eunetMay 22, 2019 at 12:35 pm #1314
This cross-sectoral conference will address the NEET issues and showcase good practices, with the emphasize on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector…).
Conference “On Track” is part of the SALTO Inclusion & Diveristy, as well as the Turkish 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. The SALTO ID research & publication on NEET issues “On track – Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations” has been published in 2015. The 1st editon of the conference took place in Slovakia in 2016 and the 2nd in Turkey in 2018.
General aim: 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 explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices or tools at all levels.
– To exchange the variety of ways of working with young people in a NEET situation and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
– To share resources on working with young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity study “On Track”.
– To promote the value of international youth work for young people in NEET situations and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.
Profile of participants: 80 professionals 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
Participants from E+: YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME COUNTRIES & Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation and not attended the previous conference.