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Conference: "On track 6 REUNION - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations"


6-10 December 2022 | Istanbul, Türkiye

This alumni cross-sectoral conference will address the NEET issues and showcase good practices, with the emphasize on partnership building and cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector...).

On Track Alumni is about: 

  • Networking 
  • Celebrating 
  • Creating Impact
  • Building Partnerships
  • Disseminating 
  • Developing 
  • Jubilating
  • Initiating
  • Jump Starting networks

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

"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 1st conference was organized in 2016 and the 2022nd one is ALUMNI edition which is celebrating achievements and bringing former and new On Track people together to connect and develop future partnerships. 

The SALTO ID research & publication on NEET issues "On track - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations" has been published in 2015. The recordings of the two previous editions of the conference are available here.

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 and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.


  • To provide opportunities for cooperation and networking for professionals working with young people in NEET situations, by connecting newcomers and the alumni On Track participants.
  • To explore different NEET realities in order to identify similarities and space for international cooperation.
  • To share different ways of working, practices, resources and tools.
  • To look into developments and impact of (youth) work with young people in a NEET situation.
  • To create the space for celebrating achievements in addressing the NEET issues.

Profile of participants:

100 professionals, participants of previous On Track Conferences and new applicants  with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers). International experience is not a must.

  • 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
  • Young people

from E+: YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME COUNTRIES & Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU (South Mediterranian, Western Balkan, Eastern Partnership) and Russian Federation.

Website: www.salto-youth.net/ontrackconference6/


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Seminar is

for 100 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Anyone with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (either face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers).

Working language(s):



SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and NA Turkey (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic


Phone: +3222090720

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 NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or your regional SALTO to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Hosting costs will be covered by the Turkish NA.

Travel reimbursement

In case your are selected, the sending costs for participants will be reimbursed by the sending NAs or regional SALTO. Please check the financial conditions with your sending National Agency/SALTO. 

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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