Join our team! European Solidarity Corps volunteers in ERGO Network

Call for 2 Solidarity Corps volunteers in ERGO Network

ERGO Network is looking for two enthusiastic and active young Roma who would like to join our office team in Brussels for 5 or 8 months in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps.


When: 1 volunteer from September 2023 – April 2024 and 1 volunteer from December 2023 – April 2024

Where: ERGO Network office in Brussels, Belgium

Who: Young Roma professionals between 18 and 30

Deadline for applications: 1st June 2023

During your time in ERGO Network, you will learn about international advocacy, help us organise international meetings and events and get actively involved in Roma activism and international Roma networks in Brussels. We are looking for two young people who both stay until end of April 2024 in order to help us prepare activities around the International Roma Day and the EU Roma Week. One volunteer is supposed to start in September and one in December.

Your tasks will be defined together with you depending on your interests and skills, but can include:

  • Communication and campaigning: Support the implementation of our campaign “Decade against antigypsyism”; contribute to the update of the ERGO Network and RomaReact websites and social media channels; development of creative approaches and publicity work to promote our activities and mission and a positive image of Roma.
  • Youth participation and non-formal education: Representation of ERGO Network in Roma youth events, facilitation of workshops and seminars
  • Advocacy and policy: Support ERGO staff in EU advocacy work on social policies and anti-discrimination policies; attend debates, hearings and meetings with other stakeholders to challenge stereotypes and racism, build partnership with Roma and non-Roma organizations from Belgium and other European countries.
  • Meetings and events: Assist in the organisation of the International Roma Day 2024 in Brussels and the EU Roma Week 2024, contribute to the organisation of meetings, events and international seminars of ERGO Network and its partners.

Your profile:

  • Young Roma between 18 and 30 years
  • Good English language skills, both oral and written (At least level B1)
  • Computer literacy (experience with Microsoft office package and social media)
  • High motivation to learn more about Roma activism and advocacy work and to contribute to a small but very active European NGO
  • Previous involvement in Roma or (pro) Roma NGOs will be considered an advantage
  • Reliable, well organised and with attention to detail

You will work about 38 hours per week (including an online language course if desired). Working hours will be from Monday to Friday between 9:00 – 17:00. However, working hours can be adapted to your needs and the activities you will be involved in.

We aim to support young people who are enthusiastic about our cause and want to gain experiences that can be later transferred to national or local NGOs. We especially welcome applications from people who are motivated to challenge stereotypes, antigypsyism and racism and who show an open attitude for a unique learning and life experience, as well as a volunteer spirit of creativity, initiative, responsibility and independence.

We offer:

  • An allowance of 1200 Euro that includes money for accommodation, meals, local transport, language course and pocket money
  • Travel costs to Brussels ()
  • Health insurance for the whole year
  • On-arrival and mid-term training with other Solidarity Corps volunteers, and lots of learning and development opportunities with ERGO Network and our partners
  • Access to an online French course offered to European Solidarity Corps volunteers
  • An exciting and unforgettable experience, working for a multicultural international organisation in the capital of Europe!

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter (1 page) and CV (max 2 pages) by 1st June 2023 to

We will have interviews with shortlisted candidates and will take our decision at the latest by 23 June. In case the selected volunteer will be from outside the EU, we will then apply for a “volunteer work permit” and support you in the visa application process.

Before coming to Brussels, we will support you in finding accommodation and help you get ready for your time with us.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information at

Please also feel free to contact our current volunteer Annamaria Psenkova ( for any questions you would like to ask from future to current volunteer 😊.  

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