Pre-IGF Stakeholder Speed Dating

16 Oct 2018 18:00
16 Oct 2018 20:00

IES Professor Jamal Shahin & PhD student Austin Ruckstuhl are co-organizing an Internet Governance event with the Internet Society in Brussels on 16 October. Shahin and Ruckstuhl are IES researchers collaborating on the United Nations University GREMLIN project, examining stakeholder participation in Internet governance and trade policy. The event aims to increase the dialogue among European stakeholders in Brussels before the UN Internet Governance Forum in Paris this November. Brief statements will be made by representatives from diverse stakeholder groups such as the European Commission, Orange, European Digital Rights and Internet Society.

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The Internet Society, together with the United Nations University GREMLIN project, invite you to join us for an evening of networking in Brussels before this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris on 12-14 November.

Come meet others as you 'speed date' people from different communities and find out “what they are looking for in a relationship… with the UN IGF!” There is no day zero at the IGF this year so we are focused on starting the conversation in Brussels!

Our speakers include:

  • Olivier Bringer, Head of Unit, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Marie-Noemie Marques, International Regulatory Affairs, Orange
  • Diego Naranjo, Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRI)
  • The discussion is moderated by the Internet Society

We also invite you to consider some of these questions to discuss at the event:

What role should the IGF play in the future governance of the Internet?
Should the IGF’s mandate be changed to focus on outputs? If so, how?
Is the IGF successfully implementing the multistakeholder model?

Drinks and canapes will be provided.