The European Youth Centre in Budapest is currently hosting a two-day consultative meeting on education about digital citizenship from June 21 to June 22. The meeting is focused on integrating and addressing digital citizenship within the Youth for Democracy programme of the Council of Europe, with a particular emphasis on non-formal education, youth work, human rights education, and youth participation.
Bringing together 20 experts and practitioners in digital citizenship matters, including youth work and human rights education practitioners, the ongoing consultative meeting aims to achieve several objectives. The participants are working towards establishing a common understanding of key concepts and definitions underpinning digital citizenship and digital citizenship education. They are actively sharing and learning from practices and research on digital citizenship.
The consultative meeting will result in proposals on how to consistently integrate and address digital citizenship within the Youth for Democracy programme for the period of 2024-2027.
During the ongoing discussions at the meeting participants place significant importance on finding a common understanding of what is meant by digital citizenship education. They recognised the need to learn from already existing models and frameworks to build upon successful practices. Additionally, the participants emphasised the importance of considering the specific needs and interests of young people in the development and implementation of digital citizenship education initiatives. These discussions intend to ensure that the proposed strategies effectively address the challenges and opportunities that young people face in the digital age.
For more information about the meeting please visit the dedicated webpage.