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. Young people (ages 18-30) from the pan-European region with a strong interest in Internet governance, digital policy and cooperation are working together to draft and advocate for the youth messages.


  • Call for applications
  • Programme planning
  • Attending a session
  • Participate
  • Reporting

We are looking for 30 young people from all over Europe (members states at the Council of Europe) to participate in a pre-event programme which prepares young people who are interested about topics related to the Internet to become active participants in EuroDIG.

During YOUthDIG you learn about Internet Governance, and discuss and exchange ideas with experienced internet policy practitioners but also experience peer-to-peer learning and networking with youth residing in Europe. You will be actively involved by developing policy messages (see Youth Messages 2021) that you will be presenting at EuroDIG but also the global IGF.

The YOUthDIG event will be composed of an online phase with virtual meetings and the physical event. We are working towards a hybrid event and look forward to welcoming participants in Trieste, Italy.

YOUthDIG is held in English. Thanks to our donors, we can provide a number of travel grants to youth participants.

Application will close on 10 February 2022.

YOUthDIG application form 2022

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Mandatory fields are indicated by *.

1. Personal information

Are you part of a youth initiative?*
Country of residence*
Country of origin*
Age (on June 17, 2022)*

2. Participation in YOUthDIG 2022

Have you participated in a YOUthDIG before?*
Those who participated in YOUthDIG before cannot be selected again.
Have you participated in a EuroDIG before?*
Which theme in the realm of Internet Governance interests you the most?*

3. Health and Safety

Please make sure that your vaccination status allows you to travel to Italy. Detailed information can be found at the official pages of the Italian Ministry of Health.

4. Travel support

EuroDIG 2022 is planned to be conducted in a hybrid format. Selected YOUthDIG participants will be invited to participate on-site at the 2022 YOUthDIG and EuroDIG in Trieste. Those participants can request travel and accommodation support in line with the EuroDIG travel support policies and will get a travel cost refund after successfully completing their online and on-site participation in both YOUthDIG and EuroDIG. Costs for on-site public transport in Trieste will not be refunded. In case of the EuroDIG 2022 meeting having to be held in a fully virtual setting again due to public health concerns, travel arrangements will not be supported and the YOUthDIG program will be held virtually too.

Please indicate what type of financial support you request*

If you request travel support, please estimate the airfare (or train/bus) costs involved (in Euro). (The maximum amount for travel support will be in line with the EuroDIG travel support policy for 2022)

Privacy policy
I agree with the collection and processing of personal data submitted in this form in accordance with EuroDIG’s Privacy Policy for the purpose of participating in the application process for YOUthDIG, if selected for participating in YOUthDIG and EuroDIG, if applying for travel support for the use of granting travel support to attend the 2022 YOUthDIG and EuroDIG meeting in Trieste and for reporting purposes towards sponsors. I agree with the use of the given information for statistical purposes and for being contacted by the organizers of the events.

Please note, that by applying for travel support for YOUthDIG and EuroDIG you consent being photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded at the events. These materials may be used and shared through EuroDIGs websites, via its social media or for printed documentation and are subject to our Privacy Policy.

Every year the YOUthDIG Organising Team is compiled of former YOUthDIG participants who design the programme for the upcoming edition. This is a chance to reflect and improve the programme from last editions, build further connections with YOUthDIG alumni and the EuroDIG community and to provide an opportunity for young people throughout Europe to participate in the Internet Governance Ecosystem focusing on topics that are important to youth in the field.

Meet the YOUthDIG Organising Team

Daphne Stevens

YOUthDIG 2021
The Netherlands

The programme for YOUthDIG 2022 will be posted leading up to the event, however to see what we did in The Netherlands in 2019, please have a look at our wiki.

During YOUthDIG, participants discuss and exchange ideas with experienced Internet policy practitioners but also experience peer-to-peer learning and networking with youth residing in Europe.

We are planning an on-site meeting in Trieste, Italy, where youth will be able to gather to discuss a diversity of themes and topics related to Internet Governance. At the end of YOUthDIG, the participants design the Youth Messages. These messages are presented at EuroDIG and the global Internet Governance Forum that is convened by the United Nations with a view to contributing to global, other regional and national debates on Internet Governance.

YOUthDIG is held in English. Thanks to our donors, travel grants are provided to youth participants.

Application opening will be announced at this website, via Newsletter, as well as over Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Youth Messages is an opportunity for the YOUthDIG participants to share their knowledge and expertise about topics that are important to them that are related to Internet Governance. Using a systems approach, these messages are build with the group with the aim to exchange thoughts and ideas and bring forward their priorities and insights.

Have a look at the Youth Messages from YOUthDIG participants.