This consultation is now closed!
Thank you for sharing your important insights and ideas on technology for democracy in this online youth consultation. The insights report from the consultation is now available: www.sparkblue.org/insights_youth_tech4dem.
Welcome! This is a youth consultation, are you a young person? Youth is understood in accordance with national age-definitions and below 35 years of age.
Welcome to the youth consultation on technology for democracy!
This consultation seeks to generate new, youth-led ideas and identify tangible solutions on how digital technologies can support democratic practice.
Digital technologies provide opportunities for participation, accountability and transparency and are transforming economies and societies around the world. There is a pressing need to explore how technology can contribute to make democratic governance more resonant and relevant for people.
Digital spaces can expand avenues for youth participation in democratic processes and dialogues with decision-makers, and digital technologies can support civic activism. At the same time, persistent digital divides are excluding parts of the global population and many young people experience threats when engaging in online spaces.
Young people are invited to join and add their voice to the e-discussion room below. For this online consultation, youth is understood accordingly with national age-definitions and below 35 years of age. Young people from the global south are particularly encouraged to engage in the discussion.
This consultation is part of a broader initiative on technology for democracy, seeking to amplify youth voices within the overall initiative. The participants unique insights, perspectives and recommendations will,
How can you get involved?
Young people’s innovative ideas and bold action is needed in supporting democratic practices and fostering inclusive societies. This online consultation will identify and consolidate input from youth and bring the insights to the Technology for Democracy Initiative including as input to research and programming and through two conferences led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, where it will be used as input to a multi-stakeholder push for protecting and promoting democracy and human rights and raising commitments to strengthening digital democracy.
The consultation is moderated by young people using digital technologies for democracy. The online youth consultation is hosted on SparkBlue by UNDP’s Communities of Practice on Governance for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies and through the UNDP Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace in context of UNDP’s contribution to the Technology for Democracy Initiative led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.