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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

Working Together with APNIC on Routing Security and MANRS in Asia Pacific
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Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) 20 June 2018

Working Together with APNIC on Routing Security and MANRS in Asia Pacific

The Internet Society and APNIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in supporting the MANRS initiative in...

IoT Security is the Heart of the Matter
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Internet of Things (IoT) 20 June 2018

IoT Security is the Heart of the Matter

The Internet Society is raising awareness around the issues and challenges with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the...

Article 13 of the Copyright Directive Raises Serious Questions
Public Policy 19 June 2018

Article 13 of the Copyright Directive Raises Serious Questions

The next couple of days will be important for the future of the Internet, as the European Parliament’s Committee...

ENCRYPT – Secure Data Act to Tackle Encryption Backdoors
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In the News 19 June 2018

ENCRYPT – Secure Data Act to Tackle Encryption Backdoors

CPO Magazine
TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved
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Beyond the Net 19 June 2018

TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved

Currently, 53% of the world’s population is offline due to factors such as high cost of Internet infrastructure and...

NIGF 2018 to boost e-governance in Nigeria
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In the News 18 June 2018

NIGF 2018 to boost e-governance in Nigeria

New Telegraph (Nigeria)
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Europe newsletter

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 26 May – 1 June 2018
Newsletters 5 June 2018

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 26 May – 1 June 2018

Internet Access EU: 5G receives €250m investment boost The European Investment Bank has signed a €250m loan agreement with...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 12 May – 18 May 2018
Access 24 May 2018

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 12 May – 18 May 2018

Internet Access Global: WEF new report on financing an Internet for All On May 14, the World Economic Forum...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 5 May – 11 May 2018
Newsletters 15 May 2018

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 5 May – 11 May 2018

Internet Access EU: Vodafone and Liberty Global sign €19bn merger deal The UK-based telecoms operator has signed a deal...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 28 Apr – 4 May 2018
Access 8 May 2018

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 28 Apr – 4 May 2018

Internet Access EU: Negotiations continue on European Electronic Communications Code The negotiations over the EU future framework for the...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 21 Apr – 27 Apr 2018
Access 30 April 2018

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 21 Apr – 27 Apr 2018

Internet Access EU: Telecoms reform blocked due to disagreements on international calls and market access Negotiations this week between...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 14 Apr – 20 Apr 2018
Access 24 April 2018

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 14 Apr – 20 Apr 2018

Internet Access EU: POLITICO’s Q&A with Roberto Viola Politico conducted an interview with European Commission’s Director General for Communications...

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Europe team

Frédéric Donck

Regional Bureau Director for Europe

Ceren Ünal

Regional Policy Manager- Europe

Maarit Palovirta

Senior Manager, Regional Affairs 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.