Upgrading Digital Youth Work: an innovative programme to equip young people with advanced digital skills to meet the needs of the labour market – digital@youth work”


Programme: ERASMUS Plus KA2 – Strategic Partnership

Number: 2018-3-DE04-KA205-017182

Years (start – end): 20019 – 2021

The D@YW 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 in youth work aiming to bridge the digital gap and promote the creation of partnerships between the Youth Work, stakeholders, institutions, the labour market, policy maker, ICT experts, providers and enterprises by:

  • Utilizing the non-working time available in a constructive way to set up DIGITAL@YOUTHWORK Clubs/Labs 
  • Creating synergies between Youth organizations, Schools and the business world
  • Introducing the Open Badges as a method to validate and award the digital skills 
  • Creating transnational cooperation between partners


The project aims to strengthen the profiles of the Youth Workers and also upgrade the quality of Youth Work through the development of Complete Tool Kit accompanied with a set of new teaching and learning material to support the acquisition of high-tech digital skills of young people.

The project in its entirety persecute the goal attainment of development of deep tech digital skills as striven for in recent reports of the EU, e.g. 2018 Digital Action Plan, 2017 New Skills Agenda, 2018 Renewed Key Competences as approach to bridge the digital gap with labour.

Countries involved:
Germany, Spain, UK, Italy and Cyprus.