digital youth work

  • Effective Digital Habits

    Growing curious, digitally agile youth workers with a portfolio of digital competences to realise digital youth work. Creating digitally proactive partner organisations through capacity building, giving young people the chance to be safe, resilient and able to learn in today’s world. ‘Effective Digital Habits (EDH) for Youth Work’ was a long term project realised through […]

  • Maker culture in Budapest

    “No matter what profession you will pursue in future, it is always good to know how technology works” Since it is always good to also include local practices in seminars we had booked a visit to the local makerspace. We were warmly received by the Makerspace staff, and the founder, Péter Fuchs. Peter explained the […]

  • Social media for good and for better

    Being hosted in the European Youth Centre Budapest, the seminar created unique opportunities to learn more about the youth activities supported by the Council of Europe. This European institution promotes international youth work activities in three directions: human rights education, democratic participation and the rule of law. Laszlo Foldi shared the experience of implementing the […]

  • Digital youth work developments are taking steps forward

    The 2nd edition of the seminar ‘Developing digital youth work’ marked a new milestone in this area of youth work. Few months before, in February, the European expert group on digitalisation of youth work released their recommendations on developing digital youth work in Europe. Their recommendations provide excellent foundations for further reflection, exchange and developments […]

  • Different realities, different approaches to digital youth work

    The programme of the seminar “Developing Digital Youth Work” was structured in a way to try to illustrate the point that digital youth work has many different available approaches. Like previously stated, digital youth work methods have been developed very differently in different countries. This goes to show how youth work, whether online or offline, […]

  • Youth social media realities

    One of the most important principles of youth work is to be where the young people are. When Facebook was growing in popularity among young people, youth workers were still stuck on discussing pros and cons of interacting and engaging with young people on Facebook. Now, when finally youth workers are there, online and ready […]

  • Online youth participation

    The rapid advance of Internet technologies and online environments gave promise to lower the barrier for young people to engage in civic affairs. Survey data concluded in the EU Youth report 2015 shows that virtual spaces frequented by young people can be compared to the physical ones and thus be “a great resource for political […]

  • Defining the concept of “Digital youth work”

    Although we naturally sent out lots of material to our participants from 16 countries beforehand, we also had some unexpected help to “set the stage” for our seminar. The in-flight magazine on the flight from Helsinki to Oulu featured an article eight pages long about the changing curriculum and teaching approaches in schools across Finland. […]

  • Playing catch-up with the digital (r)evolution

    In Europe digital youth work methods have seen a significant growth in interest over the last few years. This is a direct result of the increasing prevalence of technology and increased pervasiveness of digital tools and networks in young people’s lives. The use of digital tools is now more commonly than ever accepted as a […]

  • Next Urban Adventure is Just Around the Corner

    You work with young people in urban environment and want to create a learning experience that is exciting, happening outdoors and uses digital technologies? With ‘Expedition’ you can make the usual and familiar urban environment a base for unusual learning experiences. 20 people from 11 countries (Italy, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, USA, Germany, […]

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