[fyeg_gen-l] REMINDER: Call for participants: FYEG winter camp, DL: 13.1.2012

Mária Dokupilová maggie at fyeg.org
Wed Jan 11 12:47:23 CET 2012

Dear everyone,

I would like to remind you that there is the possibility to join the
FYEG winter camp on digital rights in Switzerland!

Do not hesitate to apply here:


  Call for participants: FYEG Wintercamp 2012



*Title*: Wintercamp 2012: Living Together on the Net: Diversity and
Intercultural Dialogue in On-Line Youth Debate and Youth Work
*Place*: Le Bémont, Switzerland
*Date*: 19.-26.2.2012
*Deadline*: 13. January 2011 (Application form below)

Young people as creators and users of products and societies in the digital
era are a key issue for the near future of Europe. But is internet a safe
area for social networking, communication and participation in public life?
How do we use this virtual space? Should we use it more? And how?

Apply for the winter camp that will take place in Swiss mountains where we
will deal with all these issues (and more) in a warm cottage covered by

The aims of the winter camp are:

   - to clarify and promote of the importance of issues of intellectual
   property rights, censorship, media legislation and open access to the
   - to discuss the subjects of net-neutrality, open data, privacy and
   - to encourage participants to make active use of the Internet as a
   positive tool to promote online youth work, intercultural dialogue and
   capacity building
   - to discuss developing tools for youth responses to hate speech and
   xenophobia and to advance conflict revention on the Internet.

The main objectives of the gathering are:

   - Promoting the idea of digital tools for coexistence of young people
   from different and mixed backgrounds and the consequences of a digital
   every-day multi-cultural environment;
   - Exploring good practices and obstacles that occur in their
   - Discovering new approaches and methods to empower the member
   organizations to encourage and motivate young people into an active
   participation, with a focus on Internet-politics and the digital sphere;
   - Promoting diversity and a common European citizenship.

Working methodology will combine different educational methods like
lectures, workshops, role games, intercultural activities.

The Winter Camp will combine Youth Exchange funded by Youth in Action
Programme and seminar of FYEG funded by European Youth Foundation. In total
it shall gather around 80 young people from all over Europe.

Accommodation and Food are covered by FYEG, 70% of your travel-costs will
be reimbursed if you provide the tickets!

If you have questions, write to maggie at fyeg.org

*Federation of Young European Greens*

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