Title: DG Tools
Dates: 12 November 2019 – 18 November 2019
Place: Bansko, Bulgaria
According to an EUROSTAT-statistic 91% of young people in the EU make daily use of internet compared to 71% of the total population. This number illustrates very well how important the online sphere for youngsters is. This is of course not an EU-phenomenon but applies also for young people in other countries. The internet is mainly used for communication, work, research, university, leisure time – for basically all spheres of life. Social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram play a crucial role in the life of youngsters. Sharing personal information, documents, photos and locations are an integral part of the life of many young people. The younger generation can be described as digital natives. And although they are familiar with new technologies, they can also become victims very fast. Online tools and services offer great opportunities for personal and professional life and development, but they can involve many threats and can endanger the well-being of young people in different ways. Examples are: cyber-bullying, hate speech, loss of personal data and privacy rights, data theft, exposure to fake news, etc.
Because of these reasons we believe that it is important to increase the level of media literacy of youngsters by informing about a healthy way of using digital media and to reach out to youngsters with means of digital youth work. The online world is developing very fast and with this project we want to equip youth workers and trainers with a set of useful methods to work with their target group. This Training Course is for youth workers and trainers who want to learn useful methods of digital youth work for their target group (especially youngsters with fewer opportunities) or are working already with these kind of methods and want to share their methods, get inspired and complement their tool box. This project contains a Training Course and a monitored follow-up phase.
Main objectives of the project:
-Raising awareness about the own online behavior; online threats for youngsters; digital and data security and privacy rights
-Increasing the level of media literacy of the participants and their target group -Sharing methods for digital youth work and providing a toolbox for youth workers and trainers -Developing new methods for digital youth work
-Empowering youngsters to use digital tools for their personal and professional development
-Setting Up an Action Plan on how to implement the methods in the home communities
-Networking between youth workers and trainers from different European organisations
-Promoting Erasmus+, Media Literacy and healthy online lifestyle
-Good level of English
-Interested in in the topic of the project
-Over 18 years old
-Priority will be given to Alternativi International members due to the topic of the project
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania
Accommodation and travel costs:
Accomodation and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the duration of the activities will be covered by the receiving organzation Alternativi International.
All participants will be accomodated in hotel Casa Karina, located in Bansko Bulgaria at the follwoing address: Kralev dvor 5, 2770 Bansko, Bulgaria
Contribution fee: 20 euro This way we will ensure the participants have a stake in the project: A modest contribution from participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contributed to it.
If you are interested in and would like to take part in please fill the from here : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1
Deadline: 11 November 2019