Call for proposals 2021 - Volunteering Teams in High Priority Areas Health ESC-SOLID-2021-VTHPA Closed!


Volunteering Teams in high priority areas are large scale, high impact projects supporting voluntary activities carried out by young people from at least two different countries coming together to express solidarity by implementing short-term interventions that address common European challenges in policy areas defined each year at EU level.
This year’s priority is focused on COVID-19 impact and recovery, particularly through supporting the health and social care systems with activities tackling prevention, promotion and support in the field of health; addressing major health challenges (i.e. life-threatening illnesses like cancer) and promoting health, healthy lifestyle, physical activity and well-being overall.
For the purpose of this call, applications for funding could:

  • contribute to the improvement of health and well-being of vulnerable people, including persons affected by chronic or life-threatening diseases (e.g. cancer);
  • contribute to building inclusive societies through protecting vulnerable groups as people with drug-alcohol dependence, elderly and children, migrants, homeless etc. from COVID-19 impact and other diseases

Additionally, to increase the quality and impact of the action, projects would integrate complementary activities to:

  • foster European cooperation to strengthen the capacity of the solidarity sector to tackle common European challenges, such as health crisis, protection of vulnerable groups through networking and exchanging experiences;
  • raise awareness about prevention through campaigns, promotion and information dissemination, public discussions in order to improve the general health of European populations.


The following activities are supported:

  • Volunteering Teams
  • Complementary activities
  • Preparatory Visit

This call covers the following topics:

  • ESC-SOLID-2021-VTHPA: Volunteering Teams in High Priority Areas (ESC-SOLID-UN - ESC Solidarity Volunteering Unit Grants)


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 8,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 October 2021 - 18 days ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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