Digital Challenges and Opportunities for Young People

This is the title of the workshop on June 20 run by association "Langas į ateitį" where 35 Youth employment centers employees participated. At the beginning of the event "Langas į ateitį" director Loreta Križinauskienė introduced the newly started project "Youth Work HD", which is a strategic partnership among four European organizations, ALL DIGITAL members: Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka (Croatia), association „Langas į ateitį" (Lithuania), Latvijas informācijas un komunikācijas tehnologijas association (Latvia) and European Grants International Academy (Italy). The project aims to strengthen and share youth workers skills in the countries involved in project using ICT for solving the pressing social problem – youth unemployment. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme.

"Langas į ateitį" took the advantage of this opportunity and introduced the newly developed training tool - an online course for young people "Digital Art - Photography, Video, Web Sites" which is supposed to motivate young people to learn more about digital photography and video, basics for web design. The course is open to Youth employment center employees first and after the pilot will be open for free to Youth Employment centers participants.

One more important topics tackled by Atea Baltic IT Auditor Algirdas Šakys - information safety. An hour lecture included information on the dark side of the internet, hackers' attacks, unreliable sites, rules of safe use of Wi-Fi.

In the second part of this workshop, public relations and psychology expert Romualda Stonkute invited participants to the practical training "What to do when you are not heard? During this practical workshop, participants gained knowledge and experience in testing the most different listening and communication techniques.

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