Training Course: #TurnYouthONline
Dates: 16-24 January 2020
Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece
Eligible are 30 participants coming from: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey
Application deadline: 24th December 2019
The project аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion to explore the innovative digital tools for youth workers aiming to turn ONline participation of youth and prevent their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.
There is an important potential within the youth work sector to enhance and innovate practice through the use of digital technology and media and to use non formal and informal learning to help young people to create digital content and shape the digital world of the future.
However, alongside these needs and opportunities there is also a lack of confidence, competence, strategic planning and investment to enable the youth work sector to fully embrace these developments.
On the other hand, in an increasingly digital world, there is a need not only to grow the skills of youth workers, but also to find innovative and appealing ways for young people to participate and regain interest in the democratic and civic processes.
Through the combination of both dimensions, the project will increase capacity of the youth work sector to incorporate digital means, raising the engagement of young people online.
Therefore, the project #TurnYouthONline аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion with complementary mаin аims:
1. Level up the digital skills of youth workers on how to use ICT tools in planning and leading digital youth work activities in their daily work with young people;
2. Explore the innovative digital tools, to turn ONline participation of youth, preventing their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.
To аchieve these аims, we will аddress the following specific objectives:
O1. Focus on 5 specific tools to empower youth workers to fully exploit all the potentials of digital education and ICT tools to deliver basic skills education for their target groups;
O2. Develop and pilot innovative and youth-friendly approaches to addressing digital inclusion, working with 10 European organisations active in the field of youth participation, and serving young people with fewer opportunities estimated at 600 youngsters.
O3. Design a delivery model based on the approaches in O2, in the form of guidelines, tailored to the needs of stakeholders (youth organizations, public authorities, youth councils and municipalities).
O4. Analyse the forms of digital dis/engagement of young people with democratic and participation processes in the 10 Participating countries.
O5. Mаp together with the pаrticipаnts the Internet Governаnce process аnd stаkeholders, аnd the position of young people within.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
The project is funded by Erasmus+, allowing us to cover travel, accommodation and meals for the selected participants.
The reimbursement of travel costs will be done up to 2 months after the end of the training course given that all the documents are received in the conventional format, taken into consideration the participants’ active participation as well as the preparations and the dissemination actions completed.
There’s a contribution fee of 40euro (Greek participants are exempt). The participants are invited to use the cheapest means of transportation.