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Youth Initiatives

Youth Initiatives of the IGF are created with a goal of encouraging and involving young people in substantive discussion on Internet governance. These IGF formations, as well as national, sub-regional and regional IGFs, are expected to follow the main IGF principles of being open, inclusive, non-commercial with a multistakeholder participation during the whole preparatory phase and the event itself, all in line with a bottom up decision making process.

Besides these initiatives, there are many other examples of the youth engagement to the IGF, as described here.

Below table shows the current record of the existing Youth Initiatives.

 

Youth IGF Initiatives (14)

Name 

About 

Annual Meeting Information

Annual Meeting Report

Netherlands Youth IGF   

Youth IGF of Netherlands was established in 2016 year, with the main idea of engaging young people of Netherlands in the discussion on Internet governance and bringing their voices to the global IGF discussion agenda.

5 October 2018, Netherlands

 

German Youth IGF   

German Youth IGF was established in 2013 year, with the aim to introduce the idea of Internet governance amongst youth and bring young people from Germany into the relevant discussion on national, regional and global level.

26 November 2018, Germany

German Youth IGF Annual 2016 Report

Asia Pacific Youth IGF  

With a dedication to raise the awareness of youth on Internet governance matters and encourage the young generations to participate in the policy discussion, the Youth IGF of Asia Pacific region was initiated in 2010.

13 - 16 August 2018,
Vanuatu

Asia Pacific Youth IGF Annual 2016 Report

Youth LACIGF

Youth IGF of Latin America and Caribbean was established in 2016 year, in order to increase the participation of young people in Internet Governance related discussion in this respective region.

        29 July 2018,          Argentina

Youth LACIGF Annual 2018 Report

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Youth LACIGF Annual 2017 Report
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Youth LACIGF Annual 2016 Report

 

Youth IGF of Hong Kong

 

Youth IGF of Hong Kong was establised in 2016 year. This Initiative aims to provide a platform for younger generation in Hong Kong to speak up on Internet Governance issues, build up sense of digital citizenship of students, raise awarenes on Internet givernance issues and to familiarize the community with the yIGF model, all in order to equip participants with skills and knowledge for future participation in actual Internet policy-making discussion

7 - 8 and 21 July 2018,
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Youth IGF Annual 2018 Report
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Hong Kong Youth IGF Annual 2016 Report

Youth IGF of Turkey

Youth IGF of Turkey is focused on gathering inputs on the Internet governance related matters from young people in Turkey, and on creating a unique forum for the youth to discuss these matters.

8 November 2018, Istanbul, Turkey  
YOUthDIG

Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) – is a two days track to prepare for EuroDIG. Participants have the opportunity of peer-learning and networking with youths residing in Europe; discussing and exchanging with experienced net politics practitioners andworking out youth messages to be presented at EuroDIG and the IGF.

2 - 4 June 2018,
Tbilisi, Georgia
YOUthDIG 2017 Messages 
Youth IGF Ukraine

Youth IGF Initiative of Ukraine was established in 2017.

It aims for creating a platform for young people to engage in the Internet governance discussion.

27 September 2018,
Kiev, Ukraine
Youth IGF Ukraine 2017 Annual Report
Youth IGF Africa YIGF Africa is an open platform for younger generation to express and interchange their ideas and thoughts on Internet governance. N/A 2018  
Youth IGF China

This Youth IGF initiative was established in 2017.

Youth IGF initiative of China aims to engage voices of children and youth in  the Internet Governance discourse.

TBC, September 2018
Guangzhou, China
 
Albania Youth IGF

The Albanian Youth IGF initiative was established in 2018. 

It aims to create a multistakeholder process through which the Albanian Youth community will have opportunity to engage in Internet Governance discussions on national, regional and international levels.

N/A 2018  
Argentina Youth IGF

The Youth IGF of Argentina was established in 2018.

It serves as a forum for discussion and exchange space that aims to expand the voices of young people between 18 and 30 who are interested in Internet governance.

29 July 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
India Youth IGF

The India Youth IGF was established in 2018.

Its vision is to raise awareness of youth on internet governance, encourage young generations to participate in public policy discussion and eventually building a new cadre of Internet leaders who are motivated to learn, engage and act within their region and beyond. 

12 October 2018
New Delhi, India
 
Indonesia Youth IGF

The Indonesia Youth IGF was established in 2018.

It has the nature of an aggregator platform, and its main purpose is to ‎gather youth movement having interest on internet governance issue. ‎

N/A 2018  

 

Additional projects to build youth participation
in Internet Governance (1)

Name 

About 

Annual Meeting Information

Annual Meeting Report

Youth IGF Movement 

Youth IGF Movement aims to give the opportunity of equal multi-stakeholder participation in the building process of the Information Society to teenagers and young people from different countries of the world. It was created in 2011.

Multiple meetings. Details here.

Youth IGF Movement Annual 2016 Report

 

Note: The above information are being published as received.

In case you would like to organize a Youth IGF Initiative, or to engage in any of the existing ones, please contact the IGF Secretariat at anja.gengo[at]un[dot]org.

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