European Youth for Sustainability and Digitalization

Sustainability and digitalisation are two central topics that move young generations in many nations. These subjects change and determine the future lifestyle of people. To meet these challenges, it is necessary to engage as society as a whole and from different levels. Particularly young people should be able to realize their overall potential. They have to be strengthened in their abilities in order to play an active role for a sustainable lifestyle in continuously digitalised societies. For this, new educational opportunities are needed that promote personal abilities like creativity, critical thinking and solution-oriented action according to a guiding principle of sustainable development. Additionally, a reflective manner with digital media is essential as these are important preconditions for social participation.

This is exactly the point where EYSAD starts. In the project, innovative learning and teaching opportunities for youth work will be developed, which support a reflective examination of sustainability by means of digital media. The project addresses both young people as well as youth workers and leaders and follows a participatory approach assisted by both target groups.

Project Objectives:

  • Awareness-raising for challenges in environmental and climate protection with reference to personal behaviour

  • Acquisition of basic knowledge on sustainability and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (17 SDGs) as well as their global interconnections

  • Strengthening of digital competences by means of using and developing digital media

  • Promotion of further education of qualified employees within the field of youth work and/or education

  • Support of young people and youth workers to become actors of change for a sustainable development

Project Outputs:

  1. A 360° EnvironmentPhototour serves as interactive learning and teaching medium for youth workers and youths alike. Local challenges of environmental and climate protection in European countries as well as solution approaches are displayed narratively by means of visual media.

  2. A concept for a train-the trainer including OER material serves to offer future further training for youth workers and leaders to enable them to independently develop 360° photo tours with young people.

  3. A guidebook offers knowledge on the integration of sustainability by means of digital media in youth work as well as examples of good practice by EYSAD.

Activities:

  • Short term joint staff training (Berlin, Germany)

  • Blended mobility for young people (Budapest, Hungary & online)

  • 360° Environment photo tour workshops with youths

  • Train-the-Trainer workshops

Partners

Studio2B Gmbh

Germany (coordinator)


Marketing Gate

North Macedonia


Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action type: Strategic Partnerships in the field of youth

ID: 2020-3-DE04-KA205-020385

Project webpage: coming soon

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