E-Diplomacy Conference

Malta

The Internet has had a significant impact on policy and politics. Today, especially after US President Obama’s e-driven campaign success, it is difficult to find any policy process without e-support and impact through social networking tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and others. International relations and diplomacy are following this trend. An increasing number of diplomatic services use Web 2.0 tools. Some have established virtual embassies. Significantly, the Internet has opened up two-way channels of communication, providing a tool for individuals and organisations worldwide to influence global policy. Through the Internet, the voice of individuals, marginalised groups, and countries can bypass the maze of political representation and be heard globally. These processes and developments, which we can refer to collectively as ‘e-diplomacy’, substantially influence and will certainly continue to influence the way international relations are conducted. The International Conference on E-diplomacy created an opportunity for participants to reflect on the developments of e-diplomacy and to discuss practical applications. For more information about the event visit The Internet has had a significant impact on policy and politics. Today, especially after US President Obama’s e-driven campaign success, it is difficult to find any policy process without e-support and impact through social networking tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and others. International relations and diplomacy are following this trend. An increasing number of diplomatic services use Web 2.0 tools. Some have established virtual embassies. Significantly, the Internet has opened up two-way channels of communication, providing a tool for individuals and organisations worldwide to influence global policy. Through the Internet, the voice of individuals, marginalised groups, and countries can bypass the maze of political representation and be heard globally. These processes and developments, which we can refer to collectively as ‘e-diplomacy’, substantially influence and will certainly continue to influence the way international relations are conducted. The International Conference on E-diplomacy created an opportunity for participants to reflect on the developments of e-diplomacy and to discuss practical applications. For more information about the event visit