2014 Internet Governance Calendar of events

Do not miss the upcoming 2014 events related to Internet Governance!!! This calendar was prepared by colleagues at DiploFoundation! View the calendar http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/events


Last month, the European Commission announced a proposal calling for concrete, actionable steps to address the globalisation of ICANN and IANA functions; the ‘globalisation’ of Internet governance; and a more transparent, accountable, and inclusive multistakeholder process.

While many lauded the European Commission’s Communication on Internet Policy and Governance, the proposal also sparked debate. US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) head Larry Strickling offered support for the proposal, but did not make reference to the IANA functions. Dutch member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake called for further debate within the European Parliament, while the Commission’s positioning of itself as an ‘honest broker’ led to further questions about plans for its involvement in IG negotiations in the next few months.

Diplo’s next IG webinar, on Friday, 7th March at 12 pm UTC/GMT, will feature a discussion on the proposal and on the European Commission’s plans for IG negotiations. The webinar will be led by Andrea Glorioso and Michael Niebel, members of the European Commission’s Task Force on Internet Policy Development which developed the proposal. It will explore, among other issues:

  • The main elements of the proposals
  • The European Commission’s plans for the coming two years
  • What we can expect from the European Commission during the São Paolo meeting

Join us on Friday, 7th March at 12 pm UTC/GMT. Webinar participants will be able to discuss the topic with our speakers. Attendance is free; registration is required. Please register here.

Image source: https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/02/11/spotlight-on-internet-governance-2014-part-one-wsis-review

About Veronica Cretu

Veronica Cretu, President of the Open Government Institute with MA in Contemporary Diplomacy from Academy of Diplomatic Studies of Malta, is an active member of several important national and international committees related to Open Government & Internet Governance. Since April 2013, Veronica is a member of the civil society Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and is a coordinator of the civil society working group on E-Government/Open Government (part of the Moldova National Participation Council). Veronica is a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and member of the Nominating Committee (NomCom) of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbering). She is also a member of the Civil Society Advisory Group on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment to UN in Moldova. Veronica worked in a number of countries around the world such as Liberia, Turkey and Nepal as an international expert in critical thinking methodology and addressed the educational sector of those countries.

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