Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Digital Youth Work

E-learning / 1-29 March 2021 | Lithuania

This course is open for anyone in the world, but mainly focused on youth workers and non-formal educators from Europe willing to learn about digital youth work.

How to join the course?

Click on the enrolment link. Then enter your email, click if you are a new user of existing ‘Canvas Free for Teachers’ user, register and access the course. There will be no selection, just click on the link to enrol to the course now! You can join at any time.

You can start learning from the two first modules from the moment you will access the course.

Course objectives:

  • To provide knowledge about digital youth work in Europe
  • To support the development of digital youth work by providing good practice examples and practical tools
  • To support sharing of good practices of digital youth work
  • To connect organisations and people interested in digital youth work development

Reasons to take part in the course

  • Perhaps the most comprehensive course on essentials of digital youth work in Europe
  • Easy learning through videos, practical tools, examples and discussions
  • It’s a free, open and flexible course for any kind of learner.

Course activities on Canva platform:

The course content follows the training needs identified by the Expert group which provided with the policy recommendations, training needs and good practice examples for developing digital youth work.

The course will offer animated videos, good practice examples, self-assessment activities, sharing knowledge in discussion forums, resources, practical tools and tasks on the following themes:

  • Module 1: General introduction to digital youth work
  • Module 2. Digitalisation of society and impact on youth work
  • Module 3: Planning and designing digital youth work
  • Module 4: Information and data literacy in youth work
  • Module 5: Online communication
  • Module 6: Digital creativity
  • Module 7: Safety online
  • Module 8: Reflection and evaluation for digital youth work development

These activities will be hosted on the Canvas online learning platform. You will be able to follow full course activities or explore only selected topics.


Additionally, course facilitators will offer a series of webinars where you can join on specific days and times. We recommend to book these dates in your agenda:

4th March Time – 14.00-15.00 Dublin time / 15.00-16.00 Brussels time / 16.00-17.00 Athens time, “Keeping communication and sense of community with young people online” with Katja Štvanec from Ljubljana Pride organisation (Slovenia)

12th March, 14.00-15.00 Dublin time / 15.00-16.00 Brussels time / 16.00-17.00 Athens time – “Youth digital creativity” with Anu PÖYSKÖ, WIENXTRA-Medienzentrum (Austria)

17th March, 14.00-15.00 Dublin time / 15.00-16.00 Brussels time / 16.00-17.00 Athens time – “Ensuring and Educating on Online Safety” by Barbara Buchegger from Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications

25th March, 14.00-15.00 Dublin time / 15.00-16.00 Brussels time / 16.00-17.00 Athens time – “Reflecting and evaluating digital youth work” with Michele di Paola, Spazio Giovani (Italy)

Webinars will be recorded and later uploaded to the course content.


Everyone completing the course will receive open digital badges for each module and a Youthpass certificate for completing at least one module of the course.

Organisers and contributors

The Lithuanian National Agency of Erasmus+ in the field of Youth coordinates this online course.

The team of facilitators, Nerijus Kriauciunas and Laimonas Ragauskas from the NGO Nectarus (Lithuania) developed and facilitates this course with great contributions by the experts and organisations active on digital youth work developments: Suvi Tuominen and Juha Kiviniemi, Verke – national Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work (Finland); Tracey Moore, Youth Work Ireland Midlands; Anu PÖYSKÖ, WIENXTRA-Medienzentrum (Austria); Barbara Buchegger from Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications (Austria); Michele di Paola, Spazio Giovani (Italy); Experts Adina Marina Șerban (Romania) and Evaldas Rupkus (Germany).

The Erasmus+ National Agencies from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, and Portugal co-finance this course.

More information at: SALTO