in preparation for the UN Internet Governance Forum taking place 6-10 December 2021, the German Informatics Society (GI), supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has started a new project: YouthxPolicyMakers. We want to bring together young people and policy makers as equals, sharing and learning from one another. In the course of thematic roundtables taking place online in October and November 2021, participants will get the opportunity to meet policy makers such as parliamentarians and governments officials, asking them questions and advocating for their stances on pressing issues such as sustainability, equality and inclusion online, or digital security.
Ahead of the roundtables, preparatory workshops will be held August-September 2021. These collaborative meetings will address specific topics within Internet governance, and also contain methodic segments on advocacy work and effective youth participation. Besides getting the opportunity to learn from experts, participants will benefit from each other’s expertise and work together to formulate policy recommendations or advocacy strategies.
The program is free and open to anyone aged 16-30 with a strong interest and/or previous activities in digital policy or Internet governance. You can find more information about the program and application here. Applications are open until 23 July 2021.
It would be much appreciated if you could help us spread the word, to reach people from different backgrounds and regions. We have a Tweet that you could repost: https://twitter.com/YouthIGFSummit/status/1405436034431729665, connect with us via
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