Programme overview

After the call for issues and proposals  and two public panning meetings in Lisbon and Paris, the programme structure, the number of slots and topics for the EuroDIG 2013 agenda had been agreed. The overarching title for EuroDIG 2013 is:

Internet for society – how to serve the public interest?

Remote participation in all sessions: For every session, there will be a remote moderator assigned to forward the contributions coming in through remote participation and thus feeding them into the dialogue. Find some useful information about remote participation here.

According to the EuroDIG session principles stakeholder, gender and geographical balance and diversity is a priority and where possible and practicable furthermore the audience is invited to contribute from the floor in any session.

Next to the EuroDIG a number of side events and flash sessions will be organised during these days in Lisbon.


Last update: 19 June 2013
Welcoming address(es)


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Plenary 1

How to serve the public interest?

What is the public interest and what can Europeans agree on, should be done to serve it as best? more

Focal point: EuroDIG host and supporting organisations

Key participants:[EUROPA]
Coffee break

Plenary 2
Governing Cyberspace: How to keep the Internet safe, free and open?

There is an increasing pressure for action on a national and international level to protect users and society. The Plenary will look at different perspectives on how to respond to these pressures - are new laws or agreements needed? more

Focal point: Pedro Veiga, ISOC Portugal

Key participants:[EUROPA]
11:30 Flash 1
Illegal drugs in cyber space: challenges in tackling sale and supply of illicit drugs via the internet

Focal point: Antti Järventaus

12:15 Flash 2
Big data and user controlled architecture

Focal point: Microsoft

Flashes taking place sequently in ROMA I and last 30 min each.

Workshops 1-4

WS1: Governance challenges in the technical space: The impacts on users

The goal of this workshop is to identify some of the governance challenges currently facing the Internet technical community, and the impact that these issues may have in broader terms (socially, economically, politically).

Focal point: Chris Buckridge, RIPE NCC more

WS2: Culture, copyright and the future of access to digital content in Europe

What needs to happen to the copyright framework in Europe to make it fit for purpose when providing access to digital culture?

Focal point: Stuart Hamilton, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) more

WS3: Searching for a common European model on network neutrality

The step towards the common European model requires the discussion about implications of various possible policy and regulatory models on users’ choice and behaviour, innovations, investments, and future technologies (IoT, Cloud, etc).

Focal point: Vladimir Radunovic, Diplo Foundation more

WS4: Towards a human Internet? Rules, rights, and responsibilities for our online future.

This workshop focuses on two multistakeholder initiatives that put human rights at the epicentre of internet governance agendas: the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet and Ten Principles and the 2013 Compendium of Human Rights for Internet Users an initiative from the Council of Europe.

Focal point: Minda Moreira / Marianne Franklin IRP Coalition more

16:00Coffee break

Plenary 3
Privacy and E-Commerce - implications for children and young people

The aim of this plenary is to disucss the privacy implications on youth and children related to the use of various online services. more

Focal point: Maria Dokupilova, European Youth Forum

Key participants:
16:00 Flash 3
Google, media system and news aggregation

Focal point: F. Rui Cádima

16:45 Flash 4
Internet of Things

Focal point: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus

Flashes taking place sequently in ROMA I and last 30 min each.

Side event
National IGFs – how can Europe build bridges in the post-WCIT

Discussion with European national IGF’s co-organised and moderated by the European Commission and the Council of more

17:30 Flash 5
Risks and responsibilities -- how to empower vulnerable children online?

Focal point: Yuliya Morenets

18:15 Flash 6
Is the porous garden scenario becoming reality?

Focal point: Mathieu Paapst

Flashes taking place sequently in ROMA I and last 30 min each.
19:30Gala Dinner by ISOC Portugal, FCT and GMCS more

FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013

08:00 - 9:00

Internet 101

Education session: concepts in Internet infrastructure

Marco Hogewoning, RIPE NCC

8:00 Flash 7
Human rights and Internet surveillance: Standards, principles and lines of action

Focal point: Matthias Kettemann


Key note
Digital Agenda Assembly – highlights / reporting-in from the European Commission more


Plenary 4

Under which jurisdiction(s) are European citizens online?

When online, European citizens can be subject to multiple normative orders according to their place of residence, the services they use, as well as the location of the servers and DNS operators involved. more

Focal point: Bertrand de la Chapelle, Paul Fehlinger, Internet and Jurisdiction Project

Key participants:[EUROPA]
09:30 Flash 8
Why Tim Berners-Lee (also) invented the Web (Accessibility)

Focal point: Jorge Fernandes / Cláudia Cardoso

10:45 Flash 9
InfoZipper, Ukraine

Focal point: Oksana Prykhodko

Flashes taking place sequently in ROMA I and last 30 min each.
11:00Coffee break

Workshops 5-8

WS5: Connected TV – regulations and consequences

Focal point: Giacomo Mazzone, European Broadcasting Union (EBU) more

WS6: Security as a multistakeholder model

The workshop intends to cover different aspects and approaches and points of view of cyber security.

Focal point: Association for the German Internet Industry (eco) and EuroISPA more

WS7: Accessibility and inclusion - digital participation and democracy for all!

This workshop brings together key stakeholders to identify ways to bring all citizens the benefits of the information society.

Focal point: Yuliya Morenets, TaC more

WS8: Cross-border hate speech and defamation – living together online

The workshop discusses how to handle hate speech and defamation in shared cross-border online spaces, where diverse local laws and values coexist.

Focal point: Council of Europe more


Plenary 5

Multistakeholder approach to fighting cybercrime and safeguarding cybersecurity

The session is planned to be an interactive multi-stakeholder discussion on the recent developments. more

Focal point: Tatiana Tropina, Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Key participants:
14:30 Flash 10
Internet principles

Focal point: William Drake / Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus

15:15 Flash 11
ICANN’s new gTLD program

Focal point: ICANN

Flashes taking place sequently in ROMA I and last 30 min each.
16:00Coffee break

Plenary 6
Who makes money with content? Who should pay for content?

Moderated controversy between represetatives from Google, a Media Group, the European Federation of Journalists and the Academia more

Focal point: EuroDIG host and supporting organisations

Key participants:[EUROPA]
16:15 Flash 12
ICANN strategy for the next 5 years

Focal point: ICANN

17:00 Flash 13
Gamming and Tel-technology enhanced learning

Focal point: Etelberto Costa

Flashes taking place sequently in ROMA I and last 30 min each.

Closing session
Closing session Wrap up
  • Reporting in from all Workshops
  • Outlook to the next IFG 2013 in Bali by Chengetai Massango
  • Presentation of the next EuroDIG host
Focal point: Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe and Thomas Schneider, OFCOM Switzerland


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18:30End of conference