The self-declared “open expert platform, internet policy incubator and multi-stakeholder think tank” co:llaboratory, which is mainly funded by Google Germany, has just announced the call for participation for its 9th initiative “Globalization and Internet” (German). Some of the issues such as the negotiations for the TAFTA treaty relate to several of the topics discussed on our blog such as intellectual property rights regulation. The Call  mentions three main fields of interest under the general theme:

  1. The genesis and interpretation of international treaties
  2. Consumer protection and civil society participation.
  3. Borders within the internet as barriers to globalization

Online applications are possible by June 26, 2013; basic understanding of German is probably necessary.