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The concept for Dynamic Coalitions first emerged at the IGF's inaugural meeting in Athens, with a number of coalitions establishing themselves at that time. The coalitions are informal, issue-specific groups comprising members from various stakeholder communities.

Most Dynamic Coalitions allow collaboration of anyone interested in contributing to their discussions.


Information on Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) and Requirements for Coordinators

*To establish a Dynamic Coalition, interested individuals are advised to first hold a meeting and express the need for creating their coalition. They are required to produce a written statement which should outline:

  1. The need for the dynamic coalition
  2. An action plan
  3. A mailing list
  4. The contact person(s)
  5. A list of representatives from at least three stakeholder groups

It is also recommended that the support of different stakeholder groups in creating the coalition is illustrated. Whilst not compulsory, setting up a webpage or a blog is highly recommended.

If you are planning to create a dynamic coalition, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Secretariat will carefully review the request and will inform you of the result.

*Once established, coalitions must follow three basic principles of inclusiveness and transparency for carrying out their work: open membership, open mailing lists, and open archives.

*Coalitions will also be asked to submit a yearly report or thematic paper to the Secretariat as an update of their activities. Such a report is required to be considered eligible for an individual meeting slot at annual IGFs. 

*Coordinators are strongly encouraged to keep up-to-date on the DC community's activities, including joint, cross-DC activities, by subscribing to and participating in the DC mailing list

*Dynamic Coalition documents are currently available on the IGF Review Platform.


List of Active Dynamic Coalitions


Inactive Dynamic Coalitions