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Help us create the agenda

30.03.2020

In exactly 216 days, Poland will be the heart of all the debates about the future of the Internet. The 15th World Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is slated to start on 2 November in Katowice, and you can contribute to its agenda. Grasp this opportunity.


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The 15th World Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place in Poland, putting us in the heart of all debates, leading up to the key decisions on the future of the Internet.

Grasp the opportunity!

Thousands of guests, including ministers and heads of international organisations from around the world. Representatives of businesses, including the largest and best-known Internet companies. Non-governmental organisations, as well as academia and technical groups. Theoreticians, practitioners. On 2-6 November 2020, the entire international Internet community will be brought together to one place. Katowice - one of Polish cities.

What topics are they going to debate? You can decide. You have a unique opportunity to contribute to the agenda of this year’s IGF. You can submit proposals for workshops and events taking place during the so-called Zero Day (2 November), you can also organise an exhibition as part of the IGF Village. We are waiting for applications - together with the UN - until April 30.

Four tracks

While preparing your proposals, keep in mind that this year’s IGF is going to focus on four key issues:

  • Data

The aim of this track is to identify the best approaches to ensure a good way to develop data management framework at national, regional and international level. It will enable the exchange of views on supporting the human rights and strengthening citizens’ digital identities.

  • Environment

The Internet and new information and communication technologies have a huge impact on environmental challenges, as they can help us monitor and track the state of the environment, facilitating understanding, prevention and more targeted interventions worldwide.

  • Inclusion

The conclusions resulting from this track will facilitate taking into account the needs of people with limited access or no access to the Internet, while offering them equal opportunities,

which is the main aspect of inclusion in the context of the Internet Governance Forum.

  • Trust

Trust in the online world is a prerequisite for the development of the Internet as a tool for citizen empowerment, freedom of speech and economic development. In this context, trust refers to the security, stability and resilience of infrastructure, systems and equipment, as well as user security.

It is important that your ideas and proposals fit in with these directions.

Don’t delay, submit today

“The Polish edition of the IGF is going to be unique in many respects. First of all, we were entrusted with organising the 15th anniversary edition of the Forum, in the year when the UN celebrates the 75th anniversary of its creation. Secondly - and most importantly - this November, Katowice will be the city where we jointly make the most important decisions concerning the future of the Internet, its development and further actions,” says Marek Zagórski, Minister of Digital Affairs, Poland.

 You can submit your proposals until April 22, 2020 (23:59 UTC), using the online forms under the following links:

The IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group will select the proposals to be included in the meeting’s agenda at its meeting during the second half of June 2020.

You can find out more at the UN website.