Youth Empowerment Association opens a call for 3 youth workers for the training course “DigiYouth” taking place in Tbilisi Area, Georgia from 3rd to 9th of December 2021.
Young people in Europe spend an increasing amount of their time consuming digital media (video streams, messaging, blogs or social media). These tools can provide a place for young people to learn, to share their experiences, to exchange their views, to have fun with their friends and to actively participate in society. Literature review suggests that there are a lot of youth work practitioners who lack the digital skills or attitudes to fully benefit from the opportunities created by digital technologies for delivering quality youth work. If there is any truth to such a divide between ‘digital kids’ and ‘analogue youth workers’, there should be a high demand for youth workers’ continued professional development in this area – as well as scope for youth work to be online.
Objectives of the project are:
– to understand how and when to use digital tools in a variety of youth work settings;
– to reflect on the needs of young people in relation to the digital, map the challenges of using digital tools in youth work (ethics, fatigue, mental health, cyber hygiene, privacy and security, participation and engagement) and generate responses;
– to understand digitalization through different paradigms, (ethics and values, human rights, gender, artificial intelligence etc), its effect on young people and role of young people;
– to exchange practices of using digital tools in youth work and develop a resource of various tools, methods, guidelines for digitalizing youth work.
Date: 03 – 09/12/2021
Location: Tbilisi Area, Georgia
Profile of Participants: 3 youth workers (18+)
Participation Fee: 900 MKD*