Who we are?
Backslash is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political youth organization, established in Valencia, Spain, which aims at empowering youth, promoting peace, tolerance and solidarity through assisting young people in acquiring knowledge and developing their skills and competencies.
The mission of Backslash is to foster and support the sustainable development of local communities and individuals’ empowerment through education and training, human rights, democratic values and international cooperation.
The organization is oriented on accessing to social rights for youth, also fighting against discrimination, violence, xenophobia and exclusion affecting young people.
We can divide our main activity in two:
On the one hand, to promote youth mobility and to support and empowerment of young people directly, through one information desk we have in the municipality. From here we can be in contact with a lot of people, and to raise awareness about European citizenship among others
On the other hand, we focus on communication. We offer young people a lot of opportunities in Europe through our website Aprovecha Europa, created to disseminate projects and possible experiences in Europe.
Our staff is full of experience in European Projects, as well as on other topics as tolerance, conflict management, intercultural dialogue and couching.
All the staff are certified youth workers, with years of experience working in the youth field from different sectors, as NGO’s, public and private sectors. The Coordinator of Backslash is certified in PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. He is also certified by the platform SALTO-YOUTH in various fields, as well as part of the Pool of Trainers of the Spanish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme.
Backslash team is very well trained in dissemination and exploitation of results because one of our main goals as NGO is to empower young people through informing them about the opportunities that Europe provides them.