All Reporting

All the discussions, outcomes, resources and possibilities that came out of the Istanbul Youth LAB 2022.

Find HERE the shared online drive with presentations, resources etc. Includes: KMST tools, research from Gary about the future of childhood trends, Climate Justice info etc.

Do you already know what you're searching for?

Know the exact session, and just want to check that one? Find the chronological session list from the March 2022 youth LAB HERE. All activities, in the order that they took place, with hyperlinks to that specific reporting.


Table of reporting outcomes
Welcome to Istanbul! March 2022 Youth LAB

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Everything you need about the March 2022 event itself, including videos, welcome speeches, participant expectations, social padlet and evaluation of the Youth LAB.

A Youth LAB? What is that?

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Explaining the basics about the staff training approach for the NA network, and where/how the Youth LAB fits in that. Includes memories from the first 3 Youth LABs in Malta (2014), Hamburg (2015) and Prague (2017)

NA Network

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Past, present and future of the network, joining as a newcomer, what is changing and how can EU programmes/you as an NA officer and network help with that?


all about KMST

Knowledge Management and Staff Training in the NA Network: what is that, who makes it happen and what activities are there? Also find out here what are the other things that the KMST does.

KMST Competence Framework

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Moving from 'what we do' to 'how we do it'. Including a downloadable PDF and links to the Competence Framework card game and other resources.

Delivery of Programmes

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INTERNAL: Your work as an NA officer - knowledge and practice in your everyday work to deliver the programmes better.

The Priorities

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Discussion and sharing of tools and practice related to Sustainability, Inclusion, Digital, Participation and also an update on the European Year of Youth, with Q&As.

Potential of Programmes

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EXTERNAL aspects of the Youth Programmes - using them as a tool with beneficiaries and potential organisations. Strategies, tools, apps, and sharing of practice.

Youth Work and European Programmes

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The current context that youth work and European Programmes are working within. What is changing, what are the future trends, and how can EU programmes help with that?


Reporting by Susie Nicodemi
Visual/graphic recording by Coline Robin


 Photo by Burak Karaduman from

Nowruz marks the first day of Spring and is celebrated on the astronomical vernal equinox on 21 March. Therefore, Nowruz plays a significant role in strengthening the ties between peoples. Using this as a symbol, as the Turkish National Agency, we want to offer an opportunity to colleagues from the network of NAs to gather for three days in İstanbul, reconnecting, looking forward, and celebrating what we have achieved in a rather complex period, taking that experience with us as a boost for the upcoming years.

Quite symbolically, the theme of the NA YouthLAB 2022 will be “Reconnecting” and building the future together. So, let’s leave our day-to-day work aside for a moment, let’s forget about deadlines, IT tools, contracts, application forms, and take a chance to inspire and be inspired.



Even though the COVID19 pandemic affected our plans since the beginning of 2020, we have started new Erasmus and ESC Programmes in 2021. One year has already passed. Therefore, the NA YouthLAB 2022 will be an ideal opportunity for exploring and sharing, welcoming new people, looking at how the new EU Youth Programmes start in 2021, exchanging and discussing good practices, innovative models, exciting ideas, concerns and  visions relating to the work of National Agencies.
We will dedicate time to think together about what needs to be done. We will consider post-Covıd-19 (hopefully!), but not only! We will also have a chance to reflect about the horizontal priorities (green, inclusive, digital), Discover EU etc.
Overall, the NA YouthLAB will be an inspiring and exciting meeting point for colleagues from National Agencies, SALTOs and European Commission.
This website will become the space where all LAB-related information will be shared, before, during and after the event.