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HUWY: HUWY

Hub Websites for Youth Participation

Hub website model

The HUWY (Hub Websites for Youth Participation) project aims to get young people talking about policies and laws which affect the Internet and channel this to people in governments and parliaments, working on these policies. Young people choose the topics and questions, host the discussions on their web pages and post the results on Hub websites (Hubs) provided by the project.

The topics HUWY will focus on are:
• Cyberbullying
• Child abuse and child safety
• Freedom of speech and censorship
• ID theft, privacy and phishing
• Security (identity, hacking, buying and selling on the internet)
• File-sharing/copyright

The above list is a summary of themes, which vary a little between the 4 pilot countries: Estonia, Germany, Republic of Ireland and UK. HUWY also supports an open theme for young people to create their own topics.


The HUWY project addresses a number of challenges:

1. Getting informed input from young people
2. Creating useful results for policy-makers
3. Piloting a distributed discussion

The HUWY project aims to involve at least 20 youth groups in each pilot country. The memberships of youth organisations vary dramatically, between a few friends to up half a million, for networks in the larger pilot countries. We aim to involve about 20 people from each organisation.

Contact information

TAYLOR-SMITH Ella
International Teledemocracy Centre, NAPIER UNIVERSITY, 10, COLINTON ROAD
EH10 5DT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 131 455 2545
Fax. +44 131 455 2582

Participants

Coordinator: EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY UNITED KINGDOM
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V GERMANY
PAT THE COPE GALLAGHER IRELAND
NATIONAL YOUTH FEDERATION LIMITED IRELAND
LETTERKENNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IRELAND
TARTU ULIKOOL REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
RIIGIKANTSELEI REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST UNITED KINGDOM
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE UNITED KINGDOM
DOG DIGITAL LTD* UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 17/09/2010

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