The 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held from 6 to 9 of December 2016 in Zapopan, Jalisco, México. The meeting marked the first gathering of the global multistakeholder IGF community since the renewal of the IGF’s mandate for 10 years.
Under the overarching theme “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”, it was discussed how the Internet can support to reach this goal as it is envisaged by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Details can be found in the Chairs Report.
European stakeholders where well represented during the IGF. The number of Members of European Parliament and European Commission officials taking part in the IGF was remarkable and underlines the significance of Internet Governance in Europe.
This breakfast debate shall provide an opportunity to reflect on the IGF programme and the process, share impressions and identify topics of importance for the European agenda.
These ideas and reflections can be collected and contributed to the IGF Stock Taking:
All IGF stakeholders are invited to submit inputs to the IGF Secretariat related to the following questions:
A) Taking Stock of 2016 programming, preparatory process, community intersessional activities and the 11th annual IGF: What worked well? What worked not so well?
B) Suggestions for improvements in 2017? (programming, preparatory processes, community intersessional activities and improvements for 12th annual meeting)
The format will be an open discussion among MEPs, EC officials and interested stakeholders.
Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair - Head of the European Parliament Delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2016
Sandra Hoferichter, Secretary General, EuroDIG
Megan Richards, Principal Adviser, DG CONNECT, European Commission