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Portuguese Initiative on Internet Governance 2017

Portuguese Internet Governance Initiative 2017

The 2017 edition of the Portuguese Initiative on Internet Governance will take place on September 29th at the IAPMEI (Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) in Lisbon.


The event is co-organized by FCT with ANACOM, APDSI (Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society), DNS.PT, IAPMEI and ISOC PORTUGAL.

A panel of experts in different areas related to the internet, different public and private social actors and society in general come together to discuss various topics, such as: the future of the Internet, citizenship and digital skills, freedom of expression, trust in the Internet and international connectivity.

Amongst the several parallel sessions, Parallel Session 1, entitled "Is the exercise of full citizenship possible without digital inclusion? " stands out.

Topics such as the role of the Internet in the exercise of citizenship and what are the responsibilities of the government, the private sector, academia and civil society in empowering citizens for the safe and informed use of the Internet, whose messages will be particularly relevant in the priorities defined by the government through INCoDe.2030.

This initiative aims to inform and discuss some key aspects of the current global discussion, on Internet Governance.

The reflections and messages resulting from this Initiative will contribute to the discussion that will take place in the context of the National and Regional Initiatives at the 12th edition of the IGF (Internet Governance Forum) in Geneva from December 18 to 21 2017, under the theme "Shape Your Digital Future! "

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