The Swiss IGF is open to all interested parties and is free of charge – there are no barriers to entry.
The topics to be discussed are selected in a participatory bottom-up process – no topics are off the agenda.
The Swiss IGF incorporates all stakeholders as equal partners in the discussions.
The Swiss IGF brings together all stakeholder groups from politics, state administration, business, the scientific community and civil society in Switzerland in order to exchange ideas in an open, equitable and interactive dialogue on the hot topics of digitisation – e.g. cybersecurity, the data economy, fake news, artificial intelligence, human rights online and net neutrality. The Swiss IGF therefore seeks to contribute to the open development of the Internet for the benefit of all.
The Swiss IGF is the national spin-off from the global process of the UN Internet Governance Forum, in which all stakeholders agree on the definition of the rules of the Internet (Internet Governance). The global Internet Governance Forum was created in 2005 at the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Since then, numerous regional and national forums have spontaneously formed. The Swiss IGF was formed in 2015 and is held annually. It is lead and monitored by a steering committee consisting of around a dozen volunteers from politics, business, the scientific community and civil society. The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is currently performing the role of secretariat.
Participate in an open, equitable and interactive dialogue on the hot topics of digitisation!
Participation is open to all and free of charge.
The programme of the Swiss IGF is shaped via a call for issues. The topics to be discussed are not determined by the organizers top-down, but in a participatory bottom-up process by all interested participants.
Deadline: 31 August 2018
All interested parties are invited to submit their proposals for discussion topics in relation to digitisation.