SALTO Awards

It is time to start nominating inspirational and quality projects to SALTO Awards 2021! Let’s recognise work well done and inspire young people, decision-makers and applicants of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps to have a greater impact!

Last year, it was SALTO PI Awards. Now, together with European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, we're expanding the call for inspirational projects!

Help to spread the word & join the SALTO Awards online celebration!

SALTO Awards online celebration

Meet the amazing project teams, hear their story, get new partners and celebrate with us!

17:00 CET Welcome words. Meet the SALTO Awards 2021 Organising Team and Juries.

Top-5 Environmental & Climate Action projects. Announcing the winner in Environmental & Climate Action nomination.

  • Radkino Tirol (Austria)
  • 5 Minutes Climate Chance (Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom)
  • Festival of Sustainability (the United Kingdom)
  • Youth for Action and Sustainability (YAS!) (Cyprus)
  • Green Steps (Portugal, Madeira island)

Top-5 Digital Transformation projects. Announcing the winner in Digital Transformation nomination.

  • Digital Transformation for Civic Engagement (Estonia)
  • VIP and new technologies: easy access to job market (Belgium, Italy, Spain)
  • Group therapy as a path to solidarity (Slovenia)
  • ARTsee (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece)
  • Reimagining Recognition (Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania, Finland, Ireland)
Top-5 Media & Information Literacy projects. Announcing the winner in Media & Information Literacy nomination.
  • IN-EDU (Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, France)
  • FAKE OFF (Austria, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany)
  • Co-Creating Media Literate Youth (Cyprus)
  • Medijpratējs (Latvia)
  • Digi Youth (Armenia)

Top-5 Solidarity & Volunteering projects. Announcing the winner in Solidarity & Volunteering nomination.

  • Solidarity in Primorska (Slovenia)
  • Aufdrehen gegen Gewalt (Austria)
  • Friend for life (Lithuania)
  • I’m possible (Lithuania)
  • Per una vita dei Sordi Senior (Italy)

Top-5 Youth Participation projects. Announcing the winner in Youth Participation nomination

  • No filter (Croatia)
  • Start (Georgia)
  • Disabled Free Festival (Turkey)
  • St nam tesko (Serbia)
  • Safer cities for girls in Belgium and Spain (Belgium, Spain)
Closing and final words, music & dancing :)
19:00 CET End of the ceremony, lights out.


  • 5 nomination categories
  • 700€ prize money for category winners
  • Open to projects from non-formal education and be funded by Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps or any other programme/source
  • Open to projects funded by Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps or any other programme/source


  • Environment & Climate Action
  • Digital Transformation
  • Media & Information Literacy
  • Solidarity & Volunteering
  • Youth Participation

Find out more at 
Download the online leaflet here!

APPLiCATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED! Big applause to 100+ teams who submitted their projects.  

More information about applying and conditions here: 


You can watch the recording of the SALTO PI 2020 Awards online celebration here.

Media and Information Literacy:

Special mentions: Conspiracy Theory Club (ICELAND) and Young Digital Leaders (ROMANIA, BULGARIA, GREECE).

Promotion and Outreach:

Special mention to iPrepare (HUNGARY, CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY).

Youth Participation:

Special mentions to Active Citizens Living European Values (EEE-YFU), AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CZECH REPUBLIC, ESTONIA, GERMANY, ROMANIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN and to Young Decision Makers / Noored otsustajad (Eesti Noorteühenduste Liit (ENL), ESTONIA

Special prize for inclusion and diversity:


  • Youth and the media
  • Information and critical thinking (including Media and Information Literacy)
  • Promotion and outreach (focusing on youth participation and the youth field in general)
  • Empowerment of young people for youth participation
  • Impact on decision making


By telling stories and recognising work well done, we can inspire young people, decision makers and future applicants of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps to do youth participation better.


Better is meaningful. Impactful. Well thought through and well led initiatives. Still confused? Here are some keywords for a quality check:

  • Youth participation projects where young people are involved as equal partners with adults or leading the process on their own, with the intention to be involved, express their views on, and have decision making power or influence the decisions that concern them.
  • Media and Information Literacy and Communication projects where activities are focused on improving youth participation. Quality of information and skills of critical thinking are the key to be able to understand, make choices and influence decisions.
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