Access and opportunities for e-societies

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No Name Affil./Org. SH-group Topic and sub-issues Description Remarks
58 Jorge Fernandes FCT- Department of Information Society (Ministry of Education and Science), Portugal Govern. Org. How to improve web accessibility in the EU? A common observatory could be the next step? Is the EN 301549 "Accessibility requirements for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe" the section 508 of Europe? Why Web accessibility levels are so low in Europe? 14 years after the Summit of Feira in 2000 - Portuguese EU Presidency - (eEurope2002) we can say that the way how ME approach the Web accessibility issue wasn’t effective. The Draft EN 301549 "Accessibility requirements for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe" that is going put to vote in the beginning of 2014, places again the issue of the ICT public procurement. It’s about tread a path already experienced in the USA with the "section 508 of the ADA" that it seems to have brought good results, but not in the Web issue. Concerning Web more pragmatism is needed. Is it necessary to put the emphasis on the analysis methodology, on the monitoring and in a kind of common observatory system in permanence?
83 Plamena Popova UniBIT, Bulgaria Academia Re-use of public sector information in EU -- Directive 2013/37/EU of the EU Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive) - Open Data -Policies of EU Member States on the re-use of public sector information/Implementation of PSI Directive
-Choice/Use of Licenses (CC0, CCby etc)
-Copyrights Issues
-Open Data - trends and issues
-Access to public sector information/open data

91 Nadine Karbach IJAB e.V. & Youth IGF Germany Youth Issue of Privacy vs. Democracy / eParticipation for young people
Tags: Freedom of expression, digital participation, democracy, empowerment, privacy
Young people hear they shall be careful about the messages they post online, as it remains on the net forever. At the same time young people are asked to participate and voice their ideas to contribute to public opinion and digital participation. This difficult balance has been put on the table rarely and has been voiced hesitantly, yet puts a relevant and upcoming issue in the center.
Q: The proposal aims to identify and explore whether young people see the same dilemma and how they cope with it
Q: Perceptions and the role of anonymity/pseudonymity could be mapped and discussed.

94 Mathias Schindler Wikimedia Germany Civil society Government Works / Open Government Data
1) Legal foundation of the copyright status of government works
2) Legal mechanisms for the access to government works
Despite international and regional efforts to elevate the level of access to Government information, the situation as of 2013 is still far from satisfactory. Implementation requirements of the 2013 EU Public Sector Information Directive will provide an opportunity to both strengthen the right to re-use Government Information as well as to start a conversation to the justification of copyright protection for government works as such.