European Solidarity Corps
Volunteer in ecovillage Arterra Bizimodu in 2022
This eight-month long-term ESC project was designed for 6 enthusiastic young people age 18-30 who are interested in ecovillages and sustainable living, and who want to gain experience and participate in regenerative farming activities, renewable energies and building maintenance, as well as in community-building, self-development and work in intercultural teams. During the eight months you will get to know the life of a Spanish ecovillage and the European network of ecovillages.
What is ESC?
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. It provides an opportunity to join meaningful work and experiential learning while your food, accommodation, traveling, pocket money, insurance and mentorship are fully covered. A person can only do one short term (less than 59 days) and one long-term ESC. You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. European Solidarity Corps projects will be available to people up to the age of 30 years old.
The ESC project will take place from 01/03/2022 – 30/11/2022. Participants will take part for a period of 8 months; the starting date can range between 01/03/2022 and 01/04/2022.
Arterra Bizimodu. The living conditions will be simple with the focus on low ecological footprint.
You may expect shared housing and common facilities, natural rural environment and diverse
social activities together with the group.
We offer two different activities in this project:
- Agroecology and Resilience
- Support and Communication.
From these activities we expect the participants to gain the following overall competences: Knowledge and insight on topics around practical strategies for attaining sustainable community lifestyles in ecological, economic, social and cultural dimensions; Language skills, with an opportunity to actively practice English and Spanish; Knowledge about, and competency in using facilitation methods/tools for group processes; Competency in multi-cultural cooperation and communication; Competency and experience in collaborative decision-making.
This project is open to European youth (including Spanish)!
If you are interested in this ESC project apply before the 20th of January here: