In February 2020 POYWE was a partner in the organisation of the international conference “Exploring the digital dimension of youth workers’ competences” in Vienna. We discussed digital youth work and the knowledge, skills and competences youth workers need to provide the best possible offers to young people in any kind of digital dimension. This magazine was meant to show what happened at that conference, where we are with including digital issues in various competence models and highlight some initiatives in this area – and it sill is.

But when participants left Vienna on 27th of February the numbers of COVID19 infections skyrocketed in Europe and also the world of youth work changed dramatcially in the weeks to come. A fact we could not ignore.

Therefore we will present  to you the above mentioned conference and it´s outcomes but also the current reality of professional open youth work in Corona times in Croatia, the Netherlands and Norway.

We also look closer at some tools and concepts of digital youth work that are now even more relevant than before. And we listen to a young person and a youth worker from South Tyrol, who give us an insight in how they preceived youth work during lockdown weeks.

Reflections on online training for youth workers, the opportunities of Virtual Exchanges and some more action undertaken in our network to support youth workers these days, round up this issue.

Enjoy the browsing of LOGBOOK and join us in the discussion!

Alex Beweis

Alexandra Beweis
Chief Editor

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This project is financed with the support of the European Commission. The information and views set out in this Magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein


LOGBOOK is a product of the Strategic Partnership „Mapping professional open youth work in Europe“ coordinated by poywe – professional open youth work in Europe, Austria, 1020 Vienna, Lilienbrunngasse 18/2/47 – all rights reserved

Chief Editor: Alexandra Beweis

Sixth Issue: May 2020


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