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

Brussels, Belgium | 8-10 December 2021

The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is organising the final conference 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 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 set of policy recommendations and an online toolkit of resources developed during the project, with the support of a newly established JEF Working Group on Internet Governance.

About the final conference

The final event of the Work Plan 2021 will take place in Brussels (Belgium) for a total of 2 days (From December 8 in the afternoon, December 9 for the whole day, December 10 in the morning), and will gather 60 young people from all over Europe. 

This conference will put an end to the Work Plan 2021. On the one hand, it will conclude and evaluate the Work Plan, including its activities and outputs and reflect on the next steps and how to make the best use of its outcomes beyond the timeframe of the project. On the other hand, it will promote and disseminate those outcomes offline and online. In addition, the final conference outcome will be the presentation of the Policy Recommendations – What is illegal offline is illegal online developed throughout the year by the Working Group on Internet Governance and held discussions on topics related to Internet Governance and youth rights.

This means that the participants will be asked to evaluate and improve outcomes of the seminars organised before (in Helsinki and Alicante) and think of next actions to take on the topic of Internet Governance. 

Profile of the participants

  • Being aged between 18 and 35 years old (some exceptions may be made during the selection);
  • Being able to work and communicate fluently in English;
  • Interest 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.

Why should you apply?

  • An opportunity to better understand the role of the Internet Governance stakeholders 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 two-day international conference.
  • Accommodation and food covered for the duration of the final conference in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Travel reimbursement up to 200 euros for selected participants.

Fee and finances

  • The participation fee is 40 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 if possible.
  • The travel reimbursement will be made after the end of the event upon receivement of tickets and invoices.

Other information before applying

  • Please book your flights ONLY after receiving the official confirmation of selection from the Secretariat! Preferable arrival/departure times are Wednesday (08/12) before lunch and Friday (10/12) in the afternoon.
  • COVID-19: with regards to the COVID-19 health situation, JEF Europe will only accept participants who are either fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19. This will be attested by their EU Digital Covid Certificate (if applicable: if you did not get vaccinated in a country issuing the EU Digital Covid Certificate, please attest your vaccination status with the certificate provided by your national authority). If you have an underlying medical condition preventing you from being vaccinated, please get in touch with us, and we will assess the different situations on an individual basis.

How to apply?

Please fill in the following application form by 15 November 2021 – 23:59 CET.

The draft agenda of the final event will be available soon.

Find more information on the Work Plan 2021 and its activities 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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