... is the Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance

Since its early days EuroDIG is devoted to engage with the next generation of Internet governance leaders.

The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance is the youth programme of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance and features a three-day, pre-event track full of discussion, learning, networking, and fun that prepares youth participants for their participation in the EuroDIG process.

From 16th-18th June 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

The agenda is work in progress and will be shaped by former YoutDIGers.

Young people (between 18-30 years old) residing in all European countries were encouraged to apply for a fellowship. We received around 130 applications for 30 seats. The YOUthDIG programme committee is now reviewing all applications and we will contact selected fellows by the end of February latest.

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

YOUthDIG alumni’s will form the selection committee assisted by the EuroDIG Secretariat.

Responsibilities of selected participants

Selected participants will be required to:

  • attend all YOUthDIG sessions
  • attend 2-3 preparation online meetings (April - June)
  • help organising a session in advance by joining the Org Team of a EuroDIG session of their choice
  • attend and participate proactively in the EuroDIG meeting in particular as remote participation moderators
  • ask questions, learn how to get involved, and have fun!

All fellows will also be responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Cash reimbursements will be made onsite, in The Hague, on the basis of an invoice (to be submitted in advance).


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