EuroDIG 2022 programme

as of 12 July 2022

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YOUthDIG

18 – 20 June

YOUthDIG – Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance

18 – 20 June 2022, YOUthDIG | 20 – 22 June 2022, EuroDIG

The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) is a yearly pre-event to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) aimed to foster active youth participation. Young people (ages 18-30) from the pan-European region with a strong interest in Internet governance, digital policy and cooperation are working together to draft and advocate for the youth messages.

Every year the YOUthDIG Organising Team is compiled of former YOUthDIG participants who design the programme for the upcoming edition. This is a chance to reflect and improve the programme from last editions, build further connections with YOUthDIG alumni and the EuroDIG community and to provide an opportunity for young people throughout Europe to participate in the Internet Governance Ecosystem focusing on topics that are important to youth in the field.

More details on the wiki.

Joint outreach to local citizens

18 June

“How internet works” / “Come Funziona Internet”

Joint outreach to local citizens co-organised in the occasion of TNC22 and EuroDIG 2022 with the City of Trieste, video record at https://www.garr.tv/stream/62b2f4671a2ed04d30fc040b

Day 0 / 20 June 2022 – Pre-event

10:00 – 11:00

Pre 1: How to put ‘Katowice IGF Messages’ into practice?

20 June 2022 | 10:00 – 11:00 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Calendar invite

If you have a social media algorithm that observes your behaviour, profiling you, and feeds you things that make you go to the extreme, is that sophisticated? Yes, it is. Is that good? No, it is not. If only those patterns worked so that we all have nothing but reliable information around us. But still, we have disinformation skyrocketing, especially now with the war round the corner.

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11:15 – 12:45

Pre 9: Multilingualism on the Internet

20 June 2022 | 11:15 – 12:45 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

At the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032, the question of multilingualism online, especially from the perspective of internet governance, rings louder. While the internet was conceived to be a great equalizer providing unfettered access to information for people worldwide, much of the information available online are in dominant languages, creating gaps in access for indigenous peoples and other minority language users to embrace the full potential of the internet. The session on Multilingualism on the Internet will explore the role of the internet in promoting linguistic diversity. The session will also delve into the issue of multilingualism in the infrastructure of the internet, as well as other barriers that impede a truly multilingual internet. To achieve an equitable Internet, efforts have focused on the language of Domain Name Systems and other hierarchical structures that piece the internet together. But while there is a critical need to address the multilingualism of the internet protocol suite and resolve the problem of the lack of linguistic diversity at its core, what about the other barriers that hinder meaning access to the internet for users of such languages? A truly multilingual Internet is about giving a voice to people in their own languages, which provides them with all the possibilities of participating online, producing knowledge and occupying spaces. The session will thus inquire into the challenges that limit the meaningful participating of non-dominant language users in the internet, while looking look at the role of Europe in facilitating solutions that can bring forth a truly global Internet.

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11:15 – 12:45

Pre 3: DNS Abuse – the consequences of definitions

20 June 2022 | 11:15 – 12:45 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Calendar invite

In recent years, internet governance communities have been debating how to define ‘DNS Abuse’. The issue remains contested, and consensus seems elusive. But why does it matter how you define the term? What are the consequences for the different stakeholders? Where is the common ground between the various viewpoints? Join this session to find out.

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13:00 – 14:30

Pre 5: Assessing Internet Universality ROAM-X indicators to advance digital transformation in Europe

20 June 2022 | 13:00 – 14:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Calendar invite

This 90-minute knowledge-sharing session will revolve around statements from leading experts of the national assessment of Internet Universality ROAM-X indicators in Europe as well as interventions from partners of the newly launched IGF  Dynamic Coalition on IUIs to trigger discussions on how to advance Internet Universality and Internet governance in the region.

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13:00 – 14:30

Pre 2: Dynamic Coalition (IGF) on Data Driven Health Technologies – Building an onboarding toolkit together

20 June 2022 | 13:00 – 14:30 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Calendar invite

This session will bring together Youth and other interested participants, to discuss the content for an internet use and applications onboarding toolkit, so as to support citizen’s unfamiliar with internet practice.

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14:45 – 16:15

Pre 4: NRI and Youth Assembly – Update on the global processes and how to participate?

20 June 2022 | 14:45 – 16:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Building on the demand from young people, as well as on the outputs of the last year’s Global Youth Summit and related youth engagement opportunities, the IGF 2022 aims at creating a set of activities to connect youth from around the world among themselves, and also create opportunities for them to network with senior stakeholders, experts in Internet governance. As digital transformation was among the topics of interest to youth, the capacity development activities will also tackle specific issues nested under this broad theme.

This workshop will outline the basics of digital transformation and related digital policy and is the first capacity development workshop of the IGF 2022 Youth Engagement Track.

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14:45 – 16:15

Pre 8: Open Forum: The road ahead for ICT sustainability in Europe and beyond

20 June 2022 | 14:45 – 16:15 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Calendar invite

EuroDIG has emerged as a leading forum to promote ICT sustainability within Europe. Let’s continue the discussion by focusing on areas of collaboration in the coming months.

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16:30 – 18:00

Pre 6: Internet governance within the system of the United Nations: is IGF on a good path to adapt, innovate and reform?

20 June 2022 | 16:30 – 18:00 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Almost two decades after the initial World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), does Internet governance keep pace with the development of the digital landscape? What’s the role of the United Nations in governing the Internet in 2022? Do existing IGF processes fit the need or more could be done? Will the IGF 2022 be a change we all want to see?

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16:30 – 18:00

Pre 7: A celebration of youth voices in Internet Governance

20 June 2022 | 16:30 – 18:00 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Calendar invite

This session will focus on the importance of youth involvement in Internet Governance. The goal is twofold: firstly, to share insights into how young people participate in this field, in order to get other youth who are new to the field inspired to become more active. Secondly, to make other stakeholders aware that young people need to be considered as a meaningful stakeholder in IG discussions and therefore should be involved in more IG related work, both during sessions as well as in inter-sessional work.

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Day 1 / 21 June 2022

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome

21 June 2022 | 10:00-10:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

  • Prof. Atish Dabholkar, Director, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (video)
  • Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission (video)
  • Thomas Schneider, President, EuroDIG Support Association
  • Sandra Hoferichter, Secretary General, EuroDIG Support Association

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10:30 – 11:15

Focus Area 1, Subtopic 1: The European vision of digital sovereignty: From principles to action

21 June 2022 | 10:30 – 11:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

What is distinctive about Europe’s digital sovereignty vision and how does Europe progress in moving from principles to action?

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10:30 – 11:30

Focus Area 2, WS 1: From commitments to action: Assessing the effectiveness of pan-European policies and regulations for the green digital transformation

21 June 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

In the face of crises and challenges ranging from energy security to climate change, Europe needs to transition to a green digital economy by the 2030s. Are we making the progress that we need to realise this goal, however?

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11:30 – 12:15

Focus Area 1, Subtopic 2: Digital Sovereignty impact on the Internet infrastructure.

21 June 2022 | 11:30 – 12:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

The session will look into some of the consequences of EI Digital Sovereignty on the technical level of the Internet, on the policy making bodies and as well on the larger geopolitical aspects. In particular the impact of legislation and policy initiatives such as DSA, NIS2 and the DNS4EU on the Internet’s technical layer as well as on the policy making of the global and regional technical bodies.

What does digital sovereignty mean when it comes to the technical layer of the Internet? Is there an inherent tension between multistakeholder model and EU digital sovereignty when it comes to the core functioning of the Internet? What are the geopolitical consequences of extending sovereignty concept to the infrastructure layer?

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12:15 – 13:15

Focus Area 2, WS 2: How can collaborative standards development support the European cybersecurity agenda?

21 June 2022 | 12:15 – 13:15 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Is it possible to promote a global, open, stable and secure cyberspace while strengthening cooperation and motivating industry and governments to embrace cybersecurity standards?

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12:30 – 13:15

Focus Area 1, Subtopic 3: Digital sovereignty – is Europe going in the right direction to keep Internet infrastructure secure and open?

21 June 2022 | 12:30 – 13:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Countries around the world are increasingly using the term “digital sovereignty” to justify strikingly different policies to control how the Internet works – but which of these understandings pose the greatest threat to the Internet as we know it?

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13:15 – 14:15

BigStage

21 June 2022 | 13:15 – 14:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Calendar invite

  • E-Infrastructures and the UN Sustainable Development Goals – GÉANT as a fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering the pan-European GÉANT network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation | Live streaming | Transcript
  • The need for a new norm: Internet impact assessments | Live streaming | Transcript
  • Experiences of Women Coding Classes for contemporary knowledge and equality (master and student perspectives) | Live streaming | Transcript

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14:15 – 14:45

Keynote

21 June 2022 | 14:15 – 14:45 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

  • Minister Krzysztof Szubert, High Representative of the Prime Minister for European Digital Policy, Poland (15′)
  • Introduction to the European stakeholder consultation to submit input to the Global Digital Compact (15′)
    • Thomas Schneider, President EuroDIG, Swiss Government, Ambassador
    • Mark Carvell, Independent Internet Governance Consultant and Member of EuroDIG Support Association

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14:45 – 15:30

Focus Area 2, Subtopic 1: A new European regulatory regime: What are the Dos and Don’ts?

21 June 2022 | 14:45 – 15:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

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14:45 – 15:45

Focus Area 1, WS 4: Hot topic discussion (canceled)

21 June 2022 | 14:45 – 15:45 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci

Session canceled as no hot topic discussion was requested.

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15:45 – 16:30

Focus Area 2, Subtopic 2: How to Enable Rapid Cybersecurity Standards Implementation for Impact

21 June 2022 | 15:45 – 16:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Is there a practical approach for coordinating cybersecurity standards implementation and who should be driving this – regulators to drive adoption, industry to drive implementation or consumers to drive demand?

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16:30 – 17:30

Focus Area 1, WS 3: International Connectivity: European Data-Gateway Platforms and the Global Gateway

21 June 2022 | 16:30 – 17:30 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Europe can not be an Island in the digital arena. How international connectivity can foster European digital sovereignty and autonomy?

