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Webinar: Young People & Youth Workers in Online Communities


12 November 2019 | Online, Estonia

Join our interactive webinar to find out what are online communities, echo chambers, filter bubbles and what could be the cause of radicalisation online. We'll learn about digital youth work and discuss how could we better reach out to young people!

When young people are online, where are they really and what are they up to? 

Young people are self-organising in communities often out of reach for traditional youth work. Therefore the webinar "Young People and Youth Workers in Online Communities" aims to shed light on how young people interact online and look into pathways to reach them in those online spaces. Furthermore the webinar will explore tools of digital youth work for online community work.

The webinar is using many interactive methods and because of this, we can only accept 25 participants. The webinar participants are expected to contribute to the discussions and engage actively.

The webinar is organised by SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) and is co-funded by the National Agencies from Iceland, Bulgaria, Greece, Estonia, Slovakia, Italy, Lithuania and Poland. The training is part of a TCA (Transnational Cooperation Activities) project "Media and Information Literacy Training Programme" coordinated by SALTO PI.

Date: November 12, 2019 
Time: 2:00-4:00PM CET 
Where: zoom.us link together with a calendar invite will be shared with the selected attendees on October 25, 2019. 

During the webinar we will:

  • explore digital communication and online communities
  • present digital youth work concepts and methods
  • discuss the up- and downsides of digital engagement in youth work
  • showcase arguments and conversation starters for practical youth work
  • lower thresholds to use digital tools in youth work

Keywords and topics we also cover: memes, echo-chambers, filter bubbles, online spaces and radicalisation.

The trainers:

Martin Fischer (facilitator, trainer):

Martin Fischer is a media and game educator from Germany. His focus is civic and human rights education in link with the digital environment. He works with many participatory projects in digital communities and creates safe spaces for inclusion online. With a passion for gaming, online communities and youth work he is a strong proponent for digital youth work. He is also a member of Think Tank on Youth Participation for SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre.

Juha Kiviniemi (guest trainer) is a digital youth work expert from Verke (https://www.verke.org), Finland and an Erasmus+ trainer. In the last couple of years he has especially focused on the topics of technology education and social inclusion in the digital youth work field. When he is not training youth workers in Finland or abroad, he can most likely be found online trying to assimilate all the information on the internet.

Technical requirements and information for participants

Webinar will be recorded and parts of it will presented in Participation Resource Pool (currently in development) that is an online platform that will introduce tools for Youth Participation, Media and Information Literacy and Critical Thinking. 

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network (min 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down),
  • speakers
  • microphone
  • webcam

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 25 participants

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

and recommended for

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

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

The overall purpose of SALTO PI is to develop strategic and innovative action to encourage youth participation in democratic life, including through:

- fostering the involvement of young people in democratic decision-making;
- fostering youth participation in civic and social life through volunteering or taking up a role in youth organisations;
- developing expertise on evolving trends in youth participation, including through digital means;
- developing expertise on young people's skills that enhance and underpin their effective participation, including media literacy, sense of initiative and communication;
- providing guidance to and support for all NAs on state-of-the art strategies for reaching out to a higher number of young people, increasing quality and impact of information activities as well as their inclusiveness and the sustainability and transferability of project results.

Contact for questions:

Meelika Hirmo


Phone: +372 697 9232


Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the webinar takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. As there are limited places we request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

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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