IN VIA Akademie – a German academy for both research in social science and vocational education and training – will make use of the YOWOMO2.0 results in their future research and training activities.
In 2016 IN VIA will offer a course for youth work professionals in which digital competencies for youth work and youth care will be acquired. The course content will build on research done by IN VIA Akademie as well as results of the YOWOMO2.0 partnership. Participants will be able to sign in for the whole course – which will include a certification – or just follow certain modules.
In april 2016 IN VIA Akadmie will also host a conference to discuss how social work is changed by the rise of digital technologies such as social media. Current reserach conducted by IN VIA Akamie explores how social media is used by youth services users, how they try to solve problems using social media, and if these attempts are successful. The results of the study will be discussed at the conference focusing on the question which competences youth workers should have. The results of the IN VIA study will therefore also be compared with the results of YOWOMO2.0. Results of the conference will also be used for the course named above.