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The emerging digital divides: Covid-19 and European youth work

The emerging digital divides: Covid-19 and European youth work

The aim of this report is to examine following questions:

  • What have we learnt about youth digital participation and the use of digital technologies in youth work during the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • What challenges and opportunities have youth workers experienced when using digital technologies in their work during the pandemic?

 

The analysis presented in the report is based on the outcomes of an open-ended survey with (99 respondents) and three online focus groups (approximately 45 participants) with European youth workers. The analysis reveals new insights into the emerging forms of the digital divide among youth workers. The report examines the characteristics of the two groups: digitally included and digitally or partially digitally excluded youth workers.

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United Nations University Institute in Macau

The United Nations University Institute in Macau is a UN global think tank on Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). UNU Macau conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies.

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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.