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German Youth IGF

The training activity took place
in Berlin
organised by Deutsches Jugend IGF

Aims & objectives

The German Youth IGF seeks to engage more young people in the Internet Governance processes, educate on current internet policy and create more welcoming and participative spaces inside the Internet Governance Fora.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The group had 17 participants, mostly from Germany with participants from Poland and the Netherlands and 2 youth delegates from the year before co-facilitating the event. I was the head facilitator structuring the programme and supporting the youth delegates.

Training methods used & main activities

The training had several external speakers. We set up interview situations between the youth delegates and the speakers, used non-formal icebreaking activities at the welcome evening and open space methodology after the speakers to open the forum for more inputs from the participants. In the end we used collaborative writing methods to summarize the meeting.

Outcomes of the activity

The messages from the meeting can be found here:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I am project manager for the European Youth IGF project that supports several national youth IGF initiatives and currently hosts 6 youth delegates for the UN Internet Governance Forum. I was the head facilitator for the training and supported the delegates in structuring the meeting and carried out the icebreaking, open space and creative writing part of the meeting.

I worked on this training for 2 days as a full time trainer.

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