WATCH: Cyrus Engerer Announces 'The Right To Connectivity' Proposal - Free Internet For All European Youths
This could be a game-changer for Maltese youths who spend hours on their smartphones
Cyrus Engerer has announced his biggest proposal ahead of the upcoming May elections - and it could change the way European youths use the internet.
Engerer, who is a PL MEP candidate, has proposed free smartphone internet for youths around Europe in a scheme that would see the European Union pay for the internet used by, among others, Maltese youths.
"We removed the physical frontiers in the European Union, and just a while ago, we removed the frontier of roaming charges so you are able to move between European countries without having to pay extra when using your mobile in other European countries," he begins in his new video.
"It's time to break the next frontier - the digital frontier"
"In the near future, I want to propose that the European Commission invests in European youths by giving connectivity and access to the internet to the 89 million youths around the entire EU," he said.
"In this way, European youths will have access to the internet, which today is considered a fundamental human right, all the time, wherever they are," he said.
"A proposal like this would cost around €5 billion," he continued. "I believe the Commission should invest this €5 billion in Europe's youths so that they have free access to information all the time, wherever they are."
"Let's invest more in Europe's youth in the years to come"
Cyrus Engerer is a PL MEP Candidate and the former Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the European Union
He is also a former Sliema Local Councillor and is well-known for his work on LGBT+ rights and civil issues.