Youth participation

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Each year young people (18-30 years old) residing in all European countries are encouraged to proactively represent the European youth throughout the EuroDIG process. There are funds available for travel and hotel costs for a limited number of applicants.

This year there will be two separate programmes:

  1. YOUthDIG - is the Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance focusing on the EuroDIG agenda and prepare young people for their participation at EuroDIG. Participants will have two days of talks and discussions, will get to know each other and work out youth messages that will be part of the EuroDIG messages. Learn more…

  2. Copyfighters – is organised by Young Pirates of Europe focusing on a modern copyright reform. The aim is to build a European youth movement to demand a rights-based copyright reform, in order to enable young people across Europe to share cultural works, strengthen social cohesion and foster exchange of knowledge. Participants will formulate a position paper on copyright, which will be presented at EuroDIG. This track is supported by the Council of Europe and the European Youth Foundation. Learn more…

Eligibility criteria

In order to be considered for participation (and additionally funding), a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • is between 18-30 years old;
  • resides in the European continent
  • demonstrates interest in Internet governance related issues

Review and selection

The submitted expressions of interest will be reviewed by the EuroDIG Secretariat in close cooperation with Young Pirates of Europe.

If the requests for funding meeting the aforementioned criteria exceed the available funds, the selection process will be made by taking into account the need to achieve a diversity of participants, in terms of:

  • geography (countries & minorities represented);
  • gender balance;
  • academia, non-academia;
  • organised youth, non-organised youth;
  • balance between newcomers (individuals who have not previously participated in EuroDIG processes) and experienced participants (individuals who have been previously involved in EuroDIG processes)
  • as well as the consideration of people less represented in general

Responsibilities of selected participants

Selected participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Cash reimbursement will be made onsite, in Tallinn, on the basis of an invoice (to be submitted in advance).

Selected participants will be required

Host 2017

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Institutional Partners