Call for Trainers

Call for an expert to explore the complementarity and synergies of the European Solidarity Corps programme to other EU youth programmes (with a focus on Erasmus+)

SALTO European Solidarity Corps is looking for

1 expert

Application deadline:




With the new programme period, the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) has undergone a shift towards a pure volunteering scheme for local and international volunteering. The programme opens more and better volunteering opportunities for young people.

Many EU programmes and instruments can potentially support young people and the volunteering field. Next to the ESC, which offers young people opportunities to participate in solidarity activities across Europe, in particular the Erasmus+ programme needs to be mentioned, which offers transnational learning mobility opportunities for young people and youth workers and various youth participation activities.

The need 

In the Council Recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers across the European Union (link) it is clearly stated that complementarity of EU programmes should be taken into account in the future planning on national and EU volunteering programmes.

Ideally, complementarity and synergies of different EU youth programmes can be used within existing structures. In order to support the network National Agencies dealing with EU youth programmes, we aim to highlight the connection of (youth) programmes, with a focus on ESC and Erasmus+ (especially Key Action 1, Learning Mobility of individuals and Key Action 2, Cooperation among organisations and institutions) to recognize the overlaps and the potential for complementarity.

Within this research, also other relevant EU (youth) programmes should be looked at (e.g. CERV, the youth guarantee or the quality framework for traineeships, aso), targeting the main questions:

  • Where are possible interlinkages?
  • What are the overlapping points?
  • How can we use different programmes complementary?
  • How can we enable synergies between different EU (youth) programmes?


  • Mapping of EU (youth) programmes and analysis of their complementarity.
  • Specific analysis of complementarity of ESC and Erasmus+, KA1 and KA2 projects.
  • Gathering of best practice examples, with support by the National Agencies.
  • Presentation of first ideas (outline of the analysis) at the kick-off meeting in Gdansk 13th to 15th of September (preferably on site, but in exceptional cases an online participation can be agreed).
  • Ongoing updates and exchange with SALTO ESC RC.
  • Reporting.


  • A report including a topic overview (including clarification of key terms and actors, identification of the main research challenges, outline of existing measures, …) as well as an annotated bibliography based on the mapping that will be published for the network.
  • Presentation of preliminary results during our partner’s meeting in Gdansk, September 2022.
  • Best practise examples with a focus on the complementarity and synergies between EU youth programmes (esp. E+ and ESC).
  • Final narrative report on the research process, including insights regarding the state-of-the-art of the research topic and recommendations for follow-up by the researcher.

All texts should keep in mind the target group that includes non-academic readers, keep the style simple and comprehensive!

For all publications, proofreading and design/layout will be organized separately by SALTO ESC in order to conform with the CVI of SALTO. SALTO ESC might take individual elements of the results and use them for social media etc.

Requested trainer profile

The expert shall:  

  • Be familiar with EU youth programmes
  • Be familiar with the ESC programme and Erasmus+ (context and overall content)
  • Have a significant experience in the field of research and analysis
  • Have an analytical approach to their work
  • Have an excellent command of the written English language

Working conditions

  • The work should start within a month after the selected service provider has been informed. A kick-off meeting with the team of SALTO ESC should be organized in that timeframe.
  • Unless mutually agreed otherwise, all communication is foreseen online (email, zoom, MS teams) and work is done remotely.
  • The entire research process should be completed by March 2023.
  • The specific timeline with the concrete milestones should be agreed with the team of SALTO ESC.
  • SALTO ESC provides a remuneration of the work with a lump sum maximum of 4.200 € (calculation based on 12 working days for 350 € / day - including taxes and duties, the contractor will pay VAT where applicable, amount of needed working days to be specified in your offer).
  • Travel costs (for the foreseen meeting in Gdansk) will be covered additionally.

Team composition

The service provider can apply as individual expert, a team of experts or a company. The provider will work closely with the team of SALTO ESC.

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 31.07.2022
How to apply:

The expert can apply as an individual, a team of experts or a company.   

Your offer should include:  

  • a CV, (in case of teams or a company, the CV of at least one team member)  
  • references to relevant previous work  
  • Timeline with milestones and overview of working days 

For further clarifications regarding this call, please contact no later than 5 days before the deadline.   


Selection procedure: 

  • SALTO ESC reserves the option to invite a small number of shortlisted offers to short online interviews before making a final decision. 
  • SALTO ESC will choose the partner based on offer on price/proposed number of working days (20%), experience/expertise (40 %) as well as the quality of your proposal (40%). 
  • SALTO ESC intends to announce the selected offer no later than end of August 2022. 
You will be informed about the selection by: 14.08.2022

For more information

Christine Weil, Project Coordinator
Phone: +43153408715


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