Please note that this conference has been postponed to Spring 2015. More information will be available soon, but in the meantime please contact Anne-Lise Simon on +44 (0) 2920 783 023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Forum Europe conference will gather European and international stakeholders who will assess both the future of global Internet cooperation and analyse the immediate and longer term policy priorities for the digital agenda in Europe.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Internet has been a game-changer for a growing majority of global citizens. It now plays a central and increasingly important role at the heart of worldwide economic and commercial activity, while at the same time transforming politics and the nature of public discourse and communication. From the Arab Spring to grassroots political campaigns and to the ubiquitous presence of social networking services, the Internet has become in many ways, the means via which mass freedom of expression is communicated.
Given these transformational economic and social impacts, the necessity to continue to assess and develop new Internet governance and policy-making processes is vital. In order to be effective, these processes should, it is argued, reflect the realities of the Internet itself: global, distributed, transnational and driven by rapid technological change.
Broadly speaking, coordination and agreement on global legal frameworks remain key priorities to ensure that a balkanization and fragmentation of the Internet does not materialise. In parallel and at a more social, civic level, discussions around access to Internet services and social exclusion often pass without much detailed attention, while the debate is often dominated by cyber security and net-neutrality, to name only a handful of the wide ranging challenges that lie ahead.
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