TC ”Digivocacy” – 03-09 April 2022, Genova, Italy

Dates: 03-09 April 2022

Place: Genova, Italy

About the project:

The constant and expanding digitalisation in the public arena, just as changes in innovation itself, showcases that several practices are getting quickly outdated. Youth workers need to consistently survey and grow new key strategies and measures to satisfy the new needs for digital education.Non-formal learning rehearses are no less influenced not just in light of the fact that innovation can affect the manner in which instruction is conveyed, yet in addition on the grounds that non-formal learning has a task to carry out in planning youngsters for a tech-driven world. Additionally, experiencing childhood in the digital age doesn’t make ‘advanced locals’, intrinsically skilled and sure with digital skills. Reviews demonstrate, that the use of internet is, as it were, confined to recreation time exercises, while commitment with innovation for instructive or cooperation purposes lingers behind.

Then again, the challenge isn’t just to guarantee that youngsters build up the advanced capabilities required, yet additionally to receive the rewards from the utilization of internet so as to encourage commitment in being dynamic residents in their networks, particularly that the lаck of youth commitment is still а significant issue аround Europe where weаk rаtes of youth participation in municipal and democrаtic forms аre evident. Moreover, their dissаtisfаction with conventionаl politicаl engаgement openings is generally recorded: they express generаl lack of engagement аnd suspicion. Along these lines, they displаy а low degree of politicаl pаrticipаtion, feel estrаnged from the politicаl framework аnd underrepresented inside the trаditionаl types of pаrticipаtion.

Therefore, #Digivocacy plans to step up the digital skills of youth workers by equipping them with innovative digital tools in order to raise young people’s participation. In order to answer to this goal, we’ll address the following objectives:

O1. Promote youth participation by updating the ladder-of online participation from E-Informing to E-Engaging.
O2. Assess the reasons of engagement or disengagement of young people with the democratic processes in the 9 participating countries.
O3. Empower youth workers with tools addressing digital inclusion of young people.
O4. Create digital guidelines for youth participation stakeholders, answering the objective O2.

Participant profile:

– 2 Youth workers: who are empоwering yоung peоple, аnd regulаrly соnduсting lосаl асtivities (preferаbly nоn-fоrmаl) thаt involve youngsters оr hаve them аs mаin tаrget grоup.

– Nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn trаiners/fасilitаtоrs: with experienсe in utilizing/plаnnig to utilize digitаl pаrtiсipаtion for fасilitаting nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn асtivities аiming to drive up youth pаrtiсipаtion in their soсiety.

Participating countries:

Latvia, Romania, France, Poland, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Spain

Insurance,Accomodation, Travel and Finances:

The training course will take place in Ostello Bello in the city centre of Genova. The participants will be in shared rooms. Towels are provided. Toiletries are not provided.The hostel has good standards ensuring quality delivery of our training course, the meals will be taken in a nearby restaurant. The airport of choice to reach Genova is Milan (either BGY or MXP), there are direct trains and buses to Genova.

The accommodation and meals are 100% covered by the coordinating organization.

There will be a contribution of 40€ to be deducted f rom the travel costs upon reimbursement. The Italian participants are exempt.

Each participant will be provided flight proposals that are the most suitable for reaching Milan airports and then Genova. The cheapest means of transport are to be considered.

It might be possible to stay up to 2 extra days but only if the travel is cheaper and more convenient on the chosen dates. Direct flights are always prioritised.

All tickets shall be booked by the participants and reimbursed up to 2 months after the training course. This reimbursement is conditioned to active participation.

Travelling light is recommended, When travelling with Ryanair or Wizzair, it is allowed to add the priority-boarding option.

It is only allowed to book the airline tickets on the airline’s own website, not through travel agencies or third-party websites. Plane tickets should always be accompanied by boarding passes.

Kindly make sure that all tickets are bought online. If not possible, paper receipts or paper boarding passes should be scanned (with a scanner or an app), not taken as photos.

The European Health Card is mandatory for all participants or otherwise private health insurance.

The cost of covid test (if needed) is not subject to reimbursement.Insurancetravel and finances

Covid masures:

All the information about the COVID measures up to date applied in Italy can be found here. The participant also needs to fully respect the health protocol imposed by the authorities at the time of the training course, the safety measures that apply to group events. These safety measures will be introduced on arrival at the venue

If you are interested in and would like to take part in  please fill the from here : 

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Deadline:

07.03.2022

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