On May 16th, Marietje Schaake will speak in a panel entitled “Free Trade in Data: A Transatlantic Imperative” during a high level roundtable organized by the Lisbon Council. Other speakers include Zoran Stančič, deputy director-general of DG communications networks, content and technology at the European Commission; Andea Cociago, assistant professor of economics at the University of Milan Bicocca, economist at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB); and Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute.
Event: What role for intellectual Property Rights in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership?
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ALDE spokesperson and shadow rapporteur for EU-US Trade Relations MEP Marietje Schaake cordially invites you to:
What role for intellectual Property Rights in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership?
A panel discussion on Intellectual Property Right (IPR) provisions in the upcoming EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Wednesday May 15th 2013
European Parliament, Jan 4Q1
Both the EU and the US have expressed their intent to include an IPR chapter in TTIP, though its final scope will be subject of negotiations. Given the vast economic potential of TTIP and the huge volume of trade in goods and services an IPR chapter seems unavoidable.
To enable an open and fact-based discussion on the role of IPR in TTIP, she would like to facilitate an open discussion between experts, stakeholders and officials to explore the different aspects of IPR in TTIP. The outcomes of the discussion will provide valuable input for the MEPs and others interested in TTIP.
MEPs Franziska Brantner, José Ignacio Salafranca and Marietje Schaake cordially invite you to
Blogging for Democracy
Cuba, the European Union and the influence of Web 2.0
“Yoani Sánchez fights tropical totalitarianism, one blog post at a time” (Wall Street Journal)
May 15, 2013
European Parliament Brussels
Room ASP 5E1
a light sandwich lunch will be served and EN-ES / ES-EN interpretation will be provided
Franziska Brantner, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Greens/EFA)
Yoani Sánchez, (Blogger from Cuba)
Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament (ALDE)
Benoit Hervieu, Reporters Sans Frontièrs (Expert for the Americas)
José Ignacio Salafranca, Spokesperson on the Foreign Affairs Committee (EPP)
Causing much sensation with her online – and also real life – interventions, Yoani Sánchez is the protagonist of the Cuban Blogger movement. Her Blog Generation Y imposingly mirrors the repressive implications of Cuban politics on every-day-life. She is winning international prices and receiving invitations all over the world. Having been refused to leave Cuba all her life – in February 2013 for the first time Yoani was granted permission to leave the country. Since then she is travelling throughout the globe. Now the journey has brought her to the European Parliament.
We need an open debate about the situation in Cuba and the Blogger Movement as a possibility to raise one’s voice regardless of the media censorship in Cuba. The conference also challenges how EU-Cuba policy is seen on the island as well as what future role the EU should play. The event will be web-streamed under http://greenmediabox.eu/live/blogging-for-democracy-cuba-yoani-sanchez.
Please confirm your participation by email to email@example.com until Monday, 13 May, 11:00. If you need accreditation for the European Parliament please send your: Name, first name, date of birth, nationality, type of Doc (ID, passport) and N° Passport/ID.
April 28th, Marietje Schaake speaks on a panel on the topic ”Imagine Europe: The remainder of the European Dream beyond the economic markets – is there a European society of culture, values, narratives and solidarity?” as part of the Forum for European Journalism Students in Utrecht.
More information about the Forum can be found here.
On April 25 , International Girls in ICT Day, Marietje Schaake speaks in a panel about the role of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics for Smart Growth. Other speakers are:
- Ms. Patricia Reilly, Member of Cabinet for Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research & Science
- Ms. Anna Maria Darmanin, Vice President, European Economic & Social Committee
- Ms. Linda Liukas, Community Manager at CodeAcademy.com & Digital Champion of Finland (TBC)
- Ms. Sabine Everaet, CIO, Coca-Cola Europe (TBC)
More information about this breakfast event can be found here.
April 24th Marietje Schaake speaks at the closing event of the Humanity in Action Pat Cox Fellowship Program in the European Parliament. The event addresses the question of “Unity after Crisis?”. Schaake will discuss the rise of fundamentalism in Europe during the economic downturn and to look at the lingering impacts of that rise.
April 24th the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and IKV Pax Christi present their policy paper discussing the possible approaches the EU can take towards Syria, focused particularly on the issues of human security and humanitarian aid. Marietje Schaake will discuss the paper in a panel discussion with representatives from the European Commission and IKV PAx Christi.
