The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age

The Hague Summit 2019

The Hague Summit will focus on safeguarding the role of the internet as a tool for personal, professional, and social engagement. I4ADA is taking concrete steps to increase access to knowledge, evidence-based trust and measures to foster accountability. The goals are to facilitate transparency, a common understanding, and thus to promote a maximum sustainable net benefit for people and societies worldwide.

2-day conference

The Hague Summit will be a 2-day conference bringing together a global multi-stakeholder community from national and local governments, international policymakers, civil society, NGOs, the ICT industry and platforms, as well as other relevant Organizations and institutes. The delegates conclusions and recommendations will contribute to shaping a global path towards a responsible policy. Together our aim is to foster accountability in and for the digital age.

The Summit program

November 5th

Speakers dinner in the main building of the Peace Palace (invitation only)

November 6th

The Summit opened with a number of keynote presentations introducing the need for this global discussion

Panel discussion – Policy challenges and Implications for Accountability

Topics include how to develop international governance, how can policy- and legal development keep up technology development and potential tools to ensure accountability now and in the future.

Round Table discussion 1

November 7th

Panel discussion- Instruments for Accountability in the Digital Age

What 21st-century instruments can be developed to support the existing legal and standards framework? Examples include instruments like Accountability Index or other digital instruments to measure, track, and/or manage accountability variables; Accountability by Design principles or quality labels

During the opening statements, the ‘The Hague Charter for Accountability in the Digital Age’ will be presented.

Round Table discussion 2

Panel discussion– the role of media and civil society

Media is one of the pillars of democracy. The Media traditionally acts as a watchdog to protect public interest against malpractice and create public awareness. How can media keep on playing its role in the Digital Age? And how can civil society organizations support this?

Round Table discussion 3

Conclusion and recommendations