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Youth@Work 4.0 #DigComp for the Youth Work Sector

Training Course

18-23 October 2020 | Athens, Greece

This activity is a result of one of the events of the Youth@Work Partnership. It will be a training course that aims to empower youth workers and build capacity for the development of digital youth work in organisations.

This activity was a result of one of the Youth@Work Partnership events organized in 2018. The idea was developed based on the needs when we compare the development of other sectors such as business, industry. The activity will be a training course and aims to empower youth workers and build the capacities for development of digital youth work in organizations.

YOUTH@WORK PARTNERSHIP

In 2018, a consortium of 11 Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies (NAs), 4 SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres and the Resource Centre for the European Solidarity Corps decided to take a new approach to support employability and entrepreneurship amongst young people and professionals. They, therefore, created the Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship, with the aim to better address these areas by working collaboratively, based on a common strategy.

Youth@Work is an alliance of the NAs of Turkey (the leading NA), Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, and the UK, with the support of the SALTO-YOUTH Eastern Europe and Caucasus (Poland), SALTO-YOUTH Euromed and Good Practices (France), SALTO-YOUTH South East Europe (Slovenia) and SALTO-YOUTH Training and Cooperation (Germany) Resource Centres, as well as the Resource Centre for the European Solidarity Corps. It runs from January 2018 to December 2020, when the Erasmus+ Programme ends.

General Aim

Improve the capacities of youth workers/organisations in the area of digital competences, stimulating debate about digitalisation paradoxes, and increase the quality of engagement practices of youth work in the fields of employability and entrepreneurship.

Specific objectives of the training course 

Train participants on the digital competencies required to increase the youth work’s impact.

Empower youth workers to be innovative in supporting young people’s engagement in learning opportunities in employability and entrepreneurship skills.

Improve the approach in the youth field in addressing the generations’ gaps and the update of the new young generation in using digital tools in life and work.

Introduce relevant resources used in Y@W, such as Entrecomp and DigiComp, and how to be utilized.

Methodology

The methodology adopted is based on the non-formal learning approach (i.e. training sessions, group working, collective learning, group and panel discussions, field visit, and inputs from experts) and will offer space to closely engage participants in sharing their practices, tools, experiences, and relevant resources through Open Space Technology. The activity is also an opportunity to explore how the youth work can be effective in the digital era through visiting practices in the field in Greece and guest speakers.

The activity will last 4 full days, besides, 18th Oct which is the arrival day and 23rd Oct is the departure day. 

Participant Profile: (30 pax)

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age and:
  • come from Programme and Partner countries;
  • be youth leaders/ youth workers/ educators/ facilitators/trainers and active in the youth field;
  • be representatives of youth organisations, NGO/CBO, or youth centres in formal education institutions;
  • interested in developing youth work methods and tools in digital competences;
  • Involved in youth projects to support employability and entrepreneurship skills for young people;
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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8776

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

english

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail:

Phone: +302131314435

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 NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

For participants from Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, the travel costs will be taken nin charge by the SALTO Resource Centre in charge of their region.

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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