The list below contains the issues proposed for discussion lekt the SEEDIG 2018 meeting. More details about the proposals, including statistics and details about the proponents, are also available.
|ID||Suggested issue||Theme||Suggested participants||Notes from proponent|
|1||Digital friendly cities in South East Europe: best practices and future challenges.||Access & literacy|
|2||User-centricity guiding principles challenges in digital public services delivery||Access & literacy|
|3||Digital migrants within digital inclusion policies||Access & literacy|
|4||Managing digital cultural capital in Europe||Access & literacy|
|5||Digital literacy as a necessity in education||Access & literacy|
|6||The expanding digital divide due to new literacy skill gaps||Access & literacy||Prof . Mutlu Binark (Hacettepe University and Alternative Informatics Association, Turkey) ; Ernest Zhanaev ( Freedom House, Caucasus and West Europe Regional Coordinator); Cansu Aydemir (Media Literacy Association Co-founder, Turkey); Prof. Renee Hobbs (Media Literacy Lab, University of Rhode-Island, USA); Su Sonia Herring (ISOC-Turkey and TECH-Women Asia Web manager); Michel Bauwens (European Commons Assembly, Commons Transition Network Founder)||I can act as a moderator and take initiative in organizing the above-mentioned issue and series of activities related to it.|
|7||Internet of opportunities and equal access to digital dividends||Access & literacy|
|8||The role of community networks in enabling sustainable access||Access & literacy||Maarit Palovirta, ISOC; Leandro Navarro, GulfiNet; Michael Oghia, Independent; someone from WLAN Slovenija|
|9||Challenges in connecting remote areas||Access & literacy|
|10||Community networks – drivers of sustainability||Access & literacy|
|11||Broadband strategy development||Access & literacy||Particularly Interested how to build successful business / sustainability case.
New technologies and solutions.
What state can do? Provide free frequencies, Invest in infrastructure, provide shared access to infrastructure?
Access in underdeveloped – remote areas. Broadband development strategy – lessons learned and future path. What are lessons learnt from not very reach countries of Europe (Eastern/South Europe) / World.
Availability of funding – donors, local funding models?
|12||Awareness of data management and critical Internet literacy||Access & literacy||Fotjon Kosta, Albania IGF\Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania|
|13||Parenntal awareness on children online protection||Access & literacy|
|14||Towards a South Eastern European region ecosystem: perspectives and challenges||Development of IG ecosystem|
|15||Challenges of implementing Internet governance educational programs in formal and non-formal education in Europe||Development of IG ecosystem|
|16||European IG initiatives map and calendar||Development of IG ecosystem||Anja Gengo, IGF Secretariat, NRIs; Markus Kummer, IGFSA; Jean-Jackues Sahel, ICANN; Frederic Donck, ISOC; RIPE; Mariya Gabriel, European Commission; Michal Boni, European Parliament; Council of Europe||NRIs are recognized as one of the main achievements of IGF. European IG initiatives map and calendar can help to boost synergy between European NRIs, major European and global IG stakeholders, to plan and organize NRIs in the most optimal way.
Special attention has to be payed to youth initiatives.
|17||Cross-border liability, jurisdiction and Internet governance||Development of IG ecosystem||Cláudio S. de Lucena Neto, Professor of Law, Center for Legal Studies Paraíba State University (UEPB), Brazil
PhD Candidate, Research Centre for the Future of Law Católica Global School of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|18||Blockchain for IG: where and what for within the Internet Ecosystem?||Development of IG ecosystem||ISOC , IANA, UN veto countries|
|19||Translate IG in other languages than English?||Development of IG ecosystem||Sebastien Bachollet, Matthias Hudobnik|
|20||Smart governance||Development of IG ecosystem||Professor Vasile Baltac, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration; Professor Lasse BERNTZEN, University College of Southeast Norway||The topics here will be around: Enabling supply & demand side policy,
Transparency & Open data,
ICT & e-gov
|21||Local & national broadband development initiative for SEE countries (promoting economic & social development)||Development of IG ecosystem|
|22||Implementation of GDPR: Issues and challenges in EU and SEE countries||Development of IG ecosystem|
|23||Trend of IoT and broadband connection in SEE||Development of IG ecosystem|
|24||Regional cross-border digital policies for better Internet ecosystem and sustainable development||Development of IG ecosystem|
|25||Data protection in the online world||Human rights (privacy)|
|26||Children digital rights evolution as strategical priority in European development agendas||Human rights (privacy)|
|27||Safer Internet “friendly” future agendas in South Eastern Europe||Human rights (privacy)|
|28||Learning to be private despite the challenges in the social media age||Human rights (privacy)|
|29||Internet freedom: at the edge of liberty and security||Human rights (privacy)||Nicolas Seidler, Senior Policy Advisor, Internet Society; Bissera Zankova, President of Media 21 Foundation, Bulgaria||The suggested issue may cover threats posed to Internet freedom by restrictive legislative practices and Internet shutdowns|
|30||Privatised law enforcement||Human rights (privacy)||EDRi, Liberties.eu, Copyright for Creativity, Max Plank||Facebook and YouTube are becoming the new Internet police and more and more private actors are granted power to regulate online content. This endangers our freedom of speech and creates a system of control and censorship for our online freedom. This issue can be discussed either in light of the recent proposal for a EU copyright reform, or as a stand alone topic (or both).|
|31||EU copyright reform||Human rights (privacy)||EDRi, Copyright for Creativity, Mozilla, Spotify, Meame, COMMUNIA, EBLIDA, Liberties.eu||The EU copyright reform proposal is currently being discussed in the European Parliament. The lead committee (JURI) will vote on 23 January 2018 and then the proposal will be discussed in the trialogue procedure. It is still uncertain how long the take since the proposal is very controversial. Many civil society, academia, librarians, researchers, start ups and innovative businesses urged the European Parliament to safeguard their rights and especially to delete articles 11 and 13. It is important to have a follow up discussion after JURI vote and to raise more awareness regarding the measures that have been proposed.|
|32||ePrivacy Regulation||Human rights (privacy)||Since the ePrivacy Regulation was voted in the European Parliament an informative discussion on the topic would be timely.|
|33||GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)||Human rights (privacy)||The GDPR will become enforceable in May 2018. It would be suitable to have discussion over this topic and see who’s ready to implement GDPR – especially from the South Eastern European Countries.|
|34||Zero knowledge cryptography & Ethereum||Human rights (privacy)||1. Vitalik Buterin, chief scientist, Ethereum Foundation, technical, Canada, male. Creator of Ethereum technology.
2. Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn, founder and CEO, Z Cash, technical, US, male. Creator of zero knowledge proof.
3. Jacob Eberhardt, Technische Universitat Berlin & ZoKrates project, technical and academia, Berlin, male. Creator of ZoKrates project which is a framework for building privacy enhanced applications on top
4. Vinay Gupta, founder, Mattereum, techical and policy, London, UK, male. Thought leader and a hell of a smart guy.
5. Andreas Antonopoulos, University College London, technical and academia, US, male. Powerful speaker, thought leader and blockchain advocate.
6. Patrick McCorry, Newcastle University, technical and academia, London, UK, male. He is able to give a practical example; his initiative deals with building an anonymous online voting system on
the Ethereum platform.
7. Adrian Ford, president, Z Trust Foundation, technical, California, US, male. He is able to offer a practical example; he is working on a decentralized anonymous reputation protocol.
|Zero knowledge protocols opened a new privacy realm in the crypto space. Cryptoenthusiasts might already be familiar with ZCash, however, there are new opportunities for other types of applications to be developed – spreading far beyond financial transactions – that make use of these technologies to deliver unprecedented user privacy and auditability. We will soon be looking at a new category of decentralized blockchain-based apps that have the potential to bring full anonymity to a global scale, building on top of Ethereum’s recently added support for zero knowledge proofs. What kind of Dapps (decentralized applications) do we need? How do they help us? What are the challenges and opportunities?|
|35||Internet Freedom Network for Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia: showcasing successful example of regional cooperation||Human rights (privacy)||Vesna Kardalevska, Regional Coordinator, Internet Freedom Project, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association, civil society, Macedonia
Bogdan Manolea, Executive Director, NGO “Association for Technology and Internet”, civil society, Romania
Filip Stojanovski, Program Coordinator, Metamorphosis Foundation, Contributor at Global Voices, civil society, Macedonia
Levan Avalishvili, Deputy Executive Director, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), civil society, Georgia
Asomiddin Atoev, Project Coordinator, Public Fund “Canadian International Innovation Program” (CIIP), civil society, Kyrgyz Republic
|36||Ethical use of personal data – GDPR and MyData as vehicles for a fair and human-centric data economy||Human rights (privacy)||Key participants would include a diverse set of influencers in the MyData community.
The MyData community around the world consists of entrepreneurs, activists, academics, listed corporations, public agencies, and developers. For years, we’ve been using different words for what we do – MyData, Self Data, VRM (Vendor Relationship Management), Internet of Me, PIMS (Personal Information Management Services) etc, while sharing a common goal: to empower individuals with their personal data, thus helping them and their communities develop knowledge, make informed decisions, and interact more consciously and efficiently with each other as well as with organisations.
See https://mydata.org/ and www.mydata2018.org
|Note: a similar topic has been suggested for the Innovation and economy session.
The MyData topic cuts through both – but the fundamental issues of personal data is one of the top defining issues of the future of the internet (according to Tim Berners-Lee), and can thus be looked at from various angles. Thank you for your consideration.
|37||“This video is not available in your country” – How geoblocking imposes on the freedom of legal access to cultural goods||Human rights (privacy)|
|38||Private, personal identification number (OIB) – User data – being used to create digital identity yourname.from.hr at public service DNS.hr which is exposed in online registers and available to anyone who has an Internet connection||Human rights (privacy)||Aida Mahmutović, Balkan School on Internet Governance/DIPLO/SEE||As a enthusiastic student, hope this will got to the right hands to warn Croatia’s goverment about the big issue we have on relation between the law and policies, user data privacy and risks getting our identity compromised with few clicks online. I have proofs of this issue which is still possible to do, moreover I was invited to talk about this issue on local radio news and have written long read article on my personal blog which is also covered with video material.|
|39||National legislations about of Internet access as an inalienable human right||Human rights (privacy)|
|40||Personal data protection||Human rights (privacy)||Lana Galdava; Natia Mrelashvili|
|41||Understanding the Internet economy||Innovation and economic issues||Too early. Happy to deliver names once the session is accepted.||Happy to support and/or speak at such a session. I’m interested in a data driven debate and less in a purely opinion driven discussion.|
|42||Mobile Internet and the app economy: explore the far reaching implications of this shift to a mobile Internet, analyzing from different perspectives how it effects Internet openness, the goal of getting all connected, and the achievement of a sustainable and inclusive Internet.||Innovation and economic issues|
|43||The Impact of online platforms on the digital transformation of our societies||Innovation and economic issues|
|44||Consumer rights: enhancing transparency and consumer empowerment||Innovation and economic issues|
|45||Perspectives of impact of digital currency on financial system and financial governance in South Eastern Europe||Innovation and economic issues|
|46||The future and gaps of the digitalisation of the economy in South East European Countries||Innovation and economic issues|
|47||Digital media and emerging technologies’ impact in economic development in South Eastern Europe||Innovation and economic issues|
|48||Activating e-skills in the digital economies: a policy matter?||Innovation and economic issues|
|49||Digital commerce and data in Europe||Innovation and economic issues|
|50||Shape of the future: The regulation of the cryptocurrencies||Innovation and economic issues||Key participants should be the stakeholders from all groups and sectors, with special focus on civil society, security and governmental sector.||If you need any help with this subject, I would be very lucky to help! Thank you!|
|51||Digitization of agriculture and food production||Innovation and economic issues||Representatives of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition; Representatives of World Economic Forum||I am interested in the digitization of agriculture and the economy in general.|
|52||The future of blockchain and cryptocurrency in Southeastern Europe||Innovation and economic issues||Arvin Kamberi (DiploFoundation)
|53||Impact of upload filters on the European start-up ecosystem||Innovation and economic issues||Tomaž Golob, Young Pirates of Slovenia|
|54||Internet neutrality||Innovation and economic issues||Tomaž Golob, Young Pirates of Slovenia|
|55||Net neutrality||Innovation and economic issues|
|56||Crypto currency and blockchain||Innovation and economic issues||One of the most important development in a field of inovations and economic issues|
|57||Financial inclusion challenges due to its dependency on digital inclusion||Innovation and economic issues||Microfinance digital delivery channels experts; Women Financial Inclusion topic experts|
|58||IoT development – public – private partnerhips||Innovation and economic issues||IoT associations and independent experts||What could be successful models of public – private partnership to start using IoT solution in the country. Role of the government in promotion of these solutions . Regulation and security.|
