October 1, 2018

SEEDIG 2019 Meeting | Planning process

The fifth SEEDIG annual meeting (Bucharest, May 2019) is prepared in an open and inclusive manner, by the SEEDIG community, in line with the following process:

Call for issues

October – November 2018

In a joint SEEDIG-EuroDIG call for issues, the community is invited to propose Internet governance and digital policy issues to be discussed at the annual meeting.

[Update] In response to the call for issues, 110 proposals were received.


Inventory of proposals

Early December 2018

Proposals submitted in response to the call for issues are compiled by the SEEDIG Executive Committee and made publicly available.

[Update] Find out more about the proposals (full list, stats, etc.)


Online planning meetings

17 & 18 December 2018 | See more details and join the meetings

One or two online public planning meetings are held, to review the submitted proposals and start developing a draft programme for the SEEDIG annual meeting.


Draft programme published

By end December 2018

A draft programme is built by the SEEDIG Executive Committee, based on the submitted proposals and the discussions held at the online planning meeting(s).


Public comment on the draft programme

By mid January 2019

The community is invited to review the draft programme and submit comments and suggestions for improvement.


Final programme published

By end January 2019

A final programme is built by the executive committee, based on the draft programme and the comments received during the public comment period.


Online registration

February – April 2019

Participation at the SEEDIG annual meeting will be free of charge, but registration will be mandatory. Participants will be able to register online, via the SEEDIG website.


Forming organising teams for sessions

By end January 2019

Organising teams are formed for each session included in the final programme. The teams are open to all those who have submitted proposals, as well as to any other interested individual. The Executive Committee designate one or two team leads for each session, to facilitate the work of the organising teams. Members of the Executive Committee also contribute to the planning of the sessions, on an equal basis with all other team members.


Building the sessions

February – April 2019

Organising teams build the sessions (defining the focus and title, description, format, key participants, moderator/facilitator, etc.) in an open and transparent manner. The overall activity of the organising teams is coordinated by the Executive Committee, whose role is to assist the teams and to ensure compliance with the Session principles.


Online regional survey 

March – April 2019

In preparation for the annual meeting, an online regional survey will be conducted on one or several digital policy issues of relevance for South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area. The survey results will feed into the annual meeting.


5th SEEDIG annual meeting 

Bucharest, May 2019

In situ and online participants will discuss Internet governance and digital policy issues from a SEE+ perspective, and will develop the SEEDIG Messages.