HOP council

Meet the HOP council. A group of Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps online learning stakeholders.


HOP council aims at reflection on the potential of online learning in European youth work as well as supporting online learning within Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps.

Objectives of the working group:

  • to rise awareness of the value that quality online learning brings into non-formal education in youth field;
  • to map online learning developments in European youth work;
  • to offer focal point as well as baseline for different stakeholders of European youth work online learning;
  • to support Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps national agencies in their online learning training offers (creation of new courses and/or internalisation of the existing resources);
  • to build competences in online learning among youth trainers and the national agencies;
  • to enhance development of the online learning courses, within both European youth programmes, by providing appropriate online platform;


The council is made of experts:

  • experienced in European youth work, especially within European Union programmes;
  • experienced in online learning, especially in relation to youth work non-formal learning;
  • having at least some experience with Moodle;

The working group might also include representatives of key institutions within European youth work, namely Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps National Agencies, SALTO-Youth Resource Centres, European Commission DG Education and Culture, EU-CoE Youth Partnership, etc. We warmly welcome new institutional representatives in the council - just write to

The role of external experts includes, but is not limited to:

  • to consult on HOP online learning further developments;
  • to influence development of quality online learning in European youth work;
  • to support Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps national agencies in creation of their online learning training offers;
  • to co-manage HOP online learning platform based on Moodle;
  • to co-edit HOP online learning facebook page and prepare HOP podcasts;


The council has met for the first time in December 2018 and set the following success indicators for the work of HOP in 2019:

  • HOP platform’s layout and structure polished and on-boarding for learners produced;
  • quality policy agreed and implemented;
  • at least 4 National Agencies involved thanks to HOP promotion (esp. at June’s TCA meeting), including video with examples of successful online learning in Erasmus+ Youth;
  • enlargement of HOP council with at least 2 more institutions (preferably NAs);
  • 6 fully functional courses with at least 500 learners participated;
  • 100 new posts on HOP FB page, 8 new podcast episodes and 2 webinars for HOP users;
  • at least 1500 HOP FB followers in total;
  • involvement of all external experts into the council tasks;

The HOP online learning platform and the council is fostered by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre, in spite of its regional responsibilities, as a general support to European youth work.

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