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Session teaser

Navigating the Internet Governance Ecosystem. Where are we and where are we heading?

Session description

This session will aim to raise participants’ awareness of the current status of the internet governance ecosystem - including major issues and debates, both globally and in Europe:

Part One: Setting the scene: Overview of key global IG developments in 2015 as well as major IG debates and challenges ahead.

Part Two: Mapping the European IG ecosystem: Identifying priority IG issue areas in Europe, including challenges and potential ways to overcome them.


  1. netgovernance, #multistakeholder, #IG, #IGF2016, #ecosystem, #WSIS+10, #ICANN, #enhancedcooperation, #ISOC, #ITU, #GIPO, #internetmanagement, #IGstrategy, #IGecosystem, #globalpublicinterest, #IANA


The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first part, (co-)Moderators will invite key discussants to provide input and set the scene (Part One in the session description). The rest of the session (Part Two in the session description) would be an interactive dialogue among all participants:

a. Initially, participants will be asked to identify priority/key IG issues facing European countries (e.g. digital divide, privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, etc.);
b. Participants will then be divided into groups, and each group will be asked to look at one or several main IG issues, according to the previous block, with the aim to identify:
i. 3 main challenges in addressing the issue(s)
ii. Examples of good practices in addressing the issues/challenges (if these can be identified)
iii. Potential solutions and next steps.

Further reading

i. Internet Policy and Governance: Europe’s role in shaping the future of Internet Governance. European Commission, Brussels. (12.02.2014) - Here
ii. Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society. UN General Assembly. (13.02.2015) - Here
iii. OECD Principles for Internet Policy Making. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2014) - Here
iv. Internet Governance – Council of Europe strategy 2016 – 2019. Council of Europe, Committee of Ministers. (30.03.2016) - Here
v. Best Practise Forum (BPF) on Strengthening Multistakeholder Participation Mechanisms. Internet Governance Forum. (2015) - Here
vi. An Introduction to Internet Governance. Kurbalija, J., DiploFoundation. (2014) - Here
vii. Survey on Internet Governance in South Eastern Europe and the Neighbouring Area. SEEDIG Annual Meeting, Belgrade. (22.04.2016) - Here


  • Focal Point

Lea Kaspar. Global Partners Digital. United Kingdom.

  • Key participants

Until 15 May 2016. Key participants (workshop) are experts willing to provide their knowledge during a session – not necessarily on stage. Key participants should contribute to the session planning process and keep statements short and punchy during the session. Panellist (plenary) will be selected and assigned by the org team, ensuring a stakeholder balanced dialogue also considering gender and geographical balance. Panellists should contribute to the session planning process and keep statements short and punchy during the session. Please provide short CV’s of the participants involved in your session at the Wiki or link to another source.

  • Moderator

Until 15 May 2016. The moderator is the facilitator of the session at the event. Moderators are responsible for including the audience and encouraging a lively interaction among all session attendants. Please make sure the moderator takes a neutral role and can balance between all speakers.

  • Please provide short CV of the moderator of your session at the Wiki or link to another source.
  • Remote moderator

Until 15 May 2016. The remote moderator is in charge of facilitating participation via digital channels such as WebEx and social medial (Twitter, facebook). Remote moderators monitor and moderate the social media channels and the participants via WebEX and forward questions to the session moderator. Please contact the EuroDIG secretariat if you need help to find a remote moderator.

  • Org team
i. Cristina Monti. European Commission. Belgium.
ii. Grigori Saghyan. ISOC Armenia. Armenia.
iii. Oksana Prykhodko. iNGO European Media Platform. Ukraine.
iv. Ana Neves. Department for the Information Society. Portugal.
v. Anelia Dimova, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Bulgaria.
vi. Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe, France.
vii. Michael J. Oghia, Non-Affiliated, Turkey.
viii. Narine Khachatryan, Safer Internet Armenia & Media Education Center, Armenia.
  • Reporter

Until 15 May 2016. The reporter takes notes during the session and formulates 3 (max. 5) bullet points at the end of each session that:

  1. are summarised on a slide and presented to the audience at the end of each session
  2. relate to the particular session and to European Internet governance policy
  3. are forward looking and propose goals and activities that can be initiated after EuroDIG (recommendations)
  4. are in (rough) consensus with the audience
  5. are to be submitted to the secretariat within 48 hours after the session took place

Please provide short CV of the reporter of your session at the Wiki or link to another source and contact the EuroDIG secretariat if you need help to find a reporter.

Current discussion

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Conference call. Schedules and minutes

Planning Call #1 - 13th April - Summary of Call

Planning Call #2 - 4th May @ 9am (BST)

Planning Call #3 - (TBC)

Planning Call #4 - (TBC)

Mailing list


Remote participation

Final report

Deadline 2016

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