The European Youth Card for European Solidarity Corps Participants 

Powered by EYCA and the European Commission, the European Volunteer Card gives young people in European Solidarity Corps (ESC)-funded participant programmes, access to tens of thousands of discounts and opportunities available in over 35 countries in the youth card network.

Visit the European Youth Portal to learn more about the volunteering opportunities and join the programme!

European Solidarity Corps Youth Card

Are you going abroad as a European Solidarity Corps participant? Read on!

First of all, thank you for enrolling in the ESC programme! We're sure you'll have a wonderful time, and we're happy to help you make the most of it.

You should receive an email with your ESC European Youth Card soon after starting your service. Once your participation has been approved, you will receive all the information to retrieve your digital card through the Mobility Tool+ platform of the European Commission. In this email, you will find your EYCA number and the links to download the phone apps developed exclusively for ESC participants.

Your card will be valid for 18 months and can be used both at home and when travelling. Discover all the discounts available across Europe.

This is nothing but a small thank you from our side to all young people that contribute every day to a better society and a more united Europe through volunteering.

EYCA is committed to sustainable use of the European Youth Card

As part of EYCA's efforts to advance sustainability and our goal to reduce our plastic footprint, we have created an exclusive app that includes the digital card and allows you to see the discounts around you during your trip. The digital card replaces the traditional plastic card.

As of 2020, all special editions of the European Youth Card are issued in digital format. If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will review your case.

Haven't you received your card yet?

Due to several delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently issuing cards for ESC participants that started their service throughout 2020.  We expect to start issuing cards for ESC participants who have started their service in 2021 in the coming months.

If you started your service in 2020 and yet, you haven't received your digital card through MobilityTool+, please, send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will try our best to resolve the issue.