The 6th edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), will meet this week in Lisbon (20-21 June). This event is expected to attract some 600 representatives from civil society, business, governments, parliaments and international organizations including the EU-presidency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union, to debate, from an European point of view, the hottest topics regarding Internet Governance and their implications in the connected public policy discussions.
This year’s overarching theme is:
Internet for society – how to serve the public interest?
Participants to the event will try to give answers to this question through its 6 plenaries:
- How to serve the public interest?
- Governing Cyberspace: How to keep the Internet safe, free and open?
- Privacy and E-Commerce – implications for children and young people
- Under which jurisdiction(s) are European citizens online?
- Multistakeholder approach to fighting cybercrime and safeguarding cybersecurity
- Who makes money with content? Who should pay for content?
Subjects such as Internet security, accessibility, inclusion, digital contents, safe Internet or the post-WCIT process will be covered during its 8 workshops and 13 flash sessions.
Recent revelations on the tracking of citizens’ activities in the Internet by certain governments will for sure pervade the meeting and will add more fuel to the already hot discussions on the human rights & Internet field.
EuroDIG 2013 is co-organised by, the Portugal Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC Portugal), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and the Gabinete para os Meios de Comunicação Social (GMCS). It is supported by the Council of Europe, the Swiss Federal Office of Telecommunications (OFCOM), the European Broadcasting Corporation (EBU), the European Commission, the European Youth Forum and the European Regional At-Large Organisation (EURALO).
The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) was created in 2008 by a number of key European stakeholders working in the field of Internet Governance with the objective of raising awareness among European stakeholders on Internet Governance issues and serve as a platform to exchange points of view and experiences in this field.
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