Project place: Daugirdiškės, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
Project dates: 29th April – 5th May 2019
Application deadline: 27th January 2019
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Technology is affecting our society in many different ways. Digital transformation is shaping labour market, education, youth work, and even interpersonal relationships. The new buzzwords are: gamification, augmented reality, virtual reality, personalized e-learning, artificial intelligence, e-citizenship, redesigning learning spaces, the classroom is becoming a set of devices and more and more learning happens outside of formal education setting. Do youth workers understand what these words mean? Do they know how to use the new trends in technology in daily youth work activities? Are youth workers familiar with new trends in the sociology of young people? What impact technology has on young peoples’ lifestyles/health/ social skills? With this project, we want to help youth workers to answer some of these and other questions.
The training course will bring 33 youth workers from across Europe to Lithuania for a 7-day training course “Basic competencies in digital youth work”
Aims and objectives of the training course:
To create space for youth workers to explore how digital youth work can be included in organisations’ daily youth work activities and international projects.
Objectives of the training course:
1. To raise awareness how digitalisation is shaping the societies, including its impact on youth work and young people.
2. Explore how youth work can benefit from digital technologies.
3. Provide participants with basic skills for using digital youth work tools.
4. Analyze good practice examples of how digital youth work is already implemented.
5. Gain practical tools for digital youth work.
6. To develop future international youth mobility projects within Erasmus+.
With this training course we want to provide youth workers with open source tools, skills do it yourself, tools and methods of digital youth work. Youth workers will learn how to organize educational activities using digital tools. Moreover, we will create space for youth workers to cooperate and create future Erasmus + projects with strong digital elements, which would be meeting the interests and needs of youth.
- age above 18
- youth work practitioners (youth workers, youth leaders, youth policy specialist)
- having at least 1-2 years working experience in the youth field
- able to work and communicate in English
- willing to share their experience with CID and other project partners
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euros according to the rules and conditions of Erasmus+ programme.
Participation fee: NONE
Sending fee: 500 MKD