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Dynamic Coalition on Core Internet Values (DC-CIV)


The Dynamic Coalition on Core Internet Values was conceived during the IGF Workshop at Egypt ​2009​ (workshop No 319) with ​the then Internet Society President Lynn St Amour as Chair of the Workshop, “Workshop on Fundamentals: Core Internet Values”, which examined the questions: What is the Internet? What makes it what it is? What are its architectural principles? What are the core values? And what is happening to the core values in the process of its evolution? What is it that needs to be preserved and what changes are inevitable? What does the Internet Community say as what can’t be changed? How could changes and improvements be brought about without compromising on the core values? How would the different positions between stakeholders be reconciled to commit to the core Internet values?

After IGF Egypt ​ ​the ​ ​Dynamic Coalition on this theme ​ ​was formed, with meetings held since 2010 at every global IGF as also with topics on and around this theme during Regional IGF workshops at New Delhi, Macau as also during Internet Society Chapter meetings including at Chennai and New York.

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Action Plan

The Dynamic Coalition plans to list and define Core Internet Values as also identify threats that need to be addressed. The Coalition members strive for a commitment to the Core Internet Values across stakeholder groups as well as to seek to define Core Internet Values as a reference standard for Internet Policy.​ The action plan is to continue work within the Internet Governance Forum framework as well as between the IGFs.

Mailing List

Mailing List Address: [email protected]

Mailing List Subscription Link:!forum/coreinternetvalues


  • Amie Stepanovich
  • Janna Quitney Anderson
  • Alejandro Pisanty
  • Courtney Radsch
  • Daniel Dardailler
  • David Cake
  • Avri Doria
  • Fátima Cambronero
  • George Sadowsky
  • Ian Peter
  • Sivasubramanian M
  • Joly MacFie
  • Elizabeth Oluoch
  • Katy Pearce
  • Markus Kummer
  • Desiree Miloshevic
  • Nick Ashton-Hart
  • Nighat Dad
  • Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond, DC-CIV Chair
  • Patrick Falstrom
  • Paul Wilson
  • Baronness Rennie Fritchie
  • Sébastien Bachollet
  • Lynn St.Amour
  • Steve Crocker
  • Subi Chaturvedi
  • Sylvia Cadena
  • Vint Cerf
  • wendy (W3)
  • Wolfgang Benedek


Year Document/report
2020 IGF 2020 DC CIV Activity Report
2019 IGF 2019 DC-CIV Activity Report
2014 IGF 2014 DC-CIV Session Report
2013 IGF 2013 DC-CIV Session Report
2012 IGF 2012 DC-CIV Session Report


Olivier Crépin-Leblond, DC-CIV Chair: [email protected]

Sivasubramanian M: 6.Internet[at]

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

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+41 (0) 229 173 411