This article is the result of ENTER Digital Era project that had the objective of investigating, from the relationship between Non-Governmental Organizations and Universities, how, through the use of digital tools among young people in realities of underdevelopment, it is possible to find better ways of economic and social insertion in their immediate environment.
The following work is divided into three sections, which present the objective, the theoretical framework, the methodology used in the field work and the results of the same. It is important to mention that this is an investigation where, both in the workshops carried out and in the execution of the same, different forms of tools of Formal and Non-Formal Education were interwoven.
The work presented below is the result of collaboration between two universities, the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) of Mexico and the Akdeniz University of Antalya, Turkey, and seven European and Latin American NGOs.
This research was inserted into the Erasmus Plus Project funded by the European Commission for two years (2017-2019), with a budget of 150,000 euros and with the aim of analyzing through multiple activities, workshops and field research the relationship between young people and digital technologies to give NGOs the necessary tools in their daily work, in troubled neighborhoods and with a high-risk population, to influence the promotion of development among young people from the use of digital tools.
The present article is one of the results obtained in this project, in which the objectives, the theoretical framework, the socioeconomic context in the six cities in which the research was carried out, the methodology, the field work and its results are presented. It is important to underline that, although it was a technical project derived from the EC guidelines in its understanding and execution of development policies, throughout the research, an attempt was made to use theoretical and methodological tools that put in tension the concept of development and its understanding with respect to the policies that are proposed for young people.