Each year, every national Safer Internet Centre invites one of their national youth panelists to attend the Pan-European Youth Panel. Here, young people aged between 12 and 18 years are brought together to discuss current issues related to internet and modern media. As a participant in the Pan-EU Youth panel, you can get the opportunity to inform our Awareness Centres, industry representatives, policy makers and other interested parties how young people today are using digital media and to identify the risks, benefits and the issues around internet safety that matter to you and your friends the most.
This year again, young people from across Europe will meet for the 7th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP) taking place in Luxembourg on 27-28 October at Forum Geesseknäppchen. The main aim of YEP is to prepare young people for the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), 28-28 October 2015, which will focus on how to break down barriers to help make the internet a better – and more trusted – place.
Youth panellists will have the opportunity to take the floor during SIF panel sessions to share their experiences and views with the wider audience, ensuring that young people are at the center of discussions. More information on youth participation will be made available via the SIF website.