Open call: Training Course on AI literacy with young people

February 4, 2022

Credits Vanda Kovacs, CoE Youth Department 2019 seminar

The Training Course on AI literacy with young people – Supporting youth leaders and multipliers to address the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on young people’s lives and access to human rights is organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and will take place between 28th  March – 1st April 2022, at the European Youth Centre Budapest (Hungary).

It aims at strengthening the capacity of the youth sector to contribute to integrate AI literacy and governance issues by developing the competences of multipliers and youth leaders to explore the impact of Artificial Intelligence on young people’s lives and access to human rights, and to support young people in being participants in Internet governance and multipliers of AI literacy.

Objectives of the course
• To explore AI’s impact on participation, engagement and decision-making opportunities of young people and the connection and interaction between existing human rights frameworks and AI practises
• To introduce principles and approaches of literacy and advocacy on matters of Artificial Intelligence and Internet Governance based on Council of Europe standards in the fields of human rights, democratic participation and non-formal education
• To prepare multipliers to undertake activities on AI literacy with young people
• To support the preparation of the youth campaign on revitalising democracy, in particular the digitalisation dimension.
• To assess the relevance and adequacy of current resources on AI literacy and Internet governance in view of their further development and dissemination.

Profile of participants
Participants of the training course are expected to be:
– Multipliers and facilitators of youth activities
– Youth workers and youth leaders
– Active in youth organisations, youth centres or institutions
– Interested in developing competences to working with AI literacy and Internet governance with young people and to act as multipliers after the course.

All participants should also:
– Be resident in a country signatory of the European Cultural Convention
– Be aged between 18 and 30
– Be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
– Be able to work in English.

The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all candidates who fulfil the specific profile of the activities, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

Deadline for applications

13 February 2022, 23:59 CET

Authors

Council of Europe (CoE)

The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 27 of which are members of the European Union. The Council of Europe advocates freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and the protection of minorities. The Council of Europe helps member states fight corruption and terrorism and undertake necessary judicial reforms. The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions, such as the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the Convention on Cybercrime.