SEEDIG Executive Committee

Partial elections 2019

In September – November 2017, SEEDIG held elections for its Executive Committee, in line with the community-approved Terms of Reference for the Executive Committee (ToR). Following these elections, five members were elected for different terms: two members for a two-year term, and three members for a three-year term.

In November 2019, the terms of two Executive Committee members expire. Thus, a partial election process is now ongoing for these two seats. SEEDIG community members who meet the eligibility criteria (as per the ToR), including the two Executive Committee members whose terms are expiring, are eligible for election for the two seats.

In focus


Five candidates who have been nominated for the two open seat on the Executive Committee. Read more about them in their nominations and candidate statements.


A call for nominations for the the available seats on the Executive Committee was open between 30 October and 30 November 2019. In line with Art.6 Section F of the ToR, this space contains information about nominations that meet the eligibility criteria. The nominees will be listed in alphabetical order.

For each eligible nominee, the following information will be provided:

  • The nomination form
  • A candidate statement, outlining the candidate’s vision for SEEDIG over the following two years, as well as their expected contribution to achieving SEEDIG’s objectives
  • A transparency statement, containing information about the Internet governance processes and/or organisations the candidate is involved with, on a voluntary and/or paid basis, as well as the nature of this involvement

List of nominations (as of 13 November)

1. Mikhail Anisimov | Technical community | Russia

Organisation: Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ/

Stakeholder group: Technical community

Country of origin: Russia | Country of residence: Russia

Age: Between 30 and 45

Motivation: For the last five years Mikhail was involved in the organisation of the Russian IGF and some regional IGFs (Asia-Pacific regional IGF, Central Asia IGF). As well as for the last 3 years he was also involved in preparation of the sessions and side events at Global IGF.

The Coordination Center and Russian IGF have a long history of participation in SEEDIG and I’m sure he is going to contribute to the event with new ideas about the agenda and session formats.

Nominator: Katarina Gevorgyan | Global AM LLC | Armenia | Private sector

SEEDIG – is a dialog platform that helps to coordinate the sustainable development of the internet in order to keep it secure, stable and interoperable. The process of Internet governance is going through the evolution, it should take into account new challenges and expectations. I believe that to keep the forum alive and of top interest it should include wider scope of topics and discussions from different perspectives based on a multistakeholder model.

Involved in:

  • Russian national IGF – more then five years in the organizing and program committee
  • Belarus IGF – participant
  • Central Asia IGF – participant
  • APrIGF – host of the event of 2019
  • Global IGF – organizing of the participation of Russian delegation

2. Marina Bzovîi | Private sector | Moldova

Organisation: Moldovan Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)

Stakeholder group: Private sector

Country of origin: Moldova | Country of residence: Moldova

Age: Between 18 and 30

Motivation: Marina Bzovîi is the Director of ATIC Moldova; she is in charge of promoting ICT sector in Moldova and developing of new policies. Marina has a law background and her knowledge could contribute to the SEEDIG community.

Nominator: Veronica Mocanu | Law Faculty, Moldova State University | Moldova | Academia

In a world dominated by technology and internet SEEDIG was my ice breaking opportunity in structuring my knowledge in Internet Governance. It is a unique and impressive community of people ready to share their experience with the new generation. I was one of the SEEDIG Youth School graduates in 2019 and I was impressed by the eager of the team to invest in the future development of internet governance and digital policies.

SEEDIG is a perfect starting platform for the Eastern Europe, it is well structured and organized. Probably we need more involvement from Eastern European Countries such as Moldova, which are to some extend neglected in the process.

SEEDIG can become a stronger community by involving more experts, partners and participants and extending the topics of discussions. Medium and long term it shall become the expertise and the driving force in the Eastern European Countries in internet governance.

My expertise in Digital policies, my managing skills as well as my enthusiasm would serve SEEDIG as an added value I also believe that I would be able to connect SEEDIG to a bigger community.

Other than SEEDIG, I am not involved in any other Internet governance processes and/or organisations.

3. Sergo Karakozov | Private sector | Georgia

Organisation: ITDC

Stakeholder group: Private sector

Country of origin: Georgia | Country of residence: Georgia

Age: Between 30 and 45

Motivation: I’m involved with the development of the internet and the web since late 90s. When AT&T introduced the first broadband to it’s beta users, I was on the technical support team, front line of support for technical issues. As a designer, I was designing web sites back when everything was done by hand and no social networks existed yet. Since 2017, I’m involved with Internet Governance. A fellow at SEEDIG, ICANN and APTLD, these experiences introduced me to the importance of policy making, multi stakeholder model and community. Now I manage some of the most popular online projects in Georgia, tech digital technologies at the university and practice digital art in its its forms. I believe my past experiences will bring much value to the SEEDIG community and I can shake things up a bit.

Nominator: Self-nomination

SEEDIG to me is a very open community of people from different sectors, who come together to achieve common objectives. It is an inclusive platform in the region for anyone to bring up important IG issues up for discussion and collaborate on possible solutions, for the benefit of all.

My initial involvement with SEEDIG started as a fellow, back in 2018. In fact, the SEEDIG Fellowship Programme was my introduction to the world of IG, where I have had the opportunity to meet and make friends with like-minded individuals as well observe the point of view of other stakeholders. This was a life changing experience. In 2019, I was on the organizing committee for SEEDIG 5 and I was very glad to take part in the actual event as well.

In the short run, SEEDIG needs to be promoted more. SEEDIG should try alternative outreach methods to bring in a fresh point of view. In the long run, SEEDIG should be a much larger event, covering broader topics and facilitate discussions on multiple levels.

As a project manager with over 10 years of experience, I believe I can streamline and simplify some of the internal processes to make it even more efficient. As a web technology and online marketing practitioner, I will try to bring more exposure to SEEDIG, which shall attract more stakeholders to the community.

Involved in:

  • SEEDIG 2018 – Fellow
  • ICANN64 – Fellow
  • APTLD73 – Fellow
  • APTLD72 – Host in Georgia
  • Georgian National IGF – Annual Participant
  • EuroDIG 2018 – Participant
  • ISOC Georgia – Member
  • Georgian IDN Registry – Board Member

4. Fotjon Kosta | Civil society | Albania

Organisation: Albania IGF

Stakeholder group: Civil society

Country of origin: Albania | Country of residence: Albania

Age: Between 30 and 45

Motivation: As a short briefing, I would like to bring back to you that my educational background is on Computer Science. As in my professional background during the years 2007-2017 I have worked for in Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Economy Trade and Energy and Ministry of Energy and Industry , as ICT Expert /Head of ICT and cybersecurity Expert, my main duties and responsibilities were on cybersecurity, Innovation and ICT management and development which is set to be priority for Albania as a development country. Since 2018, I am Head of Unit on Policies and Strategies Development of Telecommunications and Posts, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy. I am working on the fields, broadband policies and development, digital policies, digital infrastructure, broadband and connectivity, 5G, law of telecommunication, cybersecurity, innovation and ICT.

Starting from 2015, I am engage and contributor to internet policy development and internet governance with my contribution in national, regional, European and global internet governance community by participating and contributing on IGF 2015-2019, EURODIG 2016-2019, SEEDIG 2016-2019, ICANN 2016-2019, RIPE NCC 2016-2019, APrIGF2016, ApTI 2016, GIPO, SIF 2019, my contributions focusing on fields such as security, cybersecurity, human rights, internet governance, connectivity, digital infrastructure, broadband and connectivity, access & literacy, IoT, etc.

Since 2016, I am engage and contributor to SEEDIG, in 2019 I have been selected as SEEDIG Ambassador and this year in collaboration with SEEDIG and Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania and Albania IGF we organized in Tirana the “SEEDIG Road Show”.

Since 2017, I am the initiator and coordinator of Albania National IGF initiative in Albania we organized the 1st Albania IGF on 2018, Albania IGF it’s become a very important initiative and actor relate internet governance issues and internet policy development in Albania as has been invited in discussions, boards, groups and events from Albanian Commissioner for the Right of Information and Personal Data Protection, ALNOG2, National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security, UNICEF Albania, Council of Europe.
In addition, since 2017 I am board member and secretary of EURALO Individual Association at ALS, and also this September I have been selected as Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC) 2019-2020.

