Long term ESC project in Belgium!

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Hosting Organization – European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is looking for a 6 – 9 months European Solidarity Corps volunteer. ENIL is an NGO run by and for disabled people. Our main goals are to promote the right of all disabled people to live independently and to be included in the community. As a European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteer, you will work in the ENIL Brussels office and gain experience in advocating for changes in European laws and policies, as part of a small international team. A regular working week is 35 hours from Monday to Friday from 09:00h – 17:00h. These hours are flexible and can be adjusted depending on the access needs of the volunteer. Depending on your skills and interests, your day to day tasks may include: •Supporting ENIL with organising campaigns (Independent Living Day,5 May) •Contributing to ENIL’s advocacy work •Desk based research and writing •Planning and organising events •Attending and reporting on meetings (EP events)

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 01/03/2020 to 31/12/2020 (1 year) 

Deadline: 08 August 2019

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through the Youth Portal 

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Travel, accommodation and some pocket money are covered by the program, as well as extra costs for special needs/personal assistance for disabled people. The selected volunteer will not have to use their own money to participate. The pocket money should not be used for food and travel costs. These will be covered separately. Once the volunteer is selected, ENIL will contact them to find out their access needs (if any). For more information please check the call on the ENIL website:https://enil.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Call-for-participants_ENIL_ESC_Call_2019_Final.docx

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We expect you to have a positive can-do attitude and basic computer skills. As the working language at ENIL is English, a good knowledge of the English language is essential. You have to be older than 18 and younger than 31 on the first day of your placement and cannot be in paid employment to be accepted in the ESC program. If you want to make a difference and contribute to creating an inclusive society, you could be the person ENIL is looking for!