Austria will organize within the framework of the Austrian chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe a Conference entitled “Shaping the Digital Environment – Ensuring our Rights on the Internet”. http://www.coe.int/t/informationsociety/Config2014/default_en.asp
The Conference will take place on 13 and 14 March 2014 in Graz (Austria) and will be held in the Aula of the Old University.
The Conference will address current challenges and responses to make the internet an inclusive and people-centred space in the follow-up of the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015, adopted in 2012.
It will build upon a multi-stakeholder approach, and discuss challenges and best practices in the light of recent developments in the field of Internet governance. Participants will take stock of the progress made on the Council of Europe’s Internet Governance Strategy, thereby also identifying possible ways forward beyond 2015. They will address inter alia:
- privacy and self-determination on the internet
- public interest content on the Internet
- business and human rights – industry responses to user rights
The Conference will be held at the level of representatives and experts from governments, international organisations, industry and civil society. It will be opened with a High-Level Panel. Working languages of the Conference will be English and French.
Persons wishing to participate are invited to pre-register on-line.
The Conference will be webcast.
Internet Governance – Council of Europe Strategy 2012-2015
The Council of Europe Strategy on Internet Governance (2012-2015): Mid-Term Report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe