What are we talking about when we talk about digital inclusion & diversity?

Author: Michele Di Paola


SALTO Youth Inclusion & Diversity Resource Center created this series of conversations with many experts in the youth work field, about DIGITALISATION AND INCLUSION and how to aim for inclusion in digital youth work.

Here you will find all of them in a podcast format, that you could listen directly here, or on the major podcast platforms: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts.

We started with Suvi Tuominen and Ülly Enn, discussing the development of the concept of digital youth work and how inclusion could be encompassed into it. The rich conversation we had with Ülly and Suvi has been recorded in episodes 1 and 2.

Then we went on to talk with Lana Pasic and Veronica Stefan, in what was an equally rich conversation, but one focusing more on the recent research they did for the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership, on inclusion in digital youth work.



We start the second season of our podcast series with the practitioners from the youth work field Chantal Doran (Belgium) and Merili Ginter (Estonia). We talk about how they digitally transformed their activities during the pandemic and what they learnt out of it. We discuss examples of digital transformation of youth work practices and try to define quality elements and recommendations for the youth work field.

In episodes 9 and 10 we discuss the digital transformation of youth work and its quality elements with researchers Andreas Karsten (Germany), Alicja Pawluczuk (Poland) and SALTO PI’s digital transformation coordinator Kadri Maripuu (Estonia).

We conclude our podcast series with an insightful discussion about digital youth work and quality in digital transformation, with youth worker and trainer Antti Korhonen (Finland), digital youth work expert Juha Kiviniemi (Finland) and Coderdojo network / Raspberry PI foundation Olympia Brown (UK).

About the author

Michele Di Paola

Michele Di Paola

You can find me hangin' out at the crossing of liberal arts and digital technologies. That's my spot, where I enjoy working, learning and having fun using all kinds of human experiences.