Digital Citizens Romania joined this year’s EuroDIG, organised under the theme: Innovative strategies for our digital future.The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) is the oldest and largest regional Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Building on our Think-Tank’s interest to actively engage in European and International policy debates, EuroDIG was an excellent opportunity to bring our vision related to the importance of digital skills for citizens and businesses.
By joining debates related to current EU and global initiatives – from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain or GDPR, our team expressed its vision in bridging these debates between different stakeholders, from innovators and start-ups to researchers and civil society organizations. Our highest interest being that of ensuring ambitious but fair approaches, at all levels, focused on building trust & resilience for all parties involved, without hindering innovation.
This year’s EuroDIG was hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia during 4-6 of June. Sessions through the programme were covered by 7 main topics:
- Access & literacy
- Development of the IG ecosystem
- Human rights
- Innovation and economic issues
- Media & content
- Security and Crime
- Technical & operational issues
The full agenda is available here: EuroDIG 2018 agenda
Launched in October 2008, EuroDIG was created by a multistakeholder group of individual actors in order to discuss and elaborate regional strategies and policies regarding the internet.
Its “messages” are conveyed to European Union (EU) legislators and Council of Europe regulators for consideration, which helps to shape European policy and the implementation of policy.In fact, it is unique in being actively supported by two European institutions – the European Commission and Council of Europe – which in certain areas can have supranational authority over the national laws and regulations and the judiciary of their member states respectively. In this regard, it is a model of how a multistakeholder discussion forum can be created, with its results channelled through decision-making bodies that have a mandate to listen to the views of actors in the regional internet community.