The “Blockchained Youth Work” project entered a crucial phase as partners gathered in Vienna for a productive meeting from the 13th to the 15th of December 2023. Keep reading further to discover the key discussions and outcomes that transpired during this decisive meeting, signalling a transformative step forward in the validation and recognition of youth work.
- Setting a Quality Framework for Youth Work
A significant portion of the meeting was dedicated to unravelling the complexities of a newly designed framework to ensure quality standards in youth work training. The primary objective was to explore innovative approaches that could enhance the overall educational experience for young people. Discussions revolved around the essential indicators for course providers in youth work.
Furthermore, this quality framework will be tested by youth workers in a 4-day workshop with international trainers in Postojna, Slovenia, from the 29th of January – the 1st of February 2024. The aim is to test, gather feedback, and find ways to improve quality framework and standards in youth work education and training.
- Mapping the Future: A Blockchain Technology-Based Platform
A groundbreaking moment occurred as the planning phase began for a cutting-edge blockchain technology-based platform. This platform aims to streamline validation, recognition, quality assurance, and the delivery of relevant learning outcomes for individuals involved in youth work. The project holds immense promise in using technology to amplify the impact of youth work, providing a unified and efficient platform for stakeholders.
- Acknowledging Collaborative Efforts
The success of any collaborative project relies on the input and dedication of all the partners. Hence, warm appreciation is extended to partner organizations (CYN; aufZAQ; UL; MSS; NAPOR) for their significant contributions during the meeting, and in the well run of the project so far. Their insights played a crucial role in shaping discussions, emphasizing the power of collaborative efforts in driving positive change in youth work validation and recognition.
- Anticipating the Future:
Excitement and anticipation filled the air as participants looked forward to the transformative impact of Blockchain on the field of youth work. The collaborative spirit that has characterized this project serves as a guiding force, driving us towards a future where youth empowerment takes centre stage through innovative and tech-enabled approaches.
In conclusion, this partner meeting in Vienna helped shape the trajectory of the “Blockchained Youth Work” project. The dedication, insights, and collaborative efforts of all partners have set the stage for a future where youth work evolves, adapts, and empowers young minds to face the challenges of tomorrow. The journey ahead promises exploration, innovation, and the realization of a brighter future for youth and youth workers, hand in hand with technology. The gratitude goes out to everyone who contributed to the success of this meeting. Here’s to the continued success and positive impact of “Blockchained Youth Work” for the recognition and validation of this exciting field.
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme of the European Commission.