SALTO PI initiates a Digital Transformation Advisory Board
24 August 2021
In response to the growing interest in advancing Digital Transformation in all fields, SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) has set up a Digital Transformation Advisory Board with a specific interest to better shape digital transformation in the youth field.
The main objectives of the Advisory Board are to support SALTO PI in developing the approach towards digital transformation in the youth field and in the new EU Youth programmes (where digital transformation is one of the horizontal priorities), as well as to contribute to the creation of the Digital Transformation topic for the Participation Resource Pool.
The Advisory Board will work during the period of May 2021 until March 2022 and with the support of a strategic consultant is expected to contribute to a series of specific activities:
- creating a definition of digital transformation in the context of the EU Youth Programmes
- offering guidance on different project formats of the Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps for applicants, project assessors and the National Agencies (NA’s) to support fostering digital transformation in the youth field through EU Youth programmes.
- developing a mapping report that outlines the obstacles encountered by young people, youth workers and National Agencies in fostering digital transformation.
- defining quality criteria for SALTO Awards 2021 on digital transformation. Identification of 5 good practices in digital transformation connected to EU Youth Programmes that can be further presented in the Flagship Projects Collection.
The Advisory Board brings together experts and practitioners with diverse backgrounds from representatives of public institutions and National Agencies to youth (work) organisations, academia and the private sector. Their expertise spans across various fields, including digital & smart youth work, eParticipation, e-Governance, digital skills, digital inclusion, digital transformation as a process, gamification, innovation, EU policies and more.
Its work builds on the outcomes of previous initiatives and creates synergies with existing policies and projects. Among them, the EU Youth Strategy, the Digital Education Action Plan, the Strategic National Agency Cooperation on Digital Youth Work, the work of RAY DIGI, as well as the work of other SALTO Resource Centers, such as SALTO Inclusion and Diversity and SALTO Training and Cooperation.