|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 202, Pages 32-54|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, Legislation, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU) 2021/888 - formally adopted by the European Union on 20 May 2021 - setting up the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Programme) for the period 2021-2027. This is a text with EEA relevance.
The Programme is aimed at increasing the opportunities for young people to engage in solidarity activities. The draft law extends the scope of the ESC and incorporates a new humanitarian aid strand, which was previously a stand-alone programme. It repeals Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 and Regulation (EU) 2018/1475.
The draft law was originally tabled by the European Commission on 11 June 2018 in the framework of the wider package of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 26 November 2018. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on 11 March 2019. The positions did not cover financial provisions, subject to wider political negotiations.
The Commission adopted revamped proposals on the MFF 2021-2027 in May 2020. Following political agreement within the European Council in July 2020, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached an informal agreement on the overall financial provisions in November 2020. Formal endorsement was delivered in December 2020, which was followed immediately by a political agreement on this draft law. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 20 May 2021 and published in the Official Journal on 8 June 2021.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research, Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Children | Young People, EU Budget, Humanitarian Aid | Assistance, Multiannual Financial Framework [MFF], Vocational Education | Training|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|