The Internet Governance Forum aims to bring together experts across all fields related to the regulation of the internet. This year, university students from CEE countries have the opportunity to join the debate by participating in a student competition, in which they are called to imagine how they would fix the Internet of today for a better Internet of tomorrow. Their ideas will be shared with prominent members of the Internet governance arena, as well as the community.
Students are called to describe the phenomenon that is the most disturbing about today’s internet and suggest a theoretical solution for it. Contestants need to submit a one-page document with the basic description of their concept and a 15-minute PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, both of which must be in English.
Students enrolled in a university in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic or Slovakia or the extended region are invited to apply. Contestants can work alone or in a group of maximum 3, in which case members from different universities are allowed to form a group.
The winner of the competition will be awarded an all expenses paid trip to the next IGF conference in Berlin, which will be held on November 25-29, 2019. The top 3 contestants will also receive the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion alongside Internet governance stakeholders at the Internet Governance Forum Hungary 2019, on September 12, 2019.
For more information, please see the official announcement.