Launch of UNESCO Internet universality ROAM-X indicators – Assessing Internet policies in European countries – Flash 09 2019

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20 June 2019 | 11:00-11:30 | EVEREST 1 & 2
Consolidated programme 2019 overview

Session teaser

Have you ever wanted to gain a deeper understanding of your digital environment? To have a map of the Internet measuring its compliance with Rights, Openness and Accessibility, and assessing Multistakeholder involvement in its governance? If so, UNESCO’s ROAM-X Indicators are for you.

Session description

Have you ever wanted to gain a deeper understanding of your digital environment? To have a map of the Internet measuring its compliance with Rights, Openness and Accessibility, and assessing Multistakeholder involvement in its governance? If so, UNESCO’s ROAM-X Indicators are for you. As developed via a two-year global multi-stakeholder consultation process including with EuroDIG community, the tool is a unique resource to make a diagnosis of national digital environments and address structural inequalities. It aims to:

  • Present a comprehensive and substantive understanding of the national Internet environment and policies;
  • Assess alignment of the environment and policies to UNESCO’s R.O.A.M. principles and their contribution to sustainable development;
  • Develop policy recommendations and practical initiatives that will enable the country to improve their Internet ecosystem as advanced ICTs evolve.

UNESCO will take the opportunity of the EuroDIG to launch the new publication “UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators: A Framework for Assessing Internet Development” and the related implementation process at national levels across all continents including Europe. The publication includes the implementation guide is available online in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, with hard copies for distribution.

UNESCO will encourage synergies among the EuroDIG multi-stakeholder community (including governments, civil society, the private sector, technical community academia, the journalism community) to support national assessments of Internet development using the indicators. It is hoped that the session will foster partnerships to conduct national assessments in more countries and trigger policy debates for bridging the digital gap and improving Internet development at national and global levels.

Format

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People

Moderator:

  • Xianhong Hu, UNESCO

Potential Contributors:

  • Andreas Salz, German Natcom
  • Małgorzata Bielenia, Gdansk University of Technology
  • Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation
  • Artemiza-Tatiana Chisca, Council of Europe
  • Giacomo Mazzone, EBU
  • Désirée Miloshevic, Internet Society
  • Clara Sommier, Google
  • N. N. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands
  • Nigel Hickson, ICANN