The digital field is one of our core directions aiming:
  • to offer digital empowerment through access to online tools, free education and networking
  • as well as
  • to increase the level of digital literacy among young people and youth workers.

  • In the past years, we have been involved in strategic initiatives connected with:
  • building digital skills for youth and youth workers (digital youth work);
  • tackling hate speech online;
  • women empowerment in ICT;
  • digital citizenship education;
  • policymaking in the digital field.

  • Diana IONIȚĂ
    Head of Digital

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


    • GEYC, member of the public workspace European Network of Women in Digital (EWiD), part of EuroGender collaborative platform of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
    • Diana IONIȚĂ, Head of Digital, member of the Advisory Board on Digital Transformation for the European youth field, SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre


    UP2NEB - Interdisciplinary, youth-centred upskilling path leveraging on the New European Bauhaus toward peripheral communities

  • Period: Mar 2024 - Feb 2027
  • Aim: aims to engage, connect and empower youth workers from EU peripheral areas, equipping them with co-designed, practical learning resources and updated skills. They will then be able to train and empower young people (18-29) from those territories, to engage with the New European Bauhaus initiative, creating living space prototypes that benefit rural and peripheral communities' development. The initiative aims thus to foster positive change in peripheral areas enhancing youth agency.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic partnerships
  • Project ID: 2023-2-IT03-KA220-YOU-000177436
  • CODEMI - empowering disadvantaged communities through coding and digital entrepreneurship ́

  • Period: Nov 2021 - Oct 2023
  • Aim: expanding a network of digital skills schools all around Europe, increasing their impact on the most vulnerable groups in their communities.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA220-YOU - Cooperation partnerships in youth
  • Project ID: 2021-1-EE01-KA220-YOU-000030136
  • The Youth Creative Academy

  • Period: Sep 2021 - Feb 2023
  • Aim: creating an оppоrtunity and space fоr cоllabоratiоn between different оrganisatiоns, with the aim оf stimulating the creativity, the cultural awareness, and expressiоn оf yоung peоple, tоgether with equipping yоung artists with digital and managerial skills..
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA2, Partnerships for Creativity
  • Project ID: 2020-1-FR02-KA227-YOU-018680
  • SMART-Y: Youth Together for Green and Sustainable European Rural Territories

  • Period: May 2021 - May 2023
  • Aim: to boost the realisation of the European Youth Goal #10 "Green and Sustainable Europe" via the startup of a transnational network of youth organisations active in EU rural areas and able to Engage, Connect and Empower vulnerable young people (18-30 yo) towards the co-creation of European Smart Villages.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA3
  • Project ID: 624643-EPP-1-2020-1
  • CREAction4EU

  • Period: Mar 2021 - Feb 2023
  • Aim: Our aim is to raise awareness on the importance of active citizenship through social entrepreneurship, specifically focused on the creative industries. This will impact on the motivation of young people to be engaged in future careers related to creative businesses.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA227 Partnerships for Creativity (Youth)
  • Project ID:
  • #GenderIDTalks - ALF Virtual Marathon

  • Period: May - June 2021
  • Aim: to promote gender equality, in the sense of raising awareness on the topic of Women and gender stereotypes in a cross-cultural and cross-sectorial way, by connecting it to other key issues (SDGs and ICD, entrepreneurship, media and advertising, youth and digital) and empowering people towards a meaningful civic, economic, social, and cultural participation
  • Funded by: Anna Lindh Foundation
  • EuroChangeMakers #euroCM

  • Period: Mar 2021 - Sep 2022
  • Aim: discussing, reflecting, and proposing concrete solutions for the future of Europe
  • Funded by: Europe for Citizens, Civil Society Cooperation
  • Project ID:
  • UNICEF ECA Partnership: Strengthening meaningful adolescent participation and engagement in programmes and events in the ECA region

  • Period: Jan - Dec 2021
  • Aim: ensuring that all adolescents and young people in Europe and Central Asia (including the most vulnerable) have a chance to be connected, activated/engaged and empowered.
  • Funded by: UNICEF Europe and Central Asia
  • We, the internet (WTI)

  • Period: Jul - Nov 2020
  • Aim: to involve ordinary citizens in Romania in a dialogue about internet governance focused on artificial inteligence, data protection and fake news.
  • Part of: WTI - Global movement
  • Promoting equality through gender sensitive journalism and blogging

  • Period: Dec 2018 - Jan 2020
  • Aim: to raise the standards of journalism and blogging, making them more gender sensitive and also to strengthen the human capacity of the NGO’s and their partnership with media in the partner countries.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA2-CBY
  • Project ID: 599106-EPP-1-2018-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
  • Youth Workers 2.0

  • Period: Nov 2018 - Jun 2020
  • Aim: to 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 (digital youth work).
  • Funded by: Erasmus+ KA2
  • Project ID:
  • Young Digital Leaders

  • Period: Feb 2018 - Jan 2020
  • Aim: to empower young people aged 12-15 years old through digital citizenship, critical thinking and media literacy skills, so that they can become tomorrow’s digital leaders
  • Funded by:, Google Brussels
  • Editions: 2 editions
  • Turn ONline

  • Period: Sep 2017 - Apr 2019
  • Aim: to encourage youth organizations working in the field of peace building and Human Rights to transform their activity digitally and to use different forms of online activism in order to increase social impact from their actions
  • Funded by: Erasmus+ KA2
  • Project ID:
  • eSkills for Volunteers

  • Period: Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
  • Aim: to develop the digital skills of youth and youth workers in the context of the digital education
  • Funded by: Erasmus+ KA2
  • Project ID:
  • BWH - Balkan without hate

  • Period: Mar 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Aim: to explore how young people and youth work can benefit from creation of genuine youth documentaries on what kind of (multicultural) societies we want to live in.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA2-CBY
  • Project ID: 570028-EPP-1-2015-2-ME-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
  • EFHR - European Fellowship on Human Rights

  • Period: Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
  • Aim: to develop the youth skills in the field of human rights education.
  • Funded by: own sources, Erasmus+
  • PRISMA (Projects: Resources, Insights and Management - a Social Media Approach)

  • Period: Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
  • Aim: to empower youth workers, youth leaders and project managers from 22 youth organisations from 12 countries to raise their project management efficiency through social media tools and networking.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+ KA1
  • Project ID:
  • EDYS (European Digital Youth Summit)

  • Period: Aug 2014 - present
  • Aim: to create a multistakeholder platform to discuss key digital topics for youth.
  • Funded by: various sources for each edition
  • Frequency: each 2 years
  • Patronage: European Parliament
  • SMARTER (Social Media Academy: Raising Teen Employability Resources)

  • Period: Jan 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Aim: to empower the participants to implement employability projects at local level by using social media tools.
  • Funded by: Youth in action, 4.3
  • Project ID: RO-43-E107-2013-R3
  • SMYLE (Social Media & Youth - Learning for Employment)

  • Period: Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Aim: to empower youth to use social media tools in order to raise their employability.
  • Funded by: Youth in action, 1.1
  • Project ID: RO-11-E152-2013-R2
  • New Media Ambassadors

  • Period: Mar 2013 - Aug 2016
  • Aim: to develop youth new media skills through 8-12 weeks interactive eLearning programme based on "Learning by doing", "Intercultural learning" and "Gamification" methodologies.
  • Editions: 8 (eight)
  • Funded by: own resources
  • No Hate Speech Movement

  • Period: Mar 2013 - Feb 2017
  • Aim: to raise awareness about hate speech and equip activists with tools to tackle it.
  • Initiated by: Council of Europe - Youth Department
  • GEYC Community

  • Period: Mar 2010 - present
  • Aim: to empower youth, youth workers and teachers to create a positive change in their community.
  • Recognition: one of the first digital youth work initiatives in Europe (CoE)
  • Funded by: own resources