Youthpass Newsletter February 2018

Dear Readers,

Have you ever thought what might be needed to do digital youth work, or what kind of digital youth work is being done out there? The new publication by the European Commission offers some interesting reading on this.

Also, we invite you to take a look at the two calls below, for training courses that may be of interest to you!

An agile mindset is crucial

The European Commission has published 'Developing digital youth work', a publication that targets anyone involved in youth work in the 21st century, especially youth workers, organisations, training providers, policy-makers, other practitioners, and researchers.

Among others, the publication sets forward a working definition for digital youth work, referring to it as youth work - with the same goals as youth work in general - where digital media or technology is proactively used or addressed. The publication describes the competence areas needed for doing digital youth work, and offers a comprehensive list of interesting projects/resources in this field. The policy recommendations outlined in the publication can be used as inspiration when preparing national strategies and plans for youth work, or also serve as inspiration for organisational development in youth work organisations.

  • The publication 'Developing digital youth work' is a result of the work of a Member States expert group, with participants from 21 EU countries and from the European Youth Forum.
  • The thorough material includes various examples of and sources for digital youth work, as well as a list of competences needed for such work.

Open Calls

  • Recognise It! Youth Work Locally! 20-26 April 2018, Berlin Germany. The training course aims to strengthen and support the recognition of youth work at the local level in the participants’ countries. It targets representatives of local NGOs and youth officers that work with or for young people at municipal level. Application deadline: February 20, 2018. For more information and to apply, please click here.

  • MINDSET OF YOUTH WORKERS in supporting learning through youth mobilities. 13-19 May 2018, Netherlands. The Dutch National Agency invites you to apply for a five-day training course that provides a learning environment for youth workers to reflect on their mindset. The specific focus will be put on being a learner and supporting the learning of young people in youth work, especially in youth mobilities. Application deadline: March 30, 2018. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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