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Survey of youth organisations on obstacles to solidarity activities


Dear respondent,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the survey in relation to the study “Removing obstacles to cross-border solidarity activities”. The overall objective of this study is to identify the persisting obstacles and barriers for solidarity activities (volunteering, traineeships/jobs) of young people, with the focus on cross-border mobility. The study also explores what are the obstacles and barriers related specifically to the participation in the European Solidarity Corps programme. This survey is conducted by PPMI Group (PPMI) on behalf of Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC). Please see the endorsement letter from the European Commission here.

For the purpose of this survey, solidarity activities should be interpreted as engaging young people in activities that contribute to strengthening cohesion, solidarity and democracy in Europe with a particular effort to promote social inclusion. Solidarity activities can take the form of volunteering, jobs or traineeships.

The target group of this survey is organisations that have experience with the solidarity activities (volunteering, traineeships/jobs) of young people, and which are based in the EU Members States. This survey will inform the policy actions of the European Commission. Therefore, your participation is very important to understand better what are the key remaining obstacles and barriers in the volunteering and traineeships/jobs sectors.

We would like to ask you to complete the survey before 15 October 2019. The survey will take around 20 minutes to complete. If you need to, you can save the questionnaire when it is partly completed and continue filling it in later. If you have any queries about the questionnaire or the procedure, or any technical issues, please contact Mr Gintaras Martinaitis from PPMI (e-mail:, phone: +370 689 55478).

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and solidarity!

Study team