Call for Participants: Road to Online Digital Citizenship Education (Brussels, 5-10.11.2023)

Representatives of youth organizations throughout Europe, youth workers, and educators working on/interested in Digital Citizenship Education (DCEducation), we are excited to invite you to our upcoming DCEducation training, which will be taking place in Brussels from November 5 to 10, 2023!

In our everyday lives, we use the term Digital Citizenship to refer to the responsible and impactful use of technology and online platforms, encompassing online safety, active participation, and making a positive difference in communities and beyond. But what about Digital Citizenship Education?

The goal of DCEducation is to promote positive and responsible digital behavior, foster a culture of respect and empathy online, and help individuals become active and informed participants in the digital world. Although there are existing curricula on DCEducation in the youth sector, our goal is to develop new and innovative ones, with the aim of ensuring that youth organisations and young people have access to high-quality DCEducation online. This will help young people engage in online activities responsibly, protect their privacy and security, critically evaluate digital information, respect the rights and well-being of others, and contribute positively to digital communities.

About the training

We will bring together 15 DCEducators and representatives of youth organisations in November to delve deeper into  DCEducation, while discussing challenges and creating a way forward. Together, we will explore the enabling environment for the youth sector in DCEducation, explore the use of various digital tools for empowerment, discuss effective online delivery methods, and co-develop an online self-paced course on DCEducation. 

So, why wait? Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas, gain skills, and contribute to the advancement of digital citizenship education. Apply now and make a positive impact on DCEducation in the youth sector!

Who can apply for participation?

We invite you to apply for participation if you are a youth worker, DCEducator or a representative of a youth organisation who is interested in or already working on this topic and is between the ages of 18 and 30. Participation is open to young people from Council of Europe member States, and you are expected to attend the entire training.

How to apply?

Don’t wait, apply now by filling in the application form by July 5 at 23:59 CET at the latest!

What about costs?

We are committed to covering all costs related to training materials, lecturers, trainers, accommodation, travel, and food. Participants are advised to use the most cost-efficient means of travel, and travel costs will be covered in accordance with CONNECT International’s policy on travel expenses reimbursement depending on the country of origin.

“Digital Citizenship – through Youth Glasses” is a project supported by the European Youth Foundation.

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European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe

Co-funded by the European Union

Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union

Friedrich Neumann Foundation

SmartCity.Education Initiative

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