On track 4
Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations
- Detailed Programme
# First Name Last Name Country of Residence Name of your organisation/institution or project. 1 Abdelhak Kadari Algeria Youth for Volunteer we are like this 2 Alena Dudkova Belarus EU4Youth Alumni Network 3 Zvončica Kučanda Croatia Primary school Bratoljub Klaić 4 Ahmed Ali Ahmed Ali Egypt Arab Union For Youth And Development (Youth NGO). 5 Gregoire Dorville France Ligue de l'enseignement / Centre Paris Anim' Richet 6 Mariana Santillan France Nemis 7 Ekkehard Lippold Germany Steinbeis Innovation GmbH / Innovation Centre European Projects 8 Anna Kovacs Hungary Federation of Children's and Youth Municipal Councils/IncluDO projecct 9 Ornella Pegoraro Italy Istituto Istruzione Superiore "Pertini-Santoni" 10 Marta Zeltina Latvia Creative Association for Youth TREPES 11 Maija Ozolina Latvia Priekuļi municipality, Department Youth and Children's, Liepas parish, Liepa village, Youth center "Apelsīns" 12 Ance Putnina Latvia Mazsalaca county municipality/ project "KNOW and DO" 13 Daina Kanaska Latvia ESF Project Nr.188.8.131.52./15/1/001 14 Inga Kulikauskė Lithuania ESFA project "JUDAM" 15 Gabriele Markunaite Lithuania Non-govermental organizationz 16 Abdellah Khayya Morocco MOROCCAN YOUTH LEAGUE FOR ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP 17 Pascal Pascal Netherlands Speaker's Night Productions 18 Riwaa Saleh Palestine ENABLE/ Belgian Development agency 19 Ana Daniela Costa Portugal Àgueda Youth Center/ VOGUI 20 GABRIELA BINDAR Romania ASOCIATIA SOCIETATEA SCOALA FARA FRONTIERE ALBERTO 21 Anna Gubina Russian Federation Social Technology Development Fund (FOROTEH) 22 Goran Ostojic Serbia Culinary Institute "Know-how" 23 Marija Jovanovic Serbia Organisation Center for Positive Youth Development 24 Mari Carmen Barcos Spain Municipality of Almassera 25 Daniel Gismera Casasola Spain Assicuation Las Niñas del Tul 26 Uliana Dolgikh Switzerland ESN Switzerland 27 Nazan Aydın Turkey Golden Orange Youth Club 28 Doğa Sena BULUT Turkey Galatasaray Primary/Secondary School 29 Utku CIL Turkey Zafer Development Agency 30 Adem ŞAHİN Turkey Social Innovation and Systematical Development Association 31 Fitnat TAVACI Turkey Nevşehir Youth Center 32 Eyüp YILMAZ Turkey Hilal Necmiye Hüsnü Ataberk Ortaokulu 33 Dursun Demir Turkey Middle Black Sea Development Agency 34 Gizem Eryener Turkey Kızılhisar Vocational and Technical High School 35 Enis Ata Işım Turkey Youthworks! 36 Ezgi Seren Soydemir Turkey Arel youth center 37 Polat Yalçın Turkey Gönüllü Hizmetler Derneği 38 Serkan Aba Turkey Leader Women Association 39 Ilona Bulbakh Ukraine Social Democratic Platform 40 Tamara Grubi Ukraine Institute of Human Sciences of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University 41 Nozmul Hussain United Kingdom Community Foundation
Dr. Cathy Street
Dr Cathy Street has over 20 years of research in the field of young people's mental health, with particular interests in co-producing research with young people, improving transitional support as young people move from children's to adult mental health services and developing co-ordinated and integrated approaches to mental health care across voluntary and statutory services.
Kanika is a development professional with 17 years of experience primarily in the areas of inclusion and youth-centric development. She currently works as the Convener of ComMutiny - The Youth Collective, and is a member of the vartaLeap Coalition, which together form an ecosystem of over 200 youth engaging organisations, youth work practitioners and other stakeholders interested and engaged in youth-centric development.
Over the years, Kanika has designed and facilitated inside out leadership journeys for young people and has mentored youth leaders and youth-led organisations. In her current role, one of her key responsibilities is to develop strategic partnerships to aggregate, accelerate and amplify empowering spaces that nurture wholesome and empathetic youth leadership.
an – author of “On Track: Different Youth Work Approaches to Different NEET Situations” –has been studying and working on youth, inclusion and employment issues for more than 20 years, throughout the EU and further afield. He is based in Brussels, the director of ProjectWorks consultancy and also provides occasional advisory services to the European Commission.
Michele Di Paola
Youth worker since the end of last century, and computer nerd since even before, Michele spent the last 10 years exploring different ways to combine non-formal education and digital environments, tools, and media. After completing SALTO ToT in 2015, he created with other colleagues the first training course on this specific topic, DIG-IT UP!, which had 4 editions so far. In February 2020 he facilitated the European conference #ExploringDigital in Wien, to define the digital dimension of youth workers’ competences. He is now active in several projects of digitalization of youth work tools, from Council of Europe’s Compass manual, to European Training Strategy competence models for trainers and youth workers, and currently preparing another training course, Citizenship Reloaded, about new opportunities and threats for citizenship in online environments.
Özgehan Şenyuva is an Associate Professor in the International Relations Department at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, where he works mainly on youth, public opinion, Turkey-European relations and the politics of European football. He has extensive experience in research projects, and was the principal investigator for the FREE: Football Research in an Enlarged Europe (free-project.eu), a pioneer FP7 project that was completed in 2015. He was also part of the FP7 SAHWA project (Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract) (sahwa.eu), publishing numerous policy papers, reports and articles on Arab-Mediterranean Youth. He worked for more than two decades as a youth worker/trainer and comes from learning mobility field. He is a steering group member of European Platform on Learning Mobility and member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. He has published numerous research and opinion articles, book chapters and a book on youth work and learning mobility.
Ritikaa Khunnah has 20 years of experience of working with young people. She is currently the CEO of Pravah, a youth development organization in India. Pravah has been facilitating the development of a generation of empathetic, sensitive young change-makers in India through psycho-social interventions, helping them build more inclusive identities and societies. She is a mentor to youth leaders and youth-led organizations and continues to facilitate capacity building interventions with youth and adult facilitators. She also brings prior experience of working on gender issues. Her interests include people-centric development, travelling and spiritual well-being.
Marija is originally from Serbia, living and working in Belgium. Has 17 years of experience in working on youth empowerment, civil society capacity building, inclusion and diversity issues. Last ten years she has been working as Project Officer at the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity training, information and resource center set up by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme. SALTO is providing necessary support, knowledge and skills on building capacities for developing good quality international projects for young people with fewer opportunities in Europe and beyond. Over the years at SALTO, she has been involved in development and implementation of the several organisational and European strategies, like: the Commission’s Inclusion and Diversity Strategy of the Erasmus+, combating youth unemployment, reaching out to young people in a NEET situation and young people from disadvantaged (sub)urban areas.
Romina from Romania, actually living in Viena, Austria. She has been active in youth work at international level since 2007. Her expertise is connected with inclusion of less privileged young people and intercultural learning. Being at her third On Track conferences, she believes that this is a space where magic happens. From peer learning and support to motivational speeches and common projects, this conference has it all. But most importantly it gathers professionals that are willing to share and to learn to improve the lives of young people that are facing a NEET situation, and here is all the magic that needs to be.
Handan Boyar works as Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) Department of Youth Work Unit of Turkish National Agency. She is responsible for planning, preparation, organisation, implementation and evaluation of hosting and sending training activities. She is a member of TCA Working Group of National Agencies and SALTO-Youth Resource Centres.
UNICEF Consultant/Creator for Social Cohesion Programme for Youth and Adolescents, consultant at GIZ on capacity development and civic awareness programmes, consultant for UNHCR capacity and content development of Turkish teachers, senior trainer - Council of Europe – trainings on youth work, human rights education, youth participation, refugee rights, senior trainer working with several international institutions on social cohesion, human rights education, civic awareness, Senior trainer at SPARK (trainings of Turkish and Syrian Academics).Grassroots social worker, with extended experience work since 2001 having worked for different organizations, 17 years of experience in senior-level project implementation positions in education/training/social services context. Areas of expertise; Social cohesion, participation, Project and NGO Management.
Grew up with 70s and 80s music made him to dreaming of a better world drove him to start youth work late 90s. Then poisoned by Council of Europe and took youth work field as professional career pathway. Not very well understood what he ‘s doing even by his own family and alienated frequently for out speaking quite loudly what he believes. Has particular expertise in youth participation, human rights education, youth policy development, social inclusion and diversity; lately focusing on technology based entrepreneurship and innovation with young people. Translated and drafted various publications in the field of youth and still working as an international trainer, consultant and a full time dreamer.
Voja is Belgrade based youth work since 2006. He did activities on local, national, regional and European level. Thematic focus as a trainer: Inclusion, participation, intercultural learning, as well as European citizenship and values, Human rights and democracy. He worked with decision makers, young leaders, youth workers, activists and entrepreneurs. Also, he took part in ToT by National Democratic Institute in 2011, ToT for P2P education by GiZ in 2013 and ToTHRE by CoE (currently). Voja is passionate about online learning, tools and methods as they provide opportunities to more young people comparing to convention non-formal education.
- Providing information on Erasmus+
- Selecting projects to be funded
- Monitoring and evaluating Erasmus+
- Supporting applicants and participants
- Working with other National Agencies and the EU
- Promoting Erasmus+
- Sharing success stories and best practices
The SALTO I&D provides resources (training tools, publications, information...) for persons and agencies supporting young people with fewer opportunities in international youth projects and provides opportunities for training, exchange and reflection on their inclusion & diversity practice.
Phone: +32-22.09.07.20 (switchboard)
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To bring Erasmus+ as close as possible to the participants and make sure it works well across different countries, the EU works with National Agencies to manage the programme. The National Agencies are based in Programme Countries, one of which is Turkish National Agency established in 1st April 2004.
National Agencies’ role involves
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