “no profit”.
The are two deadlines for both calls for proposals: the 22nd of September 2021 and the 5th of January 2022.
For more information, about the light procedure please visit the Commission’s website.
For more information, about the full procedure please visit the Commission’s website.
To learn more about current calls for proposals or Eurodiaconia’s funding events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Policy, Projects & Research Officer Vera Nygard at firstname.lastname@example.org and our Projects Assistant Giorgia Signoretto at email@example.com.