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  • Published 02.05.18

    Call for Workshop Proposals for the Internet Governance Forum 2018 open til 27 May

    Internet Governance Forum, Internet Governance Forum

    Til 27 May 2018, 11.59 pm (UTC), all interested stakeholders are invited to submit workshop proposals for the IGF 2018. The online form can be found at https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-proposal-form. If you are not yet registered to the IGF community you have to do that first at https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/user/register?destination=node/5998

    Themes

    Overall eight themes have been defined for IGF so sort workshop proposals to, in order to achieve a structured program for the event: Cybersecurity, Trust & Privacy; Digital Inclusion & Accessibility; Emerging Technologies; Evolution of Internet Governance; Human Rights, Gender & Youth; Development, Innovation & Economic Issues; Media & Content; and Technical & Operational Topics.

    In addition, proposers are invited to select from more than 50 subthemes classified under the themes. These cover a broad range of Internet governance interests and include topics as varied as Access & Connectivity, Cyberdiplomacy, Encryption, Internet & the Environment, Local Content, and Virtual Reality, among many others.

    Proposers may also write in a subtheme of their choosing.

    Workshop Evaluations

    The four major criteria in the evaluation process will centre around Relevance, Content, Diversity, and Format of each proposal. Proposers are strongly advised to pay particular attention to ensuring gender, regional and stakeholder diversity within their organizing teams, as well as among their listed speakers, as these will be reviewed against diversity criteria, which is a key measure. Proposers are further advised that they should have a minimum of three speakers listed and to limit their number of speakers to five wherever possible, in particular when selecting a panel format, so as to ensure space in their session for participant engagement. While this is not a disqualifying criteria, excessive numbers of speakers will result in lower support for the proposal. Please note that individual speakers will be limited to three sessions after the selection process.

    All proposers should consult the detailed documents on the IGF website before making a submission.

    Background

    Internet governance is the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet. The Internet Governance Forum - IGF is an annual open conference, initiated by the United Nations in 2006. Internet penetration worldwide, internet usage, technical aspects and regulation are on the agenda. Human rights have played a big role from the beginning. This year, for the first time, an open call for issues provided the opportunity to put children’s rights and child protection in the focus of IGF. This is mirrored by the themes and subthemes set for the call for workshop proposals.


  • Published 29.03.18

    Call for Issues for the Internet Governance Forum 2018

    Digital Opportunities Foundation

    Internet governance is the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.

    The Internet Governance Forum - IGF is an annual open conference, initiated by the United Nations in 2006. Internet penetration worldwide, internet usage, technical aspects and regulation are on the agenda. Human rights have played a big role from the beginning. This year, for the first time, an open call for issues provides the opportunity to put children’s rights and child protection in the focus of IGF.

    The call is open for all stakeholders till April 13th, 12.00 UTC at https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-call-for-issues


  • Published 13.03.18

    #SaferInternetAward4EU

    klicksafe.de und betterinternetforkids.eu

    Until May 15th you can apply online for the #SaferInternetAward4EU. Awarded will be the best and most creative concepts and materials in the field of online security, on topics such as fake news, (cyber) bullying, networked toys and privacy, sexting, grooming, harmful and disruptive content as well as cyber hygiene.

    The #SaferInternetAward4EU is part of the Europe-wide #SaferInternet4Eu campaign launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Maryia Gabriel. The campaign aims to promote online security, media literacy and cyber hygiene and to raise awareness of the digital opportunities and challenges of the digital world among children, parents and teachers.

    You can apply in the three categories:

    Best practice competition for organisations

    Best practice competition for teachers

    Best practice competition for youth

    Competition rules and conditions

    Any person from the EU member states as well as Iceland and Norway can participate. Submissions may include concepts, materials, solutions or campaigns launched or carried out over the last two years in one of the official EU languages. The application form will be completed in English.

    The winners will be invited to the award ceremony at the Safer Internet Forum in Brussels in November.

    Competition timeline

    Application period: 1 March til 15 May 2018

    Preselection of finalists: 1 June til 30 June 2018

    Submission of video material from the finalists: 1 July til 31 August 2018

    Online voting: 28 February til 31 October 2018

    Award ceremony: Safer Internet Forum, 20 November 2018

    Further information and the registration form can be found under: betterinternetforkids.eu



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