Pre-eveniment EuroDIG 2015 la Chișinău – Dialog European ce vizează Guvernanța Internetului – sau ce facem cu drepturile omului pentru utilizatorii de Internet în Moldova?!

eurodig2015Ce este EuroDIG?!

Dialogul Pan – European privind guvernanța internetului (EuroDIG ) este o platformă deschisă și incluzivă pentru discuții și schimb informal de idei/experiențe/expertiză ce vizează politicile publice legate de guvernanța internetului (IG – Internet Governance). Această platformă informală adună anual, încă din 2008, toți actorii cheie interesați din întreaga Europă, la evenimente regionale pentru a pune în discuții cele mai stringente probleme și pentru a identifica soluții viabile.

Sofia, Bulgaria este gazda EuroDIG 2015 care se va desfășura în perioada 4-5 Iunie, sub genericul “Să modelăm Internetul împreună”.  Evenimentul va aborda o serie de subiecte importante printre care inovație și dezvoltare economică, drepturile omului, acces, media în era digitală, securitate cibernetică, nume de domenii, altele.   

Pre-eveniment la Chișinău dedicat EuroDIG 2015

În acest context, în data de 28 Mai 2015, oficiul Consiliului Europei la Chișinău împreună cu Ministerul Tehnologiei Informației și Comunicațiilor (MTIC) organizează un atelier de lucru la care vor fi puse în discuții următoarele aspecte:

Participanți

La eveniment sunt așteptați în jur de 30 de reprezentanți ai instituțiilor publice, ONG-uri, companii private din domeniul TIC, experți independenți interesați de domeniul Guvernanței Internetului, sau organizații care implementează acțiuni ce vizează copii online, drepturile utilizatorilor de internet, e-servicii, e-content, nume de domenii, altele.      

Obiective cheie: 

  • De a familiariza participanții la eveniment cu cele mai recente progrese din domeniul Guvernanței Internetului;
  • De a pune în discuții modalități de implementare practică a Ghidul Consiliului Europei privind Drepturile Omului pentru utilizatorii de Internet. 

Locul desfășurării: bd. Ștefan cel Mare si Sfint, 134, et.4 – Centrul de informare și acces (Clădirea în care se află Ministerul Tehnologiei Informației și Comunicației). 

 

Agenda preliminară:

 

Timp/durată Detalii 
9:00-9:30 Înregistrarea participanților 
9:30 – 11:00 Sesiunea 1:

  • Cuvînt de salut din partea Vice Ministrului MTIC, dnul Vitalie Tarlev, și Șefului Consiliului Europei la Chișinău Dl Jose-Luis Herrero;
  • Prezentarea participanților și a agendei
  • Scurtă prezentare de către MTIC a celor mai recente statistici ce vizează Internetul în Republica Moldova

 

  • Ce înseamnă Guvernanța Internetului? – care sînt actorii cheie la nivel global care ‘dictează’ politicile publice pe domeniu. Rolul IGF și EuroDIG. Prezentare de Veronica Crețu, Președinte, Institutul pentru o Guvernare Deschisă

 

  • Rolul Moldovei în cadrul Coaliției privind Libertatea în Spațiul Virtual – prezentare de către Corina Calugaru, Șefa Direcției Afaceri Globale și Drepturile Omului, Direcția Generală Cooperare Multilaterală, Ministerul Afacerilor Externe și Integrării Europene

  

11:00-11:30 Pauză cafea  
11:30 – 13:00 Sesiunea 2: Ghidul Consiliului Europei privind Drepturile Omului pentru utilizatorii de Internet – prezentare succintă a ghidului și a prevederilor cheie.

  • Discuții în grupuri mici – cine și ce rol ar avea în punere în aplicare practică a prevederilor acestui Ghid?! Care sunt instituțiile cheie vizate? Pașii imediați care trebuie întreprinși pentru implementarea Ghidului în Moldova
  • Prezentări în plen a recomandărilor generate în cadrul grupurilor mici.

Stabilirea, de comun acord, a următorilor pași și modalității de comunicare între participanții interesați să facă parte din procesul de implementare a Ghidului.

Pentru a confirma participarea dvs la eveniment, rugăm să contactați:

Veronica Crețu – veronicacretu@gmail.com sau 067435000 

NETMundial@Moldova – key take away

NETMundial@Moldova event was organized on April 17th 2014, in the eve of the NETMundial in Brazil and aimed at bringing together representatives of the public, private and civil society sectors to address the issues related to Internet Governance principles and also tackle the road map for the further evolution of the Internet Governance ecosystem. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to look at these two aspects from the perspective of the challenges faced nationally, when implementing Internet related or Internet based initiatives (e.g. No Hate Speech Campaign, etc).

While there are various forums internationally where the issues pertaining to Internet Governance are being discussed/addressed, such a platform misses at the national level. That is why NETMundial@Moldova has been a timely and valuable event for Moldovan stakeholders interested in the subject matter.

The event focused on a number of aspects shared and discussed with participants among which:

–          What is NETMundial and why it is important to talk about Internet Governance today;

–          Who are the key stakeholders engaged in the Internet Governance debate;

–          What is the position of key stakeholders in Moldova on the  current draft of the Internet Governance principles to be discussed in Sao-Paolo;

The event was chaired by the Deputy Minister of ICT, Mr. Vitalie Tarlev and moderated by Veronica Cretu, head of Open Government Institute.

You can find the detailed Report from this event here: NETMundial_Moldova_HUB_Report

NETMundial@Moldova

Open Government Institute in partnership with Ministry of ICT of Moldova organizes a NETMundial@Moldova event this week, just few days in advance of the NETMundial event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The local discussions aim to raise awareness among key stakeholders at country level about the global debate on Internet Governance, the key issues, challenges and ways forward; the influence of the global challenges on national policies on ICTs; and of course, to bring input into the Brazil meeting as well.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 within the premises of the Ministry of ICT. Will get back with updates on this event! 

