Youth Go Digital

The continuously growing number of social media platforms, online opportunities also increase the risks of running into open hate speech, bigotry and hostile disrespect for human beings of different backgrounds.

The internet and especially web 2.0 and social networks have opened up new ways and patterns of social interaction that have forced us to renegotiate many aspects regarding our lives: interaction, relationships, communication, friendships, etc. In this respect, Digital Discrimination is the representation of discriminatory content and attitude by digital means. This implies that digital discrimination does not represent a new reality, but a new way of expressing and disseminating discriminatory content. The message it sends is already known, however, the potentialities of the new patterns of evolution of these messages are in constant change. It represents a new form of expressing an already known reality in a new channel.

With this training course we aim to increase digital and social skills, positive values, attitudes and personal development of youth workers and raise awareness of importance and values of human rights and fundamental human values, as well as contribute to their personal development and improve quality of civil society projects and initiatives.

The main objective of this project is improving Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competences of youth workers needed for successful initiation, implementation and promotion of activities/projects outreaching young people of today. Specifically, this project will have focus on combating discrimination and hate speech online through developing educational competences (the ability to use and share on line educational methods, tools and materials in youth work and nonformal learning) and practical skills (creating informational, communication and media tools). The youth workers will have opportunity to explore different ways to tackle topics of mutual respect, understanding diversity through participation, engagement and self-expression of young people.

Date: 17-23 February 2020

Participating countries: Turkey, United Kingdom, Estonia, Romania, Lithuania, Italy, Spain and Hungary.

We are delegated 4 youth workers to the project.

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