Name of the project: Youth Exchange ‘’Becoming Digitally Conscious”
Date of Project: 03.05. – 08.05.2023.
Hosting organization: “NGO NEST Berlin”
Sending Organization: ”BRAVO”
Place: Berlin, Germany
Participants age: 16-30
The number of participants: 5
Working language: English
Deadline for applying: 25.02.2022.
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AIM OF THE PROJECT
Capacity Building project targeted to the promotion of healthy digital habits among young people. The goal is to make this group aware of the potential dangers of making an excessive use of digital devices, such as psychological disorders (e.g., eating disorders and depression). The project will contribute to increasing the quality, innovation and recognition of youth work, supporting the sharing of methods to address the opportunities and implications of digitalization.
“Becoming Digitally Conscious” is a Capacity Building project targeted to the promotion of healthy digital habits among young people (between 18 and 25 years old) living in the European and Western Balkans area. European society is progressively incorporating digital devices in all areas of life, which is leading to the spread of pathological internet use. Research on the topic has concluded that individuals that suffer from PIU deal with symptoms consistent with gambling or drug abuse, for example, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and neglection of offline relationships. The prevalence of digital addiction among European partner countries is 4,8% in Germany, 1,2% in Italy and 1,1% in Cyprus. When it comes to the Western Balkans area, the situation does not get better. 33% of adolescents in Albania and 30% in Bosnia are at risk of becoming internet abusers. In a study conducted in Montenegro, 36% of youngsters consulted stated checking Facebook almost every hour and 40% almost every other hour. Thus, data confirms what the European Parliament has stated that it is necessary to “Promote and educate on online and offline health behaviors in young populations” (“Harmful internet use” briefing). With the development of non-formal tools that support youth workers in the promotion of digital competencies, we hope to make young people aware of the potential dangers of making excessive use of digital devices, and how incorporating physically active and expressive activities in their routines can reduce their screen time and benefit their mental health and overall wellbeing.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
This proposal is based on the “Theory of Change” methodology, because we wish to have a concrete impact on society, making changes happen based on the needs identified. The non-formal activities will be focused on the general aim of raising awareness about the dangers of excessive internet use and the necessity to become more conscious about the way in which we make use of digital devices. As a result, the community should reduce the number of hours passed in front of screens and, when doing so, they will do it in a more mindful way. Thus, the project started by identifying the desired long-term impacts that we want to reach and then we designed a set of steps/activities that would help us reach them. All stages of the project are related in a coherent and connected way that ensures the delivery of the outcomes and outputs. These are:
– Preparation (Design of the educational program and Training of youth workers);
– Testing of the program;
– Implementation and Dissemination.
The targets youth workers to equip them with competence and knowledge different contexts, using the non-formal methodology. Participants will learn about restrictions on the digitization of education and how to overcome them, the positive and negative effects of technological innovations in the teaching process, how to organize a high-quality workshop, digital transformation, digital devices: how to integrate them into the learning process and in the education system, positive and negative effects of technological innovations in the teaching process, etc.prticipants
ABOUT HOSTING ORGANIZATION
NGO NEST Berlin is an umbrella organization for promoting and executing international projects to create an impact for social change. With our network partners, we support adults and youths by functioning as a hub for European projects – from project design to research and implementation.
NEST is thus strongly involved in the design and management of international projects in all sectors of Erasmus+ (Youth, Adult, VET, Schools, Sports) as well as in H2020, AMIF and EuropeAid. Moreover, as a trusted organization for volunteering activities, through European Solidarity Corps and other international youth programs, NEST is regularly engaged in sending and receiving young people from all over Europe and Africa.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRAVELLING
Breakfast and lunch will be provided directly from the venue of the training/accommodation. Dinner is fully refunded but is up to the participants. In Berlin-Wedding, you will find food and flavors from all around the world- arab, Mediterranean, Asian: name one and you’ll find it just around the corner!
How to get to the Wedding district from:
Berlin Brandenburg airport (BER): FEX (regional train) or S-bahn to Gesundbrunnen station and then reach your destination by walk, taxi (10-15 euros), trams (50 and M13) or u-bahn (U7 and U8);
Berlin Central station
TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 275€ per participant
How to apply?
Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
Deadline for applying: 25.02.2023.
Selection results: 28.02.2023.
PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
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