On Track - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

This research publication helps anyone working with youth to better understand the NEET issue and how you can effectively respond to the needs of young people in different NEET situations.

  • Download pdf - - Translate booklet
  • Watch the On Track animated video here

  • Watch here On Track4 2020 conference video recordings - featuring NEET experts inputs:

  • NEET issues in a Nutshell by Ian Golding, Belgium
  • Voice of Young People by Jeferson Tonerio (Colombia) and Sara Hamouda Khalil Mohamed (Egypt)
  • Voice of Young People by Annastahia Baino (The Netherlands)
  • Voice of Young people by Domagoj Barisic (Croatia / Germany)
  • Ozgehan Senyuva, Turkey - impact of international youth work on young people in NEET situations
  • Michele Di Paola, Italy - digitalization and inclusiveness of youth work
  • Cathy Street, UK - impact of the pandemic and other changes on the mental health of the young people
  • How its done outside Europe? Indian perspective on NEET issues by Kanika Sinha and Ritikaa Khunnah (India)

Young people in a NEET situation

NEET — Not in Employment Education or Training. The term is simple, but the complex range of problems, causes and individual circumstances this umbrella term refers to is anything but simple or uniform.

While the term is used frequently by policy makers, and its use has become inescapable, using the term – given the ambiguity of what or whom it refers to – can often be unsatisfactory. This publication favours the term ‘in a NEET situation’, rather than use ‘NEET’ as a noun to describe a type of person.

Likewise, there is no one action or strategy youth work can latch onto as ‘what to do about NEET situations’, anymore than there is one single type of NEET situation.

Source of inspiration

The ‘On Track’ research publication is a tool for anyone working with youth to understand the essential concepts behind the NEET issue and how very different approaches are and should be taken towards young people in very different types of NEET situation.

‘On Track’ presents practical youth work interventions that address the very different causal factors of NEET. The examples show you how and why these practices work. An ideal source of inspiration.

This booklet is part of the SALTO 'Inclusion for ALL' series. Check out the complete series at www.salto-youth.net/InclusionForALL/.

On Track Animated Video

It gives you more knowledge and information about NEET issues and the main outcomes of the "On Track" research publication, in an digestible & dynamic way.

This video will help you to understand better:

  • What is NEET situation?
  • What are the risk factors and
  • What can you(th) work do?

    Watch it here!

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