Digital International Youthwork


Do it Yourself in Digital International Youthwork

DIY² stands for Do-It-Yourself in Digital International Youth Work. In March 2021, IJAB launched DIY² Lab, an online format for youth work professionals who are interested in experimenting with digital international youth work methods. DIY² Lab offers practitioners a low-threshold, online and participatory opportunity to test digital tools and methods, to experiment collaboratively and to discuss both practical and fundamental issues relating to digital international youth work. At each DIY² Lab session, an expert is invited to deliver a keynote speech and introduce practical experimentation methods, in this way stimulating dialogue.

The DIY² Lab currently takes place four times a year on Thursdays from 2.00 to 3.30 pm, with sessions held alternately in German and English. The next DIY² Labs are scheduled to take place on 26 September 2024 and 12 December 2024.

DIY² Lab documentation

Youth work professionals can read about the many different methods, approaches, tools and discussion outcomes in the DIY² Lab documentation.

DIY²-Lab Documentations in German (more in order service)
DIY² Labor – Dokumentation
Let’s cook
DIY² Labor – Dokumentation
Irgendwas mit Social Media?!
DIY² Labor – Dokumentation
Bewegung und Tanz im digitalen Raum
DIY²-Lab Documentations in English (more in order service):
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
Ulrike Werner
Project Officer
Qualification and Further Development of
International Youth Work
Tel.: +49 (0)228 9506-230
Natali Petala-Weber
Project Officer
International Youth Policy Cooperation
Tel.: +49 (0)228 9506-201
Project Page
Digital International Youth Work