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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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European Chapters Meeting: Consolidation, Trust, and More on the Agenda
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About Internet Society 14 June 2019

European Chapters Meeting: Consolidation, Trust, and More on the Agenda

The 2019 European Chapters Meeting took place from 9-10 May in Bucharest, Romania. (Watch the livestream here.) The two-day...

Internet Society Signs Open Letter Opposing GCHQ Ghost Proposal For Weakening Encrypted Communications
Statements 30 May 2019

Internet Society Signs Open Letter Opposing GCHQ Ghost Proposal For Weakening Encrypted Communications

In late 2018, The British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) published an essay on Lawfare outlining its principles for “exceptional”...

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...

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Europe newsletter

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 25 May – 31 May 2019
Newsletters 6 June 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 25 May – 31 May 2019

Internet Access EU: Wifi4EU programme spreads across the map The WiFiEU programme, i.e. the voucher-based programme funded by the...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 18 May – 24 May 2019
Newsletters 30 May 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 18 May – 24 May 2019

Internet Access EU: SILKA Project – Getting the EU ready for the 5G revolution As part of its ongoing...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 11 May – 17 May 2019
Newsletters 20 May 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 11 May – 17 May 2019

Internet Access Global: China pushes for ‘Internet sovereignty’ in WTO negotiations This week, China circulated a proposal on the...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 27 Apr – 3 May 2019
Newsletters 8 May 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 27 Apr – 3 May 2019

Internet Access EU: Progress being made towards European Data Economy, says Andrus Ansip In his latest blog post, the...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 20 – 26 Apr 2019
Newsletters 28 April 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 20 – 26 Apr 2019

Internet Access EU:  Commission to prioritise investment in “first class” connectivity infrastructure In a recent interview, Carlota Reyners Fontana,...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 13 – 19 Apr 2019
Newsletters 22 April 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 13 – 19 Apr 2019

Internet Access Global: EU-China Summit stresses commitment over 5G deployment Following the celebration of the EU-China Summit on 9...

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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.