I am very much motivate and strongly involve to work and contribute on internet governance on national, regional, European and global level.

Nominator: Self-nomination

The South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) is a sub-regional IGF initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, and informal dialogue on Internet governance issues among all interested stakeholders in South Eastern Europe and the neighboring area (SEE+).
As SEEDIG objectives are on raising awareness and promote a better understanding of Internet governance issues among stakeholders in SEE and the neighboring area, build and strengthen the capacity of these stakeholders to actively participate in national, regional, and international Internet governance processes, facilitate multistakeholder discussions, exchanges, and collaboration on Internet‑related issues that are of particular concern for stakeholders in the region, and strengthen linkages between the Internet governance realities in the region and the pan‑European and global Internet governance processes.

During this year I have worked hard and continue doing it to fulfill more and more all my duties and responsibilities as SEEDIG 2019 Ambassador.
I am very much motivate and strongly involve in policy making and development of telecommunications, broadband and connectivity with a long experience and expertise on ICT, cybersecurity, internet governance and other communities with internet related issues. But, I am even more interesting, motivating and eager to serve as volunteer for SEEDIG Executive Committee it’s self as an expert and candidate coming from Albania internet governance community with a five years of experiences and contribution on internet governance related issues, internet process development and internet ecosystem in national, regional, european and global level.

Involved in:
– Albania IGF initiator and coordinator since 2017, we organized first Albania IGF on 2018 and Albania IGF it’s become a very important initiative and actor relate internet governance issues and internet policy development in Albania as has been invited in discussions, boards, groups and events from Albanian Commissioner for the Right of Information and Personal Data Protection, ALNOG2, National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security, UNICEF Albania, Council of Europe.
– Global IGF since 2015 – fellow, participant, contributor, working group member, NRIs session organizer, Cybersecurity BPF, NRIs Toolkit, etc
– EURODIG since 2016 – member of working groups, member of WS organization teams
– ICANN since 2016 – fellow, contributor at At-large, technology task force, EURALO, BMSPC-2019-2020
– RIPE NCC since 2016 – speaker, participant, contributor in working groups (routing, anti-abuse, RIPE Atlas, IPv6, policy groups), fellow, etc
– SEEDIG Road Show Event in Albania this event has been organized in collaboration with SEEDIG, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania and Albania IGF.
– Since 2017 I am board member and secretary of EURALO Individual Association at ALS
– APrIGF2016 cybersecurity member of session organizer
– ApTI 2016, invited as speaker
– SIF 2019 invited as speaker and coordinator of Albania IGF

5. Olga Kyryliuk | Civil society | Ukraine

Organisation: The Influencer Platform

Stakeholder group: Civil society

Country of origin: Ukraine | Country of residence: Ukraine

Age: Between 18 and 30

Motivation: Olga holds a PhD degree in International Law and is CEO and is founder of The Influencer Platform – a Ukrainian-based organisation that trains and unites influencers of all generations who stand for digital rights, equal opportunities, and the open Internet. She has over 6 years’ experience in issues lying at the intersection of law and technology, and 3 years in rights’ protection of internally displaced persons.

Prior to establishing her own organisation, she’s been working with the
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, The Council of
Europe Office in Ukraine and world’s leading humanitarian organisations – the International Committee of the Red Cross and Danish Refugee Council.

Olga is actively involved in regional and global Internet governance and human rights initiatives, being a SEEDIG Ambassador and editor of the SEEsummary, a founding member of the Internet Freedom Network for Eastern, Central Europe, and Eurasia, and a member of the YouthDIG Organizing Team.

Ms. Kyryliuk is a regular contributor to the agendas of SEEDIG, EuroDIG, IGF, RightsCon annual meetings, IFLA WLIC and Internet Freedom Summit, where she also presents as a speaker or a moderator. Additionally, she is a dedicated member of the ICANN community, being a part of the NCUC/NCSG and currently serving as a member of the selection committee for the ICANN NextGen Program. In 2019, she was selected as a leader of the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative.

