The aim of this call is that FORTHEM student teams promote and manage volunteering and education projects for development, solidarity and awareness in collaboration with NGOs or other local associations.

These projects should have a clear European added value by addressing priorities identified at European level according to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all UN member states. The 2030 Agenda provides a shared vision of a sustainable future free of hunger, inequality and poverty based on the principles of inclusion, solidarity and active citizenship.

Volunteering gives people the opportunity to directly contribute to sustainable development enabling them to take charge of their own futures, strengthening social cohesion, solidarity and trust by promoting individual and collective action.

Volunteering contributes to development through deepening research and sharing knowledge and expertise on volunteering and development topics such as:

  • Migrant integration  
  • Inequality reduction in EU nationals
  • Climate change
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions in Europe
  • Reduction of the digital divide
  • Education
  • Global citizenship
  • Human Rights