YOUthDIG 2023: The Event for Young People in Internet Governance

Introduction to YOUthDIG

The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) is an annual pre-event to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) aimed at encouraging young people to participate actively (ages 18-30). The event provides the opportunity for young people to learn about internet governance while also discussing and exchanging ideas with experienced internet policy practitioners. Moreover, the program will allow for peer-to-peer learning and networking with young people from all over Europe.


Program structure and format

The program’s aim is to actively engage young people in the development of policy messaging about internet governance. 30 young people from throughout Europe (members of the Council of Europe) will take part in this pre-event programme that will prepare them in Internet-related themes, in order to let them become active participants in EuroDIG. Finally, at the end of YOUthDIG, the participants design the Youth Messages. These messages are presented at EuroDIG and the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) with a view to contributing to global, other regional and national debates on Internet Governance.

The YOUthDIG event will be divided into two phases:

  • an online phase with virtual meetings;
  • a physical event, from June 16 to 19, followed by EuroDIG from June 19 to 21, both in Tampere, Finland

In order to participate in YOUthDIG, young people must submit an application by 10th Feb. 2023. A number of travel scholarships will be provided to youth participants. The event will be in English, and the agenda includes an on-site gathering in Tampere, Finland, to debate a range of Internet Governance subjects and topics.

For more information about YOUthDIG, please see the FAQ page on the EuroDIG website


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