Nominator: Liljana Pecova Ilieska | IMPETUS – Center for Internet, Development & Good Governance | North Macedonia | Civil society

I believe SEEDIG to be a huge opportunity for the region to strengthen its digital potential and intercountry cooperation, work out sustainable solutions to tackle common digital challenges, as well as take a leading position in the global IG ecosystem. I’ve been part of the community for the last three years, and have done a lot to prove my loyalty to SEEDIG. I’ve contributed to all activities and initiatives undertaken by SEEDIG, and have seen on different occasions what worked well and what not so much. I started as a fellow participating at the annual meeting back in 2017. Since then I have joined the Editorial team of the monthly SEEsummary and have been regularly contributing for over 2,5 years, was a session organizer and a speaker at the 4th and 5th annual meetings, and currently serve as a SEEDIG Ambassador. I regularly participate in SEEDIG outreach sessions run during other regional and global meetings (e.g., EuroDIG, IGF, RightsCon, ICANN, etc.). I am equally putting lots of efforts into strengthening multistakeholder cooperation at the national level, raising awareness about SEEDIG and bringing more voices to the community.

Making SEEDIG constantly evolving and growing requires huge amount of work, which so far has been done by a very limited number of people. In this regard, it would be beneficial to incentivize current community members to be more responsive to overall SEEDIG activities and more active at their local communities spreading a word about SEEDIG. I believe it to be extremely important to improve communication and strengthen cooperation with local stakeholders by running intersessional in-country activities, since 2-days meeting without previous communication in-between is not enough to support sustainable dialogue. We need also to find a way to make annual meetings more focused on triggering practically oriented discussions that could lead to some tangible results, thus making them of interest for private sector and technical community. At the same time, we need to convince governments that by supporting SEEDIG they are not only improving their reputation, but also getting a chance to scale their digital development by launching cross border projects. Pure statement and repetition of the problems faced by the region have exhausted their charm and novelty, while it is high time to shift to practical outcomes of the discussions.

Being a bottom-up initiative SEEDIG didn’t avoid challenges with funding. In my opinion, diversification of funds could help SEEDIG growing, including through running more outreach and capacity building activities. It is important to reach out to new sponsors and donors who could potentially show a long-lasting commitment in investing into SEEDIG. For that, as I mentioned above, SEEDIG should be reoriented on achieving practical results.

SEEDIG could launch quarterly regional stakeholder meetings to test the needs of various stakeholder groups and their willingness to contribute to SEEDIG on a permanent basis. Based on the results of such meetings we could fine-tune the agenda for the annual meeting and customize it to the needs of respective stakeholder groups. I believe this would help to increase participation of these stakeholder groups, and also get their funding commitment way in advance before the annual meeting.

I strongly support the idea of national roadshows that has already been tested in few countries and that would help to engage local community members who can’t allow to attend the annual meeting. Another way of enlarging the community could be capacity building aimed at young generation. SEEDIG could partner with universities in different countries to launch IG courses to be run either on permanent basis or as extra curriculum activities.

I am well aware of the specifics of local IG community and its problems, have extensive professional network including representatives of different stakeholder groups that is an advantage with a view to SEEDIG objectives requiring promoting better understanding of IG issues, strengthening capacity and facilitating multistakeholder discussions. Moreover, I’m regularly participating at different events of regional or international level, where I use every opportunity to present SEEDIG.

I acknowledge how time and energy consuming is to serve at the ExCom, but it would be my absolute pleasure to contribute to SEEDIG development and its growth in the upcoming years. I believe my legal background and experience in project management would be an asset to perform the duties expected from this role.

Involved in:

  • Open Internet for Democracy Initiative Leader
    (research and advocacy)
  • ICANN NCUC/NCSG member
  • ICANN NextGen Program Selection Committee
  • EuroDIG session organizer, moderator & Youth
    School Org Team
  • IGF session organizer, speaker, moderator
  • RightsCon session organizer, speaker, moderator
  • RIPE Fellow
  • Founding Member of the Internet Freedom Network
    for Eastern, Central Europe & Eurasia

Election guidelines & FAQs

The Executive Committee is the body responsible for coordinating the SEEDIG process, which includes SEEDIG annual meetings and the related preparatory steps, as well as intersessional activities.

