Training for Digital Youth Work

The core idea of YOWOMO2.0-Train is to get youth work in shape for the 21st century. Main target group are both youth workers and their trainers. Education and training for both will be developed to acquire competence and make use of up to date digital technology. This will enable professional youth work to become a player in the digitalisation of Europe increasing digital inclusion, community cohesion, digital citizenship, youth participation, while decreasing informational poverty among young people.


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This is the online course for trainers, educators or lecturers who want to conduct a YOWOMO training for youth work in the age of smartphones and social media.

Why should you take this course?

Smartphone, Snapchat, Facebook, Pokemon Go, WhatsApp … Today the world of children and young people is a mixture of the physical and the digital world. Young people do not go online – the internet has been in their pockets since the day they were born. This entails risks, but also offers opportunities.

Professional youth work faces the challenge of developing proper actions in a field where there are more questions than answers. Both the profession and each individual youth worker are confronted with the question: “Am I prepared for the 21st century?”

If you are a trainer, educator, lecturer or alike and you want to conduct a YOYOMO training to prepare youth work professionals for the 21st century, this course offers you an easy introduction to the background and execution of a YOWOMO training for youth work in the age of smartphones and social media.

What will you achieve?

Once you have completed this online course, you will be able to conduct a YOWOMO training for youth work professionals. You will ...

  • be familiar with the background of the YOWOMO2.0-Train project and the YOWOMO training,
  • identify the didactical approaches of the YOWOMO training,
  • be able to find and use the training material,
  • discover some tips and tricks for the training, and
  •  reflect on your training competence and improve it.

Who is the course for?

Trainers, educators, lecturers or alike who support formal, non-formal or informal learning of professionals in pedagogical work with children and young people from areas such as youth work, youth welfare or school social work or alike. Experience in youth work or related fields and being a little bit tech-savvy or nerdy is not a precondition, but helpful.

What is the best way for you to do this course?

The best way is to go step by step through each topic, it will help you to better understand the objectives of the course and get the overall knowledge on the topic. 

Who is the main contact of the course?

To contact the authors of the course please send the message via Discussion bookmark.

Who developed this course?

This course was developed as part of the Erasmus + Partnership YOWOMO2.0-Train. The partnership involved nine institutions involved in youth work, vocational training and higher education. Partners are from Poland, Romania, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The developers were able to take a specific European view of the topic, and by involving a wide range of stakeholders, the training was designed to be practically applied.

The development of this course id funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Course content

  • Introduction to the YOWOMO project and training

  • Didactical approaches

  • Training material

  • Tips and tricks

  • How to become a better YOWOMO trainer

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