The US Department of State, the US embassy in Cyprus, and the American centre at the University of Nicosia are welcoming applications from all over Cyprus for a prestigious two-day TechCamp titled ‘Digital Citizenship in the Disinformation Age’ that will take place from December 7 to 9 at UNic’s premises in Nicosia.
TechCamp Cyprus aims to help Cypriot and European youth to become better democratic citizens now and in the future, responding to the challenges of the increasing influence of digital media and taking advantage of the opportunities they offer. Through fast-paced, interactive workshops, participants will engage with international industry leaders to improve their digital literacy, cybersecurity awareness, and technology skills and to learn methods of recognising and countering disinformation.
TechCamp Cyprus is open to 80 participants. 40 will be selected from Cyprus and the remaining from various European countries. Ideal participants are young civil society leaders with a prominent community role, aspiring and practicing journalists, social entrepreneurs and social media influencers between the ages of 18 and 35, who want to use technology to increase their effectiveness as democratic citizens and to amplify the impact of the TechCamp in their communities.
Online registration is open until November 5, 2018. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35 and highly proficient in English.
Funding for follow-up projects will be available for teams or individuals that qualify.
For more information about TechCamp Cyprus and to register online, please visit: https://www.techcamp.unic.ac.cy
TechCamps are a US State Department public diplomacy programme, funded by the Bureau of International Information Programmes (IIP). More than 60 TechCamps have taken place all over the world since 2010, training more than 3,200 participants from over 110 countries.