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European Solidarity Corps [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Denise Chircop (1st edition),

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The Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps in a December 2016 communication, and this proposed regulation aims to set the legal basis for the Corps, defining the budgetary and implementation arrangements for the initiative as well as setting specific objectives and defining key terms. The Corps would have a very strong volunteering strand on the one hand and a much smaller occupational strand on the other. All placements focus on solidarity actions and will last between 2 to 12 months.

The proposal sets a target of 100 000 participants with a proposed budget of €341.5 million for the period 2018-2020. In its resolution on the issue in April 2017, the European Parliament had insisted that the initiative should not drain other programmes, yet only 25 % of the budget is new money and currently the largest contributor is the Erasmus+ programme. The latter had recently been accorded a larger budget as it was struggling to meet with demand.

Versions

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps and amending Regulations (EU) No 1288/2013, (EU) No 1293/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013 and Decision No 1313/2013/EU
Committee responsible: Culture and Education (CULT) COM(2017) 262 of 30.5.2017

procedure ref.: 2017/0102(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

 

 

 

Michaela Šojdrová (EPP, Czech Republic)

Silvia Costa (S&D, Italy)

Morten Messerschmidt (ECR, Denmark)

Maria Teresa Gimenez Barbat (ALDE, Spain)

Isabella Adinolfi (EFDD, Italy)

Next steps expected: Public hearing and discussion of draft report

Stage: Committee vote

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