Erasmus+European Solidarity Corps

Belgium Ghent ESC European Solidarity Corps

Belgium Ghent ESC European Solidarity Corps CATAPA is a movement which strives for a world in which the extraction of non-renewable resources is no longer necessary. The extraction of such materials always entails major social and environmental impacts and fuels conflict. In working towards global social and environmental justice, we focus on mining issues (ecological disasters, human rights violations, etc.). In Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia we work together with grassroots movements and support local communities who are threatened by large-scale mining projects. Our main activities are: Campaigning on the impact of mining and sustainable production of electronics in Flanders. Supporting partners and local communities in Latin America that are threatened by large-scale mining projects. Creating a movement around sustainable production and consumption of metals. Networking, research & stimulating alternatives. CATAPA is dependent on the work of volunteers – the Catapistas – and a small staff team.


What do we offer? A warm welcome in our horizontally organized movement with plenty of learning opportunities and new connections. A dynamic & motivated team of employees and volunteers. Monthly fee: cohousing accommodation of your choice (with a max. rent contribution of €450) and a reimbursement to cover daily expenses of €550. A personal learning trajectory coached by one of CATAPA’s employees, one language course (Dutch, English or Spanish) and opportunities for personal development. Work-related expenses are paid by CATAPA. Committed to diversity, inclusiveness, equal opportunity.


We are looking for an ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteer to support the collaboration of CATAPA with grassroots movements in Latin-America and with the (sometimes literal) translation of their struggles to our Right to Say No campaign and to the different international networks of organisations and communities fighting for social and ecological justice that CATAPA is part of. The volunteer will be trained to think critically and spread knowledge of these issues and to encourage other young people to become active EU citizens. The tasks are flexible depending on your learning goals.

APPLY Belgium Ghent ESC


 A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2024


 Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 5, 9000 Ghent Belgium

 Individual volunteering


Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Türkiye, Ukraine, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


 Social challenges

 Citizenship and democratic participation

 Environment and natural protection


 Application deadline: 23/07/2023

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