Good Cyber Stories Initiative
An international coalition committed to promoting positive action in cyberspace.
The Call for the Good Cyber Stories 2021 is now closed! Thank you for your inputs!
We are currently reviewing the submissions. We will get back to the applicants shortly. Thank you!
In the meanwhile, below you can find some information about the Good Cyber Stories Initiative and the GCS 2020 Edition.
On 13 November 2020, the Good Cyber Stories Initiative was launched at the Paris Peace Forum 2020 during the session “From Words to Action: Launch of the Good Cyber Stories Initiative”. On this occasion, Fitriani Bintang Timur (Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia), Samir Saran (Observer Research Foundation, India), Marietje Schaake (CyberPeace Institute, Switzerland) and Patryk Pawlak (EU Institute for Security Studies, Belgium) focused on concrete mechanisms and solutions for the success of international cooperation, as well as on the key factors to consider in order to move from words to action when it comes to conflict, peace and trust in cyberspace.
An initiative with a positive focus
The positive impact of the internet and digital platforms on our societies is undeniable. However, it is often overshadowed by the narrative about the risks it poses to states and societies. How we prepare to address those risks and the resulting vulnerabilities will ultimately shape the direction in which our societies evolve.
The Good Cyber Stories Initiative – a multilateral undertaking by Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Estonia, France, Ghana, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the European Union – aims to identify and showcase projects that have positive impact on people’s lives and countries’ policies, and that create an overall positive environment. Telling their stories is a first step to re-centring the focus on the individual and the importance of the multi-stakeholder approach in designing and implementing cyber policies more effectively.
Explore Good Cyber Stories 2020
During the pilot phase of the Initiative, Canada, Estonia, France, the United Kingdom and the European Union have selected seven projects and initiatives that reflect the spirit of the Good Cyber Stories Initiative.
The Good Cyber Stories 2020 are: