On track 4 - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

ONLINE cross-sectoral conference on NEET issues and showcasing of good practices, with the emphasize on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector...).

Video recordings

Watch here all the 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)

Report & Evaluation

Check here all the conference outcomes, reports and recordings

  • "A very diversified and rich program, great facilitators and the full support of the Agency Team. Very nice speakers from around the world who shared extraordinary experiences. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!"
  • "My best experiences were the presentations of the experts and NEET people, and the funny online energizers."
  • "Frankly, I thought that volunteering was the only appropriate field, but through the experiences of others, I learned about other new techniques and methods for developing the topic of NEETin my country."
  • "The thing I liked the most and felt that I benefited from are the chat rooms and group work, which enabled me to get to know more about the ideas of the participants and their programs."
  • "The international connections! It's nice to see that we have so much in common while we are so distant in a geographical sense."
  • "I would prefer a live event, but due to the circumstances you had to do it online and I believe if it was a success!"

To find more about what did participants learn and how did they experience "On Track 4" Conference, download here report and evaluation summary! 

PROGRAMME > (click here)

This cross-sectorial conference was about addressing NEET issues and showcasing good practices, with emphasis on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social and business sector...). 

Theme: Young People in a NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) situation.

"On Track" is part of the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity (SALTO I&D) Resource Centre, as well as the Turkish National Agency (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. It has become an annual gathering of the professionals working on NEET issues and it is supported by the NA Strategic Partnership on Inclusion NEET working group.

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

Aim of the conference:

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


• To explore different NEET realities, as well as different types of practices or tools at all levels.
To exchange the variety of ways of working with young people in a NEET situation, particularly taking the consequences of a pandemic situation into consideration.
• To share resources on working with young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity study “On Track”.
• To promote the value of international youth work for young people in NEET situations and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps and upcoming programmes.

Profile of participants:

In total 41 professionals from 16 countries world wide, with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers) took part in the event. 

• 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
• Researchers, academics with focus on NEET
• Other sector professionals directly working with young people: health, justice, sports, police, education, trade unions, welfare


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