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"Our Internet - Our Rights, Our Freedoms"
Towards the Council of Europe Strategy on Internet Governance 2012 - 2015

Vienna Diplomatic Academy, 24 and 25 (a.m.) November 2011

Summary of the main messages and outcomes of the Conference
prepared by the Council of Europe Secretariat


The background to and aim of the Conference - which is open to people with a professional interest in the Internet - is the elaboration of a new four-year Council of Europe strategy to advance the protection and respect for human rights, rule of law and democracy on the Internet.

Internet Governance 2012-2015 - Draft Council of Europe Strategy
Preliminary draft prepared by the Secretariat of the Council of Europe for discussion during the Conference “Our Internet – Our Rights, Our Freedoms”

 Hosted and organised by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria together with the Council of Europe, the themes of the Conference, discussed in panel sessions, include Internet and democracy, privacy standards, is harm to the Internet’s functioning also harming human rights, fighting cybercrime, protecting and empowering children, what are governments’ responsibilities in protecting human rights on the Internet, and developing a charter of Internet rights to empower and enable citizens online.

Meeting venue: Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

The Diplomatic Academy is a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations and the EU. The main training areas encompass international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages. 

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Useful Links

Council of Europe

European Court of Human Rights

Internet governance



Secretary of the Conference:

Lee Hibbard

Practical information:

Françoise Bachmann

Dominique Wulfran

Press contact:

Jaime Rodriguez