Swiss Internet Governance Forum
An open Internet for the benefit of all
The Swiss IGF brings together all stakeholder groups from politics, state administration, business, the scientific community and civil society in Switzerland in order to exchange ideas in an open, equitable and interactive dialogue on the hot topics of digitisation – e.g. cybersecurity, the data economy, fake news, artificial intelligence, human rights online and net neutrality. The Swiss IGF therefore seeks to contribute to the open development of the Internet for the benefit of all.
The Swiss IGF
The national spin-off from the global process
The Swiss IGF is the national spin-off from the global process of the UN Internet Governance Forum, in which all stakeholders agree on the definition of the rules of the Internet (Internet Governance). The global Internet Governance Forum was created in 2005 at the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Since then, numerous regional and national forums have spontaneously formed. The Swiss IGF was formed in 2015 and is held annually. It is lead and monitored by a steering committee consisting of around a dozen volunteers from politics, business, the scientific community and civil society. The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is currently performing the role of secretariat.