Lou Bernard (22) from Bordeaux, France is involved with sustainability education and gardening tasks.
Portrayed: ESC Volunteers in Bremen It was a pleasure to portrait young Europeans during their voluntary service in Bremen. The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a EU commission funded mobility programme that enables young people aged 18-30 to spend up to 12 months in an EU or associated partner country (e.g. Jordan, North-Macedonia). Fields of action span from cultural and social to eco and human rights themes. I'm a huge fan of the programme myself bc participation is free of charge i.e. fully funded by the EU commission and therefore more inclusive and accessible for youth with fewer funds than any international program I know of. Through this publication I hope to reach, inform and encourage more young people to give ESC a try. Assignment for Weser Kurier (2022).
Ernesto Bello Rodriguez (26), born in Venezuela and resident of Spain, is volunteering as video producer at Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut, thereby helping to build the biggest video archive of dance in Europe.
Elisabet Calderon (23) from Malaga, Spain is volunteering as training assistant at Jokes, a social circus NGO that uses circus as a tool for empowerment, community building and inclusion.
Efim Kurdiukov (24) from Komi Republic, Russia, is responsible for social media work and graphic design for the international youth work NGO NaturKultur.
Sanja Kranjc (25) from Ljubljana, Slovenia is active in networking for and organizing community projects on current societal issues.
Marina Makarova (24) from St. Petersburg, Russia supports youth media projects of Kulturzentrum Schlachthof and takes care of their social media channels.
Eurielle Barbot (22) from Angers, France and Sergio Monzón Perera (23) from Gran Canaria, Spain are volunteers at Tobiasschule. Following the Waldorf approach of the school, they assist the teachers of gardening, swimming and kitchen classes with strengthening the self-confidence and life skills of students with special needs.
The volunteers speak about their work, visions and experiences during the ESC service.