Региональные и национальные инициативы IGF

Western European and Others Regional Group (WEOG)

Current record of the existing national IGFs in WEOG regional group:

National Australia IGF was organized in 2012 year. Its main aim is to create a unique space for different stakeholder groups to gather and discuss issues pertaining to the Internet in Australia.

Annual meeting Information
4-5 November 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Elliot Mayhew

Austria national IGF was established in 2015 year. It aims at creating an open discussion platform for representatives of different stakeholder groups on all relevant issues related to the management and further development of the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
Initiative inactive.
Name of Coordinator
Andreas Ulrich

National IGF of Canada was organized in 2011 year.

It represents a platform for a national discussion about Canada’s Internet future. This national IGF runs regular in-person meetings, annual national IGF meeting for all stakeholders and  a year-round discussion using social media on topics of interest to Canadians.

Annual meeting Information
Multiple virtual sessions over the course of 2021
Name of Coordinator
Alyssa Quinn
Primary Email address

National IGF of Denmark was established in 2013 year. It serves as a multistakeholder platform for discussing issues related to Internet governance, from the perspective of their respective community.

Annual meeting Information
10 May 2022, Copenhagen
Name of Coordinator
Finn Petersen
Primary Email address

National IGF of Finland was launched in 2010 year. The main objective of this IGF is to bring into discussion focus national interest related to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
23 May 2022, Helsinki, Finland
Name of Coordinator
Juuso Moisander
Primary Email address

French national IGF was established in 2015 year. It aims for creating a multistakeholder process for its respective community to discuss issues pertaining to the Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
26-27 October 2020, Paris, France
Name of Coordinator
Lucien Castex
Primary Email address

German national IGF was created in 2008 year. The purpose of the IGF-D is to foster the dialogue on concrete questions about the development of the Internet between the stakeholders and to unlock new potentials for Germany, as well as to prepare and strengthen the contributions of the German stakeholders at the European and UN Internet Governance Fora.

Annual meeting Information
14 September 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Peter Koch
Primary Email address

Greece national IGF was recognized in 2021. Its objective is to engage all stakeholders in a multidimensional and interdisciplinary discussion about Internet Governance, where all related procedures and the programme stem from the community itself.

Annual meeting Information
12-14 November 2021, Athens, Greece
Name of Coordinator
Konstantina Nathanail
Primary Email address

National IGF of Italy was organized in 2008 year. It brings different stakeholders to discuss issues related to Internet governance, important for this respective community.

Annual meeting Information
8-11 November 2021, Cosenza, Italy
Name of Coordinator
Titti Cassa and Mattia Fantinati
Primary Email address

Malta national IGF was launched in 2011 year. It is a national multi-stakeholder Forum where all stakeholder groups meet to discuss key issues associated with the Internet. Its aim is to provide a local forum that engages interested stakeholders in debate on Internet Governance issues.

Annual meeting Information
Initiative inactive.

National IGF of New Zealand was established in 2011 year. It serves as a multistakeholder platform for discussing issues related to Internet governance, from the perspective of this respective community.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Ellen Strickland

Portugal national IGF was established in 2010 year. The main goal of this IGF is to bring different stakeholder groups on one place, to discuss national issues related to the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Ana Neves
Primary Email address

Spain IGF was established in 2007. It is a decentralized space for the debate of public policy issues that promotes the sustainability and solidness of the Internet. It provides a platform to encourage discussion among different stakeholders and it gives voice to the Spanish society in international fora in the field of Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
16-17 November 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Felix Hernandez
Primary Email address

Swiss national IGF was established in 2015 year. It aims to enable different Swiss stakeholders to interactively discuss among themselves, topical questions concerning governance of the Internet.

Annual meeting Information
2 June 2022, Bern, Switzerland
Name of Coordinator
Livia Walpen and Jacques Beglinger
Primary Email address

National IGF of Netherlands was established in 2010 year. Its main objective is to bring the importance of the IGF to the attention of Dutch stakeholders. This is important in order to realize a firm embedding of the international results into a national policy, as well as to make the national voice heard internationally and to put important national themes on the international agenda.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Stephanie Teeuwen
Primary Email address

National IGF of United Kingdom was organized in 2009 year. Its aim is to provide a local forum in the UK that engages different stakeholders in a debate on Internet Governance issues, as well as encouraging partnerships and coalitions that deliver solutions and demonstrate best practice for others to learn from.

Annual meeting Information
20-21 October 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Nick Smith
Primary Email address

National IGF of the United States of America was organized in 2009 year. It represents a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the USA to engage, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.

Annual meeting Information
14-15 July 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Melinda Clem and Dustin Loup
Primary Email address