At the second European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in September 2009 in Geneva, more than 200 participants gave a clear yes vote for its institutionalisation as a European multistakeholder discussion platform. As the joint initiator and co-organiser of the conference, we contributed to the fact that after two years EuroDIG is already recognised as the European Internet Governance Forum.
The ITU's Telecom World 09 exhibition in October confirmed Geneva as the host for this event of global scope. Switzerland, who as a host country committed itself to successfully offering the best services of infrastructures of telecommunications, was represented by Federal Councillor Moritz Leuenberger at the opening ceremony. OFCOM took part on the Geneva regional stand with a live demonstration of access by partially sighted people to communication technologies.
Frédéric Riehl, Vice Director