The 9th European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place in Brussels on 9 - 10 June 2016 under the theme "Embracing the digital (r)evolution". This edition was hosted by EURid (the .eu registry) in cooperation with the European Commission.
Approximately 600 representatives from governments, business, technical community, civil society and academia gathered in Brussels to address Internet governance and policy issues, including internet privacy, security and access. During the event, a number of key note speeches were given by:
- Commissioner Oettinger, covering the Digital Single Market, data flows and data protection
- Vice President Ansip, on the EU vision of Internet governance as basis for a thriving digital economy and development of the Digital Single Market strategy. He also addressed the efforts of the European Commission for removing geoblocking
- Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe on protection and promotion of fundamental values and rights in the digital world
- Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia on human rights and the rule of law on the Internet and cybersecurity, including the balance between privacy and security
- Kathy Brown, ISOC's CEO on user's trust and its impact on transnational data flows
- Other high level participants including the new ICANN CEO Göran Marby, the new chair of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group Lynn St Amour, the Head of the IGF Secretariat Chengetai Masango and the Director General of the European Commission DG Connect Roberto Viola.
Reports from EuroDIG's sessions will be synthesized in "Messages from Brussels" to be delivered to the global IGF planned for 6-9 December in Guadalajara, Mexico.