The project is funded by the European Union as part of the program EU-Canada Youth Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues and has the following specific objectives:
- Foster people-to-people contacts and exchange of views between young Canadians and Europeans on the key parameters required to ensure that our digital future is inclusive;
- Enable young adults from Canada and Europe (18-30 years) to jointly contribute to policy-making on an inclusive digital future.
In cooperation with our partners, ThinkYoung
in Europe and Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi NDG
in Canada, we will develop a series of hybrid on-line/offline events that will enable direct interactions between young Canadians and Europeans (and other stakeholders) and support them in the development of policy recommendations on the key parameters required to ensure that our digital future is inclusive.
We will disseminate these recommendations to policy-makers but more importantly, will communicate to the media about the issues that young people addressed, their thinking and the conclusions they reached.
Our hope and our belief is that this broader public discussion will help both Canadian and European policymakers
to develop policies for an inclusive digital future – and that they will see the interest and wisdom of a bilateral process which will ensure that the policies they develop are compatible with each other.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about the project and any possible cooperation. An interactive platform for interested participants will be available soon and announced on this page.