Since it began in 2006, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has provided a unique opportunity to exchange views and best practices on a wide variety of important policy issues that affect continued development of the Internet.
The multi-stakeholder approach used in the IGF allows all stakeholders to participate on an equal footing, and provides an opportunity for frank and open exchanges on important policy issues. Cooperation among stakeholders has been working well but certainly more can be done to improve it. The aim of this event is to debate what can be done to improve the multi-stakeholder governance model as well as how Europe can help preparing the way forward to the 8th edition of IGF to be held in October 2013 in Indonesia. Experts from the Commission and business community have been invited to kick off the meeting and to engage in a lively and interactive dialogue with the audience.
For more information about the Internet Governance Forum 2012 please click on the links below:
Emilian Pavel MEP and EIF member
Linda Corugedo-Steneberg, Director for Cooperation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Thomas Spiller, representing the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)