On track 5 - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

A 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...).
7-11 December, Istanbul, Turkey

On Track Session Recordings, 9th of December 2021, Istanbul

"New Normal" - reality of youth work in post-pandemic by Ozgehan Senyuva (Turkey) 

"A Brave New Future" - future trends, challenges and opportunities by Oğuz Demir (Turkey) and how to build resilience by John Loughton (Scotland) 

The On Track participants have marked the International Human Rights Day with the following video: "Human Rights Are Important Because..."

Download here the evaluation report and check how the participants felt and what they said about the conference!

Video recordings 2020

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)

    For all the conference 2020 reports, resources... check here!

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

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

"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.

Date & venue of the conference:

  • 7 (arrival in the evening) - 11 December (departure in the morning), Istanbul, Turkey

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 enabling their active involvement in society.


• To explore different NEET realities, as well as different types of practices, resources and tools.
• To exchange the variety of ways of working with young people in a NEET situation.
• To look into the existing and future trends & challenges and how those impact youth work with young people in a NEET situation.
• To provide opportunities for cooperation and networking to use the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps for young people in NEET situations. 

Profile of participants:

80 professionals with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers):

• 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

from E+: YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME COUNTRIES & Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU (South Mediterranian, Western Balkan, Eastern Partnership) and Russian Federation and not attended the previous conference.



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