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Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@onek.org.cy

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course YOCOMO – the 3rd ETS learning experience for youth workers: a systemic approach to competence development

Dates: 2-8 March 2020

Venue: Jurmala, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 6th January 2020

An African proverb says that “it takes a village to raise a child”. In the 3rd edition of YOCOMO – pilot course dedicated to youth workers – we will look whether it “takes a whole system to ‘develop’ a youth worker”.

General Description

YOCOMO is a pilot learning experience that explores the potential of looking at competence development not only from an individual perspective, but also from a systemic perspective. In this case “the system” is not a bureaucratic or institutional one; it is rather about having a ‘systemic view’ on the whole field of your practice as a youth worker.

This course will ask you look at the role of the whole system of interconnected players in your field (for example: your organisation, young people, parents, schools, local community, etc.) on the development of your competences as a youth worker.

So, if…

  • you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
  • you are interested to experience working with the ETS competence model for youth workers,
  • you are motivated to explore the meanings of ‘systemic’ and ‘approach to competence development’ in your work and the potential impact,
  • you are curious, open and ready to look at your youth work practice from a different perspective,
  • you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve.
  • Then YOCOMO 3 might be the right learning experience for you!

Intentions

YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers. You will also look at the potential impact the relation between ‘systems’ and ‘competence development’ can have not only on yourself, but also on the systems that you work with and belong to (your organisation, young people, local community, youth work in your country, etc.).

As participant, you will explore:

  • The ETS competence model for youth workers – its content, origins and intentions
  • The interdependence between competence areas within the ETS model
  • Who owns the competences? A systemic approach to competence development
  • Competence development and the impact on our systems
  • The reflective practice: from self-awareness to system awareness
  • Developing our own competence development and transformation plan

Target Group

Should you be interested to join this learning experience, it is important that you are involved in designing, implementing and evaluating the pedagogical activities organised by your structure. You will be asked to direct your own learning and in particular, have the ability to self-assess your competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge and behaviours). All participants must have a structure that supports them (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.). A fairly good knowledge English is necessary since it is the working language.

Note: because YOCOMO courses are still part of a pilot experience, we hope to have participants who are able to provide conductive feedback and recommendation after the course.

The team of trainers for YOCOMO 3 are Darko Marković, Natalja Gudakovska and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme, which include online learning as well.

Methodology

YOCOMO 3 is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that they include:

  • One residential course of 5 days (arrivals on the 2nd of March 2020, working days on 3-7, departures on the 8th);
  • Online learning before (to prepare) and after (to experiment, harvest and further learn) on the HOP Platform – number of hours to be defined (no worries – very manageable 🙂

Because of its experimental nature, YOCOMO 3 includes a final consolidation meeting of about 2 days, between 3rd to 5th of June 2020 (probably arrivals on the 3rd evening, work on 4-5 and departures 5th evening or at the very latest, 6th morning). As much as possible, you should commit to participate in that meeting as well.

The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and the course strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra – Latvian National Agency for youth

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme YOCOMO.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@salto-youth.net

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Conference Come as you are: Work meeting for street Youth workers

Dates: 3-6 March 2020

Venue: Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th January 2020

Street based Detached Youth Work, Outreach Youth Work, Street Youth Work, Mobile Youth Work – Just name it! Come as You Are meeting aims to get together those who work with young people in NEET situation to share their practices and learn from each other.

General Description

The main aim of Come as You Are meeting is to give space for Youth Workers to explore a phenomenon behind their work. This 2 working days meeting focuses on issues like

– the principles and values behind the work

– the ways and means of the work

– the realities street outreach youth workers face

– the main issues where young people age between 16-29 need most support

– the services young people age between 16-29 need most in different countries

Participants

• Youth workers working with young people in NEET situation as street workers, outreached youth workers etc..

• heads and developers of street workers, outreached youth workers etc.

• heads and developers of municipal youth work

The activity is linked with Europe Goes Local.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Finnish National Agency for Education – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Finnish National Workshop Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +358295338568

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jutta Kivimäki

E-Mail: jutta.kivimaki@oph.fi

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Plastic Solutions for Green Revolution

Dates: 2-11 December 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th October 2019

This project is designed to explore and develop practical ways on how to become more environmentally-friendly in our daily practice through non-formal learning methods, DIY workshops, daily reflections and more.

