HUWY believe that young people are valuable expert stakeholders in current Internet governance issues like
- Child abuse
- ID theft, privacy and phishing
The HUWY project aims to get young people talking about policies and laws which affect the Internet and channel this to people in governments and parliaments, working on these policies. HUWY pilots a distributed discussion model to achieve this, with people exploring and discussing the themes in their own online spaces.
We aim to support young people and youth groups to investigate these topics in their own way and help to publish their results and ideas in a way that is useful to policy-makers.
HUWY are working with young people to design materials to support their discussions and, in 2010, will run a series of workshops to train facilitators.
HUWY are also working with policy-makers, to find the most helpful ways to organise youth group results, plus finding the right audience for real influence, as well as feedback.
HUWY is pilot project, running in 4 countries: Estonia, Germany, Republic of Ireland and UK (from Jan 2009 – Jan 2011)
It is sponsored by the European Commission.
To get involved in HUWY UK, please contact Feargal O’Kane: email@example.com, at Queen’s University Management School, BELFAST BT7 1NN.
Or, to find out more about the international HUWY project, contact Ella Taylor-Smith at International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC) Edinburgh Napier University: firstname.lastname@example.org 0131 455 2392