EIFL has co-organized a session at the 15th Internet Governance Forum 2020 (IGF 2020) which will be held online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The overarching theme of IGF 2020 is ‘Internet United’.
This year, EIFL co-organized the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL), which addresses issues relating to public access to the internet, and the role of public libraries in providing and improving public access. Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme, will also speak at the meeting.
- Date and time: The DC-PAL session takes place on 5 November, from 12:40 to 14:10 UTC. The session theme is ‘Equitable access to digital content: lessons from COVID-19’. Further details of the DC-PAL session can be found here.
- To register: To participate, or attend remotely, you will need to register for the IGF. Registration details can be found here. The deadline for registration is Monday, 26 October.
The IGF is a global forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to the internet. The DC-PAL was founded in 2011 by EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).