From 12 to 14 April Marietje Schaake will attend the Liberal International’s Executive Meeting in Beirut. On saturday April 13thshe will speak in a panel during the Human Rights Committee to address the question “How Should Liberals Deal with the Situation in Syria? Is Syria the end to R2P?”
More information about the Liberal International and the Executive meeting can be found here.
From April 8th to 12th, Marietje Schaake will visit Washington D.C. with a delegation of Members of the European Parliament from the Committee on International Trade. The delegation will meet with government officials, members of Congress, business leaders and NGOs.
Op 5 april geeft Marietje Schaake de key-note speech op het Employment Network Event van The Hague Law School over internationale mobiliteit, jeugdwerkloosheid en hoger onderwijs in Europa.
The Dutch Permanent Representation to the European Union organizes a seminar in Brussels about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). During the event Marietje Schaake will address the political dimensions of this free trade agreement.
The full programme of the seminar can be found here.
From April 8th to 12th Schaake will also travel to Washington D.C. as part of a parliamentary delegation discussing TTIP. Marietje Schaake’s answers to frequently asked questions about the TTIP agreement can be found here.
On March 24th, Marietje Schaake will speak in a panel about digital freedom at the Movies That Matter festival in The Hague after a showing of the movie Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies.
More information on the festival and the panel can be found here.
On March 17 and 18 Marietje Schaake attends the Toronto Cyber Dialogue, organized by the Citizen Lab and the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies of the University of Toronto. The Cyber Dialogue convenes an influential mix of global leaders from government, civil society, academia and private enterprise to participate in a series of facilitated public plenary conversations and working groups around cyberspace security and governance.
On Monday March 18, Schaake speaks in a panel entitled “The Digital Arms Trade?: Probing the market for censorship, surveillance and computer network attack in a context of ‘attacking back’”
More information on the Cyber Dialogue can be found here.
From March 15th to 17th Marietje Schaake will attend the Brussels Forum, organized by the German Marshall Fund. The Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic.
On Saturday March 16th, Schaake will speak in the panel “Open Internet and Civil Liberties” as part of the Young Professionals Summit.
More information on the Brussels Forum can be found here.
March 6th Marietje Schaake will speak at the Welcome Conference for the Commission’s Blue Book trainees about her work in the European Parliament and the relations between the different European institutions.
Marietje Schaake attends the seventh Trilateral Strategy Group Meeting organized by the German Marshall Fund in Istanbul from March 3rd to 5th. The meeting brings together politicians and leaders from Europe, the United States and Turkey to discuss issues that concern all three corners of this triangle. This years’ conference focuses on the topic ”Growth, Innovation and the New Geo-Economics: European, Turkish and American Perspectives”.
On February 27 Marietje Schaake will speak at the University of Maastricht at a symposium entitled “European Integration: towards the Federation of Europe?”. Other speakers are Member of European Parliament Derk Jan Eppink and associate professor Mr. A.P. van der Mei.
More information about the event can be found here.
February 25 Marietje Schaake will speak at the UNESCO Conference WSIS+10 in Paris. She will speak in a plenary session which will address Freedom, Rights and Ethics, focussing on online civil rights and digital freedom.
More information about the WSIS+10 Conference can be found here.
During this two-day event Marietje Schaake will chair a panel on “The future of copyright online”, discussing the balance between intellectual property rights and fundamental freedoms online.
More information on the conference can be found here.
On February 8th, Marietje Schaake will speak in a panel at the presentation of the “Onlife Manifesto: Being human in a hyperconnected world”. The Manifesto is the result of the Onlife Initiative, set up by the European Commission to analyze the impact of digital developments on social and political relations.
More information about the Onlife Initiative and the presentation of the Manifesto can be found here.
From February 1st to 3rd, Marietje Schaake will participate in the Young Leaders Round Table of the Munich Security Conference. As part of this program she will speak in a Night Cap Session on Diplomacy in the Digital Age on February 2nd, with Carl Bildt (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden) and Radosław Sikorski (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
More information on the Young Leaders Programma can be found here.
Marietjes Schaake addresses a group of Turkish and European students during a meeting organized by the “Friends of Turkey” in the European Parliament and the Turkish Ministry of Education. She will talk about her political experiences and motivation.
On January 30th Marietje Schaake will be the chair of a panel on “Cyber Security: Regulate or Leave it to the Market?” during the Global Cyber Security Conference. The conference is organized by the European Security Round Table and features speakers such as Commissioner Kroes (Digital Agenda), Urmas Reinsalu (Minister of Defence of Estonia) and Christopher Painter (U.S. State Department Coordinator for Cyber Issues).
