miercuri, 14 noiembrie 2018

The start of the KA2 Partnership "Youth Workers 2.0"!

“Youth Workers 2.0” project will provide guidance and training for youth workers across Europe on how to use ICT tools and digital methods to better deliver basic skills youth education. This will be done through an integrative approach in collecting, sharing and disseminating innovative and inclusive teaching and learning practices using ICT tools and digital methods.



Project duration: November 2018 - June 2020

Context: Europe is facing a radical digital transformation of its society and economy. Already 90% of all jobs require at least some level of digital skills. Despite high level of youth unemployment, there are two million job vacancies in Europe many in new digital fields. Training and re-skilling young people to prepare them for the job market are more necessary than ever.
According to the Digital Skills gap in Europe report (19th October 2017), the demand for information and communications technology specialists is growing fast. In the future, 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills. At the same time, the report revealed that 44% of Europeans aged 16-74 do not have basic digital skills so a big percentage of European youth lack basic digital skills. So, the current situation can be described as a technology paradox where young people are quick to consume new technology but in many cases they lack the skills and/or interest to master this technology and use it in more critical and creative ways.
Considering the increasing digitalisation of society, it is therefore more important than ever that youth workers develop their own digital and pedagogical skills.

Consortium: EuropeYou (Spain - coordinator), ASOCIATIA GEYC (Romania), KULTURALIS KAPCSOLATOKERT ALAPITVANY (Hungary), OEJAB (Austria)

Objectives:

  • To reflect youth workers role in relation to digital approaches;
  • To empower youth workers to fully exploit all the potentials of digital education and ICT tools to deliver basic skills education;
  • To improve youth workers knowledge of usage of different digital tools making them understand what kind of skills are needed in different contexts;
  • To provide youth workers with appropriate training opportunities for further developing their professional knowledge, skills and competences;
  • To enhance mutual learning and share of good practices;
  • To compose a set of learning materials as open educational resources (OER);
  • To create an online platform that will contain all the outcome of the projects and allows youth workers to use quickly and easily all materials produced during the project.
Activities and Outputs:
  • Needs Analysis Surveys & Needs Analysis report- The realization of a needs analysis report (A2) to find out more about the needs and challenges of our direct target groups in relation to digital skills. This needs analysis report will be based on two online survey executed in all 4 participating countries.
  • Digital Guide of best practices - Creation of a new resource, the “Digital Guide of best practices”, aiming to present the main best practices to support youth workers and professionals' everyday work as well as the current situation, challenges & opportunities. The Guide will reveal real examples of the best practices in each of the four partners’ countries.
Project Meetings:


  • Kick-off meeting : Vienna, Austria, November 2018
  • Intermediate meeting: Torremolinos, Spain, May 2019
  • Final meeting: Budapest, Hungary, December 2019

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