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Generation Connect - Europe Youth Envoy (GC-EUR)

The ITU Youth Strategy aims to improve and have a real impact on the lives of young people around the world, and to ensure meaningful participation of youth in ITU as key stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 


In line with the ITU Youth Strategy and within the framework of the “Generation Connect" global initiative, European Youth were called upon to contribute to the preparatory process for the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-21), in particular the Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for Europe, through the establishment of the Generation Connect - Europe Youth Envoy (GC-EUR). The current Generation Connect Europe Youth Envoy (GC-EUR) consists of 38 Envoys between the ages of 18 and 25, who are either students or young professionals with a passion for ICTs and digital development.

In December 2020, the Members of the Europe Youth Envoy, which consisted of 24 young people aged between 18 and 24, coming from all around Europe, worked towards the elaboration of the Youth Declaration, provided their views on the challenges and opportunities related to digital development and shared​ the actions they would like to see happening in regards to the regional priorities of the Europe region, as an input to the RPM for Europe.

The Youth Declaration developed by the group identifies five thematic priorities as primary (capacity development, policy and regulation, cybersecurity, environment, and digital inclusion) while recognizing the importance of several other thematic priorities. It was presented by GC-EUR representatives at the RPM for Europe​ held virtually on 18-19 January 2021.

​ Compostion of the Generation Connect - Europe Youth Envoy (GC-EUR)

GC-EUR Youth Declaration​

GC-EUR Video​

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GC-EUR Youth Engagement Activity

The European Digital Youth Jam was an event organized by the members of the ITU Generation Connect - Europe Youth Envoy (GC-EUR), facilitated by the ITU Office for Europe. The event took place virtually on 4 April 2022.

The aim of the Digital Youth Jam was to bring together young European leaders from different organizations to create meaningful engagement by lifting young voices to regional level discussions. 

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First Generation Connect European Digital Youth Jam - ​3 December 2021

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Generation Connect Europe Youth Envoy (GC-EUR) organized the first ever Digital Youth Jam, held virtually on 3 December 2021.

This event aimed to gather European youth leaders and organizations to discuss the GC-EUR Youth Declaration drafted and presented in early 2021 and covering topics such as capacity development, policy and regulation, cybersecurity, environment, and digital inclusion being an integral part of sustainable development; it aimed at cooperation, the advancement of knowledge and innovation for social inclusion.

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 Four GC-EUR Members spoke at the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region-2021, in particular on:  

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Stay tuned for more details to come!