Help Centre

89 Connect was created so you can find other young public policy professionals and easily engage with them. We believe that young professionals connected together may have the chance to influence key debates.

Here is a guideline for you to take the best from the platform and be an active part of our community.

N.B.: This is a professional social media. We expect lot from our users, please note that strong language, discrimination and misbehaviour will not be tolerated.

Everything about your profile

Create your profile. Go to:

  • My Profile in the main menu
  • About 

Fill in the form with all the information you want other users to see.

Changed your mind? Just click on:

  • My Profile in the main menu
  • Clockwork
  • Edit Profile

If you would like to change your Account Settings, go to:

  • My Profile
  • Clockwork 
  • My Account 

Last but not least, you have the possibility to Request Verification for your account. How does it work?

It is very simple, just click on Request Verification and wait for us to contact you. We will need to see a copy of an identification document. Do not worry: after checking the identity, we will delete email and attachments.

Take advantage of our Platform. We made it for you.

Go to My Profile and discovery all the opportunities.


This is your wall, you can use it to post text or photos.

You can also like or comment others’ posts on their wall, just click on a profile and then Activity.

Activity panel

Once you log in to the platform, your homepage will be a feed of your following most recent activities, including your own.

Furthermore, in the activity panel you find trending hashtags, latest debates, upcoming events, your positioning in the raking and a short portion of it, a shortcut to the main features.


Here you find your Chats History. This section is private, and you can block the user, delete the conversation or download the history.

To message other users, just go to their profile, click on Message, and start your conversation!


The place where you can upload your photos.

In the Album section you find the albums you have created, while in Photos you find all the uploaded photos, regardless of the album division.

You can look at other users’ photos by going to their profile and clicking on Photos.


This section sums up your activities on Debates, to help you follow up with the discussions you are most interested in. Your actions are labeled in terms of:

  • Topic Started
  • Replies
  • Favourite
  • Subscription

Take a look at the following point to learn about the debates opportunities.


We believe in action. This is why your profile visibility on the platform is linked to your activity on it.

You may improve your position in the database by interacting with other user and organisations, earning points that allow you collect different ranks and badges.

We have three different ranks, based on the number of interactions you make:

  • Newcomer
  • Halfway
  • Pro user

You may gain several typologies of badges (most of them from level 1 to 3, that are bronze, silver, gold) based on different kind of actions:

  • Profile Creation
  • User Activity
  • Comments
  • Forum
  • Visits
  • Contents
  • And more

Please note that our Staff can intervene on points, either as reward or penalty.

On Your Badges you can see the badges you already have, while on All Badges you can discover how to obtain others.


Here you can find all the groups you are part of.

Create or join a thematic group and start working with your colleagues.

To found a new group, use the shortcut explained above, then click on:

  • Create a Group and fill in the form

To search for an existing group, use the filter at the top of the page or scroll down the list of All Groups.

WARNING!! Organisations has a slightly different profile section.

On the organisation profile you can find a Review section, in which you can give them a mark (from 1 to 5 stars) and a comment, based on your experience.

Raise your voice. Join the debate

Go to:

  • Debates in the Main Menu

Confront with peers and organisations in your sector around relevant policy issues.

We have selected some macro categories to start with:

  • Academia
  • Civil Society
  • Economy & Finance
  • European Union
  • International Politics
  • Law
  • Media & Journalism
  • Organisations
  • Policy
  • Research

To start a topic, click on the related category and fill the form at the bottom of the page.

To join a discussion, click on the related category and then on the desired topic.

You can save the topic between your favourites by clicking on Favourite at the top right corner of the discussion. In this way, you will find the favourite topic in your Forums section as explained before.

N.B.: You can tag other users in the discussion by using @ + their username

You can use the # to search all the comments linked to that #.


Here  you can find featured articles written by users and organisations on issues they care about.

Each article is linked to the debates to ease the discussion on it. You can find the latest issues at the top of the debates page too

You can send us your article by filling in the online form at the bottom of the page.
Please note that articles have to pass a selection by the 89 Connect staff and edits may occur before their publishing.

Let’s connect! 

Find your peers 

Go to:

  • Find People
  • Scroll down to look through our database or use our search engine to look for a specific profile.

Find an Organisation 

Click on:

  • Organisations
  • Scroll down to look through our database or use our search engine to look for a specific organisation.

Find an Event

Go to:

  • Events
  • Click on the Map’s markers to find out details of a specific conference


  • Scroll down the page to see the list of upcoming events

Get your event featured: fill in the form at the bottom of the page and wait for us to upload the map!

Contact Us

89 Connect is a community, so your opinion matter. If you have suggestions or complains, just write to us and we will be happy to help!

Fill in the dedicated form here

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