The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) is a yearly pre-event to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) aimed to foster active youth participation.

This year, both meetings were planned to be held at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic no face-to-face YOUthDIG was possible. Instead we  conducted a series of webinar on the following topics:

  • The Internet Governance ecosystem
  • Media and content with a focus on countering disinformation and safety online
  • Online activism and decentralized human rights work
  • Youth participation in Internet Governance (in cooperation with YCIG)

The webinars were conducted throughout May. This workflow culminated in the drafting of the youth messages on the weekend before EuroDIG. Participants were encouraged to actively participate in EuroDIG as well. Find more informations on the EuroDIG Wiki.