From 15.00 till 16.30 - a session "Boosting digital skills for youth employment". We are going to discuss how digital skills can help tackle youth unemployment. Equipping young women and men with job-ready, transferable digital skills can enhance their employment opportunities and trigger a virtuous circle of improved labour market outcomes, increased productivity, innovation and economic growth for economies around the world. From 17.00 till 18.30 - a session “Usage of digital media by young people and its role in self-identification”. While there is a tendency to celebrate children and young people as creative subjects, there is also a tendency to deem them vulnerable targets of media industries. These contradictory characterizations have become even more pronounced with the advent of new digital technologies.
The Third Russian-German Youth Forum #CapitalTalks is a unique opportunity to be part of discussions between youth, politicians, civil activists. This year the overarching topic of the forum is digitalization and its challenges in various sectors of society, including but not limited to media, ecology, civil society, and the private sector.
The Russian-German Youth Forum #CapitalTalks 2019 aims to establish a network of young professionals from both countries while providing the participants with a deeper understanding of topics related to bi-, multilateral agenda through a considerable number of organized activities (workshops; visits to the private companies and state institutions, panel discussions, networking events).