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VR Youth Tube- Transnational Digital Youth Advocacy

Training Course

20 June - 24 August 2023 | Dublin, Ireland

Are you interested in exploring digital spaces for Youth Advocacy? We invite teams of youth workers and young people to come together to learn how to support youth to activate their voices and learn how to use digital platforms including Virtual Reality.

"When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful."        Malala Yousafzai 

Target group: Teams should consist of 1 youth worker and 1 young person. The young people must be 18-30 years old and from the same youth organisation as the youth workers. Youth workers are invited to apply on behalf of the young adult. Individual applications will not be considered. 

Led by two experts in the fields of; youth-led self-advocacy, Seamus Quinn and digital youth work, Barry Haughey, this training is a modern, innovative, and forward-thinking opportunity designed to support young people interested in Youth Advocacy, delivered in 3 steps in varying dimensions (quite literally). Using a range of digital multiuser platforms, this program will explore digital spaces for youth advocacy, which will introduce the power of digital for wide regional youth advocacy using technology that is accessible to most, such as smartphones.

Come meet like-minded young people who want to make a difference in their own life and the lives of others. 

Objectives:

  • Fully explore the potential for this three-dimensional space to fill the gap in International Youth Advocacy
  • Collaborate on creating a hybrid training programme to enhance International Youth Advocacy
  • Prepare to share that passion - learn how to advocate through enhancing communication and presentation skills
  • To explore how European projects such as Erasmus+ can support digital youth work
  • To network and connect with other youth organisations across Europe

Participants will:

  • Develop experience in working with others on immersive platforms with a specific focus on VR during the residential training in Dublin
  • Gain knowledge of creative and digital methods in amplifying voices of young people
  • Understand the rapidly evolving world of immersive technology and how it can be beneficial to youth voice

Dates of the online training (time TBC):

On the 20th and 27th of June and 4th of July: 3 hours online session focused on self-advocacy

11th July: introduction Overview of digital youth work and VR

18th July: VR galleries and Avatars, Ready Player Me/Spatial 

25th July: Catch-up session Q&A 

1st August: Multiuser platform 1, Rec Room overview and meetup 

8th August: Multiuser platform 2, EngageVR overview and meetup

15th August: Catch-up session Q&A

Residential  training in Dublin

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, 20th August evening.

Departure is scheduled for Thursday, 24th of August after the breakfast

Your trainers:

Barry is the Founder of HoloGen, a digital artist and educator with over 20 years working in the UK and Irish education and youth work sectors. Throughout his career he has worked with a diverse range of harder to reach young people, striving to incorporate digital learning and future skills into his programmes. Over the past 4 years, Barry has been exploring and incorporating immersive technology, such as VR, into his educational and youth work practice using a range of multi-user platforms.

Séamus is known for his inspirational change facilitation style, combining leadership development, coaching, arts-based methods, and self-organised collaboration. He is also an expert in setting up and coaching youth led self-advocacy networks in Ireland and abroad. He is a core researcher on international projects in Human Rights and youth led media advocacy co-funded by Erasmus Plus, where he facilitates group dialogue for stakeholders that come together to navigate complexity and learn together on what matters most. He is the Founder and content creator at Quintessential Coaching

 

It is compulsory for the young person and the youth worker to attend all the online training sessions in order to participate in the residential meeting in Dublin.

Disclaimer!

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 29 May 2023.

Date of selection: 6 June 2023

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/11257

This Training Course is

for 22 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Young people

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Leargas (National Agency) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Marion Garnaud

E-Mail:

Phone: +353 1 887 1251

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 participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

A single bedroom will be provided to the participants.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA 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.

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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