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Oct 9th & 10th 2020

Past Event

The Eitic Research Cluster at University College Cork in association with Missions Publiques (France) is seeking to recruit 100 people to take part in the largest global dialogue ever held. Taking place on October 9th and 10th, the event aims to provide citizens with a voice on the future of the internet and to build recommendations that will be submitted to decision-makers at a local and regional level.

You do NOT need any special knowledge in order to participate, and the idea is to bring the views of ordinary citizens to the decision-makers. This is a unique opportunity for citizens to influence the global research agenda in order to create a better society for us to live in.

For one day, whether in Europe, Africa, South America, North America or Asia, citizens all over the world will gather in their respective countries to discuss the future of the internet. The global participatory consultation will engage citizens from all walks of life in one of the most pressing and significant issues of our time. It will deliver first-class qualitative and qualitative data to support bold, legitimate decision making. Citizens’ recommendations will be collected and synthesized into key recommendations that will be submitted to decision-makers. This is a chance for citizens to become the decision-makers of their own digital life. This process is coordinated by a coalition of global partners coming from Governments, international organizations (European Commission, European Council, UNESCO, World Economic Forum, Wikimedia, Internet Society) civil society and the private sector (Google, Facebook).


The consultation will be held online (participants will be alerted later to the exact platform) from 9.00 am to 13.00 pm. A prize will be presented to lucky citizens as a thank you for their involvement. Attendance at the citizen vision workshop is free. However, enrolment is necessary and needs to be received before 2nd October 2020.

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