Events :: No Disconnect Strategy - Workshop on European Capability for Situational
23 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium
In December 2011 Vice-President Kroes launched the "No Disconnect Strategy" (NDS), to support and assist human rights defenders, civil society organizations and individual citizens against arbitrary disruptions to the Internet and other electronic communication technologies and indiscriminate surveillance in authoritarian regimes.
You can find further information on the NDS in this speech by Vice-President Kroes at the Ministerial Conference on Internet Freedom (The Hague, 9 December 2012) as well as in these blog posts "No Disconnect: European Commission to develop Human Rights guidance for ICT sector" and "The EU fighting cyber-censorship abroad: an update on our work".
One of the components of the NDS is the development of a "European Capability for Situational Awareness" (ECSA) platform.
The purpose of the ECSA platform is to augment EU decision-making capabilities with reliable and real-time or almost real-time information concerning human rights violations and/or restrictions of fundamental freedoms in connection with the digital environment. ECSA would seamlessly aggregate public data from different sources and with innovative visualisation techniques, to provide information on:
We are well aware that there are a number of projects which are working on very similar challenges – and some of these projects might have already developed parts of what the ECSA platform wishes to achieve.
Accordingly, the European Commission / DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology would like to invite you to a workshop which will take place in Brussels (Avenue de Beaulieu 25 – Building BU25 – Meeting room 0/S1) on 23 November 2012, from 09:30 to 17:00, in order to:
The workshop is meant to be as informal and operational as possible. If you think you are working on a project that should be presented / discussed during the workshop, please let us know by writing to Mr Andrea Glorioso (Andrea.Glorioso@ec.europa.eu).
If you wish to attend, send your name / family name, nationality and ID / passport number to Ms Katrin Alfano (Katrin.Alfano@ec.europa.eu).
Please note that at this point in time the European Commission will not be in a position to reimburse travelling / living expenses for participants or speakers. Should the situation change we will inform you accordingly.