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.