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Makerspaces in digital youth work

Training Course

4-9 November 2019 | Luxembourg , Luxembourg

Hackerspaces, Fab Labs, Makerspaces are places where ideas become projects. Discover how to prepare young people to the challenges of a digital world by tackling their curiosity and creativity in the context of ICT and exchange experiences with makers.

Makerspaces in digital youth work

A hands-on training course for youth workers, who want to work with youngsters in makerspaces and create a network in the field of digital youth work and creative e-skills.

Hackerspaces, Fab Labs, Makerspaces – these are the places where ideas become projects and where information technologies are just a tool to achieve something bigger. What that might be is completely up to you. And to the youngsters you’re working with, of course!

With new technologies becoming more and more important in our everyday lives, as well as in our professional careers, it is crucial to include them in youth work activities and make sure that the next generation lives up to be competent and enthusiastic ICT creators instead of mere users.

This training course will be focused on an active exchange between makers to discover how to prepare young people to the challenges of a digital world by tackling their curiosity and creativity in the context of ICT. Makerspaces offer a non-formal learning experience in fields such as robotics, 3D printing, programming, reverse engineering, design, electronics and many more. They encourage youngsters to overcome their fear of contact, discover the endless possibilities of tinkering, try out new things, make mistakes, learn from them and become confident creators themselves. At the same time, makerspaces become social hubs for interaction and personal development – a place where youth work can happen in the most creative way!

This training is for you if you are:

Working with young people in a non-formal environment

Enthusiastic about the possibilities of new technologies and digital tinkering

Working with youngsters in a makerspace or similar institution or planning to set up one

Willing to share your knowledge and exchange best practices

Supported by your organization to become part of an international network of “maker-enthusiastic” youth workers

The central hub of this training will be “Base1” – the Makerspace run by the National Youth Service in Luxembourg. During 4 full days of training, we will also take you to some other creative spots in Luxembourg, to make sure your brain gets enough food for thought and inspiration, so that, at the end of this course, we will be able to lay the foundation of a network of creative digital youth work.

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 6 September 2019.

Date of selection: 4 October 2019

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8015

This Training Course is

for max 20 participants participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Anefore asbl (National Agency)

Co-organiser(s):

  • Service national de la Jeunesse (Others)

Contact for questions:

Tania Matias

E-mail: tania.matias@snj.lu

Phone: (+352) 247 - 86477

E-Mail:

Phone: (+352) 247 - 86486

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

This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to the participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. In general the sending Agency will take over the travel costs and the hosting Agency the accommodation costs and meals.

Accommodation and food

See participation fee

Travel reimbursement

see participation fee

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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