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ToDAY: Developing digitAl Youth work

Training Course

29 November - 6 December 2019 | Larissa, Greece

“ToDAY: Developing digitAl Youth work” project aims to promote quality youth work through supporting open and innovative practices and by helping youth workers understand digital youth work and develop their capacity on digital youth work.

Social media sites, online games, video-sharing sites and gadgets such as iPods, iPads and mobile phones are now part of the culture of young people. They have permeated young lives in such a degree, that it is hard to believe that these technologies hardly existed less than a decade ago.

Today, young people may come of age and struggle for autonomy and identity, as their predecessors did. However, they do so in the midst of new worlds of communication, friendship and self-expression and it is based on the use of digital media. Digital Media and Technology has transformed how we teach and learn. The learning and self-development process do not always begin with teachers, they are also initiated by the learner, or supported by a youth worker. Digital media and technology it can’t be anything but part of youth workers’ training and capacity.

Young people in Europe spend an increasing amount of their time consuming digital media and (video streaming, messaging, networking, blogging, gaming, etc.). Some of the problems that young people are facing today are directly connected to digital media and especially social media, such as pressures of 24/7 social networking, hate speech online, cyber-bullying, internet and online games addiction. Unfortunately in almost all European countries, there are cases that young people were even led to suicide because of cyber-bullying or hate speech online or various, serious internet addictions. All young people today need technological skills, social media literacy and an agile attitude towards technology in their future work and daily life, and this should be encouraged by youth workers.

“ToDAY: Developing digitAl Youth work” project aims to promote quality youth work through supporting open and innovative practices and by helping youth workers understand digital youth work and develop their capacity on digital youth work. It will support digital youth work in a local, national, regional and European level.

The main activity of this project is the Training Course, which will take place in Larissa, Greece. 30 participants from 14 countries (Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, UK, Slovakia, Spain, and The Netherlands) will participate at the TC. The working team of the TC consists of 2 experienced trainers and 1 facilitator.

The project’s objectives are:

  • To familiarise with and better understand digital youth work approaches and to be prepared to introduce digital approaches to their youth work practice. Youth workers will be able to support young people to develop the skills, competences and courage to actively shape digital technologies
  • To identify innovative practices in both delivering digital youth work and upskilling youth workers' digital competences and to exchange good examples of how digital tools are used in youth work in Europe
  • To develop youth workers’ skills, competences and knowledge on digitalization through training that meets their needs and the needs of their communities and young people they work with
  • To create a network of youth workers from several European countries and support participating organisations to provide youth workers with tools, methods and practices for understanding digital youth work
  • To practice and be able to use in their daily work with young people the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project of the EU
  • To create space for making new contacts, creating new networks and exploring Erasmus+ Youth opportunities to develop digital youth work in future

The partners’ consortium designed this training course for youth workers and leaders, trainers, NGO members, legal representatives of organizations, youth mentors, project managers and coordinators, educators and facilitators, who:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • want to deepen their understanding on the topic of digital youth work
  • want to stimulate active citizenship and digital youth work
  • are ready to explore and reflect in an experiential training course and in a community setting
  • are able and ready to work in English
  • are motivated and willing to commit to work on the objectives of the training
  • are able to act as multipliers after the end of the educational activity and transfer the obtained knowledge back to their organizations and young people

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 25 September 2019.

Date of selection: 10 October 2019

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8166

This Training Course is

for 32 participants

from Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Facilitators

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

I Participate NGO (Youth NGO)

I- PARTICIPATE is a non-profit organization based in Greece.
Our activities aim to:
-Empower and support young people through non-formal education, sport and culture.
-Develop social and human capital and create more favorable conditions for strengthening social equality, social cohesion and political activity.
-Support initiatives to protect individual, political and social rights and human rights in general.
-Provide, guidance, marketing research, tailor-made training and development programs to promote development initiatives in the fields of culture, sport, economy, youth, the concept of European citizenship and participation, and generally in any sector that will promote active participation in European, International, National and local level.
-Provide services to help and support individuals of all ages and at any time in their lives, to manage their careers, to choose their education and vocational training.
-Strengthen innovative programs from any source, World, European or National, to contribute to local, regional and global collaboration.

Website: https://iparticipate.gr/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iparticipatengo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i_participate/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IParticipate2
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/i-participate/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72BHvAZKuP9JenNjQRnFYQ

Contact for questions:

Maria Roidi

E-Mail:

Phone: +306947895751

Costs

Participation fee

No participation fee

Accommodation and food

Organization and accommodation costs are covered 100% by the program.
 

 

Travel reimbursement

We will cover your travel costs according to the European Commission travel reimbursement to a maximum amount per country of: 

  • Bulgaria, Greece, Albania - 180EUR
  • Italy, Slovakia, Cyprus, Armenia, Georgia, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania - 275EUR
  • Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark - 360EUR

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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