Here are the set of principles identified by NETmundial: these important values that may contribute for an inclusive, multistakeholder, effective, legitimate, and evolving Internet governance framework.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights are central values and universal as reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and that should underpin Internet governance principles.  Rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in accordance with international human rights legal obligations, including the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Those rights include, but are not limited to:

  • Freedom of expression: everyone has the right to hold and express opinions, and to seek, receive, and impart information on the Internet without arbitrary interference.
  • Freedom of association: peaceful assembly online, including through social networks and platforms.
  • Privacy: the same rights that people have off-line must also be protected online, including the right to privacy, avoiding arbitrary or unlawful collection of personal data and surveillance and the right to the protection of the law against such interference.
  • Accessibility: persons with disabilities should enjoy full access to online resources on an equal basis with others.
  • Freedom of information and access to information:  Everyone should have the right to access, share, create and distribute information on the Internet.
  • Development: all people have a right to development and the Internet has a vital role to play in helping to achieve the full realization of internationally agreed sustainable development goals. It  is a vital tool for giving people living in poverty the means to participate in development processes.

CULTURE AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY

Internet governance must respect and promote cultural and linguistic diversity in all its forms.

UNIFIED AND UNFRAGMENTED SPACE

Internet should continue to be a globally coherent, interconnected, stable, unfragmented, scalable and accessible network-of-networks, based on a common set of unique identifiers and that allows the free flow of data packets/information.

SECURITY, STABILITY AND RESILIENCE  OF THE  INTERNET

Security, stability and resilience of the Internet should be a key objective of all stakeholders in Internet governance. As a universal global resource, the Internet should remain a secure, stable, resilient, and trustworthy network. Effectiveness in addressing risks and threats to security and stability of the Internet depends on strong cooperation among different stakeholders.

OPEN AND DISTRIBUTED ARCHITECTURE

The Internet should be preserved as a fertile and innovative environment based on an open system architecture, with voluntary collaboration, collective stewardship and participation, recognizing technical management principles for efficient and improved network operation and preserving the end-to-end nature of the network,  equal technical treatment of all protocols and data, delivered by the underlying communications and seeking to resolve technical issues at a level closest to their origin.

ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

The ability to innovate and create has been at the heart of the remarkable growth of the Internet and it has brought great value to the global society. For the preservation of its dynamism, Internet governance must continue to allow permissionless innovation through an enabling Internet environment.

INTERNET GOVERNANCE PROCESS PRINCIPLES

  • Multistakeholder: with the full participation of governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical community, academia and the users in their respective roles and responsibilities.
  • Open, participative, consensus driven governance: The development of international Internet-related public policies and Internet governance arrangements should enable the full and balanced participation of all stakeholders from around the globe, and made by consensus.
  • Transparent:  Decisions made must be easy to understand, processes must be clearly documented and follow agreed procedures, and  procedures must be developed and agreed upon through multistakeholder processes.
  • Accountable: Mechanisms for checks and balances as well as for review should exist.
  • Inclusive and equitable: Internet governance institutions and processes should be inclusive and open to all interested stakeholders. Processes should be bottom-up, enabling the full involvement of all stakeholders, in a way that does not disadvantage any category of stakeholder.
  • Distributed: Governance characterized by distributed and multistakeholder mechanisms and organizations.
  • Collaborative: Internet governance should be based on and encourage collaborative and cooperative approaches that reflect the inputs and interests of stakeholders.
  • Enabling meaningful participation: Anyone affected by an Internet governance process should be able to participate in that process. Particularly, Internet governance institutions and processes should support capacity building for newcomers, especially stakeholders from developing countries and underrepresented groups.
  • Accessibility and low barriers: Internet governance should promote universal, equal opportunity, affordable and high quality Internet access so it can be an effective tool for enabling human development and social inclusion. There should be no unreasonable barriers to entry for new users.
  • Agility: Policies for access to Internet services should be future oriented and technology neutral, so that they are able to accommodate rapidly developing technologies and different types of use.

OPEN STANDARDS

Internet governance should promote open standards, informed by individual and collective expertise and practical experience and decisions made by open consensus, that allow for a unique, interoperable, resilient, stable, decentralized, secure, and interconnected network, available to all. Standards must be consistent with human rights and allow development and innovation.

Conference summary and proposals – Council of Europe Graz event on Internet Governance

Head of Open Government Institute, Veronica Cretu, participated during March 13-14, 2014, in the Council of Europe Graz high level meeting on “Shaping the Digital Environment Ensuring our Rights on the Internet”.

As a follow-up to the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015, over 150 participants from 37 countries, representing governments, international organisations, civil society and industry, came together to discuss the impact of the Internet on human rights, rule of law, and democracy. Many people now depend on the Internet for everyday activities and this increases their expectations that the Internet should be a space in which their core values are protected and respected.

Human rights standards serving as global baselines for Internet governance Council of Europe Standards, in particular Convention 108 on data protection and the Budapest Convention against Cybercrime are the only international legally binding instruments in their field. Both have an increasingly global reach and can serve as global baselines for Internet governance.

The support of different stakeholder groups promotes and reinforces their significance and value in protecting and respecting human rights and the rule of law online. Better cooperation between states and other stakeholders will make these instruments evermore globally relevant. This also includes the need to keep Convention 108 in line with new challenges in order to safeguard the level of data protection by carefully evaluating if a modernisation is necessary.

Furthermore, the close cooperation between the Council of Europe and other relevant international organisations in this field (notably the European Union and UNESCO) are central for an effective Internet Governance. Read the full summary and conclusions Graz Conference Summary and Proposals Final of the meeting!