WP 2021 - Let’s discuss ‘governance’ in Internet Governance

Alicante, Spain | 7-11 of July 2021

JEF Europe is organising an international seminar on ‘Internet Governance, why should we talk about it?’ in the framework of the Work Plan 2021 – Let’s discuss ‘governance’ in Internet Governance, funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

About the Work Plan 2021:

JEF Europe with the Work Plan 2021 ‘Let’s discuss ‘governance’ in Internet Governance’, through blended activities, national debates, international educational activities and advocacy actions, aims at developing the skills and understanding of young people from diverse backgrounds to enable them to reflect on how they can work to overcome the challenges of youth participation in internet governance processes at the European level. 

One of the work plan’s main objectives is to advocate on the importance of discussions among youth representation bodies and youth organisations on Internet Governance outlined through a developed set of policy recommendations output from the project with the support of a newly established JEF Working Group on Internet Governance.

About the seminar:

The international seminar will take place in Alicante (Spain) for 5 days, and will gather 20 young people from all over Europe. It aims at  training young people,  focusing on a people-centred and rights-based approach to Internet Governance and empowering them to be potential multipliers in their countries and  youth ambassadors in internet governance policy by organising national events with policy-makers. Participants will tackle the national, regional and international levels and the different actors in the field as well as practical examples to develop their own policy recommendations towards a democratic Internet Governance.

In addition, JEF Europe will organise a preparatory meeting in June (dates tbc) to present the results of the Expert meeting which took place in March and the Policy Brief  built on the experts’ inputs and our desk research.

Profile of the participants:

    • Being aged between 18 and 35 years old (some exemptions may be made during selection);
    • Being able to work and communicate fluently in English;
    • Being available for the preparatory meeting in late June with the trainers and the selected participants;
    • Interested in the topic and in developing knowledge in working on the Internet Governance field;
    • Experience with Internet Governance processes and/or curiosity about the topic;
    • Be willing to implement national discussions (roundtables) after the end of the seminar.

Why should you apply?

    • An opportunity to better understand the role of the Internet Governance actors and to encourage partnership with them; 
    • A networking opportunity with young people working in different development and youth sectors;
    • Bring part of an engaging dynamic focusing on developing youth rights and inclusion in a specific sector.

What we are offering:

    • A five-day international educational seminar
    • Accommodation and food covered for 5 days in Alicante, Spain
    • Travel reimbursement for up to 200 euros.

You can find more information on travel prevention measures here: https://www.spth.gob.es/more

Fee and finances

    • The participation fee is 50 euros for covering all on-site expenses.  We understand budgets are tight for young people all around Europe at the moment, and we will gladly consider your application to JEF’s Solidarity Fund for fee-free participation. In order to apply for it, you should state it in your application and we will get back to you. Please, consider that JEF Solidarity Fund can be granted only to some of the participants that will require it and not to every participant.
    • The travel reimbursement is going to be made after the end of the event upon provided tickets and receipts.

How to apply?

Please fill in the following application form or below by the 15th of June 2021.

More information on the Work Plan 2021 and its activities can be found here.

If you have any questions feel free to contact

Théo Lecarpentier, Project Officer

Young European Federalists

Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels


Lorene Weber, Admin & Membership Officer

Young European Federalists

Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels


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