A holistic approach towards sustainable practices within European Solidarity Corps projects.
The article aims to illustrate links between sustainability and solidarity concepts in the context of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Programme. Primarily it describes a holistic approach towards sustainability by explaining a brief history of the term and presenting its three main dimensions: environmental, social and economic. Secondly, it argues that ESC is based on a social sustainability concept. It also studies how ESC beneficiaries interpret and understand sustainability, mainly focusing on environmental aspects and the lasting effect of their projects. This article makes the case that more attention should be given to the social aspect of sustainability of ESC projects, which is directly linked with the concept of solidarity.
Sociologist, consultant, researcher, educator, facilitator, non-formal learning enthusiast, RPG and board games fan. Marzena is a PhD candidate at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in the Philosophical Department. She holds an MA in Sociology and Russian Studies. She is a member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR) and European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) coordinated by the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership.