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EuroDIG 2010 preliminary draft programme ready!

Our friend Sandra Hoferichter reports that the EuroDIG 2010 preliminary draft programme is ready for comments. Although you can add your input here, it is even better if you do it on the EuroDIG website


based on discussions during the EuroDIG preparatory meetings in Madrid on 19 January and in Geneva (on the side of the IGF open consultation meeting) on 9 February


Information to note:

Workshop and plenary titles are provisional and may be subject to a limited degree of change.

Remote participation in all sessions: For every session, there will be someone moderating the contributions coming in through remote participation and thus feeding them into the dialogue.

Poster session for national IGF initiatives: There will be a space at the venue where national IGF initiatives can present their activities. There will also be a space on the EuroDIG website
dedicated to the national initiatives.

Multi-stakeholder, gender and geographical balance and diversity is a priority and where possible and practicable will be built into the dialogue. Youth representatives and retired persons are also being
contacted to be involved.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and introductions

09:30 – 11:30 Opening session

What is the public and economic value of the Internet for Europe?

Round-table discussion between high-level representatives of governments, parliaments, institutions and organisations regarding European priorities and perspectives for the Internet as a space for
democracy, economic growth and public value.

Open dialogue between round-table participants and the audience on how European citizens/users see their role in using and shaping the Internet.

Organising team and focal points: Ana Olmos, Lee Hibbard, Thomas Schneider

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00 National debates on Internet governance

Dialogue between the audience and representatives from existing and emerging national IGFs. The dialogue will discuss inter alia the similarities and differences in national priorities regarding Internet
governance and discern who are the key actors in national debates and
what lessons can be learned.

Organising team and focal points: Ana Olmos, Lee Hibbard, Thomas Schneider

13:00 – 14-30 Buffet lunch

14:30 – 16:15 Workshops 1-3

Room […] WS1: Jurisdiction, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, cloud computing

Organising team and focal points: Cristos Velasco, Alexander Seger, Cristina Schulman, Sophie Kwasny, Yuliya Morenets, Cornelia Kutterer, Marco Gercke, Ana Olmos

Room […] WS2: Geographical and other names of public interest as new TLDs?

Key issues that could be discussed: Admission of new TLDs and the public interest. Who has the right to register and use which domain name? Which domains should be left to allocation via the market? What
responsibilities for public authorities? Should there be different
regimes for different categories of new TLDs?

Organising team and focal points: Thomas Schneider, Massimiliano Minisci

Room […] WS3: Business models and individuals’ rights in delivering and accessing content online

Key issues that could be discussed: Digitization of content, ebooks, user generated content, use and re-use of existing content. What are the business models for delivering content online? What regulatory
environments do businesses need. Who should have the right to access
content and at what cost? What content should be available in the
public interest and according to which conditions? How will/should
Intellectual property rights develop (taking into account the
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA))?

Organising team and focal points: Emanuele Carisio, Barbara Navarro, Vladimir Radunovic

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 – 18:30 PL1: Online content policies in Europe – where are we going?

Key issues that could be discussed: Access to public domain information, obligations of public authorities to provide access to information, censorship, consumer rights, liability of governments. Who
pays for the content that users consume? Who makes profit of it? Which
are the right incentives to promote the creation and dissemination of

Organising team and focal points: Giacomo Mazzone, Vladimir Radunovic

18:30 – 19:45 Reception

Friday, 30 April 2010

09:00 – 10:15 PL2: Privacy

Key issues that could be discussed: Privacy by design for services and applications (e.g. social networks, cloud computing, etc.); privacy in the workplace

Organising team and focal points: Annette Mühlberg, Katitza Rodriguez, José Leandro Núñez García

10:15 – 11:30 Workshops 4-6

Room […] WS4: IPv6 transition – business impact and governance issues

Organising team and focal points: Joao Damas, Carlos Ralli Ucendo, Elisabeth Markot

Room […] WS5: Children and young people online – risk, rules and responsibilities

Organising team and focal points: Franziska Klopfer, Maja Rakovic, Naureen Khan, Janice Richardson, Ana Luiza Rotta, Divina Frau-Meigs,

Room […] WS6: Sovereignty of states and the role and obligations of governments in the global multi-stakeholder Internet environment

Key issues that could be discussed: What expectations of good neighbourliness and mutual solidarity does the transnational nature of the Internet give rise to in the international community? Is there an
obligation in international relations to protect and preserve the
infrastructure, functioning, openness, and neutrality of the Internet
in the public interest? To what extent do states bear it? If Internet
governance entails a system of shared responsibilities for a common
global resource, how does the concept of sovereignty reflect this power
and duty allocation reality?

Organising team and focal points: Rolf Weber, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Elvana Thaçi

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:00 PL3: Principles of “network neutrality” and policies for an open Internet

Key issues that could be discussed: What are the arguments for maintaining an open Internet? What are the key principles for equal access and key requirements for maintaining a functional Web? How to
define what is (non-)appropriate management of network traffic? From
the European perspective, how will the key principles be implemented in
reflection to existing regulation frameworks, and what will the
implications be? What could be the global impact of European
perspectives? What are the emerging challenges: the relation of
neutrality principles and mobile internet, social networks, cloud
computing and search engines?

Organising team and focal points: Alejandro Vidal, Franziska Klopfer, Lee Hibbard, Christopher Wilkinson, Frédéric Donck, Pablo Pfost, Jean-Jacques Sahel, Vladimir Radunovic,
Ana Olmos, Michael Truppe

13:00 Buffet lunch

14:30 – 15.30 PL4: Multi-stakeholder discussion and governance models

Key issues that could be discussed: How can decisions be taken in the public interest in a private sector-led internet governance mechanism? What is the role of stakeholders within ICANN? What will be
the role of intergovernmental mechanisms that deal with IG issues (ITU,
WIPO, etc.)? What role will the IGF play in the future? How can
transparency and participation of all stakeholders be improved in
existing and future IG mechanisms? How can the potential of
e-participation, remote participation, open governance be best

Organising team and focal points: Ana Neves

15:30 – 16.15 PL5: The Internet in 2020?

Key issues that could be discussed: How will the ‘internet of things’, cloud computing and other technologies affect our daily lives? How will content be produced and exchanged in 2020? How will consumers
access and use information? How will users communicate with each other?
What challenges for human rights, rule of law and democracy? What will
be the business opportunities? How will the public value of the
Internet evolve?

Organising team and focal points: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Ana Neves, Yuliya Morenets

16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up, take aways and conclusions

Take-aways and conclusions by representatives of government, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders

Wrap-up with reference to key messages that could be delivered to the IGF 2010

Organising team and focal points: Thomas Schneider, Lee Hibbard

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