Published on: 24.01.20

IGF 2020 Call For Validation of Thematic Tracks

Author: Jutta Croll , Organisation: Stiftung Digitale Chancen

IGF 2020 - Aufruf zur Bestätigung der thematischen Schwerpunkte (deutsche Version des Artikels)

Based on community input received earlier and discussion during the First IGF 2020 open consultations and face-to-face MAG meeting, the MAG agreed that the IGF 2020 programme should again be structured along main thematic tracks as in 2019 cycle. While the themes addressed at IGF 2019 in Berlin Data Governance; Digital Inclusion and Security, Safety, Stability, Resilience are still relevant two additional themes were identified - climate change and environmental sustainability and digital economy - as important issues that should be considered for the 2020 programme. A number of stakeholders felt that these topics are at the centre of current global discussions and political processes.

To facilitate continuity and accommodate the range of sub-themes and issues linked to the three tracks the MAG proposed simplifying the wording of the thematic tracks to:

  • Data (adapted from 2019’s Data Governance)
  • Inclusion (adapted from 2019’s Digital Inclusion)
  • Trust (adapted from 2019’s Security, Safety, Stability, Resilience)

Simplifying the titles of the tracks, but still linking them clearly to the 2019 tracks will enable building on and deepening 2019 discussion as well as allowing for new subthemes and issues within each track to be addressed. Through this consultative process, the MAG wishes to validate the above-mentioned thematic tracks and get input on how to deal with the proposals for additional themes.

All stakeholders are invited to express feedback to this call by responding to the form provided at
Deadline for submission is Thursday 6 February 2020, 23:59 UTC.

Further information

Source: Multistakeholder Advisory Group - MAG


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