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Thursday, September 4 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WS173: Youth involvement in Internet Governance

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The European as well as global youth organisations so far are failing to provide for the youth to participate in the digital policy debate on global level of the Internet Governance. Due to complexity and exclusivity of political IG processes, lack of institutionalised framework for participation, lack of capacity building on the mass scale and civil society bubble, current models of participation are not feasible for the digital policy debates.
The aforementioned factors create barriers and problems for the young people to participate in global Internet Governance fora. They raise concerns if youth participation is fulfilled and working in the digital policy field of global Internet Governance.
Youth involvement in the Internet Governance Discussion e.g. IG therefore appears to be stunted, and remains a field of further development. The workshop aims to map the status of youth participation in a two-folded approach: firstly, current barriers for young people to get involved directly in the IG Discussions shall be identified. Complementary, the workshop aims to share good practice and map opportunities for young people to get involved in IG Discussions (e.g. how to attract young people, setting up a hub, preparing material).

Thursday September 4, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm EEST
Main Meeting Hall (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room A1 + A2)

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