Project “Youth Summit” registration

Dear IGF Youth Community! 

Together we are on the way to the Internet Governance Forum 2021 (IGF), an international event gathering together members of various stakeholder groups. This year's Forum takes place from 6 to 10 December in Poland, Katowice. Over the past editions, youth participation has become an increasingly important part of the event. Each year young people from over the world were actively taking the floor at the Forum and drawing the attention of the IGF community to challenges faced by youth in the field of Internet governance. This year we would like to continue the journey of making youth voices heard at the IGF. That is why we invite you to join us in the Project "Youth Summit” and get involved in intensive preparations for the global event in December in Katowice!

About the Project “Youth Summit”

The Project is directed to engaged people between 18 and 30 years old. It consists of two main parts: the first one will be held in October and November and it will include working in small groups (5-6 members) under the supervision of youth experts as group coordinators. Each group will be focused on one specific thematic area of Internet Governance (revolving around IGF's thematic tracks). The main task for group members will be to collaborate on policy papers that would include "points of action" - postulates of specific solutions for challenges faced by youth in a particular area of digital policy. The outcomes of group work will be presented by their members at the second part of the Project - at the Youth Summit, an event on day 0 of the IGF (5 December) and promoted among the IGF community. Project members will also have an opportunity to participate in other events accompanying the Internet Governance Forum.

The Project “Youth Summit” is organised under the auspices of NASK National Research Institute and in cooperation with the Internet Society Youth SIG, Youth Coalition on Internet Governance, IGF Secretariat and The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland.

Application form

If you are interested in becoming a member of Project “Youth Summit”, involved in both group working on policy papers and presenting them at the Youth Summit and IGF, please fill a questionnaire linked below. The call for applications will be open until 20.08.2021. Previous experience in youth or Internet governance initiatives is welcomed, but not necessary. Thank you in advance for completing the questionnaire and see you in Katowice!

Application form link