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Youth Manifesto: one year celebration on Safer Internet Day 2015

12/03/2015

Last year on Safer Internet Day, several young ambassadors launched a youth-driven initiative in the presence of Neelie Kroes, then Vice-President of the European Commission.


Last year on Safer Internet Day, several young ambassadors launched a youth-driven initiative in the presence of Neelie Kroes, then Vice-President of the European Commission. The aim was to co-create a manifesto that would gather young people’s ideas and thoughts on a better internet. The initiative followed various phases, from gathering thoughts and ideas via a crowd-sourcing platform to voting on the proposed principles to come up with a manifesto to represent the voice of European youth.

Today, one year on, young people are putting the finishing touches to a Youth Manifesto publication. The booklet presents the final ten principles as identified throughout the consultation process, and further explored and debated during mentoring sessions with mentors from industry and civil society. During these mentoring sessions, young people also had the opportunity to reflect and discuss what each principle means for them, personally, drawing on their own views to identify possible solutions and actions to be taken up by society at large.

Talking of her involvement in the initiative, Katie, aged 15, from England said: “The Youth Manifesto is important, because not only does it show governments what youth want, but it also empowers youth to acknowledge that they can make a change.”
 
Young people plan to launch the Youth Manifesto publication publicly to policy makers and stakeholders in the coming months. In the meantime, the principles that young people voted on and debated will be gradually made available via the Insafe website.
 

URL:www.youthmanifesto.eu

Editor: Carlinda Lopes

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