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Workshop proposals

Listed below are the results of the workshop proposal selection for Polish Internet Governance Forum 2017.

Workshop proposers are kindly advised that they will be notified within two-weeks’ time by e-mail regarding the details of their proposal status, including comments from IGF Poland Steering Board. Conditionally accepted proposers in particular will receive information on conditions and next steps.

The list is organized according to the following color legend: 

Accepted proposals

Conditionally accepted proposals





How to use technology in order to develop digital society?


Free flow of data. A new development path for Polish entrepreneurs.


Web site blocking: lessons and recommendations based on Polish experience.


Principles of liability of Internet intermediaries


Copyright among online platforms and blockchain - the future of collective management


The value of e-privacy: implications of the General Data Protection Regulation from the economic perspective


Open data? Challenges for the non-governmental sector and business.


Digital transformation of services over a decentralised Internet. The case of financial services and new technologies


From the technologies’ user to technologies’ developer - what skills do Poles need today in order to succeed in digital economy?


Accessible, friendly and safe digital education - challenges and opportunities



Send us your workshop proposals that you would like to organise during the Central European Internet Governance Forum 2017 that will take place in Warsaw on 21st November. Below you will find information on how to submit your proposal. There is also a link to on-line form you can use to do it.



All proposals must contain the following information.

  1. The contact details of the workshop proposers

  2. A list of workshop’s co-organisers – if you organise your workshop in cooperation with other institutions, here you fill in their names.

  3.  The workshop format – for your convenience there is a list of workshop formats here. The formats offering more interaction with the audience are better offering more people a chance to express their opinions. You can also propose your own format.

  4. The duration of the workshop – 30, 60 or 90 minutes. Different formats have different durations.

  5. The title of your proposed workshop.

  6. A concise description of the workshop – here you describe problem(s) or issue(s) you want to discuss during your workshop. The description should also indicate how your topic relates to the Internet Governance.

  7. A workshop’s scenario – in this section you describe in points the workshop agenda and indicate how much time you will assign to each agenda point.

  8. A list of speakers – at the moment of submitting the form you have to confirm that at least three of your speakers have agreed to participate in the workshop. Remember also that speakers’ diversity is required in terms of gender, geography, stakeholder group, policy perspective. The more diverse your speakers are, the better your proposal is.

  9. The names of moderator(s) and rapporteur(s) – the purpose of the rapporteur is to produce a summary report of the workshop. Reports must be submitted to the IGF Secretariat no later than two weeks following the IGF event.




The proposals can be submitted from 17th July until 16th August. Proposals will not be accepted after 16th of August.

The IGF Poland Steering Board will evaluate your proposals on 17th-31st August. The results of the evaluation will be published on the IGF Poland website at the beginning of September.



Each proposal will be evaluated according to four criteria:

  1. Relevance: Is the proposal relevant to Internet Governance? Does the proposal highlight the importance of the issue?

  2. Content: Is the proposal well thought out and does it cover enough aspects of the issue(s) of interest?

  3. Workshop Proposer and Speaker Diversity: Are the proposers first-timers to the Internet Governance discussion (for instance have they participated in previous instalment of IGF Poland conference or “Who rules the Internet” workshops? Is the list of speakers diverse enough (in terms of gender, geography, stakeholder group, policy perspective, and/or persons with disabilities)? Are the speakers qualified to tackle the topic?

  4. Format: Is the workshop’s scenario consistent with the format listed (for example, if the format is Debate, then does the proposal describe how the debate will be set up, with timings, etc., indicated; are all sides of the issues represented)?

Each Steering Board member will grade the proposal according to these four criteria, giving each criterion a score from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The average of the total scores received by each proposal will be used to ranked them. Then agenda slots will be assigned to highest-ranked proposals until all slots are filled-up.

When, however, there are two or more proposals on the same topic, the Steering Board will encourage the proposers to organize one workshop together.



If you have questions, write to

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