Youth Seminar: The Digital Divide




Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 am - 4 pm


Online via ClickMeeting


Verband der deutsch-amerikanischen Clubs
Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz

Target audience:

US and German university students, High School students (Oberstufe) 


You can sign up for the seminar here.


In this seminar, we want to focus on specific digital developments that pose challenges as well as present opportunities for both sides of the Atlantic. By taking a closer look at the fields of journalism, online campaigning as well as data flows between the two countries, students can learn about different approaches to these topics and their implications. How is journalism impacted by digital trends and developments and what does it take to have a well-informed public? What does the digital infrastructure of political parties look like and what could Germany maybe learn from the United States? In addition we also want to look at the different conceptions of data privacy in Germany and the US and what that means for the transatlantic digital trade. We're looking forward to discussing these issues with a mixed group of young students! 



10 am
Welcome Remarks and Introduction

10.15 am
Transatlantic Digital Trade
Sabina Ciofu, Head of EU and Trade Policy at techUK

11.30 am

11.45 am
Journalism and the Public Sphere
Alex Sängerlaub, futur eins


1 pm
Lunch Break

2 pm
Digital Campaigning 
Constance Chucholowski, 365 Sherpas

3.15 pm
Final Discussion

4 pm
End of seminar