This might be of interest to the young folks. Please apply!
*Open Call for Working Group Members*
*Youth for Digital Sustainability 2020*
Dear friends and colleagues,
the past months have shown in even greater clarity that *sustainable
development* <sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300> has
distinct digital aspects. We cannot separate the struggle for climate
action and environmental sustainability from the use and governance of the
Internet. Both are global efforts that can only succeed if we find ways of
effective multi-stakeholder cooperation.
Young people play a vital role in advocacy – both for environmental
changes, and for a fair, inclusive Internet. Last year, we at the German
Informatics Society were able to network over 100 youth representatives
from all world regions in the Youth Internet Governance Forum Summit, the
outcomes of which can be found in *our report*
This year, we want to bring these two advocacy streams together in one
policy development process. *Youth4DigitalSustainability*
<yigf.de/events/youth4digitalsustainability-program-2020/> aims to
gather young experts, activists, and organisations who are interested in
the following key topics and want to collaborate on policy development
• *Greening the Internet* <yigf.de/greening-the-internet/>
• *Fair Digital Businesses* <yigf.de/fair-digital-businesses/>
• *Internet for Social Cohesion*
• *Sustainable Governance of the Internet*
For each key topic, a transdisciplinary, international working group of
young people will collaborate in order to draft policy recommendations to
be presented to the *United Nations Internet Governance Forum*
<www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/> and other fora.
*This is where you can get active! *We call to all interested individuals
ages 16 to 30 to submit their expression of interest to participate in a
working group *until July 19, 23:59 Central European Summer Time*.
More information and the application form can be found here:
Please feel free to share this call to your respective communities. We are
looking forward to expressions of interest from young people in different
world regions and with diverse backgrounds.
We are active on *Twitter*
relevant updates will be shared.
We’d be delighted to work with you on these important issues!
– Elisabeth for the Organising Team
About the German Informatics Society
The German Informatics Society (GI) is with about 20,000 personal and 250
corporate members the largest and most important professional association
for computer science in the German-speaking world. It represents the
interests of computer scientists in science, economy, public
administration, society and politics since 1969. With 14 departments, over
30 active regional groups and countless specialist groups, the GI is the
platform and mouthpiece for all disciplines in computer science. The
members are bound by the Ethical Guidelines for Computer Scientists of the
German Informatics Society (GI)
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