КА2 – Strategic Partnership – AlwaysOn for Youth
Are you a youth worker or teacher interested in digital youth work, digital safety and inclusion?
Do you work with vulnerable young people or intend to do so?
Are you interested in joining more than 100 youth workers from Europe and beyond and learn about digital youth work, inclusion and safety?
Are you concerned about (in)humane technologies, deepfakes, digital safety for young people and youth workers?
Do you need quality tools which can be used and understood easily?
Join the Digital Youth Work Community of Learning – a European network of dedicated youth workers willing to learn more about digital youth work, digital safety and inclusion.
The Digital Youth Work Community of Learning is created inside the “#AlwaysOn for Youth” Strategic Partnership for Youth project which is implemented between April 2021 – April 2023 by Federația Young Men’s Christian Associations România (YMCA România), as coordinator and Young Initiative Association (AYI), Sdrujenie “Nadejda-CRD” – Bulgaria (NCRD), The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service – France (CCIVS ) and the Alliance Europeenne des YMCA – Belgium (YMCA Europe), as partners. The project is co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus + Program.
The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of youth organizations from Romania, France, Bulgaria, Belgium and the federated networks of the partnership consortium to serve young people (including vulnerable youth) extensively and intensively through digital youth work and digital inclusion and digital safety practices.
More info about the project:
What we intend to do:
Create and develop a collaborative learning space focused on digital inclusion and digital youth work, connecting youth workers from Europe interested in learning more about these topics through the sharing of best practices and stories, learning about new tools, increasing the capacity and the competences of the youth workers and organizations involved.
We want to put a spotlight on the tremendous work and support provided by youth workers to the young people all over Europe, highlighting how this support has challenged and helped youth to reach their potential and to lead change in their local communities through youth-led social action, even amidst the global pandemic and post pandemic.
Together we want to analyse the new working context and to adapt and renew our approaches and tools to deliver quality digital youth work and enable digital inclusion.
Who is this community for?:
100+ youth workers interested in developing their digital youth work and digital inclusion skills from European countries (The youth practitioners can be youth workers, social assistants, teachers, psychologists, volunteer coordinators, youth center managers, etc).
What engagement is expected?:
Community members will be actively involved in all stages of the project and consulted, but will also have the opportunity to attend virtual co-creation sessions. The community will be facilitated by the partnership consortium in order to keep an active engagement by using digital tools.
The commitment for being part of this community and engaging in sessions is 2 years. As a community member you are expected to regularly access the community platform, share your experiences or questions and whenever you are available to attend some of the community (online) events.
Criteria for selection
* Age limit: 18+
* Youth Workers from across Europe are welcomed to apply and be part of this community.
* Equal chances and no discrimination principles – we promote and encourage youth workers and youth organizations representatives accessibility from and with all backgrounds(rural/urban), from big or small organizations, targeting youth workers who are working with vulnerable young people.* There is no requirement to be a professional youth worker (eg. proven through a certificate). Please treat the definition of a youth worker to the largest extent possible and applicable in your context, as long as you are working with or supporting the learning and development of young people in your community or organization.
The Digital Youth Work Community of Learning will actively engage in the activities of the project between June 2021 – June 2023. We estimate regular 1-2 hour meetings (once every 1-2 months).
Selection process calendar
For more details and information:
Project manager: Alina Violeta Pop, Federația YMCA Romania, Tel: +40723278437, Email: alina.ymca(@)gmail.com
Young Initiative, Romania, Razvan Sassu, e-mail: razvan.sassu(@)younginitiative.org
YMCA Europe, Belgium – Marius Pop, e-mail: marius(@)ymcaeurope.com
CCIVS, France – Victoria Lovelock, e-mail: secretariat(@)ccivs.org
Sdrujenie Nadejda-CRD, Bulgaria – Dilyana Vuchkova e-mail: nadejda.projects(@)gmail.com
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