The duties of the Executive Committee are outlined in the body’s Terms of Reference (ToR):

  • Coordinating the preparatory process for SEEDIG annual meetings, including, but not limited to, logistics (including location and relations with the host entity), finances, programme planning, and reporting.
  • Attending SEEDIG annual meetings and coordinating logistics on site, together with the host.
  • Coordinating the planning and execution of SEEDIG intersessional activities.
  • Managing SEEDIG finances, and actively exploring new sponsorship opportunities for SEEDIG.
  • Managing SEEDIG’s communication tools (website, social media channels, etc.) and ensuring they are kept up to date with information regarding the SEEDIG process.
  • Initiating and coordinating outreach activities aimed at promoting SEEDIG and bringing new stakeholders into the SEEDIG process.
  • Consulting the SEEDIG community on all significant matters related to the SEEDIG process, and ensuring that the views of the SEEDIG community are integrated, to the largest extent possible, in the preparatory process for SEEDIG annual meetings, as well as in SEEDIG intersessional activities.
  • Ensuring that the core principles of the SEEDIG process – open, inclusive, bottom-up, and transparent – are fully complied with throughout all SEEDIG activities.
  • Ensuring continuous communication with SEEDIG sponsors, partners, and supporting organisations.

Being a member of the SEEDIG Executive Committee is not as much of a privilege as it is a responsibility. And it involves quite a lot of work, as detailed in the duties of the committee. Few important points to keep in mind:

  • Members are accountable to one another and to the SEEDIG community. The community has the power to remove individual members or recall the entire committee.
  • Each member is responsible for carrying on specific activities, in line with the committee’s duties.
  • Each member is expected and commits to dedicate an average of 5-6 working hours/week to SEEDIG activities. The actual amount of work fluctuates during a SEEDIG cycle, and considerably increases around the annual meeting (to up to 10 hours/week or even more).
  • Members act in line with the provisions of the ToR.

In September – November 2017, SEEDIG held elections for its Executive Committee, in line with the ToR. Following these elections, five members were elected for different terms: two members for a two-year term, and three members for a three-year term.

In November 2019, the terms of two Executive Committee members expire. Thus, a partial election process is carried for these two seats.

In line with Art.2.1. of the ToR, members of the Executive Committee shall serve for a term of two years

SEEDIG Executive Committee elections are open to any member of the SEEDIG community* who meets the following criteria:

  • Is a national or a resident of a country in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.
  • Demonstrates prior engagement with SEEDIG.
  • Has been actively involved in Internet governance processes and/or organisations.

Nominations are invited from all stakeholder groups: civil society, academia, private sector, technical community, governments, and intergovernmental organisations.

When submitting nominations, the SEEDIG community is invited to consider the overall need for the Executive Committee, in its new composition, to reflect stakeholder, country and gender diversity. More specifically:

  • In line with the ToR, the composition of the Executive Committee should reflect stakeholder, country, and gender diversity:

    • Minimum three (3), but preferably four (4) stakeholder groups are represented on the committee.

    • Preferably, each member represents a different country.

    • In exceptional cases, there could be a maximum of two members from the same country.

    • There is gender balance among the members.

  • Currently, the Executive Committee has the following composition:

      • Two civil society representatives, one governmental representative, one private sector representative, and one technical community representative.

      • Five different countries are represented (Armenia, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey).

      • There are two men and three women on the committee.

  • The two Executive Committee members that end their mandate (and whose seats are open for election) represent:

    • One government and one civil society representative

    • North Macedonia and Turkey

    • One man and one woman

* Membership of the SEEDIG community is determined by voluntary participation in the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list and/or in SEEDIG activities.

Members of the SEEDIG community can nominate themselves or other eligible members.

Once a nomination is submitted, several steps follow:

  • All (self)nominations are reviewed by the Election Committee, with a view to determine if they are complete and the candidates meet the eligibility criteria. In the case of incomplete (self)nominations, the Election Committee contacts the nominator and asks for the missing information to be submitted within a determined timeline. If the missing information is not submitted by the indicated deadline, the nomination is deemed incomplete, and will not be considered during the election process.
  • In the case of eligible nominations, the nominees will be asked to indicate whether they accept the nominations.
  • (Self)nominations which are complete and meet the eligibility criteria are published on the SEEDIG website, on an ongoing basis, during the nomination period.
  • Once a candidate is deemed eligible (and, in the case of nominations, after having accepted the nomination), he/she is contacted by the Election Committee and asked to submit two additional documents, within the nomination period:
    • A candidate statement
    • A transparency statement

Once deemed eligible by the Election Committee, candidates are asked to submit:

  • A candidate statement, outlining the candidate’s vision for SEEDIG over the following two years, and his/her expected contribution to achieving SEEDIG’s objectives.
  • A transparency statement, indicating all other Internet governance processes and/or organisations the candidate is involved with, on a voluntary or paid basis.

