Programme overview

In 2014 Germany will be the host country for EuroDIG. It will be hosted by the Association of the German Internet Industry, eco and under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and in co-operation with the Federal Foreign Office as the hosting location. The overarching theme for EuroDIG will be

Digital society at stake –

Europe and the future of the Internet

After an inclusive participation process  the core team in cooperation with the host drafted this consolidated programme.

THURSDAY, 12 JUNE 2014

Last update: 13. June 2014
08:00Registration
09:30
Welcoming address
[WELTSAAL]
10:00

Opening plenary

Roadmap for Internet governance

The Internet governance roadmap, which was adopted recently in Sao Paulo by the global multistakeholder meeting on the future of the Internet governance ecosystem (NETmundial) includes a lot of controversial issues — from net neutrality to mass surveillance — and it is unclear how this will be translated into reality...read more

Key participants: ...find out more on the WIKI here

[WELTSAAL]
11:00
Coffee break
11:30

Plenary 1
with subsequent breakout session
Digital society at stake – Europe and the future of the Internet

Search for common principles of and approaches to a sound Internet governance agenda for Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals...read more

Key participants: ...find out more on the WIKI here

[WELTSAAL]
11:30 Flash 1
Free licences in public broadcasting, Mathias Schindler, Wikimedia Germany


12:15 Flash 2
Internet Policy: Recent findings on field developments in Germany, Julia Krüger und Maximilian Hösl, WZB

Flashes taking place sequently in Rathenau Saal and last 30 min each.
13:00Lunch
14:30

Parallel sessions

Plenary 1 breakout session

Co-moderated by Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe and Thomas Schneider, OFCOM

Plenary breakout sessions are a new format where we offer opportunities for the broad audience to follow up on the topic and discussion of the preceding plenary. Certain or important aspects of the debate raised in the plenary can be deepened afterwards. It is meant to be an open and interactive, moderated discourse.

[WELTSAAL]
WS1: When the public sphere became private

The session is aimed to address the issues and current structural changes that are viewed within the public and private spheres. ...read more

Key participants: ...find out more on the WIKI here

[RATHEANU SAAL]
WS2: The three musketeers of ICT for development: Access, inclusion and empowerment

Public access to ICTs is a key enabling element for access to information and therefore for development. The bases to consolidate policies and ecosystems lies in the standards...read more

Key participants:
  • Ellen Broad, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • José Martinez Usero, Responsible for International Affairs at Funka Nu
  • Katrin Schuberth, Stiftung Digitale Chancen
  • Bart Simons, European Disability Forum
  • Moderator: Jorge Fernandes, Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, Department of Information Society
...find out more on the WIKI here

[STRESEMANN SAAL]
WS3: Neutrality across the ICT value-chain: from networks to Platforms

This session will focus on the ongoing efforts aimed at safeguarding the “network neutrality” principle at the European level, while investigating the concept of “platform neutrality”...read more

Key participants:...find out more on the WIKI here

[ADENAUER SAAL]
WS4: Cloud and big data: Delivering on the promise while safeguarding privacy

The advent of cloud computing and big data, spurred by the growth and increasing pervasiveness of the Internet in our societies and economies, holds many promises. We are at the start of a ‘smart world’, where our homes, our cities, our energy, can become smarter thanks to better data monitoring and collection......read more

Key participants:...find out more on the WIKI here

[WILLY BRANDT SAAL]
16:00Coffee break
16:30

Plenary 2
Open youth spot: Digital Activism and Privacy - quick fix or long term involvement?

This panel will look into how digital activism influences privacy issues. Whether it is really working as an instrument to change digital policy debate. What are the mechanisms of digital activism and how relevant is that for young people? Moreover is it an effective way to go to influence European politics on Internet Governance?...read more

Key participants:
  • Anya Orlova, Network of European Digital Youth
  • Katitza Rodriguez, Director Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
  • Paula Roth, New Media Summer School
  • Rabea Willers, Youth Representative, Directorate for Democratic Governance, Council of Europe
...find out more on the WIKI here

[WELTSAAL]
16:30 Flash 3
Internet of Things (IoT) and smart environments – ethical and governance implications, IoT Dynamic Coalition

Stresemann Saal

16:30 Flash 4
Multi-stakeholder Consultation on UNESCO’s Comprehensive Study on the Internet

17:15 Flash 5
Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), European Commission

Flashes taking place sequently in Rathenau Saal and last 30 min each.
17:30

Plenary 3
The Internet is broken - Bringing back trust in the Internet

Personal data of Internet users are collected and online activities are traced in order to deliver a better response, better service, better experience. Recent revelations of mass surveillance have shown that governments undertake Internet surveillance activities against their own citizens as nationals of foreign countries...read more

Key participants: ...find out more on the WIKI here


[WELTSAAL]
18:00 Flash 6
ICANN ask (tbc)


