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E-learning. Youth mobility in the digital era. Germany

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E-learning MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era – Online event

Dates: 26 May – 17 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are 300 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 17th May 2020

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility.

General Description

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility which, so far, has not been at the centre of the debates.

It will further focus on digitalisation processes within and surrounding European youth mobility activities such as Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps projects.

From keynote speech to Online BarCamp and from webinars to live Q&A, the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era“ online event will inspire participants, update them on the latest trends and give them a platform for exchange of ideas. And it will shape the future of digital youth mobility!

How are digital tools used to support international youth mobility? Do digital and technological solutions hold the potential to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation? How do shakers and makers deal with “digital“ and where do they see hindrances and opportunities?

The format: 2 blocks and 7 dates

The first block provides an overview of the current state of research on digital youth work (feat. first conclusions for international mobility activities). The opening and keynote speech will be followed by an Online BarCamp where participants can discuss and exchange experiences on a peer-to-peer level.

How to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19? Are digital and virtual solutions enough (and why not)? Personal experience with online and digital tools for organising and implementing international mobility will also be presented. Four webinars, each including a live Q&A part, will further explore existing approaches and inspire participants to look at the potentials they could use.

The second block focusses on the future to look at how digital formats will or could change the ways youth workers deal with young people in the future. An input on how international youth mobility and youth work could look like in 2030 should lead to a vivid exchange of visions. The debate will show whether there is common ground regarding the direction international youth mobility could and should take on a local, national and European level.
Please note: There is no need to take part in all events, it is possible to apply for certain events.

For further details, please check the draft programme on this page (see PDF file below).

All content relating to the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era” online event, such as connection details (public livestreaming), reading lists and upcoming documentation (keynote speech and webinars) will be at available at www.jugendfuereuropa.de/veranstaltungen/MOVE-IT.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the EU programmes

Finnish National Agency for Education

Co-organisers:

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre

Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work

Youth Department of Helsinki

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme MOVE IT in the digital era.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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Training Course: Youth Digital Participation Lab

Dates: 28 April – 6 May 2020

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

The project аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion to explore the innovative digital tools for youth workers aiming to promote participation of youth and porevent their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.

General Description

The continuous and increasing digitalisation in society, as well as changes in technology itself, results in strategies and policies becoming rapidly out of date. Youth workers need to continually review and develop new strategic policies and measures to meet the new demands for high quality digital education.

Non-formal education practices are no less affected not only because technology can impact the way education is delivered, but also because non-formal learning has a role to play in preparing young people for a tech-driven world. Moreover, growing up in the digital age does not make ‘digital natives’, inherently competent and confident with digital technologies. Surveys indicate, in fact, that the use of technology is to a great extent restricted to leisure time activities, while engagement with technology for educational or participation purposes lags behind.

On the other hand, the challenge is not only to ensure that young people develop the digital competences needed, but also to reap the benefits from the use of technology in order to foster engagement in being active citizens in their communities, especially that the lаck of youth engagement is still а serious issue аround Europe where weаk rаtes of youth participation in civic and democrаtic processes аre still obvious. Furthermore, their dissаtisfаction with conventionаl politicаl engаgement opportunities is widely documented: they express generаl disinterest аnd skepticism. Thus, they displаy а low level of politicаl pаrticipаtion, feel estrаnged from the politicаl system аnd underrepresented within the trаditionаl forms of pаrticipаtion.

Therefore, the project ‘Youth Digital Participation Lab’ aims to level up the digital facilitation skills of youth workers by exploring and adapting innovative participative digital tools in order to raise young people’s participation in civic and democratic processes.

In order to reach this aim, we’ll focus on the following specific objectives:

  • Increase the level of online participation of young people members of partner organisations by thinking of different ways on how to move up the ladder of online participation from E-Informing to E-Engaging.
  • Analyse the forms of digital dis/engagement of young people with democratic and participation processes in the 10 Participating countries.
  • Address digital citizenship and digital inclusion by focusing on specific tools empowering youth workers can use to deliver digital education to young people.
  • Design digital guidelines for youth workers and digital participation ecosystem, based on the analysis of the results of the previous objectives.

This рrojeсt is relevаnt for раrtiсiраnts with the following рrofile:
Yоuth wоrkers: whо аre empоwering yоung peоple, аnd regulаrly соnduсting lосаl асtivities (preferаbly nоn-fоrmаl) thаt invоlve young people оr hаve them аs mаin tаrget grоup.
Nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn trаiners/fасilitаtоrs: with experienсe in using/plаnnig to use digitаl pаrtiсipаtion for fасilitаting nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn асtivities аiming to drive up youth pаrtiсipаtion in their soсiety
Prоjeсt mаnаgers: Even thоugh, they аre by essenсe yоuth wоrkers аnd оссаsiоnаlly trаiners., we will fосus оn seleсting prоjeсt mаnаgers thаt hаve different levels оf experienсe in implementing yоuth prоjeсts foсusing on the use of digital education with young people as main target groups.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accomodation and food are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ for all participants using the cheapest means of transportation.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

 

Organiser:

Coconutwork – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Kohortti ry – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutowrk.org

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Conference: Exploring the digital dimension of youth workers’ competences

Dates: 24-27 February 2020

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 120 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: 2nd December 2019

This conference will explore the digital dimension of youth work by providing an overview of current developments and exploring competences of youth workers in existing competence models.

General Description

The digital dimension of youth work has become an integral part of everyday work among youth workers and has been looked into and discussed from many angles.

Recent conferences, seminars and projects organized on European and national levels tackled this topic as well as policy recommendations, such as those from the European expert group on “Developing Digital Youth work”. It has become an integral part of youth work in Europe and therefore integration of this dimension in existing competence models like the ones developed in the framework of the European Training Strategy or the “aufZAQ” model in Austria.

In this 2,5-day conference, we intend to:

  • provide an overview of current developments regarding the digital dimension of youth work and existing competence models for youth workers.
  • reflect on and strengthen the role and identity as a youth worker in a digitalised era.
  • explore and discuss about the digital dimension of youth work and related competences.
  • contribute to integrating digital competences in existing competence models for youth workers.
  • provide space for networking.

This Conference will bring together about 120 youth workers, youth work educators as well as experts on the digital dimension of youth work and on competence models as well as other stakeholders like NA Staff.

Together, the participants will explore the various layers of the digital dimensions of youth work and where they see their role in a digital youth work enviroment. They will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the (further) development of competence models.

All this in an engaging and interactive environment with enough time to exhange their hopes and challenges with peers and discuss during questions with experts.

This event is organized by the National Agencies from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia in cooperation with SALTO Training & Cooperation RC as well as POWYE – Professional open Youth Work in Europe and aufZAQ.

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: +43/5867544-0

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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.

Luxembourg city

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.

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Training Course: Electronic textiles in youth work

Dates: 24 February – 2 March 2019

Venue: Avignon, France

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 7th December 2018

Electronic textiles in youth work is a training course for youth practitioners interested in maker education. Participants will exchange best practices and experiment hands-on workshops on maker education, notably on electronics, coding, and e-textiles.

General Description

Through this project we want to initiate youth practitioners to maker education, in particular to educational practices involving electronic textiles.

The rationale behind this training course is to introduce youth practitioners to techniques and methods revolving around technology, arts and crafts, to combine the pedagogical benefits of these approaches to non formal education. In the long run, we expect to contribute to boosting young people’s digital literacy as well as other 21st century competencies.

Objectives

– Exchange on tinkering as an emerging pedagogical approach, especially the methodology mixing arts, crafts and technology

– Sensitize youth workers to initiatives around electronic DIY and digital culture, as well as initiatives that can encourage youth to engage with local maker communities (ex. makerfest, maker faires, etc.)

