United Nations Internet Governance Forum September Event

July 2010

The United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will hold a meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania from the 14th to 17th September 2010 and the PSI Alliance will be taking part.

The key themes used in the previous IGF meetings have proven their validity and they were maintained for the Vilnius meeting. A new key theme – ‘Internet governance for development (IG4D)’ - was chosen to replace the theme entitled ‘Internet governance in the light of WSIS Principles’ from 2009. Additionally, the 'Taking stock and looking forward session' has been refocused to 'Taking stock of Internet governance and the way forward.'

The agenda for the 2010 meeting includes the following key themes:

Further details are provided below.

VILNIUS 17TH SEP 2010, 11:30-13:30

Internet Governance Forum 2010 - Workshop 120
“Public sector information online: democratic, social and economic potentials”

All stakeholders worldwide are invited to participate and join us in discussing the democratic social and economic potentials of public sector information online.

The Workshop is taking place as part of the International Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2010: ‘Developing the Future Together’.( http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/)

The Workshop is jointly organised by Proyecto Aporta (http://www.proyectoaporta.es/web/guest/index) and the European Public Sector Information Platform (ePSIplatform) (http://www.epsiplatform.eu/).

Registration is Open

Options for Participants:

  1. Attend and participate in workshop 120 and the IGF5 event (onsite)
  2. Participate in workshop 120 remotely via the remote moderator
  3. Actively use social media tools such as twitter during the IGF5 and in particular workshop 120 to promote public sector information and the important role that it plays in society

The following bodies are involved in the presentation of workshop 120:

The Spanish Aporta project
The European Public Sector Information Platform
The Australian auPSI information platform
The KM Africa-KnowledgeHub
The Information Society Development Committee under the Government of the Republic if the Lithuania
IT for Change
Electronic Frontier Foundation
PSI Alliance