Commissioner Stylianides in Cyprus on Monday for “European Solidarity Corps” initiative

European Commissioner Christos Stylianides, responsible for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, is visiting Nicosia on Monday to address a ceremony launching the EU initiative European Solidarity Corps.

According to a European Commission announcement, the event is organised by the Youth Board of Cyprus (ONEK), who is also implementing the EU initiative in Cyprus. ONEK Board President Panayiotis Sentonas will also address the event, while ONEK Executive Director Menelaos Menelaou will present the initiative.

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe, the announcement says.

The budget allocated for the 2018-2020 period is Euros 375.6 mln, which will allow the European Solidarity Corps to place 100,000 young people around EU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency