SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre


SALTO-YOUTH stands for Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. What is the history and scope of this network of SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres?

Established in 2000, SALTO-YOUTH is a network of eight Resource Centres working on European priority areas within the youth field. As part of the European Commission's Training Strategy, SALTO-YOUTH provides non-formal learning resources for youth workers and youth leaders and organises training and contact-making activities to support organisations and National Agencies within the frame of the European Commission's Erasmus+ :Youth in Action programme and beyond.

SALTO SEE promotes and offers support for cooperation in the youth field between Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkans.



The Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme contributes to promoting stability in the region of the Western Balkans by supporting the development of youth work and promoting the multicultural awareness, tolerance and solidarity among young people. It thus contributes to the other efforts of the European Union's enlargement policy stating the perspective of Western Balkan countries joining the Union in the future.

In particular, the Programme supports the building of long-lasting partnerships and the exchange of youth work practice between groups of young people, youth organisations, youth workers, youth leaders and other actors in the field of youth and non-formal education, from different countries in Europe.

The SALTO-YOUTH South East Europe Resource Centre promotes the participation of young people and other actors in the field of youth and non-formal education from the Programme's Partner countries in the Western Balkans in the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme. It acts as a support service for:

  • the network of Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agencies in the field of co-operation with this region and
  • youth organisations, youth leaders, youth workers and other actors in the field who are interested in developing co-operation between Programme countries and Neighbouring Partner Countries in teh Western Balkan region.

Within the framework of European integration of the Western Balkan region, SALTO SEE actively supports the process of accession of all countries of the region to the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme.

Main support activities and resources

Consultation and advice

Support activities for different actors in the field of youth

Production and dissemination of resource materials

Partner-finding tools

Accreditation of EVS promoters in South East Europe

Training for EVS volunteers in South East Europe

Cooperation and networking

We closely work together with the Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth and the European Commission (Directorate General Education and Culture, Youth Unit).

Our programme of activities is run with the support of pools of trainers and accreditors, in particular in the European Voluntary Service strand of the Programme, as well as Youth in Action Contact Points located in the Western Balkan region.

We also cooperate with other actors in the field of youth and non-formal education in Western Balkans, in particular the Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the youth field.

Contact address:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre


New Address: Dunajska cesta 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel: +386 1 430 47 47, Fax: +386 1 430 47 49



Sonja Mitter Škulj - Coordinator

Maija Lehto - Programme of international support activities

Andrej Troha - EVS volunteer training cycle and accreditation of EVS promoters in SEE

  • Association/NGO
Geographical focus
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on May 13, 2016
Modified on August 2, 2016