“How to engage and enable young e-facilitators to better support your target groups” workshop was conducted at ALL-DIGITAL SUMMIT on October 4, 2017 in Barcelona.
About the speakers:
The speakers were three young eFacilitators selected as the best young digital changemakers by the I-LINC project for their work during Get Online Week 2017 GOW17: Greta Jurgutyte from Lithuania, Julia Ackerman from Germany, and Mihai Macarie from Romania.
They presented the process of digitalisation of their societies, as well as, their personal experiences describing their journey of learning and self- improvement enabling them to help people to acquire digital skills to actively participate in a continuously changing digital society.
Representing differing backgrounds, views and experiences from their home countries of Germany, Lithuania and Romania, the speakers introduced an overview of three different aspects of digitalisation in Europe to the audience.
What is an eFacilitator?
eFacilitators support and facilitate the digital training process in digital competences centres, such as trainers, tutors and moderators. Therefore, they are a vital part of digital competence centres, as they bring technology into people’s lives in local communities.
The support of eFacilitators is more urgent than ever. By supporting people to acquire digital skills eFacilitators give them the opportunity to actively participate in a digital society.
Goal and target audience of the workshop
The workshop aimed to inspire participants to learn, discuss and co-create ideas on how to best encourage and enable young people to become young e-facilitators in their organisations. Through discussion groups, the participants also had the chance to contribute to the I-LINC policy recommendations paper by proposing policies/proposals that would support eFacilitators’ desire to join digital competence centres, ease their work and increase their desire to stay.
The I-LINC policy paper is being shared through I-LINC channels and contacts on the European and national policy maker level as well as to practitioners and digital competence centres’ managers. Further discussion about the topic by the participants, the speakers and further audiences is encouraged on the I-LINC platform.
Main target audience of the workshop was digital competence centres’ members, managers and young eFacilitators.
What worked well during the workshop
We do not realize the extent to which we are influenced by other people and their experiences. Therefore, an eFacilitator’s personal story will inspire young people to follow the same path.
A good idea is to ask participants their interests and try to relate them to ICT sector and eFacilitators’ activities.
What are the challenges/problems in attracting eFacilitators:
Presentation from the workshop: ppt
About the events: http://www.i-linc.eu/
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