IGF 2019 Pre-Event #17
Youth IGF Summit

Gesellschaft für Informatik


Digitisation and all decisions taken about it are disproportionately affecting young people. It is not enough to be able to operate devices to take advantage of the Internet's great opportunities for economic development, education, cultural design, transnational exchange and political commitment. The Internet Governance Forum enables all stakeholders - politics, the private sector, civil society and the technical community - to understand the decision-making processes that have an impact on the Internet. Youth is the largest demographic group of Internet users. However, their voices are less heard in Internet-related decision-making processes. Young people between 18 and 30 are the decision-makers of the (near) future.
Thanks to the Internet Governance Forum in Berlin from 25 to 27 November 2019, there will be an extraordinary opportunity for young people in Germany and beyond to actively participate in the programme and exchange in a global context.

The German Youth IGF aims to coordinate national and international activities leading to Youth Positions to the Internet Governance Forum in its role as the host country's youth initiative.
In this pre-event, representatives of Youth initiatives will present their common positions, gather input and define next steps for Youth in Internet Governance.