iCmedia 2015 International represented in International Forums in Brussels
iCmedia became officially member of two important international forums, EIF European Internet Forum and Eurochild, based in Brussels in 2015. With this association, iCmedia enlarges its representation in the international and European arena. EIF focuses on the digital transformation supporting members of the European Parliament while Eurochild focuses on the protection of children´s rights worldwide.
The European Internet Foundation (EIF) was founded in March 2000 by three Members of the European Parliament from 3 different political groups: James Elles, Erika Mann and Elly Plooij-van Gorsel. In 2014 it changed its name into ‘European Internet Forum’ to better reflect its ‘raison d’etre’.
EIF’s mission is to help provide European political leadership for the development of European and multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital transformation. Its purpose is to help ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of this transformation and benefits fully from it through enhanced global competitiveness and social progress.
EIF’s mission is to support Members of the European Parliament from all political groups in their efforts to shape policy and regulation responsive to the growing potential of the internet and new technologies.
EIF focuses on issues and actions at the top of the political agenda and on emerging future trends at both European and global level. Through a continuous programme of live debates and special projects featuring open and inclusive dialogue, EIF creates a space for greater understanding of the digital world.
EIF does not itself take any position nor represent specific interest.
Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to promote the rights and well-being of children and young people.
Their vision is of a society where children and young people grow up happy, healthy and confident and respected as individuals in their own right.
Their mission is to promote the rights and well-being of children in policy and practice through advocacy, membership exchange and research.
Their work is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). An international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people a comprehensive set of rights.
The network is co-funded by the European Union’s programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). A financing instrument at EU level which promotes, amongst others, combating social exclusion & poverty.
Eurochild has 184 members, of which 136 are full members, 46 associate members and 2 honorary, in 33 European countries. 18 national networks of child rights organisations have been appointed as ‘National Partner Networks’.