CONNECT International is a Brussels based international network of organizations formed with a mission to create innovative European projects ensuring mainstreaming of digital rights and digital agenda with young people and other active citizens.
Within its innovative European projects and activities, CONNECT bring together individuals and organizations focused on 4 pillars of work with young people:
Citizenship – working on strengthening of digital democracy, citizens participation, decision making, freedom of assembly;
Rights – educating and fighting for the protection of human rights of internet users and equal application of HR charter in the digital world;
Access – supporting free and open access to the internet, education resources, improving digital literacy, skills, bridging the digital divide, etc;
Progress – introducing innovative practices and ICT development.
Organizations gathered within CONNECT believes that partnerships and networks are an important driver of change and that young people are key to this. The network is run by a young but experienced team, and it gathers members working together in the above-mentioned fields. Based on their point of interest, all organizations are assigned and responsible for implementation of activities in their area of expertise. Even though this is the newly registered organization it has existed as an informal network for already several years with gathered experience and human resources.