Does the World Belong to the Young? The Role of Youth in the IGF

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Efrat Daskal

Open University of Israel

Anna Orlova

Network of European Digital Youth (NERDY)

Date Written: December 2016

Abstract

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create. That is the source of power in this century." This declaration is from a commencement speech given by Barack Obama at the New Economic School in Russia on July 7, 2009 (Crawford, 2016). While we can all certainly agree that the future belongs to young people, the question remains, do we really allow them to have a say in shaping the future they will live in? This question guides our research as we try to unveil the role of youth in shaping the future of the Internet, focusing on the case study of youth involvement in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Keywords: GigaNet

Suggested Citation

Daskal, Efrat and Orlova, Anna, Does the World Belong to the Young? The Role of Youth in the IGF (December 2016). GigaNet: Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Annual Symposium 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2909372 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2909372

Efrat Daskal (Contact Author)

Open University of Israel ( email )

1 University Road
Tel-Aviv, 61392
Israel

Anna Orlova

Network of European Digital Youth (NERDY) ( email )

Germany

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