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✍️Call for "DigiWise" Training Course

🗓️ DATE: 18-24 March 2024

📍 PLACE: Trnava, Slovakia

🧠TYPE: Erasmus+ Training for youth workers

🎯 TOPIC: DigiWise: Guiding Youth in a Connected World

👥 AGE ELIGIBILITY: 18+ years old

✍️ DEADLINE to apply: February 4

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🎯 Summary

In our rapidly evolving digital era, we are constantly confronted with challenges such as

misinformation, hoaxes, and online hatred, which can lead to significant mental health issues. Alongside these challenges, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools has become a reality in our daily lives and in youth work. AI is no longer a futuristic concept but a present-day tool that we cannot escape. Its influence permeates various aspects of life, making it essential for us to understand how to use it wisely and responsibly.

This Erasmus+ training, “DigiWise: Guiding Youth in a Connected World,” is designed to address these critical issues. It is specifically tailored for youth workers who are seeking to better navigate the complex world of media, digitalization, and AI. The program will equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to guide themselves and especially the young people in the media world and use digital tools and AI in a safe, effective, and ethical manner.


🔍 Who are we looking for?

We invite motivated individuals aged 18 or older, working as

  • youth workers,

  • teachers,

  • trainers,

  • facilitators,

  • mentors,

  • coaches,

  • project managers, or

  • NGO staff.


📍 When and where?

The 7-days training will take place from 18th to 24th March 2024 (including travel days) in Trnava (Hrnčiarovce), Slovakia, in very nice guesthouse. The venue is located in one of the districts of a city of Trnava, which is a regional centre and historical city located just 50 km from the capital and having a very nice and cosy atmosphere. Accommodation and food will be provided by organisers and travel costs will be reimbursed to participants right after the training upon submission of required documents.


💡 What competences will the participants gain?

Participants in the 'DigiWise: Guiding Youth in a Connected World' training course will develop a broad spectrum of skills to address the intricate challenges of our modern, digital-centric world. In a landscape where misinformation, digital risks, and ethical dilemmas abound, this training is essential. Throughout the program, participants will:

● Cultivate Media Literacy Competences: Develop the ability to critically analyse and

navigate the digital media landscape. Equip participants with the skills to guide young people in effectively using media, recognizing reliable information, and understanding media influence.

● Explore AI in Youth Work: Gain insights into how AI tools and technologies are shaping

youth work. Understand both the positive potential and the ethical considerations of AI in

engaging and supporting young people.

● Ensure Online Safety and Privacy: Learn strategies for maintaining digital safety. Address

issues such as cyberbullying, hate speech, and the importance of online privacy, especially for young individuals.

● Understand the Impact of Digital Footprints: Delve into the long-term implications of

digital footprints and how they affect the lives of everyone, especially young people. They will be able to understand what is responsible digital behaviour and its consequences.

● Promote Digital Well-being: Discuss the importance of balancing online and offline life.

Explore ways to encourage healthy digital habits among young people, focusing on mental

health and well-being in the digital era.

● Engage in Effective Online Event Management: Acquire skills for organising engaging and

impactful online events and activities. Learn how to create interactive and inclusive digital

spaces for youth.

● Foster Ethical Use of Digital Tools: Emphasise the importance of ethical considerations in

the use of digital tools and platforms. Guide youth workers in teaching young people about

digital ethics and responsible online conduct.

● Navigate the Complexities of Digital Communication: Understand the nuances of

communication in the digital world, including the challenges and opportunities it presents in

youth work.


⚰️ DEADLINE

The deadline for applying is 4 February 2024 at 23:59 Armenian time. Interested candidates can apply by filling in this form: ✍️ https://forms.gle/HzyHNywA5VkNMmTD7 



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