Get ready for YOUthDIG 2019!
- BIK Team
As every year, the season of internet governance events is opened by YOUthDIG (Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance) and of course, EuroDIG (the European Dialogue on Internet Governance) hosted this year in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Scheduled to take place between 16 and 18 June, the YOUthDIG brings together a group of young people (between the ages of 18-30) to take part in discussions, to develop their knowledge on everything related to internet governance, to network and of course to have fun, thus preparing youth participants to take part in the EuroDIG process.
This year, apart from the traditional delegation from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), two of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors coming from Austria and Greece and will contribute and participate in both events.
Why is YOUthDIG so important?
First of all because it helps to engage with the next generation of Internet governance leaders and to make their voice and concerns heard.
YOUthDIG offers numerous opportunities for peer-learning among youths from most European countries, for discussing and exchanging with experienced net politics practitioners and most of all for shaping the youth messages which will be presented at EuroDIG and at IGF (Internet Governance Forum).
What should you expect?
The agenda for this year's edition is still work in progress, but it can already be consulted on the event's Wiki. The Insafe delegation, together with the three Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors will be contributing to several sessions about the BIK Youth Ambassadors' programme and one which will be tackling the trend of online challenges
To remain up to date with what is happening at YOUthDIG this year, we invite you to keep an eye on the Better Internet For Kids (BIK) portal for follow-up articles as well as follow us on social media for live tweeting (@BIK_youth and @Insafenetwork).
And while you're waiting for the events to unfurl, satisfy your curiosity about what BIK Youth Ambassadors did at previous editions of YOUthDIG and EuroDIG: refresh your memory reading a series of youth testimonial articles from EuroDIG 2018 and EuroDIG 2017.
- Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador
In June 2019, three BIK Youth Ambassadors – Lili, Haris and João – had the opportunity to attend EuroDIG 2019 and to participate in YouthDIG in the Hague, Netherlands. Below, Lili Leisser reflects on her experience.
- BIK Youth
The opportunities for children that result from the widespread digital environment available today are undeniable and virtually limitless. However, such opportunities are accompanied with many risks such as cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse or other types of exploitation. It is, therefore, extremely important to enable children and young people to freely exercise their rights of access to information, social participation, freedom of expression and privacy in the digital world.
- BIK Team
The 12th edition of the landmark of European internet governance events will be taking place later this month, in The Hague, Netherlands from 19-20 June 2019. Created with a view to fostering European citizens' interest and participation in internet governance issues, EuroDIG (the European Dialogue on Internet Governance) is an open, multi-stakeholder platform which has become, in recent years, a key European point of reference on exchanging views about the internet and how it is governed.
- João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador
In this article, João Pedro Martins, a BIK Youth Ambassador from Portugal, reflects on his recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.
- Charalampos Kyritsis, Youth Ambassador
In this article, Charalampos Kyritsis, a BIK Youth Ambassador from Greece, reflects on his recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.
- BIK Team
To foster Europeans' interest in internet governance issues and to ensure that a proper dialogue takes place on a regular basis and in a participatory manner, EuroDIG - the European Dialogue on Internet Governance - was established in 2008 as an open, multi-stakeholder platform as a key European point of reference on exchanging views about the internet and how it is governed. EuroDIG is not a conference, it is more of a year-round dialogue on politics and digitisation across the whole European continent, culminating in an annual event.