Guide to easy and appealing online/digital education with marginalised youngsters

As associated partners in the project “Guide to easy and appealing online/digital education with marginalised youngsters” (OnlineEDU), we contributed during the consultation process for the production of the two intellectual outputs of the project:

  • O1 Curriculum of the training course for youth workers “Easy and appealing online/digital education with marginalised youngsters”; and
  • O2 Toolkit “Easy and appealing online/digital education for youth work with marginalised youngsters and their parents”.

The project is funded by the Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção, the Portuguese National Agency for the management of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme.

The coordinating project partners are:

  • DOTS – Cooperativa de Inovação Social para a Transformação Social, CRL; Portugal
  • Centar za savremene životne kompetencije; Serbia
  • LINK DMT S.R.L.; Italy

Summary of the project:

The presence of online education started to get recognised quite a lot in the recent years, starting from different individual online courses to the Massive Open Online Courses that people can register and complete all through online platforms. Many organisations have used a combination of online and in-person activities to conduct a certain programme.

Even though many organisations and educational institutions have managed to easily switch to the online provision of educational services, there is still a big number of those that are experiencing challenges to fully switch and deliver their programme in an effective way as they did before the pandemic. Yet, they have to remain active and respond to their target groups’ needs. Additionally, there is a significant number of organisations and educational institutions that did not manage to survive the online way of working and therefore remained inactive during all this period. This also influenced the whole process of their project’s implementation, the involvement of people in the programmes, the possibility of employees of these organisations to lose their job, as well as the further planning and initiating future projects.

With our target groups of youngsters with marginalised backgrounds (and their parents) facing bigger challenges (than their mainstream peers) in the current realities and implications of the online/digital education, there is a need for us to further raise capacities of our youth workers to efficiently address those issues, in order to contribute to the more inclusive society in our communities.

With this project, we want our beneficiaries, youngsters with marginalised background (and their parents) to improve their digital skills, and we also aim to encourage and empower more youth workers for organising easy and appealing online/digital education activities for marginalised youngsters, in line with the newest updates and innovations in the field.

Project objectives are:

  • To empower youth workers and improve knowledge management of our organisations in theory and practice for building competences of educators in online / digital non-formal education for marginalised youngsters, through innovative curriculum for youth workers’ training.
  • To empower marginalised youngsters for equal participation in online / digital NFE youth work through development of inspiring, innovative and up-to-date toolkit with workshops for beneficiaries and their parents.

To exchange good practices and further develop quality strategic partnership among partners from 3 European countries with different realities in regard to inclusion and online/digital education possibilities.

Project results: