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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


8. Creativity and Culture

8.7 Fostering the creative use of new technologies

New technologies in support of creativity and innovation

Some of the national subsidised youth organisations focus on the creative use of new technologies, for instance:

CoderDojo Belgium is a digital crafts studio in which children and young people can explore the world of technology. Together with volunteers, Coderdojo Belgium vzw organizes monthly technology  free workshops (do-it-yourself classes) called "Dojo's" - for children and young people from seven to eighteen years.

Graffiti youth service wants to provide children and adolescents (6-30 years) the space and resources to experiment creatively with various (alternative) forms of communication (paint, drawing, fashion, theater, film, photo, music and text).

Youth, Culture and Science (Jeugd, Cultuur en Wetenschap) wants to involve young people in cultural and scientific activities and to stimulate interest in culture and science among young people aged 8 to 25.


Facilitating access to culture through new technologies

Also in Flanders, online sources and technologies are becoming an increasingly prominent place as a means of communicating and participating in art and culture. Information on cultural opportunities are disseminated online by e.g.:

  • apps, e.g. BILL-app (with the BILL app, young people get access to all BILL and EYCA discounts and have always an overview of activities and events in the neigbourhood), Erfgoedapp (an app for news on cultural heritage, information on cultural heritage in the neighbourhood, and extra information at exhibitions),
  • online-databases, e.g. the UiT-database

Besides online information persons can also visit online catalogi and collections of exhibitions and museums in Flanders.