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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.

Regional focus

Trusted Internet

Cybersecurity&Online Privacy

Access for all

Internet Governance

Community Empowerment

Start a SIG

Start a SIG

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

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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

DNS privacy in new Android 9
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Deploy360 21 August 2018

DNS privacy in new Android 9

I recently enrolled in the Android developer preview programme and got hold of the Android P (9 beta) OTA...

The Week in Internet News: Malaysia Repeals Recently Passed Fake News Law
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Technology 20 August 2018

The Week in Internet News: Malaysia Repeals Recently Passed Fake News Law

That was quick: The new Malaysian government has repealed a fake news law passed earlier this year, The Hill...

Welcome to AfPIF and iWeek 2018!
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Access 20 August 2018

Welcome to AfPIF and iWeek 2018!

A comprehensive view of Africa’s Internet peering and interconnection ecosystem from the region’s top networks and experts, opportunities to...

Safe Online, Safe On Land: Promoting Safe Internet Use to Children in Kenya
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Beyond the Net 17 August 2018

Safe Online, Safe On Land: Promoting Safe Internet Use to Children in Kenya

On February 16th this year, MediaNet Works and the Internet Society Kenya Chapter launched “Safe Online, Safe On Land” a...

We Must Continue to Advocate Passionately and Fearlessly: An Interview with Our CEO, Kathy Brown
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About Internet Society 15 August 2018

We Must Continue to Advocate Passionately and Fearlessly: An Interview with Our CEO, Kathy Brown

Late November, Kathy Brown announced that she would be stepping down as CEO of the Internet Society. While preparing...

Learning About Blockchain, Internet Governance, and Cryptocurrency
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Blockchain 15 August 2018

Learning About Blockchain, Internet Governance, and Cryptocurrency

My first task as the Internet Society’s Regional Community Manager for the Middle East was to organize three events...

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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.