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D(at)YW – Upgrading Digital Youth Work is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for innovation and exchange of good practises. The project pioneers to design a Complete Tool Kit and a Knowledge Pack for developing, implementing and monitoring various inclusive strategies for promoting deep digital skills.

Methodological approach

Utilizing the non-working time

(i.e. after school/college, summertime, afternoon) available in a constructive way to set up a deep tech club.

Introducing Open Badges

as a method to validate and award the digital skills acquired by both young people and youth workers.

Creating synergies

between youth organisations, schools and the business world in order to bridge the skills-gap between education and the labour market.

Creating transnational cooperation

between partners for the organisation of competitions, events, C1 mobility, digital movement as part of the EU strategy.


During the first stage the consortium is conducting various surveys to identify the existing digital skills gap between young people’s abilities and the existing requirements of the job market.

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The second stage is about designing and developing all essential teaching and learning material to support the promote of deep-tech digital skills through synergies and hubs.

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At the third stage a short-term training for youth workers will be organised to test all developed materials.

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After testing, the feedback will be incorporated into the designed product and presented again to the wider audience.

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During the final phase of the project’s dissemination plan, which includes the completion of the planned activities and the implementation of the D(at)YW for digital literacy, each partner will organise a national conference in their country. 

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Current Numbers

Surveyed youngsters


businesses interviewed


modules to be developed


deep tech clubs to start


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  • Kick-Off Meeting

    May 9th-10th, 2019 in Erfurt, Germany.

  • Transnational Meeting #2
  • Transnational Meeting #3
  • Short-term Joint Staff Training
  • Multiplier Events
  • Transnational Meeting #4
  • Final Conference

Acknowledgement of youth work’s key role in acquisition of digital skills of youngsters

If you believe in the value of open non-formal education as a tool for the youngsters’ participation and their empowerment, it’ is time to take some action.


D(at)YW: e-Learning Platform Testing

The e-Learning Platform, featuring e-Academy, e-Community and e-Resource Data Bank, was developed as part of the Intellectual Output 3 (IO3-A1), and is meant to revolutionise blended-learning for young people and youth workers. Each of the partners took responsibility to integrate a specific part of the platform in their session, whether that be: e-Academy, e-Assessment, e-Community,…

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D(at)YW Piloting: C++ Programming Language Course

Between the 3rd of November – 27th of November 2020, Emphasys Centre conducted the Pilot testing for the Digital@YouthWork project for the C++ module (which was the module developed).  The sessions were organised face-to-face at the premises of Emphasys Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the group of interested participants was split into two…

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D(at)YW Piloting: Social Media Marketing

Open Europe piloted the module “Social Media Marketing” which is targeted at beginners in the topic: young people or youth workers who have average skills and knowledge in social media but who are interested in learning more about the marketing potential social media have. The two people who developed the course were in charge of…

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