These statements are published on the SEEDIG website, together with the nomination forms.

Candidates who fail to submit these statements during the nomination period will not be considered during the election process.

As per the ToR, nationals and/or residents of countries in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area who are members of the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list at the date when the election cycle starts are eligible to vote, and shall be considered voting members of the SEEDIG community. A list of voting members will be distributed via the SEEDIG mailing list and published on the SEEDIG website, at least one week before the start of the voting period. 

For the purpose of creating the list of voting members, the Election Committee will invite members of the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list to register as voting members, via an online form. They will also be asked to indicate whether they agree with their names being included in the public list of voting members. 

The Election Committee may contact registering members if additional information is required to determine voting rights. 

Individuals who register as voting members and meet the voting rights criteria will receive voting ballots and will be able to vote during the voting period.

Voting will be conducted via online means, and relevant information will be shared with voting members before the start of the voting period.

The voting period will last 10 days.

The Election Committee shall announce the initial results of the voting process (including information on the number of votes casted, the number of valid votes for each candidate, the number of abstentions and invalid votes), within 48 hours from the closing of the voting period.

The initial results may trigger different actions:

  • The first two candidates receiving the most votes during the voting process become members of the Executive Committee, provided that the diversity criteria mentioned above are met.
  • If the diversity criteria are not met by the simple results of the voting process, the Election Committee will propose two executive committee members whose addition to the committee reflects the diversity criteria while taking into account the results of the vote to the largest extent possible. This proposal is subject to review and approval by the SEEDIG community, in line with Art.6 Section F of the ToR.

Voting members

As per the ToR, nationals and/or residents of countries in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area who are members of the dedicated SEEDIG mailing list at the date when the election cycle starts are eligible to vote, and shall be considered voting members of the SEEDIG community. A list of voting members is distributed via the SEEDIG mailing list and published on the SEEDIG website, at least one week before the start of the voting period.  To assist the Election Committee in compiling the list of individuals with voting rights, members of the SEEDIG community were invited to:
  • Determine whether they meet the above criteria for voting members; and, if they do,
  • Register for voting via the available form available, by Wednesday, 13 November.
The list of voting members and the e-mail addresses provided during the registration process will be used by the Election Committee to distribute voting ballots during the voting period.

This list includes individuals who have registered until 13 November and who have agreed with having their names included in the public list.

  1. ​​Mikhail Anisimov
  2. Rozalia Klara Bako
  3. Nertil Berdufi 
  4. Marina Bzovii 
  5. Arandjel Bojanovic 
  6. Maja Calovic
  7. Ani Dallakyan
  8. Erklina Denja
  9. Sasho Dimitrijoski
  10. Anelia Dimova
  11. Desara Dushi
  12. Stefan Filipovic
  13. Lianna Galstyan
  14. Andrijana Gavrilovic
  15. Katarina Gevorgyan
  16. Nataša Glavor
  17. Kristina Hakobyan
  18. Su Sonia Herring
  19. Aleksandar Ichokjaev
  20. Luminita Iordache
  21. Aleksandra Ivanković
  22. Danko Jevtovic
  23. Ana Jovanovic
  24. Zdravko Jukic
  25. Daniel Kalemi
  26. Arvin Kamberi
  27. Fotjon Kosta
  28. Loreta Kroj
  29. Charalampos Kyritsis
  30. Tetiana Kyryliuk
  31. Olga Kyryliuk
  32. Anna Makaryan
  33. Alexei Marciuc
  34. Nenad Marinkovic
  35. Vlada Martin
  36. Anastas Mishev
  37. Jana Misic
  38. Veronica Mocanu
  39. Dajana Mulaj
  40. Goce