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EBU is very active in Europe and moving to the on demand media online, where you can see any media at any time. The differences between the traditional tv and this new form is bringing along a convergence. The principles of the EBU are the same as the EuroDIG but maybe different terms, but in fact are the same principles. The economic crisis has had an effect on the dessimination of information due to closures of media agencies.

Youth Forum discussions that need to continue but actions need to be taken so that governments take concrete approaches and implement the actions. Social context

DiploFoundation welcomes the support of of developing states and especially non state actors. The idea of having civil society involved to include techical and other actors that are in a hands on role in the process.

OFCOM summed up by saying that EuroDIG is the facilitation of dialogue and exchange of ideas. EuroDIG has a less hierachical approach as many did not introduce themselves as their roles in various actors but interected freely. The participation was fairly with the inclusion of Youth and actors for Central and South Europe present in EuroDIG. This needs to continued to be encouraged. The process should remain light and multi stakeholder. It is welcomed that the direction of the CoE as a Secretariat. Many states would like to apply their rules on audio visual regulation is not the way.

Civil Society welcomed the DiploFoundation and how it bridged the gap with central and South Europe. It was also noted from Ginger that the influence and the guidance and best practices from EuroDIG can be brought to South America and Venuzuala especially. This is because of the Human Rights from the CoE. The need also to be proactive in education to be effective with civil society. The more staeholders the more balanced and substantive approach and inclusion. EuroDIG needs to encourage more civil society and to input.

CoE considers the EuroDIG a success and there is a requirement to structure the headinds, with the main heading of how to rewrite international human rights to fit the internet and the value for human rights. Effective universal access for a democratic society. Not only necessary to work on standards but implementation and consolidation, it is not only about writing texts but actual inplementation. There is a need for a strong European voice for ICANN, IGF and all other events in IG. Their needs to be a sustainable IGF, a sustainable EuroDIG. The CoE will now need to look at its role for the future events.

Swedish government that there needs to avoid regulation but that regulators can play a role. They can work with telcos and other governmental agencies.

Armenia government that we are in a new stage of internet development and it is difficult to map and structure, but that EuroDIG is a reflective way of looking at these developments and social construction and the interaction of both. Armenia is in the process of developing a national IGF

Austrian government, what do we mean about regualtion, there has been so many types discussed. Standard setting must go on, especially technical and access. More substance and less forum.

Icelandic government, it is very important for small countries with limited resource to take part. It is also important to approach from a human rights approach and to share views together. The message of media literacy is so important and required for inclusion

Serbian government need to continue EuroDIG and a multi stakeholders, with the values of Human Rights and that of the CoE

European Parliament, highly and variety of participants. There is a clear need for EuroDIG and how informed the nature of participants. Dinamic exchange of ideas based on respect in a multi stakeholder forum. Some exciting challenges for EuroDIG and many other events;
How do we avoid the same people and the same voices, there is a need to engage others and not the same usual gang with the same voice. Their needs to be less domination.

Transparency, when you have a fully transparent organisation that it is impossible to follow because e of information overload. This is important for new comers with this information overload. It is important to keep governments involved and not to try to exclude. As youth fourm stateted the governement should protect their interests and rights. Governments have clear responsibilites from their parliaments and publics. The claim of governments want to take over the internet needs to change and considered as a stakeholder that can legitimise the process. EuroDIG can only represent such a small portion of the internet, and governments can help with this.
The next issue is the issue of small developing countries and the difficulty that developing states in future can face difficulty of regulations agreed by developed states.

Business, that the values of EuroDIG is vital and needs to be shared with more business and companies. This allows for more informed decisions. The active engagement of EuroDIG and the working in cooperation to overcome issues that participants come across. Europe has a very strong voice that needs to be raised internatinally. There is an entusuasim and a clear involvement in development. It is clear that EuroDIG are making momentums for the IGF. That EuroDIG has a really and genuine concern that Human Rights in centre to IG and areas around it.

Parliamentarians it is good to gather opinions of nation IGFs to the EuroDIG. This EuroDIG has tackled some difficult issues and the engagedment of MPs and MEPs in the process.

EU Presidency. Many good and wise ideas exchanged at EuroDIG. There is still uncertainty, we do not know hat the internet to the future. It is important that is free and open. Human rights standards is vital and the changes on the internet will change views on access, copyright, whoi are users etc anf they will need to evolve. IG policy is being effected by this evolution.

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