Digital week in Cyprus
The training course “Go Digital”, organised by SEAL CYPRUS took place in Larnaca from 18th to 24h of March 2018 with the participation of youth workers from 8 European countries; Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Estonia.
The organisation Islander NGO was represented by three youth workers.
The main topic was Digital Media in Youth Work. The sessions covered topics such as the responsible use of digital media, the critical attitude towards the social media, digital media for project management, the promotion of youth work in the social media, the importance of digital competences for the young people- especially those with fewer opportunities, and the significance of the European certificate YOUTHPASS.
The delegates had the honour to be paid a visit by the Cyprus Commissioner for Volunteerism and NGO, Mr. Yiannis Yiannakis, who engaged into discussion about volunteerism in Cyprus, the contribution of young people, the legal framework, and the improvements made in recent years and the challenges still ahead.
The delegates also visited the Youth Makerspace in Larnaca, a space created by the Youth Board of Cyprus where the young people have access to high-quality equipment such as 3D scanners, 3D printers, robots, mini processors and virtual reality systems for developing prototypes and implementing their business ideas.
The sessions were held by professional youth trainers. With their active participation, the youth workers gave important input about digital media in youth work in Europe.
The project was supported by the European Programme Erasmus+.
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