TOOL FAIR - VII edition


We have the pleasure to announce that in 2012 the Tool Fair will take place in Poland, 19-23.11.2012.

What will be the focus of Tool Fair VII?

The Tool Fair VII will put a special stress on the education paradigm between formal and non-formal education and also on the future EU programme for young people. Thus, you will have an exceptional possibility to take part in an event combining the atmosphere of a 16th century renaissance castle hosting the Tool Fair VII with the tools that will shape the EU youth policy of tomorrow.

Why you should take part in Tool Fair VII?

Participating in the Tool Fair VII will offer the chance to shape your own educational and experiential pathway, to run a workshop to share your tools with colleagues from international level as well as to participate in workshops run by others. However, beyond merely experiencing a wide variety of tools, the Tool Fair aims to provide a space to reflect on tools, give and receive feedback and pave the way for their transferability and further development. The Tool Fair VII will put a special stress on educational tools as drivers of change: on the one hand they facilitate youth work, on the other however, they boost the process of learning and contribute to the improvement of learning outcomes achieved over the course of the non-formal education process.
This way, the Tool Fair VII aims to contribute not only to the learning outcomes of each individual participant but also to the quality of educational tools and learning process on European level, complementing SALTO-YOUTH Toolbox for Training and Youth Work ( and various publications on educational tools, in coherence with the European Training Strategy.

Where will be the Tool Fair VII this year?

The Tool Fair VII will be hosted in Pułtusk, a picturesque town located 60 kilometers from the Polish capital - Warsaw, famous for its renaissance castle, the longest town market in Europe various monuments and highly recognised private Pultusk Academy of Humanities. The castle restaurant is known for its traditional cuisine, so food for thought will be provided at all times.

Informations :

Organisers and partners:

Tool Fair VII is organised by the Polish National Agency of the Youth in Action programme with the support of Youth in Action NA's network, in cooperation with SALTO EuroMed on behalf of SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres network.

The Tool Fair VII will happen thanks to specific support from the NA's of Greece, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Turkey as well as by the "Tools for Learning" Working Group which supports SALTO-YOUTH RC's network in development and co-ordination of horizontal strategy on educational tools.

Target group:

Educational practitioners in European youth field: trainers, youth workers and youth leaders, youth project managers, NA representatives, youth policy makers etc active in the youth field in general and more specifically within the Youth in Action Programme. We welcome participants who have created an educational tool and/or are willing to share and further develop their tools -together with colleagues- during the Tool Fair.

This year we also invite those who work under other LLP projects using methods of nonformal education. Such trans-sectoral approach will result in exciting mutual learning effects and will for sure constitute a source of great inspiration for all participants involved. Please feel wecome and share with others your tools!

Tool Fair 2011 welcomes approx 120 participants from YIA Programme countries and MEDA, SEE, EECA Neighbouring Partner Countries.


Deadlines for applications

2012-09-10 For participants (also those who need a visa to enter Poland)

Application on line:


  • This year the internation Tool Fair will be in Greece.

    This year the internation Tool Fair will be in Greece.

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