BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20231005T090000 DTEND:20231005T103000 DTSTAMP:20240612T171025 SUMMARY:IGF 2023 preparatory meeting DESCRIPTION:The 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum will be hosted by the Government of Japan in Kyoto from 8 to 12 October 2023. The Forum's overarching theme is: 'The Internet We Want - Empowering All People'. There are 8 sub-themes defined around which the programme will be developed. AI and Emerging Technologies Avoiding Internet Fragmentation Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Online Safety Data Governance and Trust Digital Divides and Inclusion Global Digital Governance and Cooperation Human Rights and Freedoms Sustainability and Environment Besides those topics there are a number of global processes related to the global Internet Governance which will be subject to discussion at the IGF. This EIF preparatory meeting will focus on the topics that are most relevant for the European agenda and such that need to be brought to the attention of MEPs. Update on the activities within the IGF parliamentarian track Update on the IGF related UN processes: Global Digital Compact (GDC) World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +20 review Avoiding Internet Fragmentation Youth activities at the IGF Global Youth Messages from the European youth LOCATION:EIF online event TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR