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.
- For more information about the event, visit the official event page.
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.