The “ESC 4 EYG (European Youth Goals)” project is part of the European Solidarity Corps Program and aims to boost the European Youth Goals through the direct involvement of volunteer activities by young Europeans. Spanning 18 months, from January 2024 to June 2025, this project aims to involve 21 volunteers in various forms of mobility, highlighting the power and enthusiasm of young people to promote positive change in Beja.

This project aims to support the European Youth Goals, but also to promote the personal and professional development of volunteers, equipping them with crucial skills for the future. Over the course of 18 months, participants are expected to gain practical experience, expand their networks and actively contribute to the social cohesion and well-being of European communities. As well as promoting active citizenship and solidarity, which are key to building a more united and resilient Europe, this project emphasizes the importance of inclusion, intercultural dialogue and solidarity.

Mobilities details:

VOLIN01 – Individual Volunteering: 2 volunteers for individual volunteer projects of 180 days (6 months), directing efforts towards areas such as inclusive education, youth empowerment and active participation, in line with the European Youth Goals of promoting social inclusion and the participation of young people in decisions that affect their lives and communities.

VOLIN02 – Individual Volunteering: 1 Portuguese volunteer in a 360-day (12-month) commitment, this modality deepens the connection with objectives such as civic engagement, providing a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to sustainable development and active citizenship.

VOLIN03 – Volunteering Teams: 10 volunteers on a short-term mobility of 59 days (2 months), focusing on projects that promote solidarity, intercultural dialog and mutual understanding. This resonates with the European Youth Goals of strengthening social cohesion and cultural understanding among young Europeans.

VOLIN04 – Individual Volunteering: 4 volunteers for individual 59-day (2-month) projects aimed at youth empowerment and social innovation. This approach facilitates direct contribution to the European Youth Goals, encouraging innovation and social entrepreneurship among young people.

VOLIN05 – Individual Volunteering: 4 volunteers for individual 59-day (2-month) projects aimed at youth empowerment and social innovation. This approach facilitates direct contribution to the European Youth Goals, encouraging innovation and social entrepreneurship among young people.

“ESC 4 EYG” represents an exceptional opportunity for young people to engage in meaningful activities, tackle social and cultural challenges, and at the same time celebrate Europe’s diversity and cultural heritage. By encouraging inclusion, intercultural dialogue and solidarity, it aims not only to achieve the specific objectives of the project, but also to make a significant contribution to the values and aspirations encapsulated in the European Youth Goals, promoting a more inclusive, sustainable and cohesive Europe.

This project has been approved by the Portuguese National Erasmus+ Agency JA/D/CES under reference no. 2023-2-PT02-ESC51-VTJ-000178176


Cerci Beja

Cercibeja’s mission is not to make a profit, but to promote social solidarity, education and the development of support activities in various areas of intervention for people with disabilities or socio-professional integration problems, with a view to defending their individual and citizenship rights, particularly with regard to promoting the right to equal opportunities.

In the spirit mentioned above, the cooperative’s main objectives are:

  1. Developing information and awareness-raising actions among the population on the problems associated with defending the rights of people with disabilities or with social inclusion difficulties.
  2. To promote the development of the capacities of children, young people and adults with disabilities or with serious social inclusion problems, facilitating the acquisition of school and professional knowledge necessary for their proper integration into society, the full exercise of their citizenship rights and personal fulfillment.
  3. Supporting the development of activities designed to promote the autonomy of people with serious difficulties in autonomy, with the aim of promoting their inclusion and personal fulfillment.


Na Cerci Beja, os voluntários desempenham um papel crucial no acompanhamento dos utentes em diversas atividades ao longo da semana, como eventos desportivos, futsal adaptado, Padel e natação. Além disso, eles têm a oportunidade de desenvolver atividades dinâmicas e criativas que promovem a integração e o bem-estar dos participantes.

  • Art and craft workshops: Volunteers will organize sessions on painting, sculpture, handicrafts and other forms of artistic expression, giving users the opportunity to explore and develop their creative skills.
  • Recreational and leisure activities: Organization of outings, visits to places of cultural interest, cinema or theater sessions, among other activities that promote socialization and entertainment for users.
  • Education and training workshops: Workshops on relevant topics, aimed at enabling users to lead more independent and autonomous lives.


