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Think Tank on Youth Participation

The Think Tank on Youth Participation aims to improve and strengthen youth participation across Europe.

What is the role of the Think Tank and its thinkers?

The Think Tank was established by SALTO PI in 2018. The Think Tank's purpose is to defines challenges around youth participation, proposes priorities, co-creates solutions and creates synergies between all stakeholders involved, taking account the cross-sectoral dimension. The result of the work of the Think Tank provides input for SALTO PI in planning its work, as well as the youth field, European Commission and other stakeholders.

The Think Tank works contributes to SALTO PI with the aim to develop new or additional expertise keeping in mind four main stakeholders:

  • the National Agencies of Erasmus+ / European Solidarity Corps;
  • youth workers;
  • youth organisations and young people;
  • key stakeholders involved in European youth programmes, such as the European Commission and the Youth Partnership.

Who are the thinkers?

The Think Tank brings together a diverse range of thinkers from within and outside the youth sector. After a competitive application round, a selection was made from more than 200 applicants. The Think Tank meets regularly based on focus projects and needs. 

You can read more about the thinkers and their stories here. Read the publications of the Think Tank here.

For more information about the Think Tank, please contact SALTO PI Coordinator Georg Feiner on

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