Invitation to a 2-day training- boot camp – for youth

In cooperation with European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) from Belgium and European partners (Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, United Kingdom and Iceland GONG is implementing the Digital Ecosystem for e-participation Linking Youth (DEEP-Linking Youth) project devoted to digital democracy. The project encompasses research and the creation of a digital ecosystem for youth engagement on a common task to provide quality input to decision-making concerning the future of student mobility and the Erasmus + Programme.

The training in Zadar will gather 40 young people (up to 30 years of age) with an international group of trainers, and will be devoted to digital democracy, focusing particularly on listening to the voice of youth on mobility and the future of the Erasmus+ programme. The working language will be international English, with summaries provided in Croatian.

 The topics of the boot camp – training will include:

  • Digital democracy and youth– on line participation of youth, digital literacy and ways in which the youth use the Internet, problems and unacceptable speech in digital space
  • Forms of civic and political participation of youth
  • Youth mobility
  • Erasmus+ programs

To apply please fill in the application form below, and send it to email by 12 September 2016.

Additional information about the workshop and a detailed agenda will be forwarded to the selected participants in September.


To apply please fill in the application form and send it to by 12 September 2016

Name and surname:






Telephone/mobile phone:


Birth year:



from ______________________________ to Zadar

Level of English:


Additional requirements / diet, mobility, etc.


Please briefly describe any mobility experience / travel to other countries for volunteering or learning:


Please briefly describe if you have previously participated in any Erasmus Programme:


Please briefly describe any experiences you had in civic participation via Internet or video activism.


Monday, 26 September 2016


10:00 – 11:30

Introduction to youth Mobility


Introduction  to the training participants and objectives, expectations from the event
Forms of civic participation
Youth impact on public policies
Sharing experiences with decision-making processes

12:00 – 13:30

Digital democracy and participation

Digital democracy and youth  – on line youth participation
Digital literacy of youth and forms of using the internet
Problems and unacceptable speech encountered in digital space

12:30 – 14:00

Learning mobility of youth

Forms of learning mobility of youth
Participants’ mobility experiences
Erasmus+ programme


Lunch break


Video production – youth voices

Youth voices about learning mobility
Steps in successful video production – tips &tricks
Video production – development of ideas and storyboard for learning mobility

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


10:00 – 11:30

Video production

Video production – final touch
Review of video materials
Tips and tricks of viral success

12:00 – 13:30

Challenges and opportunities of digital democracy

Presentation of the Digital Ecosystem for e-Participation Linking Youth (DEEP-linking Youth) project
Making an impact on the decision making process – future steps
Challenges and reach of digital democracy  Impact and its reach

13:45 – 15:00

Evaluation and wrap-up

Participants’ feedback and evaluation
Opportunities for continued cooperation