[RRE]European Internet Seminars
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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 21:58:37 +0200
From: Monique van Dusseldorp <monique@...>
please find below a small notice about the conference results
of the seminar 'TV meets the Web', as well as a press release
about the European Internet Seminars.
The latter is a not-for-profit summerschool on European
internet policy issues, especially for young researchers,
strategists and policy makers as well as graduate students.
The results will be published in the form of a handbook,
that can be used in European new media faculties.
We still have some participant places available. Please feel
free to forward this message to any potential candidates!
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. If we
included you in this mailing by mistake, please do let us
know. Our apologies for the inconvencience -
Monique van Dusseldorp
[please feel free to forward the messages below to any interested
- TV meets the Web, 21-22 May.
A small report on the seminar Television meets the Web,
as well as links to the speakers' presenation are now available
You will also find a link to the reports made by a team of
journalism students, including small video clips with speakers'
comments. Full proceedings will be published later this summer.
- European Internet Seminars: 'Policy Challenges in the
Internet Age' Amsterdam Summer University, 28-30 July 1999
European summerschool brings together range of international
experts - Esther Dyson, Kim Veltman, Philip Weinberg, Julf Helsingius,
Anna Fielder and many others...
The European Internet Seminars will take place from 28-30 July within
the framework of the Amsterdam Summer University. These seminars focus
on the development of internet-related policy
in Europe. The European Internet Seminars are aimed at young
researchers, policy makers, media professionals and journalists
from all over the world. The maximum number of participants is 35. The
registration fee is 750 NLG , which includes study material, lunches and
the excursion to Media Plaza. There are still some open places. Press
accreditation and interviews can be arranged on request.
2. Topics to be discussed
The European Internet Seminars will study in depth how new
internet-related policies in Europe are being created. In many cases,
governments and industry will have to work together to achieve the best
results, and form public-private partnerships. In other cases, the
authorities opt for deregulation or industrial self-regulation. The
European Internet Seminars will discuss whether governments react
adequately to societal and industrial demands. What kind of conflicts
arise? Is the international character of the network economy
sufficiently reflected in co-operative fora? Which major flaws can be
detected in European policy development? And where are successes to be
The European Internet Seminars are organised by the European Internet
Seminars Association, an initiative of the Dutch branch of the Internet
Society (ISOC) and Van Dusseldorp & Partners, in co-operation with the
Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy of the University of
Oxford (UK), the Department of Screen Media of the University of Siegen
in Germany, the Institute for Telecommunication and Media Law from the
University of M�nster and the International Centre for Social Studies
from the University of Edinburgh. The European Internet seminars are
supported by the European Cultural Foundation, various branches of the
Soros Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some
bursaries are available for participants from Central and Eastern
Europe, as well as the Mediterranean region.
The results of the seminars will be published in a book, which will be
available from the European Internet Seminars Association from October
onwards. This handbook will be excellent reading material for students
in new media faculties across Europe, and will provide them with
analyses as well as background data. An annual update of the Handbook
will be produced. The Handbook will be sold against a nominal fee to all
5. Programme of speakers
European Internet Seminars 1999
Wednesday, July 28 Location: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam
10.00-11.00 Keynote speech: The new roles of the public and private
sectors in the Information Society today (Kim Veltman, Scientific
Director, Maastricht McLuhan Institute)
11.00-12.00 Accomplishing social acceptance of change (James Stewart,
Research Centre for Social Studies, University of Edinburgh)
12.00-13.00 Accessibility of the Information Society (Michael Knauth,
European Institute for the Media, Monique van Dusseldorp, Van Dusseldorp
14.30-16.00 New demands for education and labour markets (Machiel de
Rooij, Federation Dutch IT, to be confirmed)
16.15-17.45 Governments online and access to public information (Ola
Kristiann Hoff, DG XIII, European Commission, to be confirmed)
Thursday, July 29 Location: Media Plaza, Utrecht
10.00-12.00 Hands-on demonstrations of the newest technology (Vincent
Evers, Media Plaza)
12.30-14.00 'Wiring Europe 1840-2015 - Skyscrapers to Homes to Wallets
to Clothes' (Philip Weinberg, McKinsey & Company)
15.00-16.00 Internet 2 and Gigaport: the development of the
public-private partnership in infrastructure (Ernst Moeksis, KPN, Julf
Helsingius KPN Qwest)
Location Felix Meritis Amsterdam:
16.00-17.00 Internet governance, by Esther Dyson (President, edVenture
Holdings, interim Chairman Icann)
Friday, July 30 Location: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam
10.00-11.30 The current issues in content regulation (Stefaan Verhulst,
University of Oxford, Jo Groebel, Director-general, European Institute
for the Media)
12.00-13.30 Consumer protection: can the industry self-regulate? (Anna
Fielder, Consumers International, Jan Prins, Internet Society, Alistair
Tempest, European Federation of Direct Marketers)
15.00-16.00 Will the Information Society be what we expect it to be?
(Karel van Wolfferen, Institute for Comparative Political and Economic
For the full and updated programme, please check:
For more information, please contact:
Marjon Agema marjon@...
Monique van Dusseldorp monique@...
European Internet Seminars Asociation
C/o Van Dusseldorp & Partners
Korte Prinsengracht 26
1013 GS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel: +31 20 6231530 fax: +31 20 6231522
Registration forms can be downloaded on the site of the Amsterdam
Maastricht Summer University at: http://www.amsu.edu/1999/enr.htm
drs. Monique van Dusseldorp
Van Dusseldorp & Partners
European Internet Strategies
Korte Prinsengracht 26, 1013 GS Amsterdam, the Netherlands
tel +31 20 623 15 30, fax +31 20 623 15 22, mobile +31 655 364 699