[IRP] IRP mid-term meeting

Lisa Horner lisa
Thu May 21 18:33:44 EEST 2009

Thanks for the very important question, Francoise (see below).


It would be great to have input from this group about exactly what we'd want from a meeting.  In my opinion, we'd want a very focused discussion on a number of issues, not just procedural.  These could include:

-          Feedback from different initiatives to date (e.g. approaching UN human rights institutions) and identification of steps forwards.

-          Discussion about practical steps for incorporating rights standards into internet governance processes, possibly using the paper I'm working on with Max as a starting point for discussion....and of course any other relevant work people are doing.

-          Strategies for raising the visibility of rights issues at the IGF in Egypt.


I'd also be keen to involve existing/new stakeholders from the business and government sectors in the meeting and work out how to better involve them/what role they can play.


These are just my ideas...please everyone feed in your own....including whether you think such a meeting is important.


All the best,



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Due to the Italian gov. withdrawal, what could be the precise programme (and guests) for a Rome or Geneva meeting ?

Not only procedural issues towards IGF 4, I guess. 

Thanks to the coordinators to give light ASAP.



Fran?oise Massit-Foll?a



Le 21 mai 09 ? 16:11, Lisa Horner a ?crit :

Hi all


As you may know already, the Italian government have said that they are no longer able to host a mid-term meeting for the coalition.  I've discussed this with a few people off list, and think that it's important for us to still try and meet before the next IGF so that we can discuss what progress we've been making, engage more people from the different stakeholder groups and firm up strategies for going forwards.


Marco at Google Italy has kindly offered us a room in Rome (I guess round about the original planned date of July 20th) where we could meet for the day.  It would be good to gauge levels of interest amongst coalition members in this... 

Do you think that we should still hold a meeting in Rome?

Would you be able to attend? Would you be able to fund yourself to attend?


The other option would be to try and hold a meeting before the Eurodig conference in Geneva (September 14th - 15th).  Some of you may already be planning to attend that meeting and so it may make more sense financially?  We could also try and host a workshop or forum on rights and principles in association with Eurodig as well as having a smaller business meeting in Rome.


Please let the list know what you think!  We obviously need to get moving on this pretty quickly if we want to go ahead with a meeting in July.


All the best,


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