Flashes taking place sequently in Rathenau Saal and last 30 min each.
20:00Social evening
  • 20:00 Welcoming adress by Michael Rotert, Chair of the board, eco
  • 20:10 Leading digital startups from Germany? – Yes, we could! Keynote by: Tobias Kollmann, University Duisburg-Essen, Department E-Business und E-Entrepreneurship and Chair of the advisory board „Young digital economy“
  • 22:00 FIFA World Cup 2014 - Brasil vs. Croatia on large screen
Place: Representation of the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt

FRIDAY, 13 JUNE 2014

08:00 - 9:00


Internet 1o1 - education session: concepts in Internet infrastructure

Everybody always talks about DNS en routing, but what are those really? In this session we will explain some of the fundamental parts of the Internet technical infrastructure in a non-technical way...read more

Focal point: Marco Hogewoning, RIPE NCC

...find out more on the WIKI here

[RATHENAU SAAL]
09:00

Welcome by
Michael Rotert, Chairman of the Board, eco – Association of the German Internet Industry e.V.

Key note by the
State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy,
Stefan Kapferer


[WELTSAAL]
09:30

Plenary 4

Economy – How ICT can foster growth and development in Europe

What challenges and opportunities do IT-SMEs and Startups face in Europe: finding a European path...read more

Key participants:...find out more on the WIKI here

[WELTSAAL]
09:30 Flash 7
Open Government Partnership OGP - Internet and technology, Veronica Cretu

10:15 Flash 8
Freedom of Expression and the Internet: How to Protect the Key Right of the Information Society, Matthias Kettemann

Flashes taking place sequently Rathenau Saal and last 30 min each.
11:00Coffee break
11:30

Parallel sessions

Plenary 4 breakout session

Plenary breakout sessions are a new format where we offer opportunities for the broad audience to follow up on the topic and discussion of the preceding plenary. Certain or important aspects of the debate raised in the plenary can be deepened afterwards. It is meant to be an open and interactive, moderated discourse....read more

[WELTSAAL]
WS5: Intelligent risk management for children and youths in the digital age

In respect of the legal framework of children’s rights (freedom of speech and information, privacyand the right to grow up in a safe and secure environment) and parents and other adults’ duties to care and educate intelligent risk management for children and youths in the digital world must build on different pillars...read more

Key participants:Moderator: Jutta Croll, I-Kiz...find out more on the WIKI here

[RATHENAU SAAL]
WS6: European copyright for the digital age

National and EU law is full of copyright restrictions hampering open access on science, culture and other – even public – sources...read more

Key participants:
  • Ellen Broad, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • Guido Jansen, German Association of Librarians (tbc)
  • Konstantinos Komaitis, ISOC
  • Mathias Schindler, Wikimedia Germany
...find out more on the WIKI here

[STRESEMANN SAAL]
WS7: Role of IXP (Internet Exchange Points) in Internet governance

The Workshops intends to identify the core infrastructure of the Internet, the relevant stakeholders based on the division of roles and responsibilities and the mutual dependencies...read more

Key participants:
  • Sam Frances, LINX
  • Martin J. Levy, CloudFlare, Inc.
  • Arnold Nipper, Founder / CTO DE-CIX
  • Loreta Vioiu, Council of Europe
  • N.N, Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.
...find out more on the WIKI here

[ADENAUER SAAL]
WS8: Hate speech and its consequences for human rights online
An examination of how multi stakeholder internet governance does or does not take into account human rights online, specifically with regard to hate speech issues ...read more

Key participants: ...find out more on the WIKI here

[WILLY BRANDT SAAL]
13:00Lunch
14:30

Plenary 5



Security, Internet principles and human rights

In this plenary we consider the overlaps, and disconnects, between three sorts of aspirations for internet design, access, and use. For some these three concerns are non-reconcilable. For others they must be reconciled if the internet is to remain viable and accessible for more than a wealthy and educated minority, and a democratic rather than an oppressive medium...read more

The format for this session inaugurates a “360°” participatory model; key participants from the podium will be joined by invited participants speaking from the floor. Interventions will be brief to allow more time and opportunity for invited guests to share their knowledge and details from their areas of expertise. Audience input is welcome provided that interventions are also brief. The moderator reserves the prerogative to interrupt long interventions.

[WELTSAAL]
14:30 Flash 9
Youth and Start-Ups, Ana Kakalashvili

15:15 Flash 10
A magna carta for the Internet, Council of Europe

Flashes taking place sequently in Rathenau Saal and last 30 min each.
16:00Coffee break
16:30

Plenary 6
A secure and non-fragmented cyberspace: Rule of law in a cross-border environment

The issue of fighting cybercrime and maintaining cybersecurity nowadays goes far beyond the discussion on how to investigate or prevent crime in a digital environment...read more

Key participants: ...find out more on the WIKI here

[WELTSAAL]
17:30

Closing session
Closing session wrap-up

[WELTSAAL]
18:30End of conference
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