EuroDIG 2024 programme, 17 June

As of 12 June 2024.

All times are Vilnius local time (EEST, UTC+3).

EuroDIG 2024 Programme at the wiki

YOUthDIG

14 – 16 June

YOUthDIG – Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance

14 – 16 June 2024, YOUthDIG | 17 – 19 June 2024, 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.

17 June 2024 – Pre-events / Opening

10:00 – 11:00

Pre 1: NRI Assembly

17 June 2024 | 10:00 – 11:00 EEST | Auditorium

During the last 2 years we focused on youth engagement in the Internet Governance processes. We are now one year ahead of the prolongation of the IGF mandate. New national IGFs are still emerging, but others are facing difficulties. We would like to engage in a debate between emerging and established NRIs and identify the biggest challenges and the impact of the future of the UN IGF.

This session will focus on the following 3 segments:

  • Establishing new National and Regional IGFs
  • Engagement of Governments
  • Role of NRIs in the IGF eco system and their future

More details on the wiki.

10:00 – 11:00

Pre 3: The European Accessibility Act: a model for a more accessible digital Europe

17 June 2024 | 10:00 – 11:00 EEST | WS room 1

The IGF Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) facilitates interaction and ensures that ICT accessibility is included in the key debates around Internet Governance to build a future where all sectors of the global community have equal access to the Information Society. DCAD brings together key stakeholders from the technical community, civil society, government policymakers, regulators, and corporate and individual adopters, with the shared goal of accessibility.

Our goal has always been to ensure that the Internet and its benefits are fully and equally accessible to and independently usable by persons with disabilities, so they can acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services within the same timeframe as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use. There are many types of disabilities from cognitive disabilities, visual disabilities, and hearing disabilities are just a few. We work with people across the spectrum to provide them with access to and needs they desire to become active members of the Internet Governance ecosystem.

DCAD focuses on these core principles: affordability, accessibility, usability, and availability for persons with disabilities or specific needs. Accessible technology can be a game changer for persons with disabilities. In this vein, we have been working within the Internet Governance community to promote public interest in and knowledge of the necessity for accessibility for persons with disability and encourage enlightened accessibility measures worldwide.

More details on the wiki.

10:00 – 11:00

Pre 6: Strengthening DNS security through ccTLD managers’ actions in the context of current threats and legislation

17 June 2024 | 10:00 – 11:00 EEST | WS room 2

How can actions by ccTLD managers such as validation of registration data and take-down of high-risk domain names contribute to a more secure and trustworthy DNS? Let’ s explore the topic also from the viewpoint of the current threats and national and European legislation.

More details on the wiki.

10:00 – 11:00

Pre 13: Towards Internet Universality: The updated and revised ROAM-X Framework

17 June 2024 | 10:00 – 11:00 EEST | Building 4, Event Hall

In the last five years, the digital landscape has experienced profound transformations. As stakeholders strive to adapt their national strategies to this evolving environment, UNESCO is committed to supporting these efforts by addressing the multifaceted challenges of Internet governance at the national level.

The revision process of UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators aims to ensure their continued relevance and effectiveness in assessing and guiding policy on critical issues such as digital inclusion, human rights, and sustainable development in the digital age.

More details on the wiki.

11:15 – 12:15

Pre 2: UNESCO IFAP Session: Launching IGF Dynamic Coalition on Measuring Digital inclusion: Advancing Digital Inclusion for building inclusive Knowledge Societies

11:15 – 12:15

Pre 7: Who is affected by the NIS2 Directive and what it means to the fight against online harms.

17 June 2024 | 11:15 – 12:15 EEST | WS room 2

Article 28 of the NIS2 Directive – the European Union’s updated version of the Network and Information Systems Directive– creates legal obligations for domain registries and entities providing domain name registration services in relation to the WHOIS database. This session will take a broad ecosystem approach to explore who is impacted by Article 28, and what the directive means for cross-industry collaboration in addressing online harms

More details on the wiki.

11:30 – 13:00

Pre 4: Update and reporting on global Internet governance processes (GDC, WSIS+20, NETmundial+10)

17 June 2024 | 11:30 – 13:00 EEST | Auditorium

This session is a continuation of EuroDIG’s effort to facilitate stakeholder engagement in global processes and a direct follow up from a session that was held last year in Tampere See details here!

In preparation of this session a virtual EuroDIG Extra on the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact (GDC) was organised on 25 April 2024, 14:00 CEST (12:00 UTC) See details

The results of this session, including the virtual meeting in April, will be summarised and submitted as a report to the UN co-facilitators.

More details on the wiki.

11:30 – 13:30

Pre 12: What’s the Next Game Changer in Future Connectivity?

17 June 2024 | 11:30 – 13:30 EEST | Building 4, Event Hall

This session will take a glimpse at the future and present a new game changer in the connectivity ecosystem – technological breakthrough of satellites and their integration into terrestrial mobile networks. The invited speakers will walk the euroDIG community through insights and visions how these innovative solutions will change the future generation of communications as well as satisfy the global market demands of being connected anywhere and anytime, conveniently, securely, and seamlessly.

More details on the wiki.

13:15 – 14:15

Pre 5: AR, VR, Metaverse for Urban and Rural settings

17 June 2024 | 13:15 – 14:15 EEST | WS room 1

We will discuss the opportunities, impacts and issues of AR, VR and Mixed Reality together. We will then explore the issues that need to be guided by best practice, for full beneficial application of these technologies. We expect to derive a short list of best practice guidelines or value statements for these technologies from this session.

More details on the wiki.

13:15 – 14:15

Pre 9: IS3C: Consumer protection and its role in a more secure and safer Internet.

17 June 2024 | 13:15 – 14:15 EEST | WS room 2

IGF Dynamic Coalition Internet Standards, Security and Safety (IS3C) brings together key stakeholders from the technical community, civil society, government policymakers, regulators, and corporate and individual adopters, with the shared goal of making online activity and interaction more secure and safer by achieving more widespread and rapid deployment of existing, security-related Internet standards and ICT best practices.

In 2024 IS3C introduces a new angle to its goal to make the Internet more secure and safer: consumer protection. In this workshop the topic is discussed from several angles based on this question: What are the potential roles of consumer organisations and regulators vis-à-vis ICTs developed and manufactured secure by design?

IS3C has published reports based on it research into IoT security by design, Education and skills and Procurement and supply chain management. In these reports IS3C has shown that large organisations insufficiently use their economic power to ensure that the ICTs they procure are secure by design. Also, that there is a considerable skills gap between the demands of the ICT and cybersecurity industry and the offer of tertiary educational curricula. Internet standards seldom play have the important role they deserve here.

More details on the wiki.

14:00 – 15:30

Pre 8: CSTD Open Consultation on WSIS+20

17 June 2024 | 14:00 – 15:30 EEST | Auditorium

This session aims to promote detailed discussions among diverse stakeholders like UN bodies, governments, the private sector, civil society, and other communities active in ICT development. The deliberations will significantly contribute to the CSTD secretariat’s report to be prepared as inputs to the General Assembly’s review in 2025, which will be central to the CSTD discussions on WSIS+20 Review, as instructed by the ECOSOC.

More details on the wiki.

14:00 – 15:30

Pre 11: Launch Event for the Council of Europe and IEEE Joint Report on the Metaverse and its impact on Human Rights, Rule of Law, and Democracy

17 June 2024 | 14:00 – 15:30 EEST | Building 4, Event Hall

The session will explore the profound implications of the Metaverse on human rights, the rule of law, and democracy. Discussions will focus on the need for adaptive regulatory frameworks to manage privacy, data protection, and intellectual property rights within these immersive environments. Ethical considerations will also be examined, particularly how these technologies affect individual autonomy, identity, and societal values. Furthermore, the event will highlight the importance of inclusive design to ensure equitable access for all users, especially vulnerable populations, and address the critical issue of protecting children’s rights and well-being in virtual spaces. This comprehensive dialogue aims to foster a nuanced understanding of the Metaverse and its impact, paving the way for a more inclusive and rights-respecting digital future.

More details on the wiki.