|59||Fake news||Media & content||Paolo Cesarini, Head of Unit, Media Convergence and Social Media, DG CONNECT, European Commission||2018 events will coincide with the end of the consultation process recently launched by European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. A participation to a session on fake news would be the opportunity to inform of the results of the large-scale consultation process (public consultation, Eurobarometer, workshops, etc.) and present the Communication on fake news and online disinformation that should be adopted end of the Spring. M. Cesarini is also participating to the IGF 2017 as speaker.|
|60||Fact checking and source verification methods||Media & content||Jakub Janda (European Values ThinkTank); Yevhen Fedchenko (Stopfake.org); Verification Handbook Team (European Journalism Centre); young experts tbc|
|61||Understanding the relationship between audiences and microtargeting in relation to Dis/Mis&Malinformation campaigns||Media & content||Jakub Janda (European Values Thinktank)|
|62||Strategic narratives in the new media ecology||Media & content||Prof. Alistair Miskimmon (Queen Belfast University)’ Dr. Joanna Szostek (Royal Holloway); Dr. Tyushka (College of Europe); Nadia Tjahja (YCIG)||The concept of strategic narratives is an upcoming inter-disciplinary field that elaborates on the complexities of international politics today and it’s relationship with the media, especially in regard to how influence works in a new media environment. I have proposed this topic and would aim to contribute but I have also listed myself as a speaker due to my background in the topic and continued study.|
|63||(Big) data journalism and freedom of speech in South East European region||Media & content|
|64||Propaganda and fake news debunking||Media & content||Tamar Kintsurashvili, executive director of MDF; Sopo Gelava, researcher; Dali Kurdadze, researcher|
|65||Social media, censorship, and Internet governance in democracies in transition||Media & content||I would like to recommend a few experts from Ukraine Crisis Media Center (Anna Honcharyk) and Ministry of Information; a President of Digital Communications Network Artur Gurau or myself (Digital communications network is an organization, which connects different stakeholders across media, government, and in-between); and representatives working in the area of Open Government Partnership, dealing with issues of transparency, open data, and social media monitoring.||I would like to report on the event as a journalist because this is my background (I have been working in the media, and now, am a member of a large media network in Eastern Europe)|
|66||Data governance for the Internet of Things||Media & content|
|67||Conversational web||Media & content||Christen, Michael (yacy); Leenars, Michael (NLNET); Cheyer, Adam (Apple)
Tunstall-Pedoe, William (evi); Lenat, Douglas (cyc); Wright, Steve (Leeds beckett University); Ryan Germick (google)
|Voice and spoken interaction as the next phase in interface development, with personal home assistants and the like|
|68||How to fight fake news||Media & content||Representatives of countries with strong Russian propaganda / new democracies||What are successful models to fight propaganda in social media without limiting human rights|
|69||Intermediaries liabilities and content – frontlines for FOE and censorship||Media & content|
|70||Anti Western propaganda, fake news and soft power – Internet content of SEE countries||Media & content|
|71||Initiate discussion on code of conduct , ethical code, – “age of consent” – taking the responsibility for not just our actions but our collective ethical behaviour online , protecting the digital network that is going to define who we are and what we ““grow” up to be in the future. As in Sofia SEEDIG , let’s reaffirm the slogan “Let us shape the internet and not let internet shape us!”||Media & content|
|72||Public sector and innovation||Other||Vitor Carvalho (Technology) Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave; Duarte Duque (technology) Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave; Paula Tavares (Design) , Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave; Claudio Carvalho (Design), Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave; Irene Portela (Law ), Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave||the current loss of trust between the state and citizens is due to several externalities but it is possible to reverse this imbalance by using innovation. Often the “lack of democracy” that a government is accused of is nothing more than bad management. Innovation can give true meaning to Democracy.|
|73||Impact of artificial intelligence on children’s AI , IoT and other ICT products, services, and children’s rights||Other||Tba||Emerging issues to be integrated with WSIS outcomes|
|74||Tackling gender issues on the Internet in the SEE||Other|
|75||Personal data protection GDPR the impact on DNS and Internet||Other||ICANN is looking forward to share its experience in dealing with the impact of GDPR on the DNS and reconciling the multistakeholder policy model with national and regional legislations||The issue of GDPR and impact on the DNS falls under the general, cross-cutting theme of ‘laws in the digital age’ / reconciling regional and national legislative proposals with the technical realities of the Internet, and with the challenge to maintain its global and open character.
The relevant categories are: Security and crime, Human rights, Technical & operational issues
|76||Promotion of youth engagment in Internet governace from Albania and SEE||Other||Fotjon Kosta, Albania IGF\Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania|
|77||Governments vs Fake news vs Media||Other||I would like to contribute as org team, expert, co-moderator, remote moderator , speaker|
|78||Privacy = Personal data vs Social media Vs IoT||Other|
|79||Copyright reform||Other||https://twitter.com/aimigipi DiginsiteBlog||EU Copyright reform is affecting all categories to different degrees.
This is a key issue affecting internet governance for everyone.
|80||Internet data governance in the modern world||Security & crime||Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation||The issue of state governance of the Internet data is crucial nowadays since the usage is greatly spread. The function of state is to provide secrure data usage, but what if the data itself has to be used? How could it be regulated that the state interference is legal? And in which capacity? It all has to be covered in the topic of public and private data usage. To which extent and how we are protected by law in case of data protection. The topic proposed is going to explain major rules for a data protection.|
|81||Cybersecurity||Security & crime|
|82||Drafting and implementing national cybersecurity strategies in South Eastern European Region||Security & crime|
|83||The need for cybersecurity cooperation in the SEE||Security & crime|
|84||Cybersecurity strategy: best practices and examples in the SEE||Security & crime|
|85||Cybersecurity||Security & crime|
|86||Informational security; Informational war; Cyber attack||Security & crime||Tamar Alpaidze|
|87||Compatibility of international standards between the EU and non-EU countries for security and stability of Internet on the global level. Policy of ENISA in this regard||Security & crime|
|88||Importance of International cooperation of national CERT’s as a guarantee of security and stability of Internet. Role of the FIRST in this direction||Security & crime|
|89||Dependency of security and stability of global Internet on national strategies of cybersecurity. Policy of cybersecurity of the EU||Security & crime|
|90||Raising awareness among teenagers towards current cyber threats. The importance of education for reduction of threats in cyber space||Security & crime|
|91||Importance of development process of legislation of cybersecurity for each members of the EU, and recommendations for non members of the EU||Security & crime|
|92||Data is a new oil of the digital economy. Is data protected? Vision and policy of the EU on existing issues||Security & crime|
|93||Cybersecurity as a fifth dimension of military operations. Hybrid wars. Cyberspace is a place for propaganda and fake news. The approach and policy of the European Union||Security & crime|
|94||“My Data” initiative: Data protection awarreness in Albania, SEE and Europe||Security & crime||Fotjon Kosta, Albania IGF\Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania|
|95||Cybersecurity issues and challenges in Albania and SEE towards EU agenda||Security & crime||Fotjon Kosta, Albania IGF\Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania||Would you like to contribute as Org team, remote moderator, moderator even speaker|
|96||SEE countries in a corporate collaboration agenda for identifying the common Critical Information Infrastructure in the region as the key for safer internet and suistanable economic development||Security & crime||Fotjon Kosta, Albania IGF\Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania||I would like to contribute as org team, expert, co-moderator, remote moderator , speaker|
|97||Implementation of cybersecurity strategies vs cybersecurity legal framework in SEE and Europe (issues & challenges)||Security & crime|
|98||New issues and challenges on cybersecurity\cyber-crime in Europe||Security & crime|
|99||How do we integrate the discussion of issues pertaining to artificial intelligence in to the existing IGF framework ?||Technical & operational issues||Tba||UN AI for Good Summit 2017|
|100||IPv6 deployment||Technical & operational issues|
|101||Blockchain usage challenges (Track)||Technical & operational issues||Karaarslan, Enis (Affiliation:ISOC Turkey Chapter); Koç, Serhat (Affiliation:ISOC Turkey Chapter); Genty, Clement (Affiliation: EURALO); Erbguth, Jörn (Affiliation: University of Geneva, Geneva School of Diplomacy)||A blockchain track is proposed which unites different blockchain topics in several sessions (which includes two previous proposals). We think the topics are too broad to fit into one workshop/session
The proposal will include:
|102||Blockchain, bitcoin||Technical & operational issues|
|103||Best technologies for connecting remote mountainous regions||Technical & operational issues|
|104||Even though it looks like that the use of IDN domain names has not been very popular, exchange of the information, experiences, good practices and ideas from the countries that have already launched an IDN ccTLD and the countries that might request/get it||Technical & operational issues||I submitted the same proposal two years ago, and I believe that this topic does not “expire”, it is always popular and of interest for the countries of SEE region many of which have a specific alphabet. This year host of EURODIG, that has .გე IDN, could pass experiences it has.|
|105||IDNs and universal acceptance||Technical & operational issues|