EU Internet Week 2012

The impact of the Internet and ICT on the everyday lives of European citizens has been unprecedented. Less clear is what the future Internet and digital environment may look like in the EU.


EU Internet WeekTM will explore current and future industry developments and the outlook for Internet-related policies. It will examine the most exciting innovations, challenges, and economic dimensions in areas such as e-commerce and online retail, the "Internet of Things", ensuring the safety of internet users, in particular children while online, and increasing access to and literacy of the Internet in Europe.


Programme of events


EU Internet WeekTM will consist of a varied programme of high-level events, each with their own individual registration process. For further details on the featured events, including the event registration costs, please follow the respective links below:


12 - 13 November

The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe


14 November

The 4th Annual European E-Commerce Conference 2012


15 November
The 2012 European Child Safety Online Conference



The full programme for the week can be seen here


Should you be interested in attending more than one of these events, contact Charlene Selmer on +44 (0) 2920 783 024 / to learn more about our fantastic offers!


Today's Highlighted Video...



Forum Europe has asked a number of students at Edge Hill University to comment on their internet usage and how they see the internet developing in the coming years. How has the internet actually impacted young people's lives?


Thanks to George Short, a student at Edge Hill, for his efforts producing this.






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Further Info...

The power of the Internet, and the role online services can play in facilitating creativity and innovation, while boosting economic growth, is broadly acknowledged.

The big question now is how EU policy can bring together member states to capitalise on the potential of the digital environment and the EU’s Single Market. And although there is clearly great potential for stimulating the European economy, online markets in the EU continue to contend with barriers to the growth of online goods and services.


EU Internet WeekTM is being created by Forum Europe and EDiMA with the aim of enabling policy-makers and stakeholders to engage on the key issues affecting the Internet's development.

Participants will hear from business leaders, senior EU and national policy-makers, and out of the box thinkers who will add significantly to the European Internet policy debate.


Please browse the website for more details on the events taking place and to find out how you can become involved. Alternatively, for further information on this initiative, please contact Charlene Selmer on +44 (0) 2920 783 024 /


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Mon 12 November, 2012 08.30 to
Fri 16 November, 2012 18.00




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