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#GoingViral: Online Panel Discussion



On November 23, 2021, Landecker Fellow Farah Abdi appeared as a panelist in an online discussion organized by the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe.

The event titled “#GoingViral: How young Europeans can foster democratic values in the digital space” discussed online youth activism, its challenges and opportunities. The panelist questioned the assumption of “the internet as a great equalizer.”

To answer how digital youth activism can be more visible and influential for political decision-making, Farah was joined by other fellows in the Digital Europe Programme (2021) by the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe and Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft implemented within the Educational Network Understanding Europe.

Farah is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.