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The European Bureau aims to strengthen and broaden relationships with key stakeholders at European and national levels, while working with European decision makers to enhance security, privacy and ethical data handling and to promote the ecosystem of transparent, multistakeholder Internet governance, based on the values of openness and transparency.

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Europe news

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World
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Beyond the Net 7 February 2019

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World

Last year, we published “The Dawn of New Digital Rights for Finnish Citizens,” about the launch of the New...

Internet Society Advances IoT Security in France
Press Releases 8 January 2019

Internet Society Advances IoT Security in France

Launches IoT Security Working Group and Reveals Results of Study “The French and Connected Objects” Founding members of the...

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity
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In the News 3 January 2019

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity

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Helping Rural Libraries in Armenia to Embrace the Digital Age
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Beyond the Net 18 December 2018

Helping Rural Libraries in Armenia to Embrace the Digital Age

Although there are a large number of rural libraries in Armenia, the majority of them do not have computers...

Tusheti Community Network One Year Later: Creating Impact, Sustainability, and Scalability
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Community Networks 11 December 2018

Tusheti Community Network One Year Later: Creating Impact, Sustainability, and Scalability

Connecting the most remote and challenging territories of any country to the Internet can be tough. Typically, Internet access...

Bilim Bulagy: A Spring of Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan
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Beyond the Net 4 December 2018

Bilim Bulagy: A Spring of Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s transition to post-Soviet renovation toward a free market economy has had severe effects on the nation’s educational system....

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Europe newsletter

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 6 Apr – 12 Apr 2019
Newsletters 15 April 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 6 Apr – 12 Apr 2019

Internet Access EU: Commission pushes ahead with project to improve access for schools blighted by digital divide The European...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 30 Mar – 5 Apr 2019
Newsletters 12 April 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 30 Mar – 5 Apr 2019

Internet Access EU: Half of European travellers use Portability Regulation A report released this week by the Eurobarometer marks...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 23 Mar – 29 Mar 2019
Newsletters 5 April 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 23 Mar – 29 Mar 2019

Internet Access EU: Applications open for European Broadband Awards 2019 Submissions are now open for the European Broadband Awards,...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 16 Mar – 22 Mar 2019
Newsletters 29 March 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 16 Mar – 22 Mar 2019

Internet Access Germany: Agency calls for study into health impacts of 5G The head of Germany’s Federal Office for...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 9 Mar – 15 Mar 2019
Newsletters 21 March 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 9 Mar – 15 Mar 2019

Access EU: Access to high capacity networks should be top priority, concludes pan-EU survey of students and teachers The...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 2 Mar – 8 Mar 2019
Newsletters 12 March 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 2 Mar – 8 Mar 2019

Internet Access EU: Wi-Fi technology – Commission’s plan for connected car communications standards A leaked technical document from the...

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Europe team

Frédéric Donck

Regional Bureau Director for Europe

Nick Hyrka

Regional Community Engagement Manager, Europe

Ceren Ünal

Regional Policy Manager- Europe

Our chapters

With 33 active Chapters in the region, the European Bureau hosts 25% of the global Internet Society Chapters. Our chapters from all parts of Europe, coming from diverse and multicultural backgrounds, support and contribute to our principles and mission through educational activities, community and public policy programs and events.