General Description

The world is facing global environmental crisis that has been growing in size since the industrial revolution. Each country and each individual is affected by climate change, for instance, by experiencing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and extreme weather phenomenon, but unconsciously people still daily contribute to pollution of our world.

It is due to the fast and on the go lifestyle that people nowadays are living with excessive usage of plastic, more precisely, single-use plastic that is mainly used only for few minutes and then disposed of, resulting in an enormous problem.

This project aims to fill a gap, meaning, it aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution amongst youth workers and NGO’s and starts introducing and developing new ideas and initiatives on how to raise awareness and actually make this swap from single-use plastic to more sustainable materials in one’s daily life.

Usage of plastic shouldn’t be a concern only in some selected youth work activities but all activities that are implemented by youth worker and NGO’s in youth sector should embrace plastic less or plastic free approaches. Youth workers and involved partner organizations will take the role of multipliers in order to spread project outcomes.

The main activity of this project is the Training Course, which will take place in Sigulda, Latvia. This Training Course will gather 32 participants in total – 3 participants from each partner country: Croatia, Romania, UK, Estonia, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and Italy.

What can you expect?

  • Discover what is plastic pollution and how it affects climate change
  • Understand why there is plastic pollution and why it is bad
  • Find out are you contributing to climate change
  • How we can make a switch from single-use plastic to more sustainable materials
  • Organize different DIY workshops about alternative ways on how to lower plastic consumption
  • Brainstorm and come up with ways how we can raise awareness about this topic
  • Be a part of the team who will make a guide with practical steps on how to reduce plastic usage and be more environmentally friendly
  • Tackle the question – how to make youth work more environmentally friendly?
  • Learn more information about Erasmus+ and how to use it in order to develop your project ideas

Participants

The partners’ consortium designed this training course for youth workers and leaders, trainers, NGO members, legal representatives of organizations, youth mentors, project managers and coordinators, educators and facilitators, who:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • are eager to make the first steps to live a plastic-free life
  • have a prior experience in using non-formal learning techniques
  • are ready to activley engage in all stages of the project (preparation, main activity, and follow-up activity)
  • are willing to adopt vegetarian or vegan eating habits during the main activity
  • are dedicated and motivated to bring gained knowledge and skills back to their communities
  • are ready to make online dissemination activities
  • are open to create at least one dissemination event to share learning outcomes (min. 15 people)
  • have above average English proficiency
  • Prior experience within the environmental field is NOT necessary.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals included in the programme are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

The maximum amounts for involved countries are:

  • Portugal, Spain – 530 EUR
  • Greece – 360 EUR
  • Romania, Croatia, Italy, Turkey, UK – 275 EUR
  • Estonia – 180 EUR
  • Latvia – 20 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

KALM International Trainings – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 27195498

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack PSGR.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kristīne Celitāne

E-Mail: kalmtrainings@gmail.com

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Training Course Keep Going forward: Become entrepreneur

Dates: 21-29 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th October 2019

Erasmus+ youth mobility, training course for youth workers regarding the topic of Social Entrepreneurship, 21-29 November, 2019, in Bakuriani, Georgia.

General Description

Many years of working with young people at risk of exclusion made us realize that providing young people with any kind of job is not the ultimate goal, as this might just shift them from being UNemployed to being MISemployed (having a job that brings them no benefits except for basic income).

We believe social entrepreneurship is a way not only for providing individuals with work places, but also for bringing a substantial positive change in the whole communities.

The lack of knowledge and tools on the topic is especially visible among the countries outside of the EU, therefore the project brings together partners from both Program and EaP countries. This is also the one of the reason we have chosen to organize this current project in Georgia.

Profile of Participants

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods regarding the topic of social entrepreneurship

Objectives

1. To promote the knowledge about social entrepreneurship and its potential benefits for young people at risk of exclusion from labor market.
2. To explore and discuss the challenges and solutions connected to work with young people who struggle to find a job.
3. To get to know best practices of successful social entrepreneurship that reduced the unemployment level and to provide participants with inspiration in the field.
4. To popularize entrepreneurship among young people by stimulating resourcefulness and creativity;

5. To equip youth-workers and then youth organizations with, tools, methodologies, and techniques to develop projects on the promotion of social entrepreneurship;
6. Creating networking among young people of European Union and Eastern Partnership Countries.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Organizers will cover all the expenses of accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Maximum travel reimbursements per person per country:

  • Georgia 0 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Belarus, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Germany, Croatia, Poland 330 Euro
  • France 500 Euro

 

 

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Centre interculturel du développement – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Co-organiser:

  • Caucasus Youth Nexus – Youth NGO

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

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Seminar: The Impact of Youthwork – Wie wirkt Jugendarbeit

Dates: 11-13 November 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th October 2019

This seminar is looking into research & Analysis of the impact of youth work from a practice and research perspective. Das Seminar widmet sich der Wirkungsforschung von Jugendarbeit – aus Sicht der Praxis und Forschung.

