Digital Diplomacy - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Digital diplomacy is one of the priorities for the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The concept of “digital diplomacy” refers both to the Ministry's domains of action, the “international challenges of digital technology” and widening the scope of traditional diplomacy through innovations and new practices brought about by information and communication technologies (ICTs). However, digital tools are considered as much more than a simple means of communicating information, they are helping transform diplomatic work. Updated : (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs The Christchurch Call, what progress has been made? (12 May 2021) The terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019, was premeditated by its perpetrator who livestreamed it on social media. The video was streamed for several minutes and shared with a very wide audience, even after being cut off. After these dreadful attacks, the streaming of murders on social media began on a tragic scale never seen before. This tragedy showed that the means established previously by companies to combat the posting of terrorist content on their platform (…) 2021-05-12 09:54:0060368_250126Joint Press Release - France and New Zealand to co-chair Christchurch Call Leaders' Summit (8 May 21) France and New Zealand will jointly convene the Christchurch Call Community for a leaders' summit, to take stock of progress and develop a new shared priority work plan. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and President Emmanuel Macron will co-chair the leaders' meeting on the 2nd anniversary of the Call, on 14 May CEST/15 May, NZT. The summit will bring together leaders across Call supporting governments, tech companies and civil society. “We expect the Call Community to refine its focus, (…) 2021-05-10 10:20:3560368_258614Joint communiqué issued by the President of the French Republic and the Prime Minister of New Zealand: Significant global progress made under Christchurch Call (13 April 2021) A stocktake undertaken by France and New Zealand shows significant global progress under the Christchurch Call towards its goal to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. The findings of the report released today reinforce the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach, with countries, companies and civil society working together to achieve results. Since its launch in Paris on 15 May 2019, more than 50 countries and international organizations, together with 10 tech (…) 2021-04-14 18:47:3860368_257915Consular administration – Virtual process for public records, a new component of the Digital Administration (16 Mar. 2021) Since March 12, French citizens may request and receive copies of documents and certificates relating to events that have taken place abroad (births, marriages, deaths), through a completely virtual process. This is the first step in the RECE (Electronic Civil Registry) project established by law “for a State that serves a society characterized by trust” passed on August 10, 2018, and overseen by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. This project has three main objectives: making (…) 2021-03-17 08:22:2160368_256781Joint Press Release issued by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister For Europe And Foreign Affairs, Mme Frédérique Vidal, Minister For Higher Education, Research And Innovation And M. Cédric O, Minister Of State For The Digital Transition And Electronic Communication (7 Dec. 2020) On the occasion of the first Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) in Montreal on 4 December 2020, M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mme Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and M. Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, welcome the successful expansion of the Franco-Canadian GPAI initiative to include four new member States. The first GPAI summit, held in Montreal on (…) 2020-12-07 16:38:0460368_254364EU – Cyberattacks - Q&A from the press briefing (30 Jul. 20) Q: Does France support European sanctions against China, Russia and North Korea in regard to cyberattacks? A: The 27 EU member states, with France's support, unanimously adopted sanctions against the perpetrators of cyberattacks targeting European interests and undermining our security. These sanctions fall within the framework of the cyber sanctions regime adopted on May 17, 2019, and actively supported by France, and its one-year renewal on May 14. We welcome this unanimous decision; (…) 2020-07-30 19:05:3562309_251199Launch of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence by 15 founding members (15 Jun. 20) Realizing the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI) that benefits all citizens requires international collaboration, Canada and France are launching with Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union the Global Partnership on Artificial (GPAI) to support and guide the responsible development of artificial intelligence that is grounded in human rights, (…) 2020-06-15 15:24:3060368_250357Cyberspace - Q&A from the press briefing (29 May 20) Q: Germany accused Russia of being responsible for the 2015 attacks on the Bundestag and Chancellery offices. Has France drawn the same conclusion? How should the EU respond? A: France stands with Germany to ensure that the perpetrators of those attacks be held accountable. Discussions on the mechanisms to be used in this context must be held within the framework of the EU. Anyone who threatens the interests of the EU and its Member States in cyberspace must know that those actions will (…) 2020-06-02 17:52:5160368_250055 Christchurch Call: One year Anniversary - Joint statement by Emmanuel Macron and Jacinda Ardern (15 May 20) Joint statement: the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand and His Excellency Emmanuel Macron President of the French Republic. One year since we launched, in Paris, the Christchurch Call to Action, New Zealand and France stand proud of the progress we have made toward our goal to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online, and are committed to continuing progress. For one year, and for the first time, governments, major tech companies and civil (…) 2020-05-15 11:49:1460368_2496662019 Annual Report of the Ambassador for digital affairs The Ambassador for digital affairs coordinates, together with the relevant directorates within the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and responsible Ministries, the development of France's positions in relation to the international implications of digital transformation and its related issues.2020-04-21 16:57:3860368_249207