The European Guidelines are designed to inform and support the youth work sector and policy makers on Digital Youth Work. Digital transformation is affecting our societies in a myriad of ways. Young people’s entire lives will be shaped by these changes. The sector’s unconstrained non-formal educational approach makes it uniquely placed to respond to young people’s needs in a digitalising society and play a significant role in bridging the digital divide and promoting inclusion.
Digital youth work can use technology to make youth work services more accessible and relevant. It can create opportunities and spaces in which young people can develop a critical, innovative and value-based perspective on the digital transformation, and become the co-constructors of a positive digital future.
These Guidelines were developed by NYCI as part of a European Partnership www.digitalyouthwork.eu. There are also training resources and good practice from the our European Partnership on various aspects of digital youth work. See the latest video by NYCI on Gaming as Youth Work in Carlow Regional Youth Service here.
All the resources above are being officially launched at the ‘Youth Work in the Digital Age – What Next?’ conference in Scotland hosted by our partners YouthLink Scotland