Conference – Symposium - Forum

24-27 February 2020 | Vienna, Austria

This conference will explore the digital dimension of youth work by providing an overview of current developments and exploring competences of youth workers in existing competence models.

The digital dimension of youth work has become an integral part of everyday work among youth workers and has been looked into and discussed from many angles.

Recent conferences, seminars and projects organized on European and national levels tackled this topic as well as policy recommendations, such as those from the European expert group on "Developing Digital Youth work". It has become an integral part of youth work in Europe and therefore integration of this dimension in existing competence models like the ones developed in the framework of the European Training Strategy or the "aufZAQ" model in Austria.

In this 2,5-day conference, we intend to:

  • provide an overview of current developments regarding the digital dimension of youth work and existing competence models for youth workers.
  • reflect on and strengthen the role and identity as a youth worker in a digitalised era.
  • explore and discuss about the digital dimension of youth work and related competences. 
  • contribute to integrating digital competences in existing competence models for youth workers.
  • provide space for networking.

This Conference will bring together about 120 youth workers, youth work educators as well as experts on the digital dimension of youth work and on competence models as well as other stakeholders like NA Staff.

Together, the participants will explore the various layers of the digital dimensions of youth work and where they see their role in a digital youth work enviroment. They will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the (further) development of competence models. All this in an engaging and interactive environment with enough time to exhange their hopes and challenges with peers and discuss buring questions with experts.

This event is organized by the National Agencies from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia in cooperation with SALTO Training & Cooperation RC as well as POWYE - Professional open Youth Work in Europe and aufZAQ.

Training overview

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 120 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine 

and recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth work educators


Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



IZ - Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Marco Frimberger


Phone: +43/5867544-0

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food during the event.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Click here and read more about Youthpass.

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Application deadline (24h UTC): 27 November 2019

Date of selection: 9 December 2019