– Share competencies, anecdotes, and experiences between the participating parties on the topic of digitally-enabled non formal education/youth work

Activities

The training course will focus heavily on practical hands-on activities. Some of these will involve use of computer numeric controlled machines such as 3D printers and laser cutter. Examples of practical workshops which will be held on the occasion of the training course are:

– Introduction to electronics and coding (building simple electronic devices using sensors and actuators)

– Introduction to visual/block coding softwares (ex. mBlock, Scratch for Arduino)

– Introduction to electronic textiles

– Creating e-textile devices such as augmented tote bags, interactive pluches, plush video-game controllers

– Experimentation of modern educational tools on electronics and computing (ex. programmable toys)

– Introduction to digital fabrication (laser cutting, 3D printing, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to:

– Initiate and supervise activities targeting youth on the topics digital diy, electronic textiles, making

– Identify and seize opportunities to constantly innovate youth workers’ professional practices

– Combine arts, crafts and technology in educational contexts

– Boost female youth participation in educational workshops on digital science

Target Public

– Anyone with a passion for/interest in digital technologies, and interested in youth work

– Individuals active in the promotion of DIY and/or digital culture interested in running educational activities targeting young people

– Youth practitioners with an experience in maker education, or simply willing to launch educational workshops on this topic

Important Note

This training is part of a 2-phase programme. The second stage will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from April 22nd to April 28th 2019.

There will be a separate call for participants for that activity. Nonetheless, you will be able to re-apply for the second stage of Electronic textiles in youth work.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food are covered 100% and all costs relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the project coordinator

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are covered 100% up to the maximum reimbursement

  • 275 Eur for participants coming from UK, Latvia, Italy, Greece, Romania
  • 180 Eur for participants coming from France

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Sewing a Network.pdf

Contact for questions:

Simone Ferrecchia

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

Poland in Summer

Conference: Perspektywy Women in tech summit

Dates: 26-28 November 2018

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

Eligible are +10 participants coming from: Poland, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 22nd July 2018

Warsaw as Hub for Female Talents in IT and Tech

General Description

The technologies are the area where visions of the future world are created and today’s issues are solved. In the times of global digitalisation, the IT technologies have a special role to play. The ambition of the “Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit” is to show the potential of women in IT and Big Engineering.

This will be the first such event in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEE&CA) addressed to female IT students, professionals from the tech companies, scientists, and innovators.

A record number of 1000 participants is expected to come from Poland and the EU, as well as from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. The Warsaw event will become the nucleus of the discussion about the technological and social future of the world and about women’s contribution to the development of these areas.

The goal of the Perspektywy Summit is to create the space for meeting the female technology talents from the CEE&CA region, which is developing dynamically from the IT and new technologies point of view, as well as to promote Poland as the place to obtain excellent IT education.

The participants will have the opportunity to listen to speeches by the managers of the biggest global technology companies, to update their scientific and technical knowledge, and to gain the tools for development of their own professional careers.

A technology career fair will be held for students, with offers from the top technology companies which place special emphasis on supporting and employing women, as they see the business and social advantages to be gained in building a diversity culture in their organizations.

Universities and IT faculties will be able to present their achievements and establish contacts with high tech businesses. The Special Guest of the event will be Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

100 speakers in total will appear in Warsaw on 27-28 November, there will be 100 plenary sessions and workshops, as well as several side events, including a debate on IT competencies in the future job market, a meeting of European and Asian female rectors (EWORA), and welcome events for the participants organised by the world’s biggest technology companies.

“Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit Warsaw 2018” is organised by the Perspektywy Educational Foundation in partnership with IEEE – the world’s biggest engineering association, and with technology companies.

More information about the Summit

Costs

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser and/or SALTO EECA.

There is no participation fee. More details will be sent to selected participants.

Application

Organizer:

PERSPEKTYWY – NGO

Co-organizer:

SALTO EECA

Phone: +48 22 46 31 461

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marina Makarenko

E-Mail: mmakarenko@frse.org.pl