NA Strategic Partnership on Inclusion

Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies & SALTO centres cooperate strategically to involve more inclusion organisations and increase the participation of young people with fewer opportunities in the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

A strategic approach​

The consortium of NAs developed a strategic approach to reach out and involve 4 target groups that are underrepresented in Erasmus+ in the different countries. In subgroups, they take the following steps:

  1. mapping new organisations & needs analysis
  2. motivation, information & capacity building
  3. partnership building & networking
  4. support for international mobility as part of their inclusion work
  5. mapping existing resources & tools or creating new ones
  6. monitoring impact & documenting the tested approaches 

4 target groups

The NAs and SALTO Resource Centres in the SPI work on these 4 strands:

  • (Organisations working with) young people with health issues and diverse abilities (DE, LV, EE, FR, IS, HU, PL, SK + BE-FL, RO)
  • (Organisations working with) young people in NEET situation (LV, EE, CZ, AT, SE, BE-FL, FR, PT, IT + DE, RO)
  • (Organisations working with) young people from rural areas (IE, PL, RO, FI, LV, PT, FR + EE, CY)
  • (Organisations working with) young people from diverse cultural backgrounds i.e. migrants, refugees (DE, FR, AT, CZ, BE-FL... in cooperation with NAs hosting activities about this topic)

Interim results (August 2019)*

  • The SPI reached out to 2078 NEW inclusion organisations
  • 623 of those (=30% vs 28% in 2018) responded positively/showed interest
  • 810 inclusion workers of those 'interested organisations' (=130% vs 103% in 2018) participated in a national SPI activity - some NAs worked with umbrella organisations who sent more than one inclusion worker
  • 275 inclusion workers of those 'interested organisations' (=44% vs 33% in 2018) participated in an international SPI activity
  • In August 2019, these inclusion workers/organisations organised 68 E+ projects (43 in 2018) as a result of SPI, including appr. 745 young people with fewer opportunities (654 in 2018) - but we expect more at the next deadline

Both the national and international SPI activities events significantly contributed to participants' knowledge of and motivation to organise international youth projects (on a scale of 0 to 5).**

  • National event: knowledge before = avg 2.76 > after = avg 3.77 out of 5
  • National event: motivation before = avg 3.25 > after = avg 4.14 out of 5
  • International event: knowledge before = avg 2.40 > after = avg 3.86 out of 5
  • International event: motivation before = avg 3.49 > after = avg 4.35 out of 5

The SPI Disability strand developed an inspirational guide for youth organisations who want to organise mobility projects involving young people with disabilities - yes it is possible! 

*Statistics extrapolated from 12 out of 20 monitoring reports.
**Evaluation based on 17 national and 3 international SPI events.


The following National E+ Youth National Agencies are actively involved: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, SALTO ESC, Belgium-FL, Finland, Cyprus - Coordination: SALTO Inclusion & Diversity.


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