Call for Trainers

Call for papers “Solidarity in the Humanitarian field”

SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre (SALTO ESC) is looking for

Approx. 5 authors

Application deadline:

15th August 2021, 23:59 CEST


Your contribution will help us shaping a narrative about solidarity in Europe, connected to the European Solidarity Corps programme, by exploring the global dimension of solidarity. 


SALTO ESC fosters the discourse on Solidarity in Europe. In 2020, we published the research “4Thoughts for Solidarity” (available here on This is an extensive exploration on a common understanding of solidarity.  

Recently we completed developing 14 articles about solidarity written by practitioners, academics, and other contributors. They are part of an event series called “Europe talks Solidarity” (more info here) and offer a great variety of different perspectives on solidarity. 

With this call, SALTO ESC is looking for perspectives on solidarity and volunteering with a more global view, especially as now a humanitarian aspect was included in the European Solidarity Corps programme. This new part will start in 2022 and builds on the EU Aid Volunteers programme. 


Possible subjects to address in the article (your proposal can also differ from these possible directions): 

  • What are the challenges and opportunities ahead with including European volunteers in volunteering activities in the humanitarian field and volunteering activities in the global context. 
  • What are conceptual or theoretical considerations when expanding the scope of the European Solidarity Corps programme to a global level? 
  • What are 1-2 practical examples / case studies that illustrate the reality/trends/problems/solutions and what can be concluded from them? 
  • How is inclusion approached in the global volunteering context and/or in the humanitarian field?  

These questions should only give a first idea of possible directions. SALTO ESC is interested in the author’s own suggestions regarding the angle and approach for the article that would be useful, engaging and thought-provoking. 

Requested trainer profile

We expect the authors to have professional or research expertise in the fields of solidarity, volunteering worldwide or humanitarian aid. 


Requirements for each article 

  • The article is required to have a basic academic structure, with three main parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Each of these three parts typically serves its own purpose. The conclusion restates the central argument in a new way, reviews the paper's central topics and main points. 
  • While your personal expertise is very welcome in the article, opinion needs to be identified as such and statements presented as facts need to be referenced and plausible, keeping the article comprehensible for the target audience.  
  • The articles are required to be submitted in English language, ensuring comprehensive language, and completed spell-check. Final proofreading will be organised separately by SALTO ESC. 
  • Citations need to be applied in a coherent way, SALTO ESC will provide the citation rules to be applied once the article proposal gets selected. 
  • For online publication, at least one matching photo to the article should be submitted (own or open licenced, SALTO ESC will provide possible sources). 
  • The article should be suitable for the target audiences, including practitioners in the European youth work community of practice, and other audiences. 
  • The article needs to be new/original - not published in other publications. SALTO ESC will publish the articles under Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), with the author of the article indicated in the publication. 
  • The article will have around 2500 – 3000 words without the bibliography and the author description.  

Working conditions

Renumeration per selected article is 960 EUR (all taxes included).  

The selected authors will have their papers published on websites hosted by SALTO ESC and partners as well as shared in related channels (such as social media, newsletters, etc.). 

Citations need to be applied in a coherent way, SALTO ESC will provide the citation rules to be applied once the article proposal gets selected. 

Time frame 

  • For further clarifications regarding this call, please send an email to no later than 12.08.2021. 
  • Send your abstract indicating the approach that you would take by filling in the survey available here: no later than August 15th 2021 
  • SALTO ESC plans to announce the selected authors as soon as possible, not later than Tuesday, September 7th 2021  
  • An initial briefing with all selected authors together will be organised on September 14th at 15:00 CET (tbc)
  • The first draft of the articles is expected to be delivered by October 15th, 2021 
  • Reviewing process (feedback from SALTO ESC, incorporate feedback, etc.) – until November 15th, 2021  
  • The articles are expected to be finalised by November 30th, 2021  
  • After design and finishing, we expect to publish the articles in spring 2022

Team composition

The activity can be done individually or as a small team (amount per article is fixed).

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 15th August 2021, 23:59 CEST
How to apply:

To be onboard, please send your abstract indicating the approach that you would take in your article by filling in the survey available here: no later than 15.08.2021. For further clarifications regarding this call, please send an email to no later than 12.08.2021.  

You will be informed about the selection by: Tuesday, September 7th 2021

For more information

Georg Feiner, Coordinator
Phone: +43 1 53 408 715


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