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

The training activity took place
in Istanbul
organised by SALTO Inclusion and Diversity
6-10 March 2018
Reference person

Marija Kljajic

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Aims & objectives

General aim:
To initiate cooperation between professionals from different sectors in order to create better opportunities for young people in a NEET situation to enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.
* To explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices,
* To exchange the possible ways to work together and stimulate development of cross-sectoral partnership projects for youth in a NEET situation,
* To highlight the variety of resources on young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion study “On Track”,
* To reflect the role of international work and the Erasmus+ programme, in addressing the issues that young people in a NEET situation are facing,

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The conference brought together a total number of 55 professionals from different sectors dealing with NEET situations from 21 European Countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey and UK.

The team was composed of 3 trainers Romina Matei/Romania, Ufuk Atalay / Turkey, Dan Maxon/UK together with Marija Kljajic SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and Handan Boyar Turkish NA

Training methods used & main activities

The core methodology is based on bringing various sectors together dealing with NEET issues in various contexts giving the opportunity to share realities, different approaches and good practices, allowing sufficient space for young people who had gone through a NEET situation in particular, in order to foster synergy and cooperation amongst various actors. In this respect the conference has been constituted on following programme elements.

Understanding the concept of NEET across Europe
Sharing local NEET realities
Understanding the NEET situation in Turkey and visits to local projects
Exploring the role of youth work, international youth work in particular combating against NEET situations.
Methods and project ideas for working with young people in NEET situation.
Networking opportunities to meet other professionals working in this area.

Outcomes of the activity

The conference was finalized with a great success as a result of great cooperation of SALTO-Youth Inclusion and Diversity Resource Centre and Turkish National Agency. The synergy between the participants is very promising for various follow up projects and activities. Its once again proved that youth work is one of the key tools in supporting young people in NEET situation and combat preventing NEET situations.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Responsible for the design, implementation and the evaluation of the conference programme.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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