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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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Say no to Internet shutdowns and content filtering

Internet shutdowns cause major social and economic damage. We need to help governments understand shutdowns are not the solution! Here’s...

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What is an Internet Society Chapter? Internet Society Chapters are communities of like-minded people who work together to run...

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How to start a Special Interest Group The application and charter process is the same as for Internet Society Chapters, so...

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Take an online course to learn more about Internet technologies and policies, including Internet governance, spam, networking and IPv6.

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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 – 2 Feb – 8 Feb 2019
Newsletters 14 February 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 2 Feb – 8 Feb 2019

Internet Access EU: How Europe can win the “5G Olympics” In his latest blog post, the Director General of...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 26 Jan – 1 Feb 2019
Newsletters 5 February 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 26 Jan – 1 Feb 2019

Internet Access EU: Record number of participants join EU Code Week One of the leading digital skills initiatives supported...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 19 Jan – 25 Jan 2019
Newsletters 1 February 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 19 Jan – 25 Jan 2019

Internet Access Global: Cable industry calls for “great leap forward” in broadband coverage Last week at the Consumer Electronics...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 12 Jan – 18 Jan 2019
Newsletters 22 January 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 12 Jan – 18 Jan 2019

Internet Access Sweden: Rural municipality receives award for broadband best-practice The European Commission highlighted this week a partnership between...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 5 Jan – 11 Jan 2019
Newsletters 15 January 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 5 Jan – 11 Jan 2019

Internet Access Global: New Digital Highway will connect Europe with Latin America The European Commission announced this week that...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 28 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019
Newsletters 15 January 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 28 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019

Internet Access Germany: Deutsche Telekom goes to court over new 5G rules Germany’s largest telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom, along...

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Europe team

Frédéric Donck

Chief Regional Bureau Director for Europe

Nick Hyrka

Regional Community Engagement Manager, Europe

Maarit Palovirta

Senior Manager, Regional Affairs 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.