Digital Youth Training on Creative & Cultural Digital Entrepreneurship
DIYouth (Digital Youth Training on Creative & Cultural Digital Entrepreneurship) is an approved Erasmus+ EU Project. It connects with the Cultural and Creative sectors which are of great economic importance and were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These sectors also spur innovation across the EU economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact, such as well-being and health, education, inclusion, urban regeneration amongst others. It is estimated that these sectors account for about 5.5% of jobs (widely employing youth) within the EU (OECD, 2020) and that especially the venue-based cultural & creative infrastructures will suffer a long-lasting decline due to the pandemic.
DIYouth aims to develop a transnational (non-formal education) youth and youth worker training programme containing a youth training toolkit on cultural and creative digital entrepreneurship (CCDE) with YOUTHPASS, DigComp and EntreComp certification options; moreover, a train the trainers toolkit (based on Educational Testing Service, with EntreComp and DigCompEdu certification options) enabling youth workers to improve the quality and effectiveness of their digital & entrepreneurial training capability; lastly a CCDE Digital Accelerator Platform helping youth put their ideas into the market in collaboration with investors, policy makers, customers and other creative & cultural actors.
It will also deliver a series of celebratory creative conferences, three of them as teasers for Timisoara2023 (Romania), Novi Sad2023 (Serbia) and Elefsina2023 (Greece) EU Capitals of Culture. The end-goal is to boost the digitalization of the cultural & creative sector in an environmentally sustainable and heritage-protective manner while enabling digital job opportunities and employment.