Online Games Providers / Internet Service Providers


6 May 2009 (morning), Council of Europe, Agora Building, Room G01, Strasbourg

Draft Agenda

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome address by Jeroen Schokkenbroek, Head of Department, Human Rights Development Department, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, Council of Europe

Chairpersons and session moderators:

Mr Thomas Schneider, OFCOM, Switzerland,
Mr Michael Truppe
, Federal Chancellery, Austria

Setting the scene (Room G01)

09:15 – 09:35

Building a Rights Engine
Ren Reynolds
, The Virtual Policy Network

09:35 – 09:55

Gods and governments and virtual worlds,
Professor Richard Bartle
, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

09:55 – 10:15

ISPs and content blocking,
Michael Rotert
, Vice-President, EuroISPA

Breakaway sessions organised as two workshop groups (Rooms G01 and G06)

10:15 – 11:45


Discussions could, in particular, focus on:
- ‘Take-up’ of the human rights guidelines’
- Understanding what works and what does not work about the guidelines (e.g. precision of terms and lack of definitions in the guidelines, is there a need to dejargonise the guidelines?)
- Experiences and issues emanating from the surrounding (political) climate which affect the implementation of the guidelines (e.g. legislation)
- Understanding the roles and responsibilities of individual ISPs/games providers and of their respective regional bodies ISFE/EuroISPA
- Next steps for ‘take-up’ and further development of the guidelines and related activities (e.g. is awareness-raising and/or training necessary and, if so, in what form?)

Reporting back, conclusions and next steps (Room G01)

11:45 – 12:05

Reporting back

12:05 – 12:25

Conclusions and next steps presented by Patrice Chazerand, Secretary General, ISFE, Michael Rotert, EuroISPA, Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe


Buffet lunch offered by ISFE and EuroISPA

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