Time and Date
June 14, 5pm – 7pm CET
Zoom. A link will be sent to all registered participants after 28 May.
Involving civil society in technology discourses: internet governance and the voice of the youth – Part II
How can young people effectively engage in international technology policy discourse?
Young people will be affected by technological change and innovation for the longest time. We are the most tech-savvy user group in many digital areas. Nevertheless, most decisions about technologies and investments in technology policy are made by significantly older decision-makers. In some policy areas, youth perspectives have increasingly been included in the discourse, for example in internet governance. On national and international levels, the UN Internet Governance Forum has introduced a multi-stakeholder process, which brings together policymakers with the technical community, civil society, industry groups, and more. This increasingly includes young people, which are invited to get involved in the IGF work.
In this workshop, experienced youth representatives from across the world will join us to discuss best practices on how to engage effectively in international technology policy discourse. They will share their previous experiences and positions as youth representatives in various organizations and give advice on how to get involved. The event will have an open and interactive character to enable joint deliberation and adaptation to the interests of the audience. The workshop will include time for questions and active discussions.
This is the second of two events. No prior knowledge is needed. You can join without having participated in the first session.
Disclaimer! We will not dive deep into the issues tackled at the Internet Governance Forum but rather focus on the representation and presence of youth voices in the discourse. We will be happy to facilitate further events on specific topics should the audience indicate interest.
This is the second part of the event. Click here to view the first event.