February 1, 2018

SEEDIG 2018 | Programme outline*

Day 0 | 22 May 2018


SEEDIG Fellowship Programme

SEEDIG Youth School

Introduction to Internet governance [For newcomers]



Day 1 | 23 May 2018


09:00 – 09:15


Opening & Welcoming remarks

09:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30


Preparing for a data-driven economy in SEE
(S2) Digital skills and lifelong learning in the data economy

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00


15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17:30


Data & rights
(S4) Digital rights in SEE: Between awareness and enforcement

World Café: Pick a theme and join the group to discuss. Pick a second theme and rotate.

  • Freedom of expression & access to information
  • Children rights
  • Gender rights




Securing your data
SEEDIG Crypto party [Informal]




Day 2 | 24 May 2018


09:00 – 10:30




10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:30


Basic requirements for data flows
Lightning talks on technical issues
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6): Deployment in SEE
  • Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs): Any progress since SEEDIG 2017?


11:30 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00


Data for development
(S7) The expectations of the society, and practical implementation of data-driven technologies in the SEE

World Café: Pick a theme and join the group to discuss. Pick a second theme and rotate.

  • Artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics
  • Blockchain technology
  • Internet of Things


16:00 – 16:30


16:30 – 17:30


(S8) Internet governance in SEE: Putting the puzzle together

National and youth IGF initiatives, future SEEDIG activities, feeding into other Internet governance processes at European and global level







* The programme outline remains subject to change. The session headlines are indicative at this stage, and they might be changed as the organising teams work on defining the focus of their sessions. Further work on these sessions will be carried out in line with the Programme Guidelines and Session Principles.
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  • Organising teams are open to any interested individuals, throughout the entire planning process. If you interested in contributing to the shaping of any of the sessions included in the programme, please contact us.
** Data is proposed as a cross-cutting topic for SEEDIG 2018, and an anchor to link the different sessions included in the programme. Hence, for most sessions, a data-related anchor is included in the programme, in addition to the session headline.
*** The programme outline has been built considering proposals submitted during the call for issues. For each session, there is an indication of the proposals that are considered to pertain to the topic of the session. You can find the list of proposals and their corresponding ID numbers on the dedicated page
Last updated: 16 February 2018