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The 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum will be hosted by the Government of Japan in Kyoto from 8 to 12 October 2023. The Forum's overarching theme is: 'The Internet We Want - Empowering All People'. There are 8 sub-themes defined around which the programme will be developed.

  1. AI and Emerging Technologies
  2. Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
  3. Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Online Safety
  4. Data Governance and Trust
  5. Digital Divides and Inclusion
  6. Global Digital Governance and Cooperation
  7. Human Rights and Freedoms
  8. Sustainability and Environment

Besides those topics there are a number of global processes related to the global Internet Governance which will be subject to discussion at the IGF.

This EIF preparatory meeting will focus on the topics that are most relevant for the European agenda and such that need to be brought to the attention of MEPs.

  1. Update on the activities within the IGF parliamentarian track
  2. Update on the IGF related UN processes:
    1. Global Digital Compact (GDC)
    2. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +20 review
  3. Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
  4. Youth activities at the IGF
    1. Global Youth
    2. Messages from the European youth

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member


    Adam Peake, MAG Member and ICANN

    Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves, Chair of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    Maarit Palovirta, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs, ETNO

    Pearse O'Donohue, Director for the Future Networks Directorate of DG CONNECT, European Commission

    Yuliya Morenets, Founder of TaC- Together against Cybercrime; Youth IGF

    Nadia Tjahja, YouthDIG coordinator, EuroDIG


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

05 October 2023 09:00 - 10:30

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  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, EIF Steering Committe member
  • Adam Peake Member IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group
  • Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves Chair UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development
  • Maarit Palovirta Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs ETNO
  • Pearse O'Donohue Director for the Future Networks Directorate DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Yuliya Morenets Representative TaC- Together against Cybercrime
  • Nadia Tjahja YouthDIG coordinator EuroDIG
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum

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