General Description

English

The seminar is dedicated to current developments as well as the possibilities and challenges of researching the impact of youth work – both from the point of view of practice and research. From this the following topics and elements are derived for this seminar:

– Exchange of research and practice in order to find a common understanding of impact research.
– Getting to know relevant projects on the impact research and impact analysis of Youth Work
– Identifying opportunities and challenges for research and practice through input from experts and exchange of participants
– Time to network and develop initial project ideas

These topics will be dealt with as practically as possible, in a non-formal setting, through inputs from the “Kompetenzzentrums für Nonprofit-Organisationen und Social Entrepreneurship” (“Wirkungsbox Jugendarbeit”), the Danube University Krems – Department Migration & Globalization as well as the German Youth Institute and the research network “RAY – Research based Analysis of Erasmus+ Youth Programme” as well as other means. Further experts are to be confirmed, suggestions for inputs can also be submitted during the registration process.

Deutsch

Das Seminar widmet sich aktuellen Erkentnissen ebenso wie den Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen der Wirkungsforschung von Jugendarbeit – sowohl aus Sicht der Praxis als auch der Forschung. Daraus leiten sich folgende Themen für dieses Seminar ab:

Austausch von Forschung und Praxis, um sich einem gemeinsamen Verständnis für Wirkungsforschung anzunähern

  • Kennenlernen von relevanten Projekten zum Thema Wirkungsforschung und Wirkungsanalyse
  • Aufzeigen von Chancen und Herausforderungen für Forschung und Praxis durch Inputs von Expert*innen und Diskurs der Teilnehmer*innen
  • Zeit zum Netzwerken und zum Entwickeln erster Projektideen

Diesen Themen wird sich so praxisnah wie möglich, in einem non-formalen Setting, gewidmet u.a. durch Inputs des Kompetenzzentrums für Nonprofit-Organisationen und Social Entrepreneurship („Wirkungsbox Jugendarbeit“), der Donauuniversität Krems – Department Migration and Globalization sowie des Deutschen Jugendinstituts und des Forschungsnetzwerkes „RAY – Research based Analysis of Erasmus+Youth Programme“. Weitere Expert*innen sind angefragt, gerne können im Rahmen der Anmeldung auch Vorschläge für Inputs eingebracht werden.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung – National Agency

Phone: +43/5867544-36

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Einladung.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marco Frimberger

E-Mail: marco.frimberger@iz.or.at

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Conference: Youth work in the digital era

Dates: 14-17 January 2020

Venue: Alvisse Parc Hotel, Luxembourg

Eligible are max 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st November 2019

Youngsters grow up in a digitally connected world. What do these developments mean for youth work? Discover the concept of digital youth work, best practices, learn how to adapt youth work practices and how to proactively meet young people’s needs?

General Description

Young people grow up in a digitally connected world, where automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer futuristic concepts, but already a reality.

For young people, the difference between “online” and “offline” is increasingly blurred. Social media and internet usage have established themselves as important parts of youth culture.

  • What do these developments mean for youth work?

To be fair – youth workers don’t need to be technical experts when it comes to new media and technology. However, they should recognize that young people are growing up in a digital era and that they need support in navigating the online aspect of their lives.

During these 4 day conference youth workers from across Europe will be invited to learn, explore and exchange about the various forms and best practices of “digital youth work”.

Through panel discussion, keynote speeches, as well as workshops and project presentations at a fair, participants will benefit from many valuable contributions from field experts and from exchanges with other participants on a variety of topics including information and data literacy, communication through digital channels, problem solving by using digital tools, online safety and many more.

Ultimately, they will have the opportunity to discuss and formulate the needs and wishes of the sector for the digital youth work in presence of policy makers.

Costs

 

his project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Service national de la Jeunesse

Phone: (+352) 247 – 86477

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Youth work in the digital era Salto.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tania Matias

E-Mail: tania.matias@snj.lu

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.