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  • Published 24.01.20

    IGF 2020 Call For Validation of Thematic Tracks

    Stiftung Digitale Chancen

    Based on community input received earlier and discussion during the First IGF 2020 open consultations and face-to-face MAG meeting, the MAG agreed that the IGF 2020 programme should again be structured along main thematic tracks as in 2019 cycle. While the themes addressed at IGF 2019 in Berlin Data Governance; Digital Inclusion and Security, Safety, Stability, Resilience are still relevant two additional themes were identified - climate change and environmental sustainability and digital economy - as important issues that should be considered for the 2020 programme. A number of stakeholders felt that these topics are at the centre of current global discussions and political processes.

    To facilitate continuity and accommodate the range of sub-themes and issues linked to the three tracks the MAG proposed simplifying the wording of the thematic tracks to:

    • Data (adapted from 2019’s Data Governance)
    • Inclusion (adapted from 2019’s Digital Inclusion)
    • Trust (adapted from 2019’s Security, Safety, Stability, Resilience)

    Simplifying the titles of the tracks, but still linking them clearly to the 2019 tracks will enable building on and deepening 2019 discussion as well as allowing for new subthemes and issues within each track to be addressed. Through this consultative process, the MAG wishes to validate the above-mentioned thematic tracks and get input on how to deal with the proposals for additional themes.

    All stakeholders are invited to express feedback to this call by responding to the form provided at https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-call-for-validation-of-thematic-tracks.
    Deadline for submission is Thursday 6 February 2020, 23:59 UTC.


  • Published 09.10.19

    "Internet für Alle": Aktion Mensch supports digital participation with up to €10,000

    Aktion Mensch e. V.

    With its new funding programme called "Internet für alle" (engl.: "internet for everyone"), the Aktion Mensch e. V. supports projects that advocate the digital participation of people with disabilities.

    Investments for hardware are supported with up to 5,000€ including equipment such as routers, computers, tablets, software and special input and output devices which ensure eAccessibility. Support is also provided for initial installations and for services and support required for initial installations.

    In addition, another €5,000 can be applied for media education services. This can be used, for example, to finance fees and material costs required for additional staff or the operation of technical equipment.

    Projects wishing to obtain support for investment costs and for educational services can apply for both together. Thus a total support of €10,000 is possible.

    All informations about the new funding programme can be found here:

    https://www.aktion-mensch.de/foerderangebot-internet-fuer-alle