Building a well-informed information society in Italy
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, 29 November 2004
In Italy, Unimondo was particularly active in promoting the CRIS (Communication Rights in the Information Society) Campaign and in trying to get as many organisations and people as possible involved in the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process.
In May, at Civitas – Italy's largest non-profit fair – Unimondo promoted CRIS, and held a well-attended workshop that resulted in the formation of five working groups (on issues such as the digital divide, intellectual property, and youth and ICTs) which built Italian campaign support at university and media events throughout the year.
For the first phase of WSIS in December, in Geneva, Unimondo coordinated the construction of a multi-sectoral national platform, together with an NGO association and other networks. Meetings were held with the Italian government. The platform is continuing to work up until the second WSIS conference in Tunis, in November 2005, trying to enlarge participation to include as many actors and local authorities as possible.