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Youth Participation Forum - Fostering Youth Participation in Democratic Life

Conference – Symposium - Forum

31 October - 4 November 2022 | Tallinn, Estonia

The Youth Participation Forum will gather the Youth Work Community of Practice for five days in Tallinn, Estonia from October 31 to November 4 to foster quality youth participation in democratic societies.

The Youth Participation Forum will gather 50 participants for 5 days (October 31 - November 4) in Tallinn, Estonia to increase cooperation and strengthen youth participation in Europe and explore the full potential of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps together. 

The Forum will work towards fostering quality youth participation in democratic societies by working towards a better understanding of what meaningful youth participation can be as well as its supportive and enabling factors.

The event aims to foster the quality of youth participation in the EU Youth Programmes:

  • by increasing cooperation and strengthening youth participation in Europe and exploring the full potential of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps together as the Youth Work community of practice. 
  • by supporting a sharper understanding of the concept of “meaningful youth participation” and of the factors which support such type of participation and increasing the competences among key stakeholders.
  • by raising awareness about resources, tools and activities that enhance and foster youth participation, including the Youth Participation Strategy and Youth Participation Toolkit, as well as the practices and resources presented by the Youth Work community of practice. 
  • by presenting and disseminating innovative and quality practices of meaningful youth participation inside and outside of Youth Work and discussing and sharing the most recent research findings.

During the Forum, participants will also have the opportunity to take part in the ceremony of the SALTO Awards 2022 which will happen on November 3. The Forum will also present the Co-Steering Group which is supporting the implementation and monitoring of the Youth Participation Strategy.

The Youth Participation Forum is one of flagship events of the European Year of Youth in the field of Youth Participation and marks also one year of the inception of the Youth Participation Strategy as well as the 35 years of the Erasmus Programme. 

The Youth Participation Forum is supported by the National Agencies of Estonia, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Finland, Cyprus, Iceland, Latvia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Lithuania and SALTO SEE. 


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Training overview


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This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 50 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



SALTO Participation & Information (SALTO Resource Centre)

SALTO Participation & Information (SALTO PI) is one of 7 SALTO-Youth Resource Centres. We encourage Youth Participation and Media Literacy by being a source of inspiration and trustworthy, up-to-date information. We support National Agencies, the European Commission and other youth field stakeholders to work strategically on youth participation and communication within the European programmes for young people. We develop tools and publications and organise trainings and events to actively promote and foster youth participation in Europe.

Contact for questions:

Alexandre Fonseca


Phone: +37253002451

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 (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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 covers 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.

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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