The ESTAR Association’s mission is to promote initiatives aimed at immediate intervention in situations of risk in the context of social protection. Its primary objective is to guarantee referrals and social support in processes of integration, insertion and autonomy. Its work focuses on vulnerable groups, offering support for immediate needs arising from risk situations, through a first-line service available 24 hours a day. The association seeks to support individuals and families in preventing and/or repairing problems caused or aggravated by situations of social exclusion. In certain cases, it also intervenes in emergency and risk situations. ESTAR’s differential lies in its capacity for immediate response and intervention aimed at people’s well-being, with a proactive and continuous approach. In short, the association acts in crisis situations, seeking to solve problems quickly and effectively, with the aim of restoring the immediate comfort and well-being of the people and families involved.


  • Practical assistance: Volunteers can help with the association’s daily activities, such as distributing food, clothes, hygiene products and other essential resources to the beneficiaries.
  • Logistical support: Volunteers can help with the organization and logistics of events, fundraising campaigns and other activities promoted by the association, thus contributing to its effectiveness and reach.



Volunteers can collaborate with the ESTAR Association, contributing to its mission of promoting the well-being and social inclusion of people in vulnerable situations.
These activities value solidarity and respect for human dignity and human rights and believe in the importance of promoting a just and equitable society, where pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality. It reinforces solidarity between peoples, respecting their respective cultures and traditions, and aspires to the creation of a community in which responsibilities are shared and people support each other.

Santa Casa da Misericórdia

The volunteer will have the opportunity to get involved in interactive and engaging educational programs aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 6. This includes the development and implementation of dynamic, playful and sensory activities designed to promote holistic learning and the integral development of children.

In addition, the volunteer will be encouraged to create a safe, inclusive and stimulating learning environment where children can actively explore, experiment and learn. This may involve organizing educational games, art and craft activities, music, storytelling, and other sensory experiences that stimulate the children’s senses and creativity.

The focus will be on activities that promote the children’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical development, while providing them with fun and enjoyment during the learning process. The volunteer will have the opportunity to work closely with other educators and professionals to ensure that the activities are adapted to the individual needs and pace of development of each child.

In addition, the volunteer will be encouraged to cultivate a positive and supportive relationship with the children, helping to build their self-esteem, confidence and communication skills. By providing a stimulating and welcoming learning environment, the volunteer will play a vital role in supporting the healthy growth and development of children in this crucial age group.

Associação Check-IN

The proposed volunteering activity aims to empower the local community and volunteers through solidarity and cooperation, strengthening the skills and competencies of the beneficiaries, which include people of all ages from the community (children, young people and stakeholders), as well as the volunteers themselves. The main focus will be on promoting and providing information about the ESC (European Solidarity Corps), Erasmus+ and other international opportunities offered by the European Union, as well as sharing the volunteers’ cultures.

The volunteers will engage in outreach activities in schools and universities in Beja, aiming to promote the values of the European Union, highlighting their own experience as participants in international programs and the importance of youth participation and active citizenship. They will also share their cultures, perspectives and differences from their home countries, promoting multicultural dialog and tolerance of diversity.

Given the demographic diversity of the city of Beja, with many rural areas and young people with fewer opportunities, volunteers will play a crucial role in reaching out to these groups, offering them information and opportunities that may not be readily available to them.

In addition to outreach activities, the volunteers will be tasked with organizing an exhibition about their cultures and countries of origin, providing the local community with the opportunity to learn more about European cultural diversity. They will also organize workshops, fairs and language exchange groups to promote intercultural learning and the development of practical skills.  

Part of the activities will include board game sessions, using the two games developed by Check-IN as part of the KA2 projects funded by the European Union. One of the games addresses financial literacy issues, while the other deals with resource management. These sessions will provide a playful and interactive approach to learning important life skills, while promoting cooperation and teamwork among participants.


VOLIN01 – Individual Volunteering – 2 volunteers – 180 days (6 months) – 2 September 2024 to 1 March 2025

VOLIN02 – Individual Volunteering – 1 volunteer from Portugal – 360 days (12 months) – 1 May 2024 to 26 April 2025

VOLIN03 – Teams Volunteering – 10 volunteers – 59 days (2 months) – 3 June to 1 August 2024 

VOLIN04 – Individual Volunteering – 4 volunteers – 59 days (2 months) – 3 March to 1 May, 2025

VOLIN05 – Individual Volunteering – 4 volunteers – 59 days (2 months) – 30 September to 28 November 2024