Follow-up meeting: what happened at IGF 2017?

Breakfast Debate


The 12th Internet Governance Forum was hosted by the Government of Switzerland, from 18 to 21 of December 2017, at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG). The meeting marked the second gathering of the global multistakeholder IGF community since the renewal of the IGF’s mandate for 10 years by the UN General Assembly . With the overarching meeting theme: ‘Shape Your Digital Future!’, the IGF provided a substantive platform for engaged and informed discussions about policy issues pertaining to the Internet, and how the Internet can support and help to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

European stakeholders were 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.

The format will be an open discussion among MEPs, EC officials and interested stakeholders.


programme - 21/02/2018

Welcome and introduction:

Michal Boni MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member - Head of the European Parliament Delegation to the Internet Governance Forum 2017

Keynote speaker:

Lora Borissova, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Gabriel, European Commission


Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO

Sandra Hoferichter, Secretary General, EuroDIG

Chris Buckridge, External Relations Manager, RIPE NCC

Exchange of views with participants

(under the Chatham House rule)

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