E-learning: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Digital Youth Work

E-learning: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Digital Youth Work

Location: Online, Germany

Dates: 20 June – 10 July 2022

Number of participants: 2000 participants

Participating countries: Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

Organizer:JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)

Apply here: link

Deadline: 17 June 2022

Date of selection: 19 June 2022

Inquiries about this project:

Inge Linne

E-Mail: linne@jfemail.de

Phone: +492289506269


  • Participation fee: This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. This course is online and free of participation fee.


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Digital Youth Work


This course is open for anyone in the world, but mainly focused on youth workers from Europe willing to learn about digital youth work. What’s in it for you? Perhaps the most comrehensive course on essentials of digital youth work in Europe


This course has started the 23 May 2022 with online modules AND it is still possible to take part & enroll through all over the time being of the course here.


How to join the course?

Click on the enrolment link . Then enter your email, click if you are a new user of existing ‘Canvas Free for Teachers’ user, register and access the course.

There will be no selection, just click on the link to enrol to the course now!

At the moment you can introduce yourself and fill-in the welcome survey.

All course modules will be available from the 23th of May 2022.

Course objectives:

To provide knowledge about digital youth work in Europe

To support the development of digital youth work by providing good practice examples and practical tools

To support sharing of good practices of digital youth work

To connect organisations and people interested in digital youth work development

Course content:

  • Module 1: General introduction to digital youth work
  • Module 2: Digitalisation of society and impact on youth work
  • Module 3: Planning and designing digital youth work
  • Module 4: Information and data literacy in youth work
  • Module 5: Online communication
  • Module 6: Digital creativity
  • Module 7: Safety online
  • Module 8: Reflection and evaluation for digital youth work development

Additionally, there will be 4 to 6 thematic webinars during 8 weeks of the course. Those who will not be able to join live sessions, can watch recorded webinars later on.

17th June, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST (Brussels time)

Join the webinar with our special guest Veronica Stefan, managing a long-term project of National Agencies actually called “Digital Youth Work”. Veronica will share findings from their European mapping of digital youth work. You can find more about the project here. Register to the webinar in advance by clicking on this link.

20th June, 12:00 – 13.30 CEST (Brussels time)

Join the webinar with our special guest Barry Haughey from Foróige will share their good practice of creating and facilitating Virtual Reality experiences and activities to engage with young people and volunteers in communities across Ireland. Register to the webinar in advance by clicking on this link.

23rd June, 10.00 – 12.00 CEST (Brussels time)

We are inviting you for a meetup with course participants and facilitators. It’s a great chance to get to know each other, to network for the future projects and explore what matters for you in relation to the digital youth work. Please register to the online meetup by clicking on this link.


Everyone completing the course will receive open digital badges for each module and a Youthpass certificate for completing all the course content.


This MOOC is coordinated by the This MOOC is coordinated by the German National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps programmes.

The content is developed by the team of facilitators: Nerijus Kriauciunas and Laimonas Ragauskas from the NGO Nectarus in cooperation with Verke – national Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work in Finland and external experts Adina Marina Șerban and Evaldas Rupkus.

The course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Portuguese National Agency, Programa Erasmus+ Juventude em Ação, Portugal, Agentur für Internationale Bildungsangelegenheiten, Nationalagentur für Erasmus+ und ESK, Lichtenstein and Nederlands Jeugdinstituut, Nationaal Agentschap Erasmus+ Jeugd en European Solidarity Corps.

What’s in it for you?  Reasons to take part in the course

Perhaps the most comprehensive course on essentials of digital youth work in Europe

Easy learning through videos, practical tools, examples and discussions

It’s free, open and flexible course for any kind of learner.