... 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, networking and fun.

During the pre-event participants have the opportunity of:

  • peer-learning with youths from other European countries and background,
  • discussing and exchanging with experienced net politics practitioners,
  • working out youth messages to be presented at EuroDIG and the global IGF

Have a look at the current draft programme …

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

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

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 Tbilisi, on the basis of an invoice (to be submitted in advance).

Selected participants will be required

  • to help organizing a session in advance by joining the org team of a session of their choice;
  • to attend and participate pro-actively in the EuroDIG meeting.


YOUthDIG – 2-4 June 2018, Tbilisi / Georgia

Draft programme as of 24 May 2018

Time Session
self study The history of the Internet (online lecture) and literature study

Saturday, 2 June 2018 - Arrival
20.00 Welcoming dinner and get to know each other

Sunday, 3 June 2018 at Tech Park Georgia
09.00 – 09.15 Icebreaker (facilitated by Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix)
09.15 – 09.30 What is EuroDIG in short and introduction of the partners
09.30 – 10.30 Follow up from the Webinar with Subject Matter Experts The history of the Internet (see self study)
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 13.00 Workshop: Human rights in the new media age, and how does it relate to Internet governance? (with contribution of Rui Gomes, Head of the Education and Training Division of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Parallel sessions:
- Meeting Start Ups PART I – Tour through their labs at the Tech Park Georgia (GITA)
- Human rights approach towards youth participation in Internet governance, facilitated by Rui Gomes and Natalia Chardymova, Youth Department of the Council of Europe
15.30 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 17.30 Remote participation training (facilitated by Bernard Sadaka)
Bring your computers!
20.00 Social event

Monday, 4 June 2018 at Rooms Hotel "Lolita"
09.00 – 10.30 Youth participation in Internet governance – with practical recommendations how the get really involved?
(facilitated by Larry Strickling, ISOC and Michael Oghia, YOUthDIG programme committee)
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 13.00 Newcomers briefing session with Subject Matter Experts
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Meeting Start Ups PART II – Moderated discussion
(by Michael Rotert, Association of the Internet Industry and Mariam Lashkhi, Head of International Relations Department of GITA)
15.30 – 17.30 Drafting of youth messages
17.30 – 18.00 Wrap Up
18.00 EuroDIG welcome cocktail

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