The 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will be held on June 3-5, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. It is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and institutionally supported by the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, United Nations ECLAC, and UNESCO.
The 3rd Global Conference is an important milestone in the ongoing work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. It will gather senior-level key representatives of states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations from around the world to foster policy coherence and advance the development of operational solutions and policy standards for some of the most pressing cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century.
In each of the three thematic Programs of the Policy Network on Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction and Domains & Jurisdiction, Operational Approaches documents with concrete proposals for operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms have been released in April 2019.
They were developed by Members of the three Programs’ Contact Groups, with more than 100 distinguished key stakeholders across five continents from all stakeholder groups, to implement the Ottawa Roadmap that came out of the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.
On the basis of these Operational Approaches documents, delegates will discuss the Berlin Roadmap to structure the work in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network for the next two years, in the perspective of its 4th Global Conference in 2021.
To complement this policy development process and further increase policy coherence, the first results of the world’s pioneering Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report – a comprehensive mapping of key trends, actors and initiatives – will moreover be launched on the occasion of the 3rd Global Conference in Berlin.
The event will take place at the Gasometer Berlin. The historical landmark site has been transformed into an innovative events location and will provide the appropriate setting for stakeholders to progress.
Enabling Multistakeholder Cooperation
“November 21, 2016
If nothing is done, many who met [at the first Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network] in Paris worried, the open internet could be a thing of the past within a decade or two. What is needed, they said, is more international co-operation—but not of the old kind.”
“Former Advisory Group Member and Former Swedish Prime Minister
Achieving policy coherence across jurisdictions should be a top priority. Doing so will require direct, sustained interactions among all stakeholders. Only then can we create a framework to preserve the cross-border nature of the internet, protect human rights, fight abuse, and sustain a truly global digital economy.”
“Financial Times Op-Ed by Vint Cerf, Advisory Group Member and Co-Founder of the Internet and Vice-President, Google
[The Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network] is a unique opportunity for all those actors to make further progress in developing a governance structure that would allow the internet to continue to flourish, while at the same time addressing the problem of harmful abuse. It is a chance that should not be missed. The future of the cross-border internet depends on it.”
“February 25, 2018
The internet is broken. Can this group fix it? More than 200 key figures will try to figure out how to set global rules for the web.”
“Advisory Group Member and Associate Administrator, NTIA, Department of Commerce, United States
By convening stakeholders from across the internet community, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is working to develop real, actionable solutions that have the potential to change how the world thinks about, and ultimately cooperates on, some of the most pressing jurisdictional challenges on the internet today.”
“Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea and Chair, OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy
With a faster than expected pace of the digital transformation across all corners of the economy and society around the world, the Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will provide an opportunity for global thought leaders to discuss and find out solutions in order to address these new economic and social changes.”
“Former Advisory Group Member and Director, Department of Scientific and Technological Affairs, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has provided sustained momentum to our joint efforts towards fulfilling the call made by NETMundial in 2014 for addressing jurisdiction issues and how they relate to internet governance.”