Jun 192014
10.06.2014 – During New Media Summer School, 33 young people from all over Europe shared their own opinions and discussed about Internet Governance and its topics- they prepared their approach to the EuroDIG, the European Dialogue on Internet Governance.
On first day’s program was: Getting into Internet Governance, Internet Governance – The global picture, Learning more about net neutrality and finally copyright. As speakers we warmly welcomed Prof. Jeanette Hofmann (WZB / HIIG), Tobias Schwarz (Netzpiloten & Co:llaboratory), Matthias Schindler (Wikimedia). Bild During discussion rounds, participants exchanged perspectives on „what communication channels do you use for doing what“, „boundaries to youth participation“ and „questions to Internet Governance“.
They brainstormed on several internet-related questions, such as „What can young people add to Internet Governance“,  „The value of youth participation“, „What will be the next big thing on the Internet“, „Where do you get your information from“ and many more.
After three intense preparation days we participated at EuroDIG.

„The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe. It was created in 2008 by a number of key stakeholders representing various European stakeholder groups working in the field of IG. EuroDIG is a network which is open to all European stakeholders that are interested in contributing to an open and interactive discussion on IG issues.

The stakeholders participating in the EuroDIG programme network comprise a considerable number of representatives from civil society, the business sector, the technical and academic community as well as European governments, institutions and organisations including the EU-presidency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union.

The purpose of EuroDIG is twofold: first to help European stakeholders to exchange their views and best practices on the issues to be discussed at global IGF meetings and to identify common ground which is shared by all European stakeholders as well as highlighting the diversity of experience of the different European stakeholders; second to raise awareness in Europe and among European stakeholders about the relevance of the issues discussed in the IGF context and also to raise awareness of the value of the new multistakeholder discussion format developed by and around the IGF.“ (http://www.eurodig.org/about-eurodig/what-about)
Find the New Media Summer School statements here: nmss_statements

Video: Enrico Gerstmann

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