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What is Backslash?

BACKSLASH is a non-governmental youth organization established in 2014 in Valencia, Spain, which aims at empowering youth, promoting social inclusion, 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. For this, our activities are focused on career orientation, entrepreneurship promotion, youth participation and the inclusion of youth with fewer resources. Another very important pillar of the organization is its expertise in dissemination and promotion of activities and events.


BACKSLASH actively participates in the local youth council and contributes to the improvement of the youth policies of the city and region, working closely with both administrations and representatives. The organization has its offices in the building of the youth department of the Municipality, where also advises youth about the possibilities that Europe brings them in terms of work, education, training, and volunteering, promoting a wider idea of European citizenship and cross-border mobility. 



-(2019) Training methodology for youth entrepreneurship: ISBN 978- 619-7534-00-5

-(2019) Evaluation methodology to identify youth at risk of exclusion: ISBN 978- 619-7534-08-5

-(2019) Metodología de formación en emprendimiento juvenil: ISBN 978- 619-7534-00-9

-(2019) Metodología de evaluación para identificar jóvenes en riesgo de exclusión: ISBN 978- 619-7534-09-2

-(2020) Career orientation for youth – VOCCESS Methodology