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16:45 – 17:30

Focus Area 2, Subtopic 3: International Cooperation on Criminal Justice in Cyberspace: Where we are and where are we heading to?

21 June 2022 | 16:45 – 17:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Video recording | Transcript | Calendar invite

This year saw a big step in the fight against cybercrime with the adoption of the second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, the European Union’s AI Act proposal which regulates (restricts) the use of AI for law enforcement purposes, and the strengthened efforts towards a UN treaty on cybercrime. This session will address whether these new tools for international cooperation on criminal justice in cyberspace are the solution, or only the first step towards better protection against cybercrime and what will be their impact in practice.

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17:30 – 18:00

Agreeing on the Messages for Focus Area 2

21 June 2022 | 17:30 – 18:00 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

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17:30 – 18:00

Agreeing on the Messages for Focus Area 1

21 June 2022 | 17:30 – 18:00 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

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18:00 – 18:30

Keynote – Set the sails right?

21 June 2022 | 18:00 – 18:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Keynote by:

  • Alessandro Mulas, Vice presidente società velica di Barcola e Grignano – organizzatore Barcolana (15′)

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20:00

Social evening 2022

21 June 2022 | 20:00 CEST | Bagno del Dopolavoro Ferroviario | Calendar invite

Join us for an evening with music to chill and dance at the fabulous Adriatic coast!

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Day 2 / 22 June 2022

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote

22 June 2022 | 10:00 – 10:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

  • Jan Kleijssen, Director of the Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate, Council of Europe (15′)

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10:30 – 11:15

Focus Area 3, Subtopic 1: Regulating emerging technologies: artificial intelligence and data governance

22 June 2022 | 10:30 – 11:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

With the emergence of new tools that employ artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data, we are witnessing another technological revolution. Progress and innovation have always been driving factors for societies and the way we live, yet, these new technologies stand out as a game changer with the potential of affecting the core of our societies. …

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10:30 – 11:30

Focus Area 4, WS 5: Hot topic discussion (canceled)

22 June 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci

Session canceled as no hot topic discussion was requested.

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11:30 – 12:15

Focus Area 3, Subtopic 2: The multi-stakeholder model: from its origins to its future

22 June 2022 | 11:30 – 12:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Will the model be able to adapt to the fast-paced digital transformation without losing legitimacy?

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12:15 – 13:15

Focus Area 4, WS 6: The Declaration for the Future of the Internet

22 June 2022 | 12:15 – 13:15 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

This session will engage participants in discussing how to promote and implement the principles of the Declaration for the Future of the Internet (DFI).

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12:30 – 13:15

Focus Area 3, Subtopic 3: Upcoming digital identity initiatives impacting your live

22 June 2022 | 12:30 – 13:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Let us introduce you to your digital identity.

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13:15 – 14:15

BigStage

22 June 2022 | 13:15 – 14:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Calendar invite

  • Freemium Dating Apps: Risks and Opportunities for Dating in the Digital Age | Live streaming | Transcript
  • “Fight for the Net” a card game on disinformation and misinformation | Live streaming | Transcript

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14:15 – 14:45

YOUthDIG messages

22 June 2022 | 14:15 – 14:45 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

  • Participants YOUthDIG 2022

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14:45 – 15:55

Focus Area 4, Subtopic 2: Sovereignty and the Internet: a risk of fragmentation

22 June 2022 | 14:45 – 15:55 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Increasing calls for digital sovereignty have been met with complaints against the risk of a “splinternet”, breaking the global network into national and regional islands. Can we imagine a good way to reconcile the two viewpoints?

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14:45 – 15:45

Focus Area 3, WS 7: Cross border e-Identification

22 June 2022 | 14:45 – 15:45 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

In this session we will focus on the different aspects of the cross boarder data flow, what are the challenges for various stakeholders.

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16:20 – 17:30

Focus Area 4, Subtopic 1: Responding to disinformation in times of COVID-19 and geopolitical conflict

22 June 2022 | 16:20 – 17:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Disinformation can undermine democracy, create division and distort public debate. We have witnessed how disinformation has polarized the debate on the pandemic and on the measures to deal with it, how the ‘infodemic’ has even been a driver of the crisis. …

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16:30 – 17:30

Focus Area 3, WS 8: Delay Tolerant Networks – Building Interplanetary Internet

22 June 2022 | 16:30 – 17:30 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

Delay Tolerant Network – a building block of Interplanetary Internet and its implication in space and terrestrial deployments.

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17:30 – 18:00

Agreeing on the Messages for Focus Area 4

22 June 2022 | 17:30 – 18:00 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

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17:30 – 18:00

Agreeing on the Messages for Focus Area 3

22 June 2022 | 17:30 – 18:00 CEST | FabLab / Fibonacci | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

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18:00 – 18:30

Wrap-up

22 June 2022 | 18:00 – 18:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Transcript | Calendar invite

  • Engaging in the IGFSA, Jennifer Chung, IGFSA
  • Handover of the EuroDIG Flag to the next EuroDIG Host

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