On track - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

Cross-sectoral conference on NEET issues.

Report & Evaluation

  • “I liked that, although it was a conference, working methods were mixed, only in part formal. I do appreciate the how dynamic facilitators were”.
  • “All the different input from experts/trainers as well as the practices shared by the participants. I also liked the flow of the Conference very much.”
  • I value the most the trainers approach and logistics services. The conference ran smoothly and efficiently. The field visit to Tarlabasi Community Centre was interesting, inspiring and well organized. Presentation with young people who found themselves in NEET situation was very useful to understand how to motivate, inspire, encourage and help young people”. 

To find more about what did participants learn and how did they experience "On Track 2" Conference, download here report and evaluation summary! 

Date & venue

  • 6 - 10 of March 2018 (3 working days)
  • Istanbul, Turkey


Conference "On Track" is part of the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity, as well as the Turkish NA, a longer-term strategic approach to reach young people who are excluded from the system and see how we can reconnect them to society and improve their opportunities in life.

The SALTO Inclusion research & publication on NEET issues "On track - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations" has been published in December 2015.

The first editon of the "On Track" conference took place in Slovakia in April 2016. To find more about what did participants learn and how did they experience "On Track Conference", download here report and evaluation summary! 

This cross-sectoral conference addressing the NEET issues and showcasing good practices, with the emphasize on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector...) will bring together 70 different stakeholders and will serve as a platform for dissemination and exploitation of the results of the study. 

Aim of the conference

To initiate cooperation between professionals from different sectors in order to create better opportunities for young people in a NEET situation to enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.

Main Objectives:

  • To explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices.
  • To exchange the possible ways to work together and stimulate development of cross-sectoral partnership projects for youth in a NEET situation.
  • To highlight the variety of resources on young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion study “On Track”.
  • To reflect the role of international work and the Erasmus+ programme, in addressing the issues that young people in a NEET situation are facing.

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Participants' profile

70 profesionals with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers). International experience is not a must. 

  • Youth workers/youth leaders ( grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people in a NEET situation)
  • Teachers, school support staff, alternative education staff, vocational programme staff,…
  • Social workers, representatives of social services
  • Local authorities/policy makers responsible for social provision
  • Employers, apprenticeships programmes, employment agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches…

Programme elements:

NEET issues
-    On Track – SALTO Inclusion study results & conclusions
-    Terminology & definitions - whom do we talk about 
-    Different realities (EU, national, local..)

-    Sharing good practices & methods to reach out and work with young people in a NEET situation
-    Getting to know local reality 
-    Where & how to find finances for youth projects with young people in a NEET situation (E+ Programme: Youth in Action…)

-    Holistic approach – how to work together, cross sectorial cooperation
-    How different stakeholders can be working together better?
-    Future projects


Conference was co-organised by SALTO Inclusion and the Turkish National Agency for the E+ programme.

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