Diplomats and hackers will hack challenges for an open, free and safe internet

GCCS-Unplugged, April 17th, The Hague, The Netherlands on digital freedom, security and transparency

30 MARCH 2015, THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
What are the challenges facing online freedom, transparency and security? On Friday, 17 April 2015, Open State Foundation teams up with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to run an unconference, GCCS-Unplugged. The challenges for an open and free internet are tackled in an innovative way. Hackers, diplomats, civil society, representatives of the private sector, startups and academics collaborate on practical solutions and build new networks. In this unconference, participants take matters into their own hands and decide their own agenda. GCCS-Unplugged takes place parallel to the Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS) in The Hague as many international participants will join GCCS-Unplugged.

What are the challenges facing online freedom, transparency and security? On Friday, 17 April 2015, Open State Foundation teams up with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to run an unconference, GCCS-Unplugged. The challenges for an open and free internet are tackled in an innovative way. Hackers, diplomats, civil society, representatives of the private sector, startups and academics collaborate on practical solutions and build new networks. In this unconference, participants take matters into their own hands and decide their own agenda. GCCS-Unplugged takes place parallel to the Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS) in The Hague as many international participants will join GCCS-Unplugged.

This full day event called “GCCS-Unplugged” is an edition of Diplohack where participants hack real world problems surrounding online freedom, digital transparency and cyber security. GCCS-Unplugged brings together creative users who experience the need for an open and free internet on a daily basis. They decide the agenda, suggest what topics will be discussed and convene sessions. They will develop solutions, share experiences and collaborate on furthering the goal of an open, safe and free internet.

From Privacy cafe to Diplohacks

A number of partners will pose challenges beforehand. WebWeWant will host a session on how to make and keep the web open for everyone. UNESCO wonders how to protect digital safety of journalists. In a Privacy Café participants will work with the best forms of digital self-defense while during Diplohack sessions developers and diplomats will hack real world problems. Most of the day’s sessions, however, will be decided by the participants themselves.

GCCS-Unplugged is an official side-event to the Global Conference on CyberSpace. It will take place on Friday 17 April, 2015, from 9am to 7pm at the Worldhotel Bel Air in The Hague, The Netherlands, walking distance from GCCS2015, allowing participants of the GCCS to mingle with NGO’s, civic tech developers, diplomats, students, businesses, academics and civil society.

Register here: http://www.gccs-unplugged.net/

About Open State Foundation

Open State Foundation bevordert digitale transparantie door het ontsluiten van open data en de ontwikkeling van innovatieve en creatieve toepassingen te stimuleren.

Open State Foundation promotes digital transparency by unlocking open data and stimulates the development of innovative and creative applications.

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