Dear YCIG community,
It's time for the bi-weekly IG update! This update contains opportunities and events for Youth in the field of Internet Governance that we have come across. Please feel free to share these opportunities further and reach out to us at yout...@gmail.com if you know of any other opportunities or events that can be shared in the next update.
EuroSSIG - Call for Applications
The applications for the European Summer School on Internet Governance are open until 31 May 2022. More information can be found here (https://eurossig.eu/eurossig/2022-edition/call-for-application/).
“Apply for the 16th European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG). The 2022 Summer School offers a unique multidisciplinary high level 48 hours academic programme. The programme is a balanced mixture of theoretical lectures with world leading academics as well as practical presentations from well-known experts working directly in the technical community, the market or in policy making organizations. It offers unique opportunities for learning in a multi stakeholder environment, which also includes intense and individual interactive communication with faculty members and fellows from all over the world. Applications will be accepted from students and individuals working in the private sector, in governments or in civil society groups from all over the world. There is no age limit. Application criterions are a basic academic degree or relevant practical experiences.”
Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age - Call for Applications
The applications for the Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age are open now. More information can be found here (https://www.europeanleadershipacademy.eu/female-leadership/).
“Whether you love law, business, international relations, or tech, there has never been a better time to be you than right now. The world is ready to welcome you as a force for change and positive impact. The world is ready to invest in you, support you, and teach you skills that will empower you to do what you are here to do. Enrolment for our Summer School is now open for students and young professionals 18 years and above. Apply today. Lead tomorrow. You must hold citizenship or permanent residence in one of the EU Member States, Ukraine or one of the ‘Western Balkans 6’ countries.”
Alliance for Affordable Internet - Sustainable Access Fellowship
“The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is expanding its research and advocacy efforts in the realm of ‘sustainable access’ and understanding the ecological impacts of a mission for universal internet access. The scope of this fellowship is flexible but includes a focus on e-waste and the circular economy as a core project and must prioritize the experiences of people living in low- and middle-income countries. To support this effort, the Web Foundation seeks a postgraduate fellow (working at least 0.4 FTE) to join the team for a period of time around two to three months (ideally, July to September). Candidates can be located anywhere in the world. Read the terms of reference and submit your application to jo...@webfoundation.org by 31 May 2022.”
IT for Change - Big Tech & Social Media Fellowships 2022
The applications for the IT for Change - Big Tech & Social Media Fellowships 2022 are open until 31 May 2022. More information can be found here (https://itforchange.net/call-for-applications-big-tech-society-media-fellowships-2022).
“The Big Tech & Society Media Fellowship offers journalists and media professionals the opportunity to pursue deeply researched, investigative long-form projects in print and audio on issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and economy. Specifically, we are looking to support work that is focused on the Global South, which surfaces strong regional and local narratives of technology, capitalism, policy, and development from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and integrates economic and gender justice concerns.”
YCIG is organizing an online Day 0-session at EuroDIG 2022: ‘A celebration of youth voices in Internet Governance’ (https://eurodigwiki.org/wiki/Pre_07_2022) on 20 June 2022. To participate in our session, apply now for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, taking place from 20-22 June 2022, here (https://www.eurodig.org/get-involved/register-for-eurodig-2022/).
“The session will first focus on achievements of young people and youth initiatives in the field over the past year and the goals for the upcoming year to further increase youth involvement. This will take place in the form of a good practice exchange, discussing what has been achieved last year and what are the lessons learned. Furthermore, there will be a discussion on why it is important to actively involve young people in Internet Governance work. The discussion will focus on how to create common platforms of thought and experience exchange between the different youth initiatives. Currently there is still a lack of coordination between youth organisations, which hinders the development of the ideas and perspectives that the youth brings to this field. The goal of this discussion is to encourage collaboration among youth from different regions, to ensure the internet governance discussion process is inclusive with the voice of the youth.”
Youth Coalition on Internet Governance and YouthSG