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Call for Digital Transformers

Training Course

31 January - 23 April 2023 | Armenia, Online, Armenia

How to lead the transformation of youth work from offline to online while keeping the best of both worlds in mind? Would you like to be one of the digital transformers? We are inviting you on a 4-month journey on digital transformation in youth work.

This journey includes blended capacity building on how to  digitally transform youth work in the form of 2 (4 half-days) online trainings and 1 study visit in Armenia. The trainings will focus on digital well-being, ethics and digital rights as well as on emerging technologies, with inclusion and participation as overarching topics. This is the 2nd call for this training course (the whole programme started in October 2022). This means that new participants will have some extra onboarding activities and materials we will invite you to go through.

Aims of the training are: 

  • To increase awareness about different aspects of digital transformation in the youth field and considering inclusion, participation and diversity 
  • To increase competences of youth workers and provide them with new approaches to digital transformation in youth work
  • To utilise knowledge and experiences on digital transformation from diverse sectors and explore the potential of cross-sectoral cooperation to enrich youth work.

Am I the right person? We are looking for participants who are: 

  • youth workers, working directly with young people, especially dealing with inclusion & participation topics
  • interested in the training topics and have a strong motivation to apply digital transformation topics in their youth work activities
  • able to take part in the entire long-term process (end-January until end-April 2023)
  • able to communicate in English
  • able to have access to the internet, computer, video camera, microphone for the online sessions. Our meeting will take place mainly in Mibo. Before applying, please test if your internet connection and device works in this system (it will only take a minute): Test Mibo

We expect participants to take part in all modules of the training course and follow the online panels. Participants can watch panel discussions live or if needed after the panel takes place. 

This activity is open to participants from both programme and partner countries and able to travel to Lithuania and Armenia (VISAs, passport, etc).

Time frame: 

Training courses:

  • 31 January; 11:00 -12:00 CET; Online meeting with new participants 
  • 02 - 03 February; 9:30-13:00 CET; Online Training: Digital Well-Being
  • 09 -10 March; 9:30-13:00 CET; Online training: Ethics and Digital Rights
  • 19 - 22 April; Full Days; Study Visit on Emerging Technologies; Armenia

Panels:

  • 31 January 13:00-14:30 Online panel: Digital Well-Being
  • 7 March 13:00-14:30 CET Online panel: Ethics and Digital Rights
  • 28 March 13-14:30 CET Online Panel: Emerging Technologies in Youth Work

What can we promise by the end of the training course? Participants will be able:

  • to design inclusive and participatory digital youth work activities, knowledge of tools to use and processes
  • to ensure digital ethics, safety and privacy of young people 
  • to utilise digital transformation opportunities in youth work (emerging technologies, maker cultures, gaming, changing trends in the world of work, etc.)
  • to use opportunities of EU youth programmes to finance digital youth work activities
  • to approach challenges and barriers like the digital divide, exclusion, ensuring sustainability, etc. 
  • To use resources and knowledge from other sectors as well as expand cooperation opportunities in their communities
  • To increase international cooperation network

Background of the training:

SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI), SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre (SALTO I&D) and 10 National Agencies, with SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus (SALTO EECA) onboard joined to address the topic of inclusive and participatory digital transformation to encourage the transformation of online and offline spaces. In the European youth field, digital transformation is understood as a multi-stakeholder and inclusive process encompassing the co-design, implementation and utilisation of people-centred digital technologies with and by young people, youth workers and other relevant stakeholders. Digital transformation changes the way most areas of the youth field operate. It describes the evolving integration of digital technologies into social, economic, and cultural processes and structures.

The framework of the digital transformation in EU Youth field was mapped in the study, coordinated by SALTO PI and are: 

  • Multistakeholderism and participation 
  • Skills and education 
  • Access and infrastructure 
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability 
  • Ethics
  • Digital well-being

Please find more here

Disclaimer!

Information about training activities reaches SALTO from the most different directions. SALTO cannot be held responsible for incorrect information or changes in the training activities. However, please inform SALTO, whenever you should come upon incorrect data in the European Training Calender. Always contact the organisers of the training activities themselves for the latest information.

Applications are closed

The application deadline was 15 January 2023.

Date of selection: 23 January 2023

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/10828

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

Co-organiser(s):

  • SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Maja Drobne

E-mail: participation@salto-youth.net

E-Mail:

Phone: +38640697325

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.

Costs

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this activity. 

If a participant misses more than 2 activities, they will be removed from the training course.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency and funding National Agencies of this project will cover the costs of accommodation and food. Please notify the organisers in case you have any allergies or dietary needs immediately after being selected.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO in your region in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your National Agency or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. Please be mindful that you will need to organise your VISA yourself in case you need one.

Please note that tickets should be bought by 10 February and it is initiated by the participant.

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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