IGF 2018 Preparatory Meeting

Breakfast debate


The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place on 12-14 November 2018 in Paris. It was the French Government that committed and took responsibility to host this year’s IGF in conjunction with the Paris Peace Forum.

Given the unique situation, that after Geneva we will have 2 more subsequent IGF’s Europe there are attempts of building a bridge from the IGF Paris to the IGF Berlin in 2019. EuroDIG - the European IGF - could and should be a linking element on this way. We would like to invite to a debate on what could be done to create this linkage in terms of process and content. We would also like to recap on the debate we had in March this year about the involvement of the business sector in the IG fora and address the role of other stakeholders notably civil society. Click here to see the previous debate.

programme - 07/11/2018

Welcome and introduction:

Julie Ward MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member


Sandra Hoferichter, Secretary General, EuroDIG

Arnold van Rhijn, Senior Policy Coordinator Global Internet Governance, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands and EuroDIG host 2019; MAG member

Alessandro Gropelli, Director of Strategy and Communications, ETNO

Olivier Bringer, Deputy and Acting Head of Unit ‘Next Generation Internet’, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Exchange of views with participants

(under the Chatham House rule)

Closing remarks:

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and EIF Member - Head of the European Parliament Delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2018

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