The Declaration for the Future of the Internet – WS 06 2022

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22 June 2022 | 12:15 - 13:15 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Live transcription
Consolidated programme 2022 overview / Day 2

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Session description

This session will engage participants in discussing how to promote and implement the principles of the Declaration for the Future of the Internet (DFI). It will offer the opportunity to compare views and discuss the role which the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the national and regional IGFs (NRIs) including EuroDIG could play in the DFI process. The session will discuss possible synergies between the DFI and the initiatives activated by the UN Secretary General (Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and the Global Digital Compact). The Declaration represents a political commitment by the DFI’s Partners to advance a positive vision for the Internet and digital technologies and to:

  • Protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people;
  • Promote a global Internet that advances the free flow of information;
  • Advance inclusive and affordable connectivity so that all people can benefit from the digital economy;
  • Promote trust in the global digital ecosystem, including through protection of privacy;
  • Protect and strengthen the multistakeholder approach to governance that keeps the Internet running for the benefit of all.

The session will debate and make recommendations on how the DFI partners will reach out to non-governmental stakeholders. It will compare views on how structured the outreach process by the DFI partners needs to be - or whether it can be left to individual partner governments to decide how to reach out to secure support and work together to achieve the vision.


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  • Concettina Cassa, AgID (Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale)

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Key Participants

  • Paul Mitchell, IGF MAG Chair (on line)
  • Esteve Sanz, Head of Internet Governance Sector, DG CONNECT, European Commission (in person)
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director of APC, former MAG Chair (in person)
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus (in person)
  • Jorge Cancio, Swiss Government (online)
  • Riccardo Villa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy (online)
  • Nigel Hickson, DCMS, UK Government (in person)

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