The Multiplier Event campaign took the ICT4YOUTHWORK Toolbox to 3 European cities!

Four Multiplier Events offered the opportunity to showcase the ICT4YOUTHWORK results, but also to get feedback from the end-users and stakeholders. Partners from Portugal, Romania and Sweden brought together stakeholders who are involved with youth activities, youth policy, youth education or training and youth integration to participate to the project’s workshops.

In Romania…

The Multiplier Event in Romania gathered teachers and trainers from local schools who work daily with students. They tell us they seek new tools to enrich activities with youth such as: to create posters with the help of graphic design software, to communicate and upload documents related to homework, to enable them to make suggestions for learning platforms to students and to internally organise their work tasks and deadlines.

After an introduction of the project, participants were presented the ICT4YOUTHWORK list of digital tools /social media and were asked to select the ones they had interest in learning more about. They took a vote and five digital tools were selected for testing. With the help of the ICT4YOUTHWORK toolbox, participants explored these new tools on their own. During the event groups discussed the results of the project and explored a number of other tools found in the toolbox.

As there was high interest in the platform, another event has been scheduled to take place on the 12th of June in Romania. Would you like to find out more? Be sure to contact us!

In Sweden…

The Multiplier Event in Sweden was organised by the ICT4YOUTHWOK project leader SU and took place at Stockholm University’s eGovlab on May 9th 2019.

The participants involved represented a number of Youth Organizations, networks active in the field of education, training and youth, International nongovernmental youth organizations, Institutions responsible of youth matters, Institutions that help shape informed policies and laws, and other similar transnational projects focused on the digital competences of youth workers and quality of youth work.

The first part of the day’s agenda kicked off with Ms. Myrsini Glinos, project manager who presented ICT4YOUTHWORK’s aims and outputs. Mr. Gunnar Wettergren of Stockholm University spoke about the “Future of Education,” while Ms. Aida Faiz, Kortavägen spoke on the “Youth in a Changing Labour Market.” This part of the event rounded off with presentations by youth workers Linnea Wedelin, Scouterna, on the ” Scout Trails; “Ms. Andreea Sida of ZURY Association, on the ” Youth work in Arad and Timisoara ” and finally with the short video presentations of the results of two other Erasmus+ funded projects on youth work: Shanarani and Hi-tech Youth Work.

During the ME workshop, groups were asked to define challenges for youth workers in the digital era and to try and solve the challenges by using the ICT4YOUTHWORK Knowledge Repository (Toolbox).

The participants defined the challenges: “How to motivate the youth to engage in communication?” and “How to engage different types of youth, especially when faced with a vast offer of digital tools?”. With these challenges at hand they navigated through the ICT4YOUTHWORK Knowledge Repository to seek the digital tools that could help them find the solutions they needed!

In Portugal…

Another Multiplier Event for the project ICT4YOUTHWORK was organized by SPI on the 16th of April 2019 at the company’s headquarters, located in Porto. The event gathered participants from different local institutions and organisations from various youth fields such as social workers from youth centers, the Youth Foundation “Fundação da Juventude” which focuses on Training, Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment and the National Public Employment Service, IEFP.

After a short introduction of ICT4YOUTWORK the hosts presented the project’s results. The second part of the agenda was dedicated to a workshop during which the participants had the opportunity to test the Toolbox in order to find solutions for a number of different case scenarios. The event was marked as a valuable experience for all!