If, in the course of the project, unforeseen circumstances disrupt its
implementation, the partners should immediately contact the European Commission,
or their National Agencies, to make appropriate arrangements.
Failure to carry out the project as agreed could lead to the European
Commission, or National Agencies, recovering part, or all, of the grant.
Through an agreement that the European Commission has concluded with an
appointed insurance company, all volunteers participating in the YOUTH program
are insured against illness, accident, death, permanent disability and
repatriation in case of serious illness or accident. This insurance also covers
civil liability and the loss of identification and travel documents and
complements the protection provided by national social security systems (if
applicable) by virtue of the E 111 (or similar) form issued to the volunteer.
All insurance costs are paid directly by the European Commission and are not
included in project budgets.
The sending organization is responsible for sending the volunteer's details to
the insurance company well in advance of the start of the project. Additional
information regarding the insurance provided for by the European Commission is
available from the National Agencies or National Coordinators.
The visa regulations vary among the Program countries, and the exact
conditions are available in the collection of documents entitled "Moving in
Europe". Please contact your National Agency or National Coordinator for a copy.
It is the shared responsibility of the sending and host organizations to ensure
that any visa required is in order before the volunteer leaves. It is strongly
recommended that the visa be arranged well in advance, since the process may
take several weeks.