From 9-13 November Marietje Schaake attends the Internet Governance Forum 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Please find here the videos of the panels that Marietje Schaake participated in. This is the Joint Declaration signed by European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Members of the European Parliament Carlos Zorrinho, David Borrelli, Sabine Verheyen, Julie Ward, Therese Comodini-Cachia, Michal Boni, Josef Weidenholzer, Eva Kaili, Marietje Schaake and Julia Reda.
Internet Governance Forum 2015 : Joint Declaration from European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip and Members of the European ParliamentThe internet is a common good for humanity and ensuring its good governance will help bring its benefits to all people in the world We have been discussing all aspects of internet governance during the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) this November including its future as addressed in the context of the upcoming UN review of the outcomes of the "World Summit on Information Society" (WSIS+10 review). We believe Europe has much to contribute to ensure a shared governance of the internet is based on clear, fair, inclusive and transparent rules. Our European stakeholders have been working very hard to timely finalise and implement key reforms in the way some of the internet's core technical functions are managed (IANA transition and ICANN accountability). In Joao Pessoa we have argued strongly for:
- improved internet access all over the world;
- An open and independent internet as a global, common resource, together with non-discriminatory access to knowledge ;
- the need to find solutions related to cybersecurity and cybercrimes, ranging from: (i) solutions to improve the security of critical infrastructures; (ii) giving the appropriate tools for secure communication to individuals and small businesses;