Digital EconomyCamp on May 21 and 22
What is EconomyCamp?
EconomyCamp is a bilingual youth BarCamp that explores current economic and social issues. It is open to young people aged between 16 and 19 from Germany and the USA who have a basic grasp of German and English. At a BarCamp, the participants themselves decide what they want to talk about, discuss topics that interest them, and share their knowledge and points of view. The participant-led discussions are complemented by thought-provoking expert input.
When is the digital EconomyCamp?
The sixth EconomyCamp was scheduled to be a four-day event in and around Hamburg. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s EconomyCamp will be a purely digital event:
May 21 from 4:30 p.m. to approx. 7:30 p.m. (CEST) and
May 22 from 4:30 p.m. to approx. 7:30 p.m. (CEST).
Participation is free, and participants can take part on one or both days.
How does the digital EconomyCamp work?
The event starts with a digital round of introductions and thought-provoking expert input on current economic issues. Both before and during the BarCamp, you can suggest topics that you would like to discuss. Whether climate change, the stock market, or the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, it is completely up to you what topics you suggest – as long as there is a link to the economy. On May 21 and 22, we will then discuss the topics suggested by you and other participants in small groups and in a relaxed atmosphere. To do so, we will meet up in digital conference rooms. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail explaining how you can suggest topics and enter the conference rooms.
What equipment and software are required?
To take part, you will need an Internet-enabled device with a microphone and speaker or a headset. It’s up to you whether you use a smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet. A camera is an advantage, but not essential. You can decide whether you want to take part with audio and video or just with audio. We will be using the videoconferencing software Zoom. Once you have signed up, we will provide you with tips and support to help you use Zoom.