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Call for papers “Solidarity in the Year of Youth”

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

5 authors with professional or research expertise in the field of solidarity as well as young authors who share their perspective.

Application deadline:

14th June 2022, 23:59 CEST


Your contribution will help us shape a narrative about solidarity in Europe, connected to the European Solidarity Corps programme, by exploring different aspects of solidarity. The papers can be either in an essay-style or follow the style of scholarly articles.


Europe Talks Solidarity: SALTO ESC fosters the discourse on Solidarity in Europe by providing a space for articles, podcasts and videos on solidarity in connection to the European Solidarity Corps programme. Find out more here:  

With this call, SALTO ESC is looking for perspectives on Solidarity connected to the following topics: 

  • connecting with the European Solidarity Corps programme priority topic "Digital Transformations" 
  • connecting with the European Solidarity Corps programme priority topic "Sustainability, environmental and climate goals" 
  • the European Solidarity Corps programme as a tool for responding to the Russian invasion to Ukraine – e.g. by using and adapting Solidarity Projects and Volunteering Projects 
  • Solidarity in the year of youth – how does youth perceive solidarity in 2022?

Possible questions to address in the article: 

  • What are the challenges and opportunities ahead with the programme priority topics “Digital Transformations” and "Sustainability, environmental and climate goals"? 

  • What are 1-2 practical examples / case studies that illustrate the reality/trends/problems/solutions and what can be concluded from them?

  • How does your understanding of solidarity relate to the Solidarity Cake Model (see four cornerstones and seven supporting concepts in 4Thought for Solidarity)?

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 field of solidarity or to be young authors with preferably practical experience in the European Solidarity Corps who share their own perspective on the topic.

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. 
  • The article must follow the author’s guidelines by SALTO ESC for a coherent way of citation etc (linked)
  • 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. 
  • The article should be suitable for the target audiences, including practitioners in the European youth work community of practice, and other audiences. 
  • The article will have around 3500 – 4000 words without the bibliography and the author description.  

For examples, please visit

Working conditions

Renumeration per selected article is 1050 EUR (including taxes and duties, the contractor will pay VAT where applicable).  

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

We will invite some of the authors to present their articles in the frame of a webinar and/or podcast. 

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: 14th June 2022, 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: before the deadline. For further clarifications regarding this call, please send an email to no later than 5 days before the deadline. 

You will be informed about the selection by: 27th June 2022

For more information

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


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