In EYNCRIN we provide support to youth organizations to better understand the definition of the term, and the implications for people, processes, and technology. We also have courses and learning paths designed to help youth organizations navigate through the complex terrain long term.
EYNCRIN works to support the European youth organizations and young people in their journey throughout digital transformation as a cultural shift that is required in order to promote new values, such as risk-taking, uniqueness and originality. Youth organizations and communities are key figures to implement digital transformation changes, but they need support to understand and accept creativity in their practices.
"Technological change requires young people to quickly build the skills and competences needed for
the digital era. Yet, “being digitally competent is more than being able to use the latest smartphone or computer software — it is about being able to use such digital technologies in a critical, collaborative and creative way”
European Commission, 2017
"New technologies, and especially social computing, provide new opportunities for education and training, as they enhance learning and teaching, and facilitate collaboration, innovation and creativity for individuals and organizations. The benefits of deploying social computing and ICT for learning depend on the learning approach used, emphasizing the role and the skills of the teacher and the need for supportive settings for both learners and teachers."
EU policy paper ICT for Learning, Innovation and Creativity
The EYNCRIN Digital Transformation Hub promotes youth organizations` digital transformation as a process of adapting their existing organizational practices to new digital methods to increase efficiency and keep up with rapidly-changing youth work demands. We offer innovative and creative youth work methods using digital technologies to foster new opportunities for education and training of young people, as they enhance learning and training. We seek to facilitate collaboration, innovation and creativity for young people and youth organizations across Europe.
The 2020-2021 CoVid19 pandemic induced an accelerated use of digital technology among young people and youth workers. On one hand, the European youth workers’ response to COVID-19 restrictions has revealed incredible amounts of creativity, solidarity and resilience in the youth work sector and we are now witnessing how digital youth workers from all over Europe are empowering those less experienced to test, use and play with digital technologies in their practice. On the other hand, some of the challenges associated with youth workers and young people’s digital inclusion, accessibility, surveillance, privacy, and digital literacy. European research showed that both youth workers and young people require additional and sustainable support to make informed choices as digital citizens. Many of these problems have also surfaced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We help your organization`s digital transformation, integrating digital technology into all areas of your work, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to your beneficiaries.
Understanding that digital transformation is also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure, we provide comlpex strategic approaches to youth organizations and communities.