Fighting digital illiteracy is becoming crucial to reducing risks of social & economic exclusion created by the digital skill gap.
Involving volunteers is an interesting way to contribute to reducing this major issue of today world. Volunteers can teach, show & tell but also inspire, motivate and therefore bring a different outlook than the one in provided in formal education. However, if working with volunteers is also a way of reducing the cost of implementing activities & tapping into a network of non-professional trainers, this does not mean that this strategy is resources-free for organisations.
With lot of new players on the field of youth work in digital education & the arrival of a large pool of highly motivated volunteers by the cause new opportunities & challenges our have been identified for capacity building & improvement of youth work quality.
This project aims to support non-profit organisations in the field of digital education to strengthen their capacity in bringing new methods to managing volunteers & implementing projects in this specific field.
volunteers in tech?
and digital volunteers involved in online actions to make this world a better one.
Involving our volunteers to express their opinion about their everyday work and
taking care of the training of digital youth workers to ensure higher standards.
Women in Digital Initiatives Luxembourg
Associazione Futuro Digitale
Private Institute Emphasys Centre
HELLAS FOR US
On March 9th, Marina ANDRIEU from WIDE traveled to Brussels to present Raivotech.eu at an EU CODE WEEK ambassadors meeting taking place at the invitation of the European Commission (DG CONNECT). EU Code Week is a grassroots movement that celebrates creating with code. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults Read more about EU CODE WEEK ambassadors meeting[…]
Our last transnational meeting took place in Cori (a small town near Rome) in the beginning of March. Despite the rain, the partners were happy to meet once again and to discuss the last details of the project. Also it was a special time in Italy with election happening the same days as the meeting: Read more about Last details’ meeting in Cori (Italy)[…]
Our online course will become available on March 1st 2018 The new online course will include: Short and practical videos to learn new tools to better manage volunteers in digital youth work Practical toolkit to implement new actions within your organisation Opportunities for discussions and sharing with community and learners Self-assesment tools (learners can valide Read more about Raivotech online available on March 1st 2018[…]
The first part of the project focused on exploring the concept of volunteering in relation to digital education. The questionnaires that have been developed have also taken into consideration the liaison between social (dis)empowerment and ICT education access. Substantially, digital volunteering policies can be considered as an active strategy to reduce the digital education divide, as Read more about First findings about volunteers in tech questionnaire![…]
In early September, the four partners of the projects met for a second time in the beautiful (and cool) premises of Emphasys center in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was a productive meeting and great opportunity to meet in person all Emphasys center staff as well as their great robot equipment. More on Emphasys center activities and Read more about 2nd meeting in Cyprus: Online course coming soon![…]
Early April our join-staff training, part of our innovation project Raivotech took place in Thessaolinki Greece where our partners Hellas for us are based. During this 3 days of collaborative training, youth workers were able to build on knowledge and share a lot about their experience in involving with volunteers in the digital field. We Read more about Joint staff training in Thessaloniki[…]
The Erasmus + Youth in Action project kicked off in November 2016 in Luxembourg with a representative of each partners. Futoro Digitale, Italy A&A Emphasys Center in Cyprus Hellas for Us in Greece Women in Digital Initiatives (WIDE) in Luxembourg. This first meeting was important for all the partners to get to know each other Read more about Raivotech kicks off in Luxembourg[…]
This project is innovative in developing learning material to improve leadership thanks to volunteers (amongst ICT practitioners & e-leaders) who have a knowledge, expertise & enthusiasm to share to fight the digital divide. The expected outcome is to improve quality of awareness raising activities and also encouraging young talents especially from diverse, fewer opportunities /disadvantaged Read more about Learn more about RAIVOTECH[…]