(First announcement)


ONL-YOUTH (are we lost in online space?)


November,  2nd- 5th (working days are 3rd and 4th of November), Belgrade, Serbia

Application deadline:  24th of September 2017.


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming conference "ONL-Youth (Are we lost in online space?)" that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 2nd-5th of November 2017.  It should brighten up the gap that exists between youth work, non-formal education and online learning and digital tools. The fact that young people today are “onl(ine)-youth” does not eliminate the need to take an active attitude towards online space, in what way and what purpose it is used with (“digitally wisdom)”. Also, in a what way those who are onl-youth cooperate with those born before widespread use of digital technology, such as trainers and youth workers, as well as most of those who direct Youth policy. Therefore, is it possible youth work to be more online and using online context and keeping values of non-formal education with youth?
The Conference will bring together youth workers, non-formal educators (trainers), young people, experts for online learning in different fields from Albania, Croatia, Finland, Kosovo*, Lithuania, Macedonia, Spain and Serbia. This will be a unique opportunity not only to share and discuss, but also to try to perceive how the onl-youth culture shapes the youth work and non-formal education today, and potentials and traps in this aria.

Through discussion groups, small experiential groups, the large group (plenary), workshops, and panel lectures, we will explore topics like

·         Educational technologies - history and where we are now.

·         Effectiveness of online youth work and youth activism?

·         Online courses: interaction and dynamics - how to achieve them?

·         Experiences, benefits and dilemmas about online non-formal learning dealing with topics such as: youth activism, youth participation in decision-making processes, increasing youth employability, raising awareness of gender equality ...

·         Online support for youths who are coming from sensitive groups.

·         How can we use video and other games for pedagogical purposes?

·         Internet traps - invisible marketing .

·         Virtual world - reality and opportunities?


The full Program for the Conference and the list of the guest speakers will be published soon. 
During the conference, the host will provide visit to some cultural events, sightseeing  and info about places for fun.

Formal conditions

Organizers will cover costs concerning the conference such as: accommodation and food, travel costs (European Commission criteria) and conference material. We are not able to cover travel insurance. Participants are expected to be committed to the whole conference program and be able to work in the English language.

Travel refund (European Commission criteria, total travel costs):
Albania: 180 EUR
Finland: 360 EUR
Macedonia: 180 EUR
Croatia: 180 EUR
Spain: 275 EUR
Lithuania: 275 EUR
Kosovo: 180 EUR
This conference will provide assistance if there will be people with disabilities among participants.

Please send the filled application form until 22nd of September 2017
This project is financed by the programme Erasmus+ of the European Union.

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