20 January 2008

EU - European Parliament resolution on the second IGF in Rio

The European Parliament have released a resolution on the recent Internet Governance Forum meeting in Rio de Janeiro. It considers that, although the IGF is not to adopt formal conclusions, the European Union's responsibility is to support this process, as it gives a positive and concrete context to the shaping of the Internet's future on the basis of a multi-stakeholder approach and calls on the Commission and the Council to keep the IGF high on their agendas. It encourages the organisation of a 'European IGF' before mid-2009 to reinforce the European dimension of the whole IGF/WSIS process.