The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) is the youth programme of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), and features a three-day, pre-event track full of discussion, learning, networking, and fun that prepares youth participants (between the ages of 18-30) for their participation in the EuroDIG process.
Participants have the opportunity to:
- Experience peer-learning and networking with youth residing in Europe
- Learn about Internet governance and how to get involved in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process
- Discuss and exchange ideas with experienced Internet policy practitioners
- Develop youth messages and present them at EuroDIG and the global IGF
Youth Messages 2019
Youth Messages will be published here at the end of YOUthDIG in different languages. They will feed into EuroDIG and the global Internet Governance Forum
Have a look at last years Youth Messages
The agenda is work in progress and will be shaped by former YoutDIGers.
YOUthDIG logistical coordinator
YOUthDIG programme committee members
- Jana Misic
- Charalampos (Harris) Kyritsis
- Nadja Tjahja
- Olga Kyryliuk
- Oliana Sula
- Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix
Application process & travel support
Funds will be available for travel and / or hotel costs for a limited number of applicants. Young people (18-30 years old) residing in all European countries are encouraged to apply for a fellowship by submitting the online form from 15 – 31 January at the EuroDIG website
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 & selection
If the requests for funding meeting the aforementioned criteria exceed the available funds, the selection process will be made by the YOUthDIG programme coordinators and the programme committee in collaboration with the EuroDIG Secretariat by taking into account the need to achieve a diversity of participants, in terms of:
- Geography (countries & minorities represented, including from the host country);
- 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).