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Published on
September 30, 2018

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The 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will be held on June 3-5, 2019, in Berlin, Germany, and is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is institutionally supported by the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, UN ECLAC and UNESCO. 

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The meeting will gather senior-level representatives from states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations to advance the development of operational solutions and policy standards for cross-border legal challenges on the internet.  

                          

TOWARDS POLICY COHERENCE AND JOINT ACTION

The 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network follows the 1st Global Conference, organized in partnership with the Government of France in Paris in November 2016 and the 2nd Global Conference, organized in partnership with the Government of Canada in Ottawa in February 2018.


At the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, over 200 senior-level stakeholder from more than 40 countries agreed on the Ottawa Roadmap with concrete Work Plans to foster policy coherence and joint action in the three Programs of the organization:



These Work Plans with common objectives and structuring questions serve as mandate for three  multistakeholder Contact Groups. For each of the three Programs, they are are now tasked to develop, with the full support of the Secretariat, concrete proposals for policy standards and operational solutions. The result of their work will be released for public consultations in April 2019, and discussed at  the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in June 2019.

List of Members:


The Contact Groups are comprised of key actors from all five continents from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations.

ABOUT THE GLOBAL CONFERENCES

The Global Conferences of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network are important milestones in addressing one of the greatest global governance challenges of the 21st century: how to manage the coexistence of national laws on the internet. They allow stakeholders to take stock of the ongoing policy development activities facilitated by the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, and to agree on how to structure the work conducted in the Policy Network. 

The Global Conferences of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and its outcomes received significant international attention. In the past, they have been institutionally supported by the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD and UNESCO, and recognized by international documents ranging from the 2016 United Nations General Secretary Report on the Implementation of WSIS, to the 2018 G7 Cyber Group. Outcomes have been presented by the Secretariat to various international organizations and policy processes, such as the United Nations Internet Governance Forum or the G20. The Global Conferences of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the groundbreaking work of its participants have been covered in media outlets including The Economist, Financial Times, Washington Post, or Politico. 


ABOUT THE INTERNET & JURISDICTION POLICY NETWORK

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is a multistakeholder organization addressing the tension between the cross-border nature of the internet and national jurisdictions. Its Paris-based Secretariat facilitates a global policy process between key stakeholders to enable transnational cooperation and foster policy coherence. Participants in the Policy Network work together to preserve the cross-border nature of the Internet, protect human rights, fight abuses, and enable the global digital economy. Since 2012, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has engaged more than 200 key entities from six stakeholder groups around the world: governments, international organizations, Internet companies, technical operators, academia and civil society.