DigiPOL: Policy briefs addressing the importance and significance of digital and future skills to the employability of young people and emphasising the role of and value of youth work in the delivery of these skills and competencies

The policy briefs will highlight at the European, national and local level the importance of digital and future skills attainment to the employability of young people, reinforcing the extremely valuable role that youth work by its very nature has in supporting young people to attain these essential skills and competencies, and highlighting current policy barriers and future policy solutions which would further assist young people in attaining digital and future skills. The policy briefs will be developed based on the research findings (IO1), the competence framework developed (IO2), the organizational guide (IO3) and on partners and youth workers experience collected, involved throughout the project.

The policy briefs that Skill IT for Youth proposes are innovative due to the geographical area we will cover, the approach we will take and the basic principles we use in developing the briefs. The project we will cover Central and Eastern Europe as well, very different in history, background, approaches, national politics, etc. in regards to the youth work and digital strategy. Thus, the policy briefs on youth digital work will most probably be the first effort in this field in Romania and Poland, at the local, regional and national level. The experience from Norway and Ireland could be transferred to these two countries. At the same time, the policy briefs we envision bring together two very relevant debates from the current youth work sector: youth digital work and youth work in the context of preparing the new generation for the very challenging and highly digitalised working environment. Finally, the policy briefs we want to develop are based on the co-creation and co-design principles in developing and delivering public services, and on governance by network approach, in which all relevant stakeholders have a word to say and contribute in solving problems and bringing innovation in the community.