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2nd ETS Conference - The Quality Bonus

Conference – Symposium - Forum

1-3 March 2022 | Berlin, Germany

The Quality Bonus Conference focuses on education and training of youth workers at national level. It identifies how to strengthen spaces for synergies, cooperation, and joint reflection on youth work at the European level using the EU Youth programmes.

The Conference will take place on 01-03 March 2022 in Berlin, Germany and might be for you if

  • You are involved in youth worker education and training,
  • You are interested in contributing to the further development of quality youth work,
  • You are interested in education and training strategies and in discussing them in a European – international environment,
  • You might have a good example of practice to share connected to the education and training of youth workers,
  • You are curious about the new European Training Strategy (ETS)[1] and willing to explore how to support its implementation.


  • To identify what are accompanying mechanisms for youth workers to implement youth work that is future-fit.
  • To create space for sharing how learning has evolved in youth work during the last three years (since the first ETS Conference), with a particular focus on education and training. 
  • To reflect on the competences needed and their meaning for the community of practice.
  • To reflect on the interconnections within broader youth worker education and training systems and our role in it? 
  • To reflect on how the new European Training Strategy can be utilised by those implementing education and training of youth workers.


The Conference will be articulated around three themes tracks (please refer to the attached programme for more information):

Education and training for ‘future-fit’ youth workers

  • What are the needed competences, and what do they mean for youth work? With that in mind, how do we, as stakeholders, invest in the education and training of youth workers?
  • Which areas do or did we discuss specifically in recent years (since the first ETS Conference)?
  • Which activities do we plan to develop youth work? What new forms of youth worker support are emerging?

Competence-based development approach in education and training

  • Getting inspired about the processes of youth workers competence development (e.g. future-oriented). Good practices and challenges/opportunities. 
  • From European to the national level (cases of implementing ETS on the national level) 
  • What is ETS offering to develop international youth work and youth worker training? How can education and training of youth workers systems benefit from ETS, and what they can contribute back to ETS?

How can E+ be used to develop e&t of yw processes nationally?

  • Where is the added value/ what kind of training for youth workers is needed on a European/ international level? (what can not be achieved locally)

[Note] The new version of the ETS is not yet published at the time of this call. It will be ready end of January.


The Conference will bring together approx. 120 participants from different youth work contexts such as practice, research, and policy-making. Therefore, the profile of participants includes National Agencies of Erasmus+ (youth and education and training) and the European Solidarity Corps, universities and vocational schools, policy-makers, experts, practitioners, trainers, and researchers. The Erasmus+: Youth and the European Solidarity Corps programme countries will have the opportunities to form delegations of max. 3-4 people.


The Conference will be an interactive and dynamic space, which will include, among other elements, virtual support not only to get prepared but also during the event to exchange and communicate within the group and with the ‘outside world’. A parallel, though lighter, an online programme will therefore be developed to support those who cannot participate on the spot in Berlin. Please refer to the programme for more information.


  • The activity is planned to be residentially hosted. In case the Covid-19 Pandemic prevails and prevents travelling, JUGEND für Europa and SALTO T&C RC reserve the right to cancel the residential activity and organising the activity online. 
  • JUGEND für Europa and SALTO T&C RC will ensure that safety and hygienic measures needed in relation to Covid-19 Pandemic are in place during the activity. All participants will be accommodated in single rooms. In activities we use face masks and safety distance, or the safety guidelines which are valid at the time of the event. Participants will be informed before the event about these meassures.  
  • JUGEND für Europa, SALTO T&C RC and the hosting/ seminar place will follow and apply all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines by the German government, health departments, federal states and regional governments, which are valid by the time of the seminar. 
  • In order to travel, all selected participants will need to be able to show e.g. the EU Digital COVID Certificate – digital or paper format (EUDCC) when leaving home country and entering Germany. More detailed information about the travel guidelines will be provided to the selected participants closer to the event. 
  • The rules about entering Germany are to be found and updated on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office  
  • More common information about travelling to Germany can be found on the webpages of the Robert-Koch-Institut and the Federal Ministry of Health.  
  • General information about travelling in Europe can be found at the EU's Reopen EU website, but please note that this page is not as often updated as pages above. 
  • Please note, that at this stage of this update (13 January 2022) there are five recognized vaccines to enter Germany. Entry to Germany is exclusively permitted with these five vaccines and with full vaccination status. https://www.pei.de/EN/medicinal-products/vaccines-human/covid-19/covid-19-node.html  
  • En Detail: Regardless any prior vaccinations, you will reach full and recognized status in Germany should you prove two shots including 14 days period with vaccines:
  • Comir­naty, Nu­vax­ovid (NVX-CoV2373),  Spike­vax (COVID-19 Vac­cine Mod­er­na), Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vac­cine As­traZeneca)
  • Should you have a prove of recovery, please contact us before buying your ticket.
  • Exception: One shot of COVID-19 Vac­cine Janssen will be needed to reach the full status.
  • More detailed information about the travel guidelines will be provided to the selected participants closer to the event.

Information about training activities reaches SALTO from the most different directions. SALTO cannot be held responsible for incorrect information or changes in the training activities. However, please inform SALTO, whenever you should come upon incorrect data in the European Training Calender. Always contact the organisers of the training activities themselves for the latest information.

Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 120 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth researchers, Universities and vocational schools, policy-makers, experts in the focus ofthe event.

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)


  • JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic


Phone: .

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION VISA-RELATED: due to the current situation, for applicants in need of a visa for Germany, we need to underline that for those not having yet a long-term visa, the whole visa-related procedure might be more complex than usual.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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