The policy papers that the #YouthxPolicyMakers Ambassadors will present at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) are now available.
Four policy papers have been published in the youth engagement project YouthxPolicyMakers, which the German Informatics Society (GI) has been heading since June and which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
After concluding four competency-building workshops and roundtable discussions with policy makers on the topics of inclusive internet governance ecosystems; access and accessibility; content, media and literacy; and security, data privacy and protection of vulnerable groups, the YouthxPolicyMakers ambassadors drafted papers in which they introduced the current debate on their respective topic, described their experiences in the workshops and roundtables, and outlined their policy positions and demands. These demands include sustainable expansion of internet infrastructure, binding resolutions declaring Internet access a human right, accountability from platforms hosting dis- and misinformation on their sites, and a guarantee that new technologies be developed with security in mind.
The full papers are available below. The youth ambassadors present their policy papers at Day 0 of the Internet Governance Forum. As youth voices are underrepresented at the IGF and other such fora, the YouthxPolicyMakers programme provides a platform for an important aspect of the multistakeholder process: young people, the most prominent users of the internet.
Inclusive Internet Governance Ecosystems
Access and Accessibility
Content, Media and Literacy
Privacy, Data Protection and Vulnerable Groups