Youth IGF - E.U. Delegation Open Forum

06 December 2016 - A Open Forum on Guadalajara,Mexico


Dialogue between decision makers and the young: Youth IGF[1] – EU Delegation

Organised by TaC – Together against Cybercrime International & EU DELEGATION to the IGF

Key foreword: Pilar DEL CASTILLO, MEP and Megan RICHARDS, European Commission

Moderators:    Lee HIBBARD, Council of Europe and Sabrina ABUALHAIGA, Youth IGF France

Key questions: Stuart HAMILTON, IFLA and Lee HIBBARD, Council of Europe

Message from:  Lambert 
van NISTELROOIJ, MEP, EU Parliament
Closing remarks:  
Julie WARD, MEP, EU Parliament

Speakers: among other young people, Youth IGF Ambassadors from: Bangladesh, Chad, Czech Republic, France, Haiti, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Uruguay

Remote Moderator:  Marilia MACIEL, DiploFoundation

The main goal of the Open Forum is to make it possible for the IGF community to understand what the young of today are happy with in the world of ICTs, what they feel needs to be improved and what they suggest should be done in the field of the Information Society.

These ideas will allow constructive proposals to be made for better inclusive and sustainable growth in today’s world and the inclusion of the young form an economic and social perspective.


The purpose of this Open Forum is to allow the voice of young people to be heard by Information Society leaders on issues related to internet governance and to help young people to take an active part in decision-making processes. 

 [1]The Youth IGF is a global movement that operates as a multi-stakeholder platform. It allows the young to discuss and take a lead in the field of Internet governance-related issues in the format of local, national or regional debates. The Youth IGF is based on the principles of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and their full respect. The Youth IGF aims to give teenagers and young people from around the world the opportunity to participate as equal stakeholders in the process of building the Information Society.