The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an integral component of the United Nations initiative, designed to unite individuals from diverse stakeholder groups as equal participants in deliberations concerning public policy matters related to the Internet.

 

Since its establishment in 2023, IGF Czechia plays a pivotal role in fostering cooperation among various communities passionate about influencing discussions on Internet governance.

OBJECTIVES

Fostering Transparency
and Openness

We prioritize transparency and open dialogue to ensure that all voices are heard.

Promoting Inclusivity
and Multistakeholder Engagement

We strive to include diverse perspectives, making collaboration the key to our success.

Upholding Non-Commercial and Bottom-Up Approaches

We maintain a non-commercial, bottom-up ethos that empowers meaningful contributions from all participants.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Multistakeholder Discourse Events

We organize dynamic offline and online events that delve into current and pertinent internet governance issues. Our multistakeholder forums provide a platform for diverse perspectives, fostering meaningful discussions on topics crucial to the digital landscape.

IGF CZECHIA Academy

Embark on an educational journey with our IGF Czechia Academy, dedicated to enhancing public understanding of internet-related matters. Through informative posts, workshops, and outreach programs, we reach schools and diverse communities, fostering digital literacy and awareness.

Global Representation
and Advocacy

Acting as a bridge between national debates and global perspectives, we actively participate in international forums and conferences. Our goal is to shape policies that resonate with our national stakeholders while aligning with global best practices.

BLOG

IGF Czechia took a trip to Zlín for an exciting workshop on internet governance at a local elementary school - ZŠ Kvítková! 🎓 The enthusiastic students from 9.A and 9.B had the opportunity to dive into the world of internet governance, guided by the expertise of Natálie Terčová.

 

💡 During the workshops, students were introduced to the concept of the multistakeholder approach, a fundamental principle in internet governance. To make things even more engaging, the students formed groups, each representing a different stakeholder in the internet governance ecosystem. This hands-on activity allowed them to experience firsthand how decisions about the internet are made with input from various perspectives. 🫱🏻‍🫲🏼

 

🤖 The main topic of discussion for the day was artificial intelligence (AI) and online content regulation. The students explored its advantages and disadvantages from the standpoint of different stakeholders. The lively debates and diverse opinions highlighted the complexity of AI-related issues and the importance of considering multiple viewpoints. As a culmination of their discussions, each stakeholder group put their creativity to the test by creating a visually compelling poster presentation. 🎨

 

🌐 These workshops not only provided valuable insights into internet governance but also empowered the students to think critically about the impact of technology on society. IGF Czechia remains committed to fostering digital literacy and awareness among the youth, contributing to a future where young individuals are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the online world. 🙏🏻

organizing team

Natálie terčová

Natálie Terčová is the founder and coordinator of IGF Czechia. She works as a Specialist at the Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society (IRTIS), and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Media Psychology. She represents civil society/academia.

Selma Kaymakci

Selma Kaymakci represents civil society in the organizing team. She has been mandated as the Czech EU Youth Delegate and is currently studying Politics and Government at Sciences Po Paris. 

Regina FILIPOVÁ Fuchsová

Regina Filipová Fuchsová is the Industry Relations Manager at EURid. She represents the technical community in the organizing team.

ZINA BUMBÁLKOVÁ

Zina Bumbálková is the Ministerial Councillor at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. She represents the government in the organizing team.

Sandra Hoferichter

(advisor)

 

Sandra Hoferichter works at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) and serves as the European IGF coordinator.

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