DCN Events

July 21. The Youth vs Covid19

The young generations have been greatly affected by the Covid–19 global pandemic. Classes were moved online, some foreign students had to return to their countries and most students replaced the in-person social interactions and learning with stay-at-home education. Internet connectivity and the capabilities of their respective schools are generating discrepancies and inequalities that need to be addressed.

Covid-19 is affecting some of their most precious formative years, making them potentially lose important steps in their lives. Graduations were not the same, summer jobs or camps were cancelled, and isolation became a factor, personal interactions with colleagues and friends being moved entirely, for long periods of time, online. The Covid-19 pandemic can have serious psychological and relational implications, that can outlast the pandemic itself.

As it seems to be the case with the virus itself, youth seems however more prepared to deal with the impact, one reason being their previous familiarity with living online. Is that helping? Were they more prepared than the adults for this unexpected crisis? Are young people suffering more lasting consequences, being deprived of such an important part of their life? How will they come out of this experience, what are their expectations, when normality will return? We discuss about all these aspects with young people from Germany, Nepal, Romania, Singapore and Ukraine.

Watch the virtual discussion: 

Diana Filimon │Forum Apulum | Digital Communication Network

• Anupa | 18 years | Kathmandu/Nepal
• Vida | 21 years | Munich/Germany
• Irina | 20 years | Bucharest/Romania
• Vlada | 17 years |Chernihiv/Ukraine
• Aashna | 21 years | Singapore

This event is co-organized by the Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. The series aims to engage digital communities globally, to promote accurate information, combat distortions, encourage responsible behavior, and discourage panic, support mitigation of a global pandemic, and avoid major societal disruptions. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges.

DCN SOUTHEAST EUROPE HUB is a consortium of Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network, non-profits, public and private organizations and companies involved in the fields of digital communication, social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation. It is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition tapping into the best talent and resources across Europe.

The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network, a diverse professional coalition in the digital space.