[Wg-mwp] [Ext] WG- MWP Fwd: EC HLIG meeting report

sivasubramanian muthusamy 6.internet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 10:51:34 EDT 2018


Thank you Lynn. These observations from the EC HLIG makes it all the more
important for the WG to proceed along the lines of charting a multi-year
plan towards positive results.

Thank you.

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 7:44 PM Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson at icann.org> wrote:

> Lynn
>
> Good afternoon; thank you so much for forwarding.  Really useful and
> illuminating with respect to an EU viewpoint.
>
> Best
>
> Nigel
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Lynn St.Amour" <Lynn at Internet-Matters.org>
> Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018 at 15:47
> To: wg-mwp <wg-mwp at intgovforum.org>
> Subject: [Ext] [Wg-mwp] WG- MWP Fwd: EC HLIG meeting report
>
>     FYI, as it is important to the work of this WG.
>
>     Lynn
>
>     > Begin forwarded message:
>     >
>     > From: "Lynn St.Amour" <Lynn at Internet-Matters.org>
>     > Subject: Fwd: EC HLIG meeting report
>     > Date: October 11, 2018 at 9:27:34 AM EDT
>     > To: IGF Maglist <Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>
>     >
>     > Dear MAG colleagues,
>     >
>     > following on from our discussion at yesterdays MAG meeting, Titti
> kindly wrote up an informal report in order to help our preparations ahead
> of IGF 2018 as well as to aid our deliberations on needed improvements.
>  The official summary will be out in 3 - 4 weeks, and we will ensure this
> is sent to the MAG as well.  Titti has given me permission to share this
> note.
>     >
>     > Other MAG members were present at the HLIG as well so please do send
> in any additional comments.
>     >
>     > I am also forwarding this note to the NRIs as there are some very
> helpful observations.
>     >
>     > Finally, would the leaders of the other Intersessional activities,
> please forward this through those networks as well.
>     >
>     > Many thanks and best regards,
>     >
>     > Lynn
>     >
>     > Lynn St.Amour
>     > Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
> Multistakeholder Advisory Group
>     >
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>     >
>     >> Begin forwarded message:
>     >>
>     >> From: CASSA Concettina <cassa at agid.gov.it>
>     >> Subject: R: EC HLIG meeting report
>     >> Date: October 11, 2018 at 8:17:37 AM EDT
>     >> To: Lynn St.Amour <Lynn at Internet-Matters.org>
>     >>
>     >> Hi Lynn,
>     >> please find following a short update about the discussion we had
> yesterday, during the HLIG meeting led by the European Commission.
>     >> There was a general concern about the fact that a lot of effort is
> needed to organize the IGF and not much is returned back in terms of
> tangible outputs. Some member states and businesses representatives agreed
> on the opportunity to improve IGF in order to address more the
> multi-stakeholder community and to have more impact in the shaping of
> digital policies. Only one representative from Civil society said that she
> preferred IGF to remain as it is (only debate platform). Since the times
> have changed and digital policies have a much greater impact, the IGF
> mandate probably should be updated in order to consider new evolutions.
>     >>
>     >> Following are the main suggestions that came out during the meeting:
>     >> 1)      Improve/Change the IGF mandate in order to have more
> outputs, recommendations and guidelines that could be useful for the
> governments and multi-stakeholder community.
>     >> 2)      Try to have a greater involvement of the multi-stakeholder
> community in IGF processes and in a more balanced way. More involvement of
> Governments and Businesses is needed.
>     >> 3)      Use in a more effective way NRIs networks and MAG members
> to involve Governments and Businesses stakeholders in IGF processes.
>     >> 4)      Use NRIs to build a map of main actors involved in the
> definition of digital policies at national and regional level. Increase the
> communication between IGF Secretariat and Governments.
>     >> 5)      Increase cooperation between IGF and other international
> institutions that are dealing with Internet Governance issues and digital
> policies.
>     >> 6)      Use and improve Geneva messages.
>     >> 7)      Explain better to the community the meaning of Internet
> Governance and eventually discuss inside IGF community the opportunity to
> change the name of IGF as many people don’t know what IGF means.
>     >> 8)      Activate more educational sessions in order to let people
> to understand better the meaning of IG. This could push a broader
> participation of multi-stakeholder community.
>     >> 9)      Create continuity between the IGF’s annual events.
>     >> 10)   Involve a broader participation of Youth.
>     >> 11)   Strengthening the IGF secretariat and give to it also a
> communication role. Improving the website is not enough to improve
> communication between IGF and multi-stakeholder community .
>     >> 12)   Opportunity to give to the MAG members more continuity in the
> mandate.
>     >> 13)   Change the nature of IGF project in order to have more stable
> funds by UN.
>     >> I hope it helps.
>     >> Best,
>     >> Titti
>     >>
>     >> ---------------------------------
>     >>
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>     >> Responsabile di servizio
>     >> Area Innovazione della PA
>     >> Servizio Internet Governance
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