Get Involved

The information below is meant to help you get involved in Internet governance (IG) debates and processes. Note that it is not meant to be exhaustive.

Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The IGF is an annual, multistakeholder event held each year under the auspices of the United Nations. The IGF also hosts IGFs at the country, subregional, and regional levels, which feed into the global IGF. For more information, see:

Internet Society (ISOC)

ISOC is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education, access, and policy. It features chapters all over the world, and ISOC members are involved in every aspect of Internet governance. For more information, see:

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

ICANN is the organization responsible for operating the Domain Name System (DNS), which is essentially the equivalent of the Internet’s phone book – holding the registry of all Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and domain names. It is governed by an international, multistakeholder community. For more information, see:


DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) Digital Watch observatory


The GIP Digital Watch observatory, an initiative of DiploFoundation, is a comprehensive Internet governance and digital policy observatory that provides monthly updates about digital policy as well as tracks issues and policy developments. For more information, see:

European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)

EuroDIG is the regional IGF for Europe, and addresses various policy, content, and development-related issues. For more information, see:

Southeastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG)

A subregional IGF initiative connected to EuroDIG, this event focuses on Southeastern Europe – including the Balkans and Caucasus. For more information, see:


Other mailing lists to join

Other ways to get involved

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