Study on youth exchanges & digitalisation for the African-German Youth Initiative

In winter 2016, I successfully tendered for a little study on digital innovations in youth exchanges. Contractor was the newly established African-German Youth Initiative.

The rather open task was to research and summarize what new possibilites for youth exchanges digital technologies have brought about, and to showcase examplary projects in Germany.

I ended up distinguishing three types of digitalisation in youth exchanges:

  1. classic physical exchanges that are augmented with digital communcation, especially with project preparation and follow-ups
  2. fully digital exchanges, where there is no actual physical travelling but only communication via video conferencing, instant messengers, email or taped video messages
  3. online learning platforms that focus on learning, but also produce international youth exchanges as a side effect

I presented the findings to the AGYI office in a 20-page report.

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