Digital literacy and 21st century skills play a crucial role, because all young people will have to have technological and digital skills & a flexible approach at work for the future and in everyday life. Therefore, the development and promoting quality of diversity youth work is crucial for inclusion in socio-economical environments and promoting digital empowerment allowing greater synergies across all fields of actions concerning young people with special focus on autonomy, participation with active citizenship, notably for those at risk of social exclusion by enhancing critical thinking and media literacy, sense of initiative and promoting entrepreneurship education (EU Rec. Digital Inclusion for a better Europe) . We will develop Diversity Youth worker to be able to empower the disadvantaged young people to take charge of their own life. The Diversity Youth Worker will learn new technical skills such as video-blogging, but also intra/entrepreneurial skills & coaching techniques to enable them to make disadvantaged young people more employable in the future and put ideas into practice; to become active EU citizens. The project tackles also challenges of discrimination and poverty through the aid of video-blogging and facilitation skills developed so that the Youth woker is able to promote diversity, common values of freedom, enhance critical thinking, media literacy & strengthening the sense of initiatives of disadvantaged young people.
Disadvantaged young people from migrant/ minority communities those that are not media literate face multiple difficulties to function fully in a digital society and this affects their full and responsible online participation. Furthermore, their voice is often underrepresented in the media and female migrants are even less visible. The main response to these challenges is to empower young people from migrant and ethnic minority groups (in cooperation with local youth from low socio-economic background) to take the media in their own hands. The project aims to upscale a local project called “Young Journalists” in the framework of this project, young migrants were empowered to run and manage their own newspaper called “Migratory Birds” All the articles as well as the management of the newspaper were written by the young migrants themselves with the support of a team of media professionals. In the process of upscaling, the project aims to transfer this practice in 5 other countries and swift the focus from traditional media to digital media. The main objective of the project is to empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to equally participate in today’s information society. The first specific objective of the project is to increase media literacy and digital media skills of the disadvantaged young people through their empowerment to run and manage their own digital media. The second objective is to increase the skills of professionals to implement digital media training programs that will be effective for the specific target group. The project is going to develop a method on the training of disadvantaged youth in digital media. Then it si going to organise training for professionals and training for the youth. At the end the disadvantaged youth will be empowered to manage their own media.
The aim of the project is our participation in handling possible misunderstandings and preceding conflicts when coming into contact with people from other countries. It is important in a current situation in migration and tourism.
The priority of the project is to contribute to sympathy and tolerance of different culture traditions and peaceful coexistence of people with various culture-religious traditions.
The project and its output will help more volunteers, expert groups and public administration organizations working in culture, tourism, with migrants, etc. It is also specified for educational places dealing with international relations and safety.
Early leaving from education and training (ELET) is a serious issue in many EU countries and has attracted the attention of many researchers, policy-makers and educators. Although the situation varies across countries and the underlying reasons for students leaving early are highly individual, the process leading up to it includes a number of common elements: learning difficulties, socio-economic problems, or a lack of motivation, guidance or support.
Early leaving is highly challenging, not only for young people, but also for societies. For many, Early Leaving Education or Training will lead to reduced opportunities in the labour market and an increased likelihood of unemployment, poverty, health problems and reduced participation in political, social and cultural activities. Furthermore, these negative consequences have an impact on the next generation and may perpetuate the occurrence of early leaving. Youth unemployment in the EU is currently running at 20% and ELET contributes directly to it as employability depends strongly on the level of qualification achieved.
In order to understand why young people leave education and training early, it is moreover important to see ELET not only as a status or educational outcome but as a process of disengagement that occurs over time (Lyche, 2010). Chronic absenteeism and exclusion from school can be among the symptoms, or may even be the cause of students leaving early (Neild et al., 2007). However, there are more signs which indicate that students may be at risk. Warning signs may occur as early as in primary school and may be related to individual factors (e.g. educational performance, behaviour, attitudes) or to factors within individuals’ families, their schools, and communities . Understanding early leaving from education and training as a complex process, detecting early signals and identifying students who are at risk of leaving education and training early is therefore a prerequisite for developing targeted and effective measures to prevent it.
Youth work plays an important role in enhancing social inclusion.
The aim of the project is to facilitate the exchange of competences and experience between 2 organisations from Romania and Spain to improve their youth work quality, through the professional development of 12 youth workers, to be active agents of inclusion, to fight against discrimination and to foster the development of social, civic, intercultural competences among youths.