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3rd European Academy on Youth Work - Webinar 2: How future-ready are you?


18 April 2024 | online, Slovenia

How do you relate to emerging developments and their impact on youth work? In this webinar, we will look into our relationship with the future, our strategies to deal with the unknown and how to support young people in creating their futures.

In the European Academy on Youth, we want to support the professional development of youth workers and other professionals in youth work practice, policy and research.

For this reason, we are excited to invite you to a series of three webinars on the topic of “Emerging trends and developments and their impact on youth work in Europe”. The webinars are organised as part of the 3rd European Academy on Youth Work.

The main questions that the 3rd EAYW is exploring are:

  • Which emerging trends and developments can we expect to have an impact on youth work?
  • What will youth work look like in the future?
  • How can we get ready for futures thinking?
  • How can we act, plan and envision for a future of youth work we don’t know?

These webinars will be 2-hour long dynamic online sessions where you will explore aspects related to futures thinking in youth work with other colleagues from different parts of Europe. During these sessions you can expect: short and inspiring inputs by experts and interesting conversations with colleagues from other countries.

Our second webinar will take place on 18 April, from 10:00 - 12:00 CET.

We will be exploring: How future-ready are you?


How do you relate to the future? Are you in love with it or is it “complicated”? Are you adventurous in the way you imagine it, or are you nostalgic about your “past futures”? Do you feel ready to commit to more future-oriented thinking?

In this webinar, we will look into our relationship with the future and our current strategies to deal with the unknown. We will experience hands-on tools that help us to interpret current signals and imagine desirable futures. We will also identify the competences we need to navigate the unknown in a fast-changing world and, more importantly, to support young people in creating their futures.


  • Explore the mindset and attitudes needed by youth workers to respond to the requirements of the emerging future;
  • Imagine possible futures and understand the dynamics and factors that could lead to various scenarios;
  • Experience future literacy tools and hands-on activities adequate for young people and youth work teams;
  • Engage with the EAYW community in preparation for the 3rd European Academy on Youth Work.

The webinar will be facilitated by Darko Markovic, Anita Silva and Sabrina Apitz.

We welcome all participants that are professionals (including volunteers) in youth work or in a field related to it from across Europe and beyond. Please register by filling in the attached application form in order to receive the link for the webinar.

Outlook to the whole webinar series:

Here are the topics we plan to cover:

Webinar 1: Futures of Youth Work

Date: 21 March, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

The first online event of the 3rd European Academy on Youth Work gathers actors in the youth field to explore the futures of youth work.  In this interactive webinar we are discussing the future foresight research, which started in September 2023.

Webinar 2: How Future-Ready Are You?

Date: 18 April, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

In this webinar, we will look into our relationship with the future and our current strategies to deal with the unknown.

Webinar 3: Meeting the Future – What Can We Do? 

Date: 6 June, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

In this webinar, we will look at ways forward, based on the outcomes of the residential EAYW event, the first two webinars and the Futures of Youth Work research project.

The 3rd EAYW Online

In addition to the three webinars, selected sessions of the residential EAYW event will be live-streamed.

Calls for registration will be opened for each webinar separately. You can register for one webinar at a time. The webinars build on each other but are also stand-alone activities. You can join one session only, or two or all of them.

The outcomes of the discussions during the webinars will feed into and follow up on the reflections during the residential European Academy on Youth Work, which will be held from 14 - 17 May 2024 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

More information: www.eayw.net


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 16 April 2024.

Date of selection: 17 April 2024

Training overview


This E-learning is

for 100 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



MOVIT, Slovenian National Agency for Erasmus+, youth field and the European Solidarity Corps (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter

E-mail: maja.petkovsek@movit.si


Phone: 0038614302727


Participation fee

This project is financed by the National Agencies (NAs)  participating  in the European Academy on Youth Work in the frame of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

There are no participation fees.

Accommodation and food


Travel reimbursement


Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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