Beyond Borders - Neighbours Together

Strategic National Agency/SALTO Cooperation


Partners: SALTO EECA | SALTO EuroMed | NA FR | PL | CZ | DE | FI | LT | HR

Coordination: SALTO SEE | SI NA

General objectives

The SNAC aims to create new (or renewed) dynamics for the cooperation between Programme and Neighbouring Partner countries, in particular to:

  • support quality partnerships and projects between Programme and Neighbouring Partner countries;
  • contribute to further developing youth work and its recognition in the participating countries;
  • give more visibility to the experiences and expertise that have been and will be further developed in this field;
  • advocate for the further development of the Programmes considering the needs of partner countries.

Main activities 2021/2022

  • Consultations with stakeholders in youth work in the three Partner regions, 2021
  • Kick-off event, Paris, June 2022
  • Beyond Borders Portal for cooperation with NPC - offering easier access to information and resources for different stakeholders (development started in 2022,
  • NA staff meeting on cooperation with NPC, Sarajevo, September 2022

Consultations of stakeholders in the youth field in neighbouring partner countries (Eastern Europe and Caucasus, SouthMed region, Western Balkans) 2021 - Joint Comparative Report

Beyond Borders Kick-Off Event, Paris, hosted by NA FR, June 2022 - Final Report

NA/SALTO Staff Meeting on cooperation with neighbouring partner countries, Sarajevo, hosted by SALTO SEE, September 2022 - Final Report

Activities planned for 2023 – 2024

  • Cross-regional support activities for partnership building and quality projects in Erasmus+ and ESC:
    • PBA ESC - Volunteering Beyond Borders, 25 – 29 June 2023, Prague, host: CZ NA, up to 80 participants
    • CMS on Erasmus+, KA1 – specifically for accredited organisations from Programme countries and organisations from partner countries, November 2023, Slovenia, host: SI NA, up to 50 participants
  • Further development of Beyond Borders Communication Portal
  • RAY-NPC study aimed to identify benefits and needs related to cooperation with NPC from the perspective of organisations in Programme countries 2023
  • Mainstreaming of cooperation with neighbouring partner countries in other SNACs, processes, strategies…
  • Advocacy for further Programme development adapted to needs of partner countries (mid-term evaluation / new programme generation)
  • Next NA staff meeting on cooperation with NPC, spring 2024
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