ON HOLD Register your interest in this long term ESC project in Timisoara, Romania – Dates TBC Help to prepare the local community for the arrival of 260 volunteers who will convert 10 old industrial buildings into new youth centres. Raise awareness among the local young people of the importance of voluntary activities. Promote inclusion and human rights education by implementing weekly workshops. Engage them in non-formal workshops and debate the concepts of youth participation and active citizenship at local, national and international level. For more details or to register your interest please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and the constantly changing advice with regard to travel we are asking initially for registration of interest. No placement will start until it is safe to do so.
This month Paul and Andrew were invited to speak at an online event organised by the German National Agency. The “Move-It” conference was a series of webinars and presentations about the use of digital tools and methodologies for bringing people together in the virtual world. There was an audience of around 100 youth workers and trainers from all over Europe. While everyone agreed that there can never be a substitute for actual travel and intercultural contact, it is clear that digital tools provide a lot of added value, not least by promoting inclusion and allowing more people to participate. Our session focused on our recent experience and future plans for using virtual and augmented reality for non-formal education, showing that this technology is approachable and affordable by anyone who wants to try. The conference itself was an example of best practice for online events, and provided a model that we hope to follow in future.