14:30 – 15:30

Pre 10: IGF 2024 Youth Track – AI and Threats: new strategies to detect AI-generated political deepfakes

17 June 2024 | 14:30 – 15:30 EEST | WS room 1

In the crucial election year of 2024, through a dialogue between the current and next generation of experts and leaders, we will explore the challenges posed by political deepfakes, their direct and indirect effects on elections and public trust, and collaborative strategies to safeguard the integrity of democratic processes.

More details on the wiki.

14:30 – 15:30

Pre 14: IoT deployment for sustainability

17 June 2024 | 14:30 – 15:30 EEST | WS room 2

The world is experiencing an unprecedented number of natural disasters of significant magnitude due to global climate change. Developing countries are less prepared to deal with emergencies due to a lack of accurate real-time climate monitoring. Thus, urgent measures are necessary to adapt to the new reality to forecast and prepare for potential risks and to respond appropriately during and after the events.

The Internet of Things has become part of the fabric of our environment in many ways: the functioning of our homes, control of industrial processes, infrastructure management and monitoring our environments to ensure security and safety from human, natural and technological threats.

Since 2008, the IGF Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things has been working on developing a common understanding of IoT global good practice; we agreed in 2018 during the IGF in Paris that ensuring this understanding requires a continued multistakeholder dialogue in which all parties can participate on equal footing, in good faith, in order to ensure a way forward to the benefit of all people.

This session will propose and discuss principles of global good practice in IoT with regards to deployment of IoT specifically to address climate change and disaster prevention around the world. The results of this session will feed into the IGF DC IoT open session during the IGF 2024 in Ryad.

Join us in developing a clear and practicable vision of Global Good Practice for IoT towards 2030, taking into account the current state and direction of IoT deployment, policy and regulatory developments around the world the (positive and negative) potential impact of AI/ML IoT ecosystem governance, in a way that reflects Core Internet Values both systemically and in detail.

More details on the wiki.

15:30 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:30

Opening of the EuroDIG2024 & Baltic Domain Days

17 June 2024 | 16:00 EEST | Auditorium

16:30 – 17:15

Intergenerational dialogue – YOUthDIG Messages 2024 | with YOUthDIG fellows, Tomas Lamanauskas and Xianhong Hu

17 June 2024 | 16:30 – 17:15 EEST | Auditorium

The increasing demand for young people to be recognised as stakeholders requires empowering youth in Internet Governance. This involves integrating younger topics, concerns, and perspectives that were previously underrepresented in such settings. To facilitate this inclusivity, a series of Intergenerational Dialogues brings together senior EuroDIG attendees, along with former and current YOUthDIG participants, providing an open and comprehensive platform to present youths’ impressions on Internet Governance and discuss the Youth Messages.

With YOUthDIG fellows and:

  • Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Xianhong Hu, UNESCO

More details on the wiki.

17:15 – 17:30

Keynotes by Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė and Carol Roach

17 June 2024 | 17:15 EEST | Auditorium

  • Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania | More details on the wiki.
  • Carol Roach, IGF MAG Chair (2024), ICT strategist and e-Government expert for the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas | More details on the wiki.

17:30 – 18:30

Opening Plenary: Global Internet Governance processes (GDC, WSIS …)

18:45

Social event by Baltic Domain Days

Welcome to Lithuania!

Dear EuroDIG participant,

We are happy to invite you to a social event hosted by the Baltic Domain Days.

  • Date: 17th of June
  • Time: 18:45 – 22:00
  • Address: Arkliu str. 18 (EuroDIG premises)

The event will take place outdoors.

Join us for an evening of drinks, snacks, and good emotions as we unwind and connect with fellow attendees. The highlight of the evening will be a Flux performance by the renowned Jurgis Didžiulis, promising an unforgettable experience.

The Baltic Domain Days conference as a joint initiative of the three Baltic States – Lithuania (DOMREG.LT), Latvia (NIC.LV), Estonia (INTERNET.EE) top level domain registries and this year’s host partner Kaunas University of Technology (KTU.EDU) are delighted to invite you to a social event taking place immediately after the opening plenary session.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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