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Otlas Help

General info about otlas platform

Otlas account

Managing your Otlas profile

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Otlas platform general info

Why should I use Otlas?

OTLAS is a database created by the SALTO Network and currently administered by SALTO T&C. It was created within the framework of the Youth in Action Programme and it continued under the current Erasmus+ Programme.

It aims to support the search of partners for international projects, ideally funded by the current Erasmus+ Programme.

What does “Otlas” mean?

 Otlas is not an acronym, it’s just a name we liked. It also happens to be “SALTO” backwards. And Otlas is also an “Online Atlas for the youth field”.

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Otlas account

How to start?

If you do not have a MySalto account, you need to register at the following link.

Why do I need a MySALTO account?

In order to enable you to manage your Otlas profile – and prevent anyone else from changing your data - you need to have a user account. Many potential Otlas users already have a MySALTO user account, and it is also useful for other tools on the SALTO website. So, the most simple and user-friendly solution is to connect a SALTO user account to each Otlas profile.

I want to delete my Otlas profile.

Once you login select the link on the right-hand-side under Otlas Partner FindingManage your profile”.

There you will be sent to your Otlas profile. Also on the right hand-side, you have some options for Profile management. The last one being: delete your profile.

Please select this option and your profile will be deleted after confirming that step.

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Managing your Otlas profile

Register an organisation or group

First you need to login, once on the profile page, you will find on the right-hand-side the section Your SALTO tools and  there you select the link under the Otlas partner finding section “Manage your profile”.

You will be sent to automatically fill out your organization details, but they will not be published yet. Once you are ready, you can select the button “Publish your organization profile”

Add a project to your profile

If you are logged in to your MySALTO account, you can click the button “Manage your profile” in the Otlas top bar. There you will access the  Otlas profile dashboard, from here select the button “Add a new project”. You can add as many projects as you like. Don’t forget to update the project information whenever you have found a partner (or all partners).

Why should I add a project?

By adding a project you make other organizations aware that you actively wish to cooperate with others within a specific theme or form. It makes it easier for potential partners to find you. It can be just a wild idea or a very concrete project ­– it’s up to you. You will plan the project with the partners you find. Most Otlas users want to do a project that can be funded by EU’s Youth in Action programme, but you may use the tool as you wish.

Add a partner connection

If you are logged in to your MySALTO account, you can click the button “Manage your profile” in the Otlas top bar. This takes you to your Otlas profile dashboard, where you see the button “Add a new partner connection”. Click the button and start typing the name of the partner organisation in the text box (at least three letters). Click on the correct name and then on the Choose button. Next, select the project from the menu on which you cooperate and then click Continue. An e-mail is sent to the organisation you chose, and they need to confirm the partner connection if it is the first time that you connect to each other. Either of you can always cancel a connection at any time.

Why should I use partner connections?

A partner connection in Otlas is a way of showing that you intend to cooperate, or have cooperated with the connected organisation or group in one or several of your projects. Partner connections can only be made with partners who have an Otlas profile. By using partner connections others can see which organisations or groups that are active projects-makers in the youth field, and if you hesitate to cooperate with a new unknown partner, you can check their partner connections and ask former partners for references.

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Do you have further questions, please contact us at: otlas@salto-youth.net
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