The COVID-19 crisis posed numerous challenges for organisations and institutions working to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged youth. Simultaneously, the issue of inclusion for many of these youth groups largely disappeared from the public radar during the pandemic. Measures such as remote learning, closure of public spaces, and the absence of extracurricular activities exacerbated existing exclusionary mechanisms. To adapt to the current situation and continue supporting their target groups, many organisations and educational institutions working with various demographics have developed creative measures.
Despite various barriers, including psychological, practical, and systemic obstacles, building cross-sector networks and sharing best practices is essential. The project's mission is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices and promote cross-sector collaboration among organisations working with vulnerable youth to enhance inclusion efforts in various domains and raise the profile of inclusion in public discourse. It aims to establish cross-sector networks at the national and international levels to develop methodologies based on best practices from various fields, inspiring other youth workers to do the same.