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Training “Common Digital (R)evolution”

The Training “Common Digital (R)evolution” is the third activity of FYEG’s Annual Work Plan No Commons No Future! supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe and the Green European Foundation

Commons refer to shared resources and social practices that are maintained by communities in a sustainable manner. Commons offer a clear ethical perspective and helps us understand what happens when people collectively manage and take stewardship over resources. Good management of commons offers a sustainable and accessible alternative to the current centralised and dominant role of the state and market.

The training will be focused on digital commons. It aims to increase young people's digital participation by developing  an understanding of digital commons - in particular the Internet and its management, as well as digital advocacy skills. Mismanagement of commons have very concrete consequences on the lives of young people. It is crucial that young people are involved in designing the ways digital commons are managed. Sustainable commons are a prerequisite for participation overall and the ways they are managed can serve as examples for many different types of participatory processes.

In order to increase capacities of young people to advocate for commons, we will:

  • Learn what commons are, and in particular what digital commons are;
  • Understand the relation between digital commons and youth participation by learning from concrete examples of young people's struggles to influence decision making related to digital rights;
  • Raise awareness about the importance of free and accessible internet as a prerequisite for access to information, organising, and equal participation of all young people;
  • Learn new tools and strategies of digital advocacy in particular adapted to the struggle for commons.

The program will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active, inclusive and direct communication and sharing of knowledge. The sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, workshops, discussions, training and other interactive methods of non-formal learning.