08 June 2022

Call for participants: #EDYS22 European Digital Youth Summit 5th edition (6-8 July 2022, Bucharest and online)

EDYS22 aims to deepen the discussions on the Future of Europe. It is part of EuroCM Project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the EU and is organized ​under the High Patronage of the European Parliament.

The European Digital Youth Summit 5th edition - EDYS22 is an event taking place on July 6-8th, in Bucharest (Romania) and online and aims to deepen the discussions on the Future of Europe, by activating the youth and fostering collaboration with stakeholders from their communities.

The summit will be part of the EuroChangeMakers Project (EuroCM), co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. EDYS22 is organized ​under the High Patronage of the European Parliament.

Theme: A greener, more digital, and social Future of Europe

The main event will happen on the 7th of July and it is tailored to deliver through:

- A discussion panel, a collection of esteemed speakers who will reflect on the challenges and current endeavors in regard to three main directions: digitalization, environment, and social cohesion.

- A European Civic Hackathon, where participants will be able to work on concrete solutions to address the issues identified during the 18 National Civic Hackathons, which will, later on, be included in the White Paper to be presented to at least 100 European and National stakeholders.

Your role

Your motivation and willingness to participate this year at our 5th edition of EDYS is very important for us. Being that this year’s edition will take place in a hybrid format, the participation is not constrained by the fact that you are not living or are available to come to Bucharest, so anyone who is interested in the topic and has access to a device connected to the internet can participate. 

If you want to take your participation to the next level, then accept our challenge and choose between the following roles: participant, communicator and rapporteur. 
  • the participants will have the chance to get involved, ask questions, share ideas and make visible their participation in social media;
  • the communicators can be easily recognized: they are social media enthusiasts or perhaps journalists with a smartphone, tablet, camera or laptop close to them. Their role is to maintain the sharing of information, photos and videos of the live event through social media networks, using the official hashtags: #EDYS22 and #euroCM;
  • the rapporteurs are responsible for reporting on the proceedings of our event. They will take notes during the panel and present the main findings/conclusions in the closing session, which will eventually take the form of the White Paper.

About EuroChangeMakers Project

EuroCM comes as a response to the current democratic challenges faced in the past months in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a direct impact on the possibility of participation of the citizens. Physical distancing measures remained in place in all EU Member States, including stay-at-home requirements, suspension of mass gatherings, and physical distancing when in public. 

The project is coordinated by GEYC (RO), in partnership with Europsky dialog (SK), Kállósemjéni diákokért és ifjakért egyesület (HU), Europejski dom spotkan - fundacja nowy staw (PL), Mittetulundusuhing noored uhiskonna heaks (EE), Asociacija Aktyvus Jaunimas (LT), More Mosaic (SE), Citizen OS Foundation (EE), SLOAM - Agencija za mlade (SI), Social Youth Development Civil Nonprofit Society (GR), Asociación Mojo de Caña (ES), EUROSUD (IT), Udhëtim i lirë - liberi di viaggiare (AL), Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities (BA), Inzenjeri zastite zivotne sredine udruzenje (RS), Coconut Luxembourg (LU), Geoclube - Associacao Juvenil de Ciencia Natureza e Aventura (PT), Association Universitaire Latino-Americaine (BE), Center for intercultural understanding (FR). 

About EDYS

Initiated by GEYC in 2014, EDYS is now a biennial event aiming to spark a high-level debate on the most important topics for young people in a continuously changing digital world. Thus, EDYS14 focused on employability and entrepreneurship, while EDYS16 tackled topics such as hate speech online and youth participation. EDYS2018 preceded the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and discussed the impact of European projects with a particular focus on new digital technologies and young people and EDYS20 tackled the topic of internet governance.