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Digital transformation offers opportunities to co-create innovative solutions in the European youth sector. In many parts of Europe, digital technologies have already provided opportunities to create innovative non-formal youth projects, reinvigorate youth participation and facilitate intercultural exchange. Digital technologies should be considered when co-creating and deploying solutions for youth-related and societal challenges. It is important to acknowledge that Digital transformation might bring about additional changes in the future in how the European youth field operates. These changes might relate to the practical implementation of youth work practice (e.g., using online communication tools, going paperless); the organisational structures and hierarchies; and the understanding of the youth field and youth work itself. Therefore, all stakeholders should be provided with support in understanding and exploring forms of innovation linked to Digital transformation.

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Dr Alicja Pawluczuk

Dr Alicja Pawluczuk is an ICTD Research Fellow at the United Nations University, and a Strategic Consultant on defining Digital Transformation at SALTO PI. Alicja’s research and community education practice focuses on digital youth work, youth digital inclusion, and gender digital inclusion.

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