Submitted Proposals

Organization: ISOC-ECC
Title :
51. How to take your Internet further
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

To give participants in the workshop a range of different views from countries, the processes/methods used and the plans: how to take your Internet further.

Also a few steps how to set priorities and realise plans. We think it is good to show how this is done in practical cases and experience of project or activities completed. For example, the Internet foresight 2015 by IVA in Sweden:
Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.

Ten ISOC Chapters from Europe and Latin America and Caribbean support this Workshop. Five chapters will participate in the presentation of the workshop in IGF meeting at Hyderabad in December 2008:
  • Osten Franberg ISOC-SE, Sweden
  • Stefano Trumpy ISOC-IT, Italy,
  • George Sadowsky ISOC-BG, Bulgaria,
  • Anita Sanchez ISOC- Ecuador.
Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.

ISOC Chapters are member organisations. A typical chapter has scores of individual  members across the country, region or locality concerned. A chapter may also have organizational members from a broad spectrum of Internet people such as Internet specialists, users, product providers, ISPs , public authorities or other Internet related companies:
Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
The workshop will comprise different views how Chapters in a number of countries have
worked to make plans for the Internet of the future. These vary in time and methods.

Workshop synopsis; The four chapters will cover different vievs such as:

1. Supporting the ministry of Industry in a country with facts of internet in the country and the
International cooperations. Give professional guidance on how Internet  is governed;  future
aspects and possible shifts in powers and responsibilities. Also a map of most important
organizations that act in the Internet governance arena.

2. The legal framework for deployment of Internet infrastructure in a country. Privacy,
Censorship, treatment of national and generic domain names. Also how an ISOC Chapter
as an organisation can play an  important role to analyse issues and help people to focus
on important questions.

3. Collecting information and knowledge internationally, assess it, complemented with our
own research. Promote innovation in promising areas for our industry. Spread information
about the Internet to users and industry; calalyse their requirements and behaviour as a tool
for building national capacity.  Knowledge about users' requirements. Interacting with the
government, parliamentarians and local administrators to cross-check that legal or regulatory
initiatives are not encountering opposition or creating problems to the private sector or to
civil society.

4. A national study, of what Internet do we want and to make Sweden a prominent Internet
by 2015. Using 50 experts over 1 year in three panels: Users, Infrastructure and
Security/juridical topics. Started with 70 questions; analysed and examine them to 10
focused topics. The result was supported by; Government (Minister-level), FCC, operators
(ISP:s), Industry, users, suppliers.
Implementation of the 10 topics in a new project AmbientSweden running from May 2008
through December 2009 .

Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
We would like to show how industry, users and public authorities can work towards a common
goal. Show methods how this can be done and the results.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.

The five chapters have participated in various ways in all IGF meetings, they have hosted
ICANN meetings in 2001 (Stockholm) and 2008 (Paris).
Östen Franberg has experience of running Internetdays 2000-2006, and host the ICANN
meeting in 2001 and the INET2001 in Stockholm.

Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?

Yes ISOC-Italy, ISOC-France and ISOC-Bulgaria