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News | 27.11.2018

"Digital Participation" is the Focal Topic at the 10th Internet Governance Forum Germany

On 27 November, members of the German government and parliament meet with representatives from civil society, academia, the private sector and the technical community at the Red Town Hall in Berlin to discuss Internet policies and digitisation at the 10th Internet Governance Forum Germany (IGF-D).

On the Agenda: Digital Work, Digital Freedom of Opinion, and Digital Peace Movement

The event is organised according to the multistakeholder approach, which aims at involving all societal players, and is held under the motto "Digital Participation". Company and trade union spokespersons will discuss with representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and of the International Labour Organization (ILO) about a digital and participatory future of work. The possibilities of and international prerequisites for cyber peace initiatives are another topic on the agenda, and further a conclusion will be drawn after one year of the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG).

Participation Requires Information – DENIC Presents IG Web Offer

In 2019, Germany will host the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). This will lead to a consistent increase in public awareness of IG issues. To support the public interest, DENIC has developed the new website "Internet Governance Radar".

DENIC CEO Dr. Jörg Schweiger will introduce the web offering at this year's IGF-D. At https://internet-governance-radar.de/en/, people interested in the topic find an overview in German and English about the players involved, the international events and current trends in the field of Internet governance. "For more than 20 years, we have been committed to an open, free and secure Internet and promoted the multistakeholder approach. With the Internet Governance Radar, we want to spark interest and show people that there are possibilities to get involved and participate in shaping the Internet of today and tomorrow," explained the DENIC CEO.

German Opinions Will Be Considered for Consensus Building

The perspectives and recommendations of the various stakeholders are summarised by so-called rapporteurs. As the "Message from Berlin", the German points of view will be incorporated in the global IG process, for instance through the United Nation's Internet Governance Forum and the regional European initiatives like the EuroDIG. More information about the IGF-D and the report are available to the general public at https://www.intgovforum-deutschland.org/igf-d-2018.html.