A conference exploring new media’s potential to enhance youth work is now underway at the European Youth Centre.
Over the next eight days, the Council of Europe and some 30 youth workers and networking experts will examine ways of using Facebook, Twitter and smart phone systems to improve relationship-building in youth work.
The training course will also analyse how social media platforms can strengthen non-formal education projects and activities, enhance intercultural and human rights understanding and deepen youth participation and engagement.
“Social media is a way to adapt youth work to the needs of young people and the new style of communication of young people,” said conference organiser Anca-Ruxandra Pandea. “There are wonderful examples of how we can use social media in a participatory way.”
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