MIGF objectives

The main objective of the Moldova Forum for Internet Governance (MIFG) is to consolidate various categories of actors (private sector, civil society, technical community and academia, public sector, intergovernmental organizations) to discuss, within a multilateral, democratic and transparent process, the most important public policy issues related to the Internet, as well as security in the virtual environment. The MIGF promotes open discussions and dialogue with a view to identifying a common approach on how to promote the Internet and manage the risks and challenges that arise regarding its use and evolution. The Forum will consider global and national approaches to shaping policies for the prevention of terrorism and on-line extremism and information security of the virtual space as some of the main elements of national security, the challenges of modern digital society in the context of Internet use, fake news issues, secure identification and cryptography.

In a separate session, personal data protection will be discussed from the point of view of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began operating in the EU on May 25, 2018. The document contains a number of challenges for the state and business, forcing them to provide people new opportunities to protect and control personal information. The MIGF will demonstrate compliance with generally accepted principles and norms of international law, such as respecting human rights, taking into account both national and international standards.

    MIGF tasks
  • Increased awareness, capacity building and promotion of better understanding of Internet Governance issues among stakeholders in relevant communities.
  • Facilitating discussions and exchanging ideas and opinions between several actors.
  • Tendency to ensure the interaction between the stakeholders of the respective communities.
  • Discuss the key aspects of the relevant communities in the global IGF agenda and reflect the global IGF perspectives on the events of the MIFG initiative.

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The relevance and methodology of the MIGF

Internet governance is defined as "the development and application by governments, the private sector, and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet" (Agenda for the information society, Tunis, 2005). The Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was formed in 2006 under the auspices of the United Nations and is the result of the World Summit on the Information Society, held between 2003 and 2005. The MIGF event aims to create a national platform for dialogue and interaction with several stakeholders. It will be both off-line and on-line.

    Off-line participation implies:
  • Annual meetings of IGF / stakeholder groups
  • Engagement in processes related to elaboration, implementation, monitoring or evaluation of Internet Governance policies, as a part of workshops, roundtable meetings, capacity building sessions, public consultations, others initiated by public institutions, international development partners or CSOs.
    On-line participation implies:
  • Communication through a mailing list
  • Connecting MIGF participants to global and regional level or events dedicated to Internet Governance issues (EuroDIG, FOC, ICANN, others)
  • Elaboration of a regular newsletter about updates related to Internet Governance issues
    Fundamental principles of the MIGF:
  • Openness and transparency
  • Inclusion (creation of a dedicated website or webpage, creation of a mailing list and/or an open platform, creation of dedicated pages on social networks and using of official hashtags)
  • The bottom-up approach (the decision-making process of the MIGF initiative should be bottom-up, where substantive organization of the annual meeting should reflect the needs of the respective community the MIGF are acting within)
  • Multistakeholder (the approach refers to collaboration between all stakeholders (private sector, civil society, public sector and technical community) around the development and implementation of an array of Internet-related principles, norms, rules, decision making procedures, and policies and programs


Below you'll find the Agenda for MIGF 2020.
    Main topics:
  • Internet governance in Moldova under the conditions of digital transformation
  • Internet governance and freedom on the Internet
  • Aspects of Internet relations through the perspective of new opportunities
  • Economic and social value of the Internet (the catalyst for digital inclusion)
  • Trust and Security in the Internet space
  • Negative phenomena in the Internet space and their approach

The preliminary version of the Forum program was developed on the basis of a series of discussions with representatives of the community from different stakeholder groups. Once web resources are launched, the agenda will be posted online and offered for open consultations.



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