The Policy Summit will discuss how we can build an alternative model for the future of the internet through the lens of three overarching themes: keeping the internet global; building a sustainable, interoperable internet, and reclaiming the internet as a public good.
Keeping the internet global
What is Europe’s role in shaping a global internet? What is the role of standard-setting and new governance models in shaping a better future internet? We will discuss the promise and peril of digital sovereignty, threats to network integrity and resilience, and different approaches to trust and disinformation online.
A sustainable, interoperable internet
How can we build an internet that is open, inclusive and sustainable? We will discuss how Europe can drive forward the transition towards a greener and more equitable internet. Our conversations will explore how abstract ideas like interoperability and decentralisation can be applied to create a more democratic, human-centric internet and what more Europe can do to support the open source community.
The internet as a public good
Can public digital infrastructure and commons-based approaches help us reclaim the internet as a public good that serves everyone, everywhere? What are the tangible next steps we can take to truly remake our digital economy? We will talk about the role of digital identity and consider the importance of inclusive innovation and good data governance.