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Council of Europe: Metaverse

Presented on the topic of #Metaverse as an expert at an informal meeting to the Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe on 14th September, 2023. This session adds to the Council of Europe Digital Agenda 2022-25. This is a priority area for the Latvian Presidency and the panel I was in focussed on contributions and findings from a joint report put together with 50 other contributing authors from IEEE. The purpose was to inform and create awareness of the opportunities, risks, and complexities for governance, focussing on human rights, rule of law and democracy. I would like to thank H. E. Jānis Kārkliņš, Ambassador, Latvian Chair to the Committee of Ministers and Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, Council of Europe. Big thanks to Andi Lucian-Cristea, Rapporteur, ASCULT Committee, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly; Rodica Ciochina, Administrator, Programme Specialist - Media and Internet Governance, GDI, CoE; Yu Yuan President IEEE Standards Association, Director IEEE Board of Directors; Irene Kitsara, IEEE European Standards Initiatives Director, and Dr. Clara Neppel, Senior Director IEEE.

Was joined by other speakers and experts from a variety of disciplines: Patricia Shaw Adam Ingle, Ricardo Chavarriaga @IreneKamara, Anne Hobson, and Carolyn Horn

Specifically, I spoke on the Right to Work, Right to a Healthy Environment, Posthumous Rights, and Metaverse Governance. We thank the Ministers for all questions.

· The full report should be available by the end of the year.

· Stay tuned for some of the points I discussed.


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