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IT: Internet Governance Forum Italia 2010
Source: epractice.eu
Source Date: Thursday, November 25, 2010
Country: Italy
Created: Nov 25, 2010

Location: Rome (Italy)
Date: 29 November 2010 - 30 November 2010

Basic info
Domain and topic: eInclusion (Digital literacy and competences; ICT and Cultural diversity)
Organiser: Province of Rome and the National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in Italian) together with the NEXA Center for Internet and Society of the Turin Polytechnic, Internet Society (ISOC) Italia (Public Organisation)
Website: http://www.igf-italia.it/igf-italia10
Languages: Italian
Scope: National

Third edition of the Internet Governance Forum Italia - 'The Internet concerns all - Make your voice heard!' 

Like its previous editions, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Italia seeks to be the most important and participative event of the national debate on the theme of Internet in Italia. It moreover aims to promote the participation of the Italian community in the European (EuroDig) and international (IGF United Nations) fora.  

The 2010 edition features a novelty, that is, the possibility of organising encounters on themes relating to Internet Governance in various cities and moments of the IGF Italia. This change stems from the belief that Internet Governance concerns all, i.e. both the stakeholders (institutions and public administrations, technical universities and communities, private companies and the civil society) and the citizens. In such context, the organisers aim to give as much space as possible to those who wish to intervene.

Over two days, the event will cover many Internet Governance aspects, which will be explored in more depth during the thematic encounters. The organisers trust that this will increase and enhance the participation in IGF, and bring new participant profiles.

On 29 November 2010, a debate will be held on the theme 'The Internet and the cultural divide'  - the development of the Internet is not only dependent on the infrastructure, it is also dependent on the competences and the culture of the users of the web. The cultural divide can be as serious and harmful as the digital divide. More and more individual and social activities are being transferred on the Internet. Among other questions to be raised during this debate will be: Do people have the technical and the cultural competences to understand the substantial changes that are taking place? What measures could be taken to bridge these divides?

The full event programme may be found here.

Registration can be performed online.

Event email: http://www.igf-italia.it/contatti

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