29 March 2023

Digital Youth Work - State of Play - Moving Forward [Dublin, 22-23 March 2023]

Our Head of Digital, Diana Ioniță, and the OMG Community Collaborator Cristina Bălăceanu participated in the Digital Youth Work - State of Play- Moving Forward Conference in Dublin, between 22-23 March, which brought together youth work stakeholders to experience results and learning obtained from the strategic National Agency cooperation on Digital Youth Work.

During two intensive days, they learnt the key findings of the project, and reflected on the recommendations and the possibilities to be integrated in our own youth work realities. The discussions focused on designing quality digital youth work opportunities for young people, the role of policies and EU programmes in quality development of digital youth work, competences, training and assessment of youth workers, digital transformation and future-focused development of youth work. Besides these, participants had the opportunity to exploring various transferable practices of digital youth work such as: citizen curation of cultural heritage (SPICE Project), virtual reality, audio technology, or youth engineering solutions (shared by Foróige), and the function of NFC tags (presented by Verke).

👀 Check out the highlights of Day 1 here
👀 Check out the highlights of Day 2 here
👀 Check out the highlights of the event here

Digital Youth Work is a long term project of the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps. The project is a part of the continuing development of digital youth work in Europe, and it builds on the Council Conclusions on Digital Youth Work (2019). The partners in this strategic cooperation are the national agencies of Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps in Belgium Flanders, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland (coordinators) and Cyprus, France, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and Turkey as well as the National Youth Council of Ireland, SALTO Inclusion & Diversity, SALTO South East Europe, SALTO Training and Co-operation and Verke the Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work in Finland. More details can be found here