More information on the Global Cyber Security Conference can be found here.
On January 28th, Marietje Schaake is a panellist addressing the question “what are the difficulties in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of EU trade policy?” during a Trade Watch Workshop held in the European Parliament.
On January 24th Marietje Schaake will speak in a panel on “Balancing of Fundamental Rights in Online Copyright Enforcement” during the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference. Other speakers include Balázs Bodo (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Malcolm Hutty, (EuroISPA) and Wendy Seltzer (World Wide Web Consortium & Chilling-effects.org).
More information on the CPDP Conference can be found here.
On January 23rd Marietje Schaake will speak in a panel discussing Carnegie Europe visiting scholar Ambassador Marc Pierini’s paper “Press Freedom in Turkey”. Together with Pierini and Ahmet İnsel, managing editor of İletişim Publishing House and columnist atRadikal newspaper, Ms. Schaake will discuss Mr. Pierini’s paper.
More information about the event can be found here..
Marietje Schaake is the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Press and Media Freedom in the World. More information on this can be found here.
On January 23rd, Marietje Schaake will give the opening speech on the second day of the National Cyber Security Centre Conference 2013 in The Hague entitled “Security and freedoms in a digital, connected world”. Other speakers include Ivo Opstelten (Dutch Minister of Security and Justice) and Jacob Appelbaum (Tor Project).
More information on the NCSC Conference 2013 can be found here.
On January 22nd, Marietje Schaake hosted the presentation of the EU High Level Group Report on Literacy. Commissioner Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Youth and Sport) presented the motives for the report and outlined the Commissions follow-up actions. HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (Chair of the High Level Group of Experts) presented the main findings of the report. Mr. Kristian Schmidt (Director Human and Society Development, DG DEVCO) related the relevance of literacy to the EU’s development goals. Finally Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope (UNESCO Director of Division for Basic to Higher Education and Leaning) argued for concerted and definitive action in the field of literacy, both within the EU and in third countries.
Marietje Schaake will give a keynote speech on civil rights online at the Media of Tomorrow Symposium organized by the University of Utrecht.
More information on the symposium can be found here.
On December 6th Marietje Schaake will give a keynote speech on culture in the EU’s external actions and public diplomacy at a meeting organized by the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers.
More information about ENCATC and its Academy can be found here.
Marietje Schaake will give a keynote speech on digital freedom at the seminar Bloggers for Democracy, hosted by the Green political group in the European Parliament.
More information about the event can be found here.
Marietje Schaake will visit Washington D.C. as part of an inter-parliamentary delegation to the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (TLD). The TLD aims at enhancing the dialogue between European and American federal Legislators, the European Parliament and the American Congress. The delegation will meet with members of the US Senate and the House of Representatives to discuss transatlantic trade, foreign policy and internet politics.
More information on the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue can be found here.
Marietje Schaake hosts a hangout on Google+ to discuss Copyright Reform, Digital Freedom and the completion of the Digital Single Market.
- Anne Christensen [social media officer at the Ombudsman]
- Ryan Heath [Neelie Kroes' Spokesperson]
- Suzanne Bakker [trainer and consultant with an interest in Enlargement, Rural Development and (informal, digital) Education http://www.changingtides.eu/]
- Robert Redl [IT Guru living in Austria]
- James Bailey [manager of the EU page
Join the hangout here!
Marietje Schaake will chair a brainstorming session of the European Internet Foundation on The Digital World in 2030. The themes discussed by participants are:
- Will digital technologies reinforce individual empowerment in the decades to come?
- Economic transformation through individual empowerment.
- Social and political transformation through individual empowerment.
More information on this event can be found here.
Marietje Schaake will give a keynote speech on digital freedom in the EU’s foreign policy during the event celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Dutch Internet Society. During the event the Internet Society Awards for the best new online initiatives are presented.
More information on the event can be found here.
Marietje Schaake acted as a referent for the yearly WRR Lecture, organized by the Scientific Council for Government Policy. The lecture was delivered by prof. Ronald Deibert, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto and is entitled The Global Battle for the Future of Cyberspace.
The lecture was followed by a debate with William H. Dutton (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford), Marietje Schaake and Ron Deibert, moderated by Corien Prins (WRR – Scientific Council for Government Policy).
See the entire lecture and debate below.
Marietje Schaake will attend the seventh Internet Governance Forum in Baku (Azerbaijan, the main multi-stakeholder platform on public policy issues related to Internet governance. She will speak during various workshops and in a main panel organized by Freedom House.
More information on the Internet Governance Forum can be found here.
Freedom House and MEP Marietje Schaake cordially invite you to a
“Working Breakfast on Internet Freedom”
June 21st from 8.00h – 9.30h in the Members Restaurant of the European Parliament
Freedom House and MEP Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) invite you to a working breakfast on Internet Freedom with a delegation of bloggers and human rights defenders from Syria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Lithuania and Hungary.
The working breakfast includes briefings on the “No-Disconnect-Strategy” by senior European Commission officials, as well as a briefing on the European Parliament report on A Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy by MEP Marietje Schaake.
Human rights defenders will share their first-hand experience with challenges to internet freedom from their respective countries and discuss effective uses of ICTs in repressive environments.
List of Human Rights Activists participating in this event:
- Mohammed Abdallah,SyrianCenter for Political & Strategic Studies,Syria
- Shahzad Ahmed, Bytes for All,Pakistan
- Sándor Orbán, South East European Network for Professionalization ofMedia,Hungary
- Mohamed Fetah Zabaar, Director Freedom HouseTunisia
- Babatope Soremi, Social Responsibility Managers, Nigeria
- Ali S. Novruzov, Global Voices – Blogger, Azerbaijan
- Ella Asoyan, Director of Freedom HouseLithuania
Location: European Parliament, room PHS5 B001
Andrea Glorioso, European Commission
William Drake, University of Zurich
Joe McNamee, European Digital Rights Initiative
Dixie Hawtin, Global Partners
Marco Pancini, Google
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Date: 25 April 2010
Locations: Private Salon, European Parliament in Brussels
Andrea Glorioso, European Commission DG INFSO
Margaret Wachenfeld, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Daniel Calingaert, Freedom House
Over the past years, events around the world have shown that ICT, specially Internet, have enabled political change to happen. Developed countries are not immune to this trend, where technology, combined to freedom of expression, is a potent vehicle for citizens to be heard in a more instantaneous and collaborative fashion. At times where the EU institutions are developing new policies and guidelines on the links between Human Rights and ICT, it is essential to deepen the dialogue between decision-makers, civil society and business in order to ensure that information can keep flowing to the benefits of citizens’ rights around the world while encouraging technological innovation.
Welcome and introductory remarks:
Marietje Schaake, MEP and EIF Governor
Views from the European Commission: the institutional dimension
Andrea Glorioso, Coordinator of the Internet Policy and Governance Team at the European Commission DG INFSO
Views from the civil society: the NGO dimension
Margaret Wachenfeld, Senior Legal Advisor at the Institute for Human Rights and Business
Views from the advocacy community:
Daniel Calingaert, Vice President of Policy and External Affairs at Freedom House
Location: European Parliament room PHS3 C050
Mike Masnick – TechDirt
Prof. Julian Kinderlerer – European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE)
Jan Malinowski – Council of Europe
James Love – Knowledge Ecology Online
Lucie Morillon – Reporters without borders
Gabrielle Guillemin – Article19
Marianne Mollmann – Amnesty International
Sebastiano Toffaleti – PIN-SME
Stuart Hamilton – IFLA
Raegan MacDonald – Access
Mohga M Kamal-Yanni – Oxfam
Tessel Mellema – Health Action International
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Event date: Wednesday, 8 February, 2012
Taylor Reynolds, OECD, Head of Unit Information Economy, speaking on corporate social responsibility, multinational enterprise guidelines and internet principles;
Julie Evans, Vodafone, Group Sustainability Director, speaking on her company’s corporate social responsibility strategy;
Fernando Perrreau de Pinninck, European Commission, DG Trade, Head of Unit Tariff and non-tariff negotiations, rules of origin, speaking on trends in international trade in information technology and European interest, also in the context of WTO;
Tevor Timm, Electronic Freedom Foundation, specialized in free speech issues and government transparency;
Werner Stengg, DG Markt, Head of Unit ‘Online Services’, about the forthcoming initiatives from the Commission
Nicole Dewandre, DG Information Society, Advisor on Stakeholder Issues
Chris Ancliff, General Counsel, Warner Music Group, representing record companies
Joe McNamee, EDRi, advocacy coordinator for digital civil rights
Chris Smith , ECSA, representing composers and songwriters
Jermyn Brooks, GNI, representing tech companies who respect fundamental rights worldwide
Malcolm Hutty, EuroISPA, representing intermediary companies online
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