During 26th and 28th of June 2018, Digital Citizens Romania team was happy to join Connecting the Dots Symposium: Young People, Social Inclusion and Digitalisation, organised by the EU-CoE youth partnership.
The Symposium offered us the opportunity to deliver one of the guest speeches on “Building Resilience in the Digital Age” – literally connecting the dots between the opportunities brought by new technologies and the situation of young people in NEET situations.
Technology has an incredible potential to bridge the social divide and offer solutions to our most stringent problems. Nevertheless, for all this we need to accelerate investments in Digital Skills for young people, civil servants & educators, but also to raise awareness on the existing digital tools & promote new digital services & policies!
The full presentation delivered by our Coordinator & co-founder, Veronica STEFAN can be found here: https://prezi.com/p/lz0tzkfnjbiu/.
The Symposium brought together more than 100 policy makers, researchers, practitioners from youth NGOs and youth work, as well as actors from the digital field, particularly looking at how digitalisation affects young people’s lives, and what the role of youth policy, youth work and youth research can be in this respect.
The Symposium also marked the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the EU-CoE youth partnership, a structure that successfully supports developments in the youth sector and generates necessary knowledge in the field.
More info about the event here: