Foreign Policy - Human Rights Aspects of ICT

EIF Breakfast Debate


Over the past years, events around the world have shown that ICT, specially Internet, have enabled political change to happen. 

Developed countries are not immune to this trend, where technology, combined to freedom of expression, is a potent vehicle for citizens to be heard in a more instantaneous and collaborative fashion. At times where the EU institutions are developing new policies and guidelines on the links between Human Rights and ICT, it is essential to deepen the dialogue between decision-makers, civil society and business in order to ensure that information can keep flowing to the benefits of citizens’ rights around the world while encouraging technological innovation.

Programme - 24/04/2012

Welcome and introductory remarks

Marietje Schaake, MEP and EIF Governor

Views from the European Commission: the institutional dimension

Andrea Glorioso, Coordinator of the Internet Policy and Governance Team at the European Commission DG INFSO  

Views from the civil society: the NGO dimension

Margaret Wachenfeld, Senior Legal Advisor at the Institute for Human Rights and Business

Views from the advocacy community

Daniel Calingaert, Vice President of Policy and External Affairs at Freedom House

Exchange of views with participants
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