EIFL will take part in the 15th Internet Governance Forum 2020 (IGF 2020) which will be held online this year as part of international efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The overarching theme of IGF 2020 is ‘Internet United’. The main thematic tracks are Data; Environment; Inclusion; Trust.
The IGF is a global forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet. The final programme and further details about the virtual meeting are under discussion.
EIFL has been participating at the IGF in meetings of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL), which addresses issues relating to public access to the internet, and the role of existing expertise, networks and infrastructure offered by public libraries in providing and improving public access. The DC-PAL was founded in 2011 by EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).