EC - NGI0 Liaison -- Webinars and Workshop April 2021

March 31


Indicative duration is set within parenthesis next to the sections.

Webinar I – Introduction to ActivityPub


Convenor: Joost Agterhoek (@j8ter), NGI Zero Consortium / NLnet

Introduction (10 min)

Introduction by NGI Zero and DG CNECT about the need for federation and ActivityPub in trustworthy communication and the range of Fediverse solutions supported through the Next Generation Internet R&D initiative.

ActivityPub Presentation, part 1 (30 min)

ActivityPub for Administrations

Speaker: Cristina DeLisle (@CristinaDeLisle)

Discussion (1 hour)

Discussion among participants, including:

Conclusion (5 min)

Conclusion and bridge to next session.

Webinar II –


Introduction (10 min)

Introduction and recap by NLnet and EC CNECT about need and interest of European Commission for decentralized online communication and how ActivityPub can bridge to other decentralizing communities ( Linked Data, SOLID, etc.)

ActivityPub Presentation, part 2 (20 min)

Presentation from the ActivityPub community:

Discussion (1 hour)

Discussion with:

Conclusion (5 min)

Conclusion and bridge to the workshop



Workshop Introduction (5 min)

Overview of the objectives of the workshop:

  1. what we’re trying to build,
  2. what tools will be used,
  3. what result can be expected.

Hands-on ActivtyPub workshop (2 hours)

A hands-on workshop for EU and national administration developers to implement ActivityPub in live conditions. The specific workshop content will be determined during the preceding webinars according to the actual needs that emerge from the conversation.

Conclusion (5 min)

Conclusion on lessons learned and future steps to take.