Skill IT for Youth partners get ready for the international training

Skill IT for Youth team members met again and were very busy working together. The project meeting was held in Warsaw, Poland, on 22nd and 23rd of February 2019. Polish partner, Fundacja Samodzielni Robinsonowie, hosted participants representing partner organizations: Youth Work Ireland, Camara Education (Ireland), Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway) and Fundatia Danis (Romania).

The project meeting started with a visit to Green Park Conference Centre in Serock, for the final check of the location chosen for the youth workers training, scheduled for the beginning of April. The training will allow 22 youth workers from four countries to come together for a train-the-trainer course aimed at equipping them with the necessary competences to provide digital skills enhancing workshops for young people (16-24 years old).

Also, the first day of the meeting was dedicated to preparation of the detailed training program and the workshops to be provided to youth workers. The workshops are part of the Skill IT for Youth Training Toolkit for Youth Workers and introduce topics, such as Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Media & Information Literacy, Productivity & Accountability, Communication. The workshops will enable youth workers to deliver digital skills enhancement sessions for young people.

During the second day, we revised the progress made so far with the ongoing intellectual outputs work, more precisely the Competence Framework for Digital Youth Work Practice and planned the development of the Strategic Guide for Senior Managers & Leaders to Embed Digital Technology into Their Youth Organisations. We also covered the development of project website’s content. We finished the meeting by deciding on the next steps to take in the project and the deadlines of each task.

We will meet soon in Warsaw for a very exciting 5-day training, when Skill IT for Youth Training Toolkit and the Competence Framework for Digital Youth Work Practice will be tested among the youth workers coming from Ireland, Norway, Poland and Romania.

Our project meeting was hosted by Przestrzen from Facebook, new learning centre in Warsaw, dedicated to social good and local initiatives. The place and its modern environment were inspiring for our working process.

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