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European Youth Panel 2017: youth testimonials

Giving youth the opportunity to have their say is crucial for youth participation and, here at BIK Youth, we made sure the voices of the young people attending the recent edition of the European Youth Panel were heard!

After launching the ‘Together for Respect' campaign in a high-level plenary session at the 2017 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), Henkka (from Finland) and Olivia (from Denmark) provide some insight into the work behind #TogetherForRespect and what they plan to do next.

Kacper (from Poland) also took some time to explain that the campaign is important because it goes beyond race or social status, and aims to share a powerful message.

The campaign gives an opportunity for youth (and others) to explain how they have been the better person and stood up for other people who were bullied or discriminated against online. Bringing in another youth panellist perspective, Viktorija (from Lithuania) shared her views on how it felt to work together with youth people from around Europe and her hopes for this campaign to go global.

Be sure to stay tuned for more testimonials and articles from the young people who participated in the 2017 edition of the European Youth Panel.

And, if you support the wishes of our youth panellists of standing together for respect, don't forget to share your story using the #TogetherForRespect hashtag for an online world without bullying, racism and intolerance, and follow @BIK_youth on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

  • Type: Youth
  • Date:07/12/2017
  • Author:BIK Youth