WHAT IS THE QUALITY LABEL?
The Quality Label is a process that certifies that an organisation is able and willing to carry out high quality solidarity activities in compliance with the principles, objectives and quality standards of the European Solidarity Corps. Obtaining a Quality Label is a precondition for participation in volunteering activities.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF QUALITY LABEL
There are two main types of Quality Label, depending on the role(s) that the organisation wishes to play in the process:
- Host role - covers the full range of activities related to hosting a Solidarity Corps participant, including the development of a programme of the young person's activities and providing guidance and support to the
participant during all the phases as appropriate
- Support role - entails supporting, preparing and/or training participants before departure, a mediation between them and their host organisations and/or providing support to participants upon return from their activity
All organisations who are awarded a Quality Label will be able to publish their opportunities in the European Solidarity Corps Portal and also to join other organisations in developing and providing opportunities for young people.
Note: In addition to these roles, those organisations who wish to apply for grants, manage and coordinate volunteering activities under Volunteering Projects will be required to obtain a Quality Label for lead organisation. Organisations who do not hold a Quality Label for lead organisation may act as partners in projects.
Source: 2022 European Solidarity Corps Guide (version 2 of 04/02/2022), page 38