The Internet Governance Forum has reached it's twelfth edition and will take place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, from the 18 to 21 December this year.

The European Commission is a strong supporter of the Internet Governance Forum and will be organising several initiatives during the event:

  • an interactive Open Forum on the Next Generation Internet Initiative on day three
  • two booths:  one on the Next-Generation Internet initiative and another one to promote the European Commission's initiatives on digital issues.

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will participate in the Opening Ceremony and will intervene in the high-level thematic session on "Shaping our digital future Digital Global Governance" on Monday 18.

The Internet Governance Forum is the only global multi-stakeholder platform on the Internet Governance topic. Every year, it brings together all the global actors of the Internet Governance debate:  from civil society, to Governments, to industry representatives. This year the debate will be crafted around the topic "Shape Your Digital Future! How technologies will impact every aspect of our future society?"

 The sessions' main focus will be on:

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