About SALTO Participation & Information

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) develops strategic and innovative action to encourage youth participation in democratic life. 

We develop strategic and innovative action to encourage youth participation in democratic life. We do this by organising trainings, events, issuing publications and creating strategies on youth participation and communication. We support the youth work sector in gaining more expertise on evolving youth participation trends, including digital participation. We also work intensively on media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative and communication. Participation and information are connected as there is no participation without information.

SALTO PI acts as an evidence-based knowledge hub and impartial broker based on our expertise and experience. We contribute to the links and synergies between European Union youth policy and the EU programmes for youth. We're there for the European Commission, the network of National Agencies of Erasmus+:Youth in Action in 33 programme countries, and other partners involved in fostering participation of young people in democratic processes.

Our main focuses:

  • fostering the involvement of young peoplein democratic decision-making; 
  • boosting youth participation in civic and social life through volunteering or taking up a role in youth organisations;
  • developing expertise on evolving trends in youth participation, including through digital means; 
  • developing expertise on young people's skills that enhance and underpin their effective participation, including media literacy, sense of initiative and communication;
  • providing guidance to and support for all NAs on state-of-the art strategies for reaching out to a higher number of young people, increasing quality and impact of information activities as well as their inclusiveness and the sustainability and transferability of project results.

Our focus is on the overarching goals of the EU Youth Strategy, the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps programme but SALTO PI also looks beyond the EU youth programmes. 

Since 1st of January 2018, after the restructuring of the SALTO network, SALTO PI was founded and has a home in Estonia, hosted by the Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency. From 2007 till 2017, SALTO Participation RC was hosted by Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) in Belgium and SALTO Information RC was hosted by the Swedish National Agency.



  • SALTO PI priority areas

    SALTO Participation & Information RC facilitates and supports the developments in the following key areas of youth participation:

  • Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency

    Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency

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