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The youth, the digital divide and citizenship – webinar invitation

The youth, the digital divide and citizenship – webinar invitation

Join us for the 1st seminar, part of the EUDIGIT – European Digital Citizens project, online on 25-26 February

The Cities of Varna and Marseille, in partnership with TheMayor.EU are pleased to invite you to their webinar: “The youth, the digital divide and citizenship”. This open and free event will take place online on 25-26 February.

The event is the first of a series of six seminars under the European project EUDIGIT – European Digital Citizenswhich has set as objectives the bridging of the digital gap in cities, strengthening the sense of EU citizenship and co-building digital policies with citizens.


25 February: 10:00-17:15 EET / 09:00-16:15 CET

The first day will feature the opening where participants will hear more about the EUDIGIT project, a partnership between six EU cities against the digital divide and for the promotion of digital citizenship. You will also learn how you can contribute to the debate or get involved in future project activities.

Panel 1 will explore the connections between the youth, the digital divide and citizenship in depth with a special emphasis on the Digital Education Action Plan for 2021-2027. The panel features presentations by EU and local policymakers.

In Panel 2 you will have the unique opportunity to get practical insight into what works in terms of bridging the digital divide as experienced by young people and by the cities, which are part of the  EUDIGIT network. Marseille (France), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Genoa (Italy), Varna (Bulgaria), Hamburg (Germany) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania) will each present successful local initiatives to that end.

In two afternoon sessions, young people from each city will have the floor to share the challenges they face and the solutions they see on COVID-19, education, career opportunities and digital divide and on Civic engagement and digital divide.

26 February: 10:00 – 12:30 EET (09:00-11:30 CET)

The second day will start with Panel 3Europe recovering from the crisis: The role of the youth, featuring presentations by international experts from academia, NGOs and business sectors.

If you have missed the youth session from the day before, the second day is your chance to get a summary on the main takeaways.

Download the full agenda here.

How to participate?

The event will take place online and is free. Registered participants will receive details on how to connect via Zoom a few days before the event.


The webinar is brought to you by the cities of Varna and Marseille, with the partnership of TheMayor.EU – The European Portal for Cities and Citizens. It is the first of a series of six seminars, part of the EUDIGIT – European Digital Citizens project.

For the next two years, the six partner cities, supported by TheMayor.EU – the European Portal for Cities and Citizens, will work on achieving the following ambitious objectives:

  • Strengthening EU citizenship and citizens’ awareness of it;
  • Contributing to bridging the digital gap in cities;
  • Co-building digital policies with citizens.

EUDIGIT is funded under Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.

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