Digitalisation in international youth work

Digital International Youth Work

The process of digital transformation is well underway – and international youth work, too, is turning more and more to digital formats. The area of Digital International Youth Work at IJAB addresses issues relating to digital development in international youth work and implements projects designed to inform, connect, train and advise youth work organisations and professionals – both nationally and internationally.

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Latest posts on digital international youth work

What we do

Research Project

Our efforts to advance international youth work and develop training formats are based on the outcomes of the research project (available in German). In 2021-2022, IJAB carried out a project in collaboration with the Institute for Media Research and Media Education (Institut für Medienpädagogik in Forschung und Praxis, JFF) and the specialist and funding agencies for international youth work with the aim of delivering an evidence-based foundation on which to build its strategy.

Research Project

Background and results of the research project

Activities for practitioners

Digital components have become an integral part of international youth work, and mixed formats (online, hybrid, on-site and blended) are now firmly established. The field of Digital International Youth Work at IJAB supports digital transformation in international youth work with a range of services and activities for practitioners:

You can find more information under the specific activities:

Activities for practitioners

DIY² Lab offers practitioners a low-threshold, online and participatory opportunity to test digital tools and methods and to discuss issues relating to digital international youth work.

Activities for practitioners
Handbooks and Publications

Tools and methods for digital international youth work.

Activities for practitioners
Digital Transformer Days

Annual international, participative and digital event for networking and the exchange of knowledge and experience.

Engage and Connect

If you need input for an upcoming conference on digital transformation or would like to receive regular updates – such as when the next DIY² Lab is taking place – feel free to contact us. Send an email to digital(at)

If you would like to contribute ideas, host a DIY² Lab on a specific issue, introduce a project or suggest another topic, use the DIY² Lab Participation Form.

We are the moderators of the Facebook Group DIY² Net to promote the formation of international networks. Sign up to the FB group and join the debate!

Contact persons
Natali Petala-Weber
Project Officer
International Youth Policy Cooperation
Tel.: +49 (0)228 9506-201
Ulrike Werner
Project Officer
Qualification and Further Development of
International Youth Work
Tel.: +49 (0)228 9506-230