Global Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Internet

Global Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Internet

This project focuses on conducting a global citizens' dialogue on the internet whose main objective was to understand the public's positions on the future and governance of the internet. The global consultation was promoted by Missions Publiques, a French NGO, at the request of the High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, convened by the UN Secretary General to provide recommendations on how the international community could work together to shape the future of internet regulation. This consultation, alongside others held with states, businesses, civil society actors, academics, community representatives and technical experts, aims to identify ways to implement the High Level Panel's ideas, endorsed by the widest possible 'coalition' of stakeholders, in order to formulate concrete options for the UN and other internet policy makers to incorporate into an 'Options Paper' that will be delivered to the UN Secretary-General. Alongside this citizens' dialogue, an online consultation was organised with stakeholders (policy makers, NGO representatives, academics, participants in local sections of the Internet Governance Forum) from around the world on 6 June, in which ICS collaborated in moderating discussion groups.

The global citizens' dialogue took place in 70 countries, involving more than 5,500 citizens in discussions that took place in October 2020. In Portugal the event took place online, through the Zoom platform, on 7, 8 and 10 October (with two distinct groups of participants), with a total of 86 citizens of various age groups, gender, educational levels and geographical origins participating.

 

 

Financed: 
Yes
Entidades: 
Missions Publiques
Keywords: 

Internet, digital public sphere, artificial intelligence, digital identities

This project focuses on conducting a global citizens' dialogue on the internet whose main objective was to understand the public's positions on the future and governance of the internet. The global consultation was promoted by Missions Publiques, a French NGO, at the request of the High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, convened by the UN Secretary General to provide recommendations on how the international community could work together to shape the future of internet regulation. This consultation, alongside others held with states, businesses, civil society actors, academics, community representatives and technical experts, aims to identify ways to implement the High Level Panel's ideas, endorsed by the widest possible 'coalition' of stakeholders, in order to formulate concrete options for the UN and other internet policy makers to incorporate into an 'Options Paper' that will be delivered to the UN Secretary-General. Alongside this citizens' dialogue, an online consultation was organised with stakeholders (policy makers, NGO representatives, academics, participants in local sections of the Internet Governance Forum) from around the world on 6 June, in which ICS collaborated in moderating discussion groups.

The global citizens' dialogue took place in 70 countries, involving more than 5,500 citizens in discussions that took place in October 2020. In Portugal the event took place online, through the Zoom platform, on 7, 8 and 10 October (with two distinct groups of participants), with a total of 86 citizens of various age groups, gender, educational levels and geographical origins participating.

 

 

We, the Internet

Coordenador ICS 
Referência externa 
Grant Agreement ICS / Missions Publiques, de 15/09/2020
Start Date: 
01/09/2020
End Date: 
28/02/2021
Duração: 
6 meses
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