Young Advisors can inspire us, point to mismatches between expectations of young people and current policy initiatives or plans. They can actively contribute to shaping Europe's digital future by employing their skills and talents and by sharing fresh and creative ideas.
Senior researcher at French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Italy).
Teacher - how to use emerging technologies in a creative and entrepreneurial manner (Ireland).
Deputy Director at the Information Technologies Institute (Lithuania).
He's working in favour of eAccessibility for all (Cyprus).
Co-founder of Women 2020 (Belgium).
Social-minded software developer who wants to promote open software (Romania).
Android and Web developer with experience in backend and frontend web development (Spain).
He is working with e-government issues for the Swedish government (Sweden).
CEO of Comuniteia Marketing & Communication (Portugal).
Developer at the British Cabinet Office's Digital Service (United Kingdom).
Alja Isakovic works in a hardware startup and is trying to get more people excited about technology (Slovenia).
Young entrepreneur and founder of Asturix and Cardwee (Spain).
Project manager for the European Youth Award (France and Austria).
Works for Lego Education in Lithuania and is a member of the Lithanian Computer Society (Lithuania).
Founder and Director of Constelex Technology Enablers (Greece).
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Tradeshift (Denmark).
Technology researcher - digital protocols for socio-economic relations and startup ecosystems (Germany).
Program Director for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia at Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland).
Works in the Pane Digitale project (Italy).
Co-founder of Mixcloud (United Kingdom).
President of the ICT cluster Z@ICT (Slovak Republic).
CEO and founder of Telerik (Bulgaria).
Founder of Kaskosan.com the largest Roma social network (Hungary).
Hosting Business Development Manager for Microsoft BeLux (Belgium).
Founder member and full time volunteer for the B4RN community fibre network (United Kingdom).
Jana Huisman was named the Photonics21 Young Ambassador for Photonics Education in 2013. She studies physics and nanotechnology at the Danish Technical University, previously in Bonn, DE.
Independent technology and science journalist (Austria).
They advise the Vice President on different aspects relevant to the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) and the future of digital society seen through their young eyes. In particular, the Young Advisors:
The Young Advisors were chosen to represent young people from different sectors and countries in Europe. Some of them were nominated by Vice-President Kroes, others were suggested by European networks of young people (e.g. European Youth Forum) and the Digital Champions. One-third of the group's members will be replaced every year.