In a century when the digital realm has overwhelmingly taken over our daily lives and has shaped our learning and working habits, it is of crucial importance to employ the benefits of the digital empire to our work as youth organisations. Acknowledging that using digital tools provides young people with easier access to services that cover a wide range of their needs, supporting them in the facilitation of digital means can foster finding solutions to challenges such as exclusion, segregation, alienation, unemployment, etc. This makes it essential for youth workers to be able to identify and use digital tools while being aware of their benefits and disadvantages. 🚀
DigiZation addresses the development of high-quality skills in the use of digital tools for youth workers and organizational staff who is working to raise the level of participation of young people and to ensure more youth inclusion in participatory processes. In line with this rationale, the projects' main aim is to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of youth organisations by developing modules that allow for sharing of best practices in utilizing digital tools among organisations, address the use of digital tools to reach a wider target group, increase digital organisational efficiency and elaborate on the concept of digital participation. 💻
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At the "Kick End" Meeting the "DigiZation" partners met to evaluate and disclose the whole project, to measure its impact and to discuss the further collaboration. Thank you for the fantastic collaboration to our partners Out of the Box International from Belgium, Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) from North Macedonia and Dypall Network from Portugal.
The international "DigiZation" conference was held in a TEDx Salon format and gathered 50 people. The event was done in cooperation with TEDxDonauinsel. With DigiZation, passionate speakers and spectators explored the sensation of digitalization, the role of the youth, tools and organisations, and how they will all have to intertwine if we want to build a sustainable future together. TEDx Salon events are small events that keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events. It’s a unique kind of gathering that TEDx organizers hold which allows the conversation to continue, in person.
20 people, out of the participants involved in the whole process of the project, came together and evaluated the project outcomes implementation, its impact, and its potential benefits on individuals and on the organisations involved. The evaluation seminar employed various tools for self assessment, group and individual assessment.
In this phase, the participants from the training were supported to pilot several of the identified good practices, with an added value for the practices implemented in partnership with municipalities or educational institutions or enterprises. This could include a local training, a meeting with stakeholders, a public event with youth, etc.
The training for multipliers gather 16 participants among representatives of youth organisations, municipalities, and other relevant stakeholders who were willing to improve their capacity to use digital tools and to enrich their organisation’s experience; they will receive input based on the findings of the previous meetings and support to understand how they can put into practice the diverse tools that have been presented as good practices, as well as they will be trained on how to use and how to implement good practices in their local realities. Be trained on how to use and how to implement those good practices in their local realities.
The consultative meeting gathered 12 representatives of youth organisations, municipalities and other stakeholders who mapped and shared good practices from their work. The meeting facilitated the process of assessment of the extent to which each partner is successfully using digital tools that encourage participation and will lead to the production of a document with recommendations that can be shared with other organisations and stakeholders in the community. The main aim of this meeting has been to equip the partner organisations with a general overview of the digitization of their activity and to support them in improving the use of the already practised tools. Read more here.
It's with great excitement that we kicked off our first KA2 project "DigiZation - Digital Participation in Youth Organisations" within the Erasmus+ framework of EU. Here is to the next 1.5 years of great collaboration with our partners Out of the Box International from Belgium, Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) from North Macedonia and Dypall Network from Portugal.
These projects were made possible by funding of Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, youth, training and sport. A special thanks to the team of our National Agency, the IZ - Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung.