New Media Summer School 2014
The New Media Summer School is an annual event prior to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). It aims to bring young people into the debate around Internet Governance, voicing inspiring ideas and recommendations on future Internet policies.
:: Facts & Figures
The New Media Summer School takes place from June 8 till June 14 in Berlin, Germany.
Day of arrival: Sunday, June 8 Day of departure: Saturday, June 14 First day of programme: Sunday, June 8 Conference days: Thursday, June 12 & Friday, June 13 Number of young experts: 35 Maximum age of young expert: 30 years.
:: Aims & Objectives
The New Media Summer School aims to bring young people into the debate around Internet Governance, voicing inspiring ideas and recommendations on future Internet policies. The objectives of the event are: // to equip young people with competencies, knowledge and skills regarding new media policies. // to bring the voice of young people into the debate on new media policies.. // to facilitate opinion-building on complex issues related to new media policies. // to bring together young people from different cultural backgrounds to exchange experiences, perspectives and needs related to new media. // to weave a multicultural European network of youth with an understanding of new media issues. // to empower young people to actively contribute to new media policy discourses, debates and decisions.
The New Media Summer School seeks to equip young people with competencies, knowledge and skills regarding new media policies. New Media Summers School young experts shall be able to bring forward inspiring ideas on new media policies during the European Dialogue on Internet Governance. Following the aims and objectives as well as the foci of the conference, these topics are being tackled during the event: // Privacy // Copyright // Net neutrality // Accessibility & Inclusion // Internet of things (IoT) & Cloud // Hate Speech // Internet Principles & state security
:: Methodology & Facilitation
The Methodology of the New Media Summer School follows the non-formal education approach. The event is a mixture of a seminar and a training course, centered on debating content and building up youth opinion on new media issues. The New Media Summer School aims to provide discourse and substance, yet, avoiding an overload of frontality. Despite the importance of the themes, the team of the New Media Summer School aims to provide a unique and valuable learning experience.
:: Application procedure & timing
Open call for applications: April, 9 Deadline for applications: April 23 Notification to selected youth experts: April 26 Applications need to be submitted through the online form. Every applicant will receive an email of confirmation for the submission. Only successful applicants receive an email with further instructions and information. The working language is English.
:: Program overview (preliminary)
June 8 Sunday 16 – 19 afternoon session incl. coffee break June 9 Monday 09 – 13 pre-noon session incl. coffee break Monday 15 – 19 afternoon session incl. coffee break June 10 Tuesday 09 – 13 pre-noon session incl. coffee break Tuesday 15 – 19 afternoon session incl. coffee break June 11 Wednesday 10 – 14 pre-noon session incl. coffee break Wednesday 16 – 19 afternoon session incl. coffee break June 12 Thursday 09 – 19 Conference day I of EuroDIG June 13 Friday 09 – 18 Conference day II of EuroDIG June 14 Saturday 10 – 14 pre-noon session incl. coffee break The evening program contains an intercultural night, sightseeing trip, exchange of good practice, official conference reception & party. This is a rough overview on the schedule and the session planning. A detailed program is available on the website soon. The final program will be send to successful applicants prior to the event.
:: Contact & Partners
The New Media Summer School 2014 Berlin is jointly organized through an European consortium of different partners: AEGEE - European Students' Forum, JEF – Young European Federalists, YEU – Youth for Exchange and Understanding, FYEG - Federation of Young European Greens, CTR - Romania Youth Council, CNJ - Portuguese National Youth Council, YPE - Young Pirates of Europe, FNG - Forum Nazionale dei Giovani, in cooperation with AEGEE-Berlin and the Youth IGF Germany. For any questions please consult the FAQ on the event website. The contact email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
:: Benefit information
The New Media Summer School offers travel reimbursement for successful applications to the event. Applicants traveling (not nationality) from Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Romania will have priority in selections due to grant limitations. Applicants from other countries are also encouraged to apply and we will request exceptions or travel cost can be covered from other sources. Applicants should not buy tickets yet and also in the application form should just indicate expected cost of travel. In case of successful application and our permission for booking is given, booking of tickets should take place. In case of discrepancies between the indicated price at the time of application and the real price when received the permission for booking, additional permission from our side is obligatory. The participant fee is 50 EUR per person and will be conducted from the travel reimbursement. In particular the event covers: // Up to 70% of overall travel expenses upon presentation of receipts (cheapest way of transport, no taxi) // Accommodation in shared rooms in a hip and modern youth hostel located in Berlin centre for 6 nights (June 8 – June 14); incl. free wi-fi // Meals during the event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks.
If you are interested, apply here.