Applications for SEEDIG 2019 Youth School now open

  • Youth
  • 26/11/2018
  • BIK Team

Applications are now open for the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) Youth School's Class of 2019, an interesting opportunity for university students from South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+) to learn more about internet governance.

The course will allow (undergraduate and master) students to learn more about issues such as privacy, freedom of expression online, digital literacy, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, as well as the opportunities to play a part in internet governance.

The programme falls into three parts:

  • Online webinars from January to April 2019 – These online meetings will allow students to get to know each other and learn the basics of internet governance, digital policy and related topics.
  • A full-day event in May 2019 – This event will provide an opportunity to explore, in-depth, at least one of the topics that will be discussed at SEEDIG 2019, based on the student's preferences, and to prepare the students' contributions to the SEEDIG meeting.
  • Participation in the two-day SEEDIG annual meeting – A group of Youth School students will be selected to take part in the SEEDIG annual meeting, in Bucharest, Romania, to share their views and experiences on various internet-related topics.

A participant to the SEEDIG 2018 Youth School described her experience as "a mind-blowing, full of positive vibes, intensive learning process and well-organised event", adding: "to all the youth who chase to be involved in the field of internet governance and aim to have an impact on their community, the SEEDIG Youth School is one of the best ways to start, and it must be experienced".

Applications for the Class of 2019 are open until Sunday, 16 December 2018. For more information on the requirements, the selection process, and the costs of the programme, visit the SEEDIG 2019 Youth School website. To get a clearer idea of what the SEEDIG Youth School is like, visit the SEEDIG 2018 Youth School website, with the agenda and participants' testimonials, or visit the SEEDIG website for more general information on the conference itself.

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