IGF 2018 WS #336 Feedbacks from France: towards a new digital Deal

Organizer 1: Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

It is interesting to return to the French experience. Thanks to the action of the President of the Republic, France aims indeed to develop a new model to reconcile innovation and the common good. What are the action programs implemented and what are the expected effects?


Panel - 90 Min


All the speakers are from the National Digital Council (the governmental body in France for digital issues) and are experts in their fields.


3 women, 2 men, different sensibilities and origins

Startup nation, National Council of Digital, Station F, Grande Ecole du Numérique, French Tech, Tech for Good, IA for Humanity, Public Action 2022 ... From these concrete examples of initiatives and strategies, we will come back to the deployment of a French and European vision as a third digital way between the American and Chinese models.

Discussion Facilitation: 

50/50 between interventions and Q&A

Online Participation: 

In addition to social networks, the National Digital Council will set up a participatory platform to collect spectator suggestions in advance and in real time.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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