StartNet – network transition education to work turns 6 years old! To celebrate this milestone, the event " School-to-work transition - tools to work in a network with and for young people - Success stories, networking and inspirations to ignite the future of new generations in Southern Italy from 2017 to today” will be held on May 25 at the BINP Boosting Innovation Poliba incubator in Bari, Italy.

The event is a special occasion to present the experience and results of the work done by the StartNet partnership to promote youth employment in the two Southern Italian regions Puglia and Basilicata.

The event, organized together with the partners and the StartNet Youth committee, is aimed at teachers, students, policymakers, pedagogical staff, practitioners and businesses. Workshops, expert panels and networking moments will alternate with performances by emerging music bands.

The day on May 25 will include inspirational moments and workshops: "Stay cool - How to strengthen a youth community for young people," "Orientation and Skills - Soft skills, what ways to strengthen them?" and "Collaborating with the world of work - How to involve businesses and strengthen entrepreneurship at school."

Italian and international experts, together with partners and young changemakers, will discuss in panels "Create a system – working in a network" and "Building co-leadership with youth."

Institutional greetings will be given by Sebastiano Leo – Minister for Education, Training and Labour of the Apulia Region, Joachim Bernauer - Director of Goethe-Institut Italien, Alexander Teichert - Project Manager of Stiftung Mercator, which will be followed by an acknowledgement of the partners and founders with the presence of Ulrike Tietze and Angelika Bartholomäi.

The partners will lay the foundation to continue and further develop the activities undertaken, multiplying the positive impact in more and more realities. The morning of May 26 will see the spring meeting of the StartNet network and StartNet Youth committee and will be for its network partners only.

Admission for May 25 is by invitation and subject to availability. To attend, write to