European Dialogue on Internet governance in Stockholm, 2012, 14-15 June
Who sets the rules for the Internet? Some 500 participants will seek answers to this and other relevant questions related to Internet public policy at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) taking place on 14-15 June in Stockholm.
The reliance on the Internet is increasing globally and there is a growing need for Europe to find common positions on how we consider that the Internet should be governed and developed. The response to this need is the EuroDIG.
Some of the most pressing topics on how the Internet should be governed will be discussed, including freedom of expression online, children and the Internet, intellectual property protection, privacy and security and the fight against cybercrime.
Speakers include H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, Minister for Information Technology and Energy of Sweden Anna-Karin Hatt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, and Vice-President of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro.
There will be live-reporting on sessions, webcasts, remote e-participation, and real time transcription during EuroDIG. This will be followed up by “Messages from Stockholm”, a document containing its main conclusions, will be published after the event and presented at the Internet Governance Forum in November 2012 in Baku (Azerbaijan).
EuroDIG 2012 is hosted by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) and supported by the Council of Europe, the European Broadcasting Union, the Swiss Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM) and the European Youth Forum.
The conference is aimed at representatives of public administrations, industry and NGOs who want to discuss challenges relating to the future of the Internet. EuroDIG uses the ‘Multistakeholder Model’, a model where all stakeholders, regardless of size, participate and talk on an equal footing in order to establish an open and transparent dialogue.
EuroDIG 2012 has five separate pre-conferences, including two youth conferences relating to new media and the Internet and one about the Internet as a catalyst in a changing world.