Structure and Members

The Flagship operates on basis of close cooperation and in respect to
gender equality and social inclusion. Work is carried out by two Knowledge Platforms.

Knowledge Platforms coordinate work among its members, raise awareness and organize events for members. Work is facilitated to promote cooperation among the Members States of the Baltic Sea Region.

Two Knowledge Platforms

Knowledge Platform on Early School Leaving (KPESL) is led by the Division of Education of City Turku.

City of Turku Education Division is responsible for early childhood education, basic education, general upper secondary education and adult education in Turku. City of Turku Education Division has a long and multi-sectoral experience of project work and developing new models,
practices and networks. At the moment they have over 150 projects in project portfolio.

Education Division at City of Turku

Whereas Knowledge Platform on NEET is coordinated by the Norden Association in Sweden.

Norden Association in Sweden, founded in 1919, is a politically and religiously independent organization. The aim of the association is to stimulate and improve Nordic cooperation at all
levels, especially in the fields of education, culture, the labour market, industry, mass media, international aid and environmental care.

Additionally, the Norden Association in Sweden is an active actor in field of policy making and awareness raising about the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, especially in field of education. It has a role of being a Policy Area Coordinator PA Education and a Horizontal Action Coordinator HA Capacity. Thus, the Norden Association in Sweden brings together actors for building strategic networks that contribute to the achievement of strategy´s targets.

Norden Association in Sweden


Flagship has more than 50 members from eight countries. These countries are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. Our members are schools, civil society organizations, municipalities, regions, national agencies, and ministries.

Membership is open to actors who work and implement projects in areas of prevention of early school leaving and integration of NEET in area of the Baltic Sea Region.

We are happy to receive your membership application! To apply for the membership, please send your inquiries to the Flagship´s Leader at the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and contact Gunnar Anderzon or Inta Simanska. Membership is free of charge.


Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment
Local Government Denmark


Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres
Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund
Foundation Innove Tartu Vocational Education


City of Rovaniemi
Division of Education of City of Turku
Jyväskylä College
Jyväskylä Educational Consortium

Germany (Hamburg)

City of Hamburg
Federal Employment Agency
GSM Training & Integration GmbH
Hanseatic Parliament
Ministry for Social and Family Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection


Agency for International Programs for Youth
City of Riga


European Social Fund Agency
Lithuanian Labour Exchange
Ministry of Social Security and Labour Youth Department
National Centre of Special Needs Education
PE Domus Solis


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Adult Education Centre, Warsaw
Caritas Gdansk
Educational Office in Warsaw
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Department of Labour Market
Voluntary Labour Corps


Municipality of Boden
Municipality of Bromölla
Municipality of Eskilstuna
Municipality of Luleå
Municipality of Skellefteå
Norden Association in Sweden
Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues
Public Employment Service Luleå
Public Employment Service Skellefteå
Public Employment Service Umeå
Region Östergötland
Skåne Association of Local Authorities
Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society
Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
Swedish National Association for Social and Mental Health
Swedish Social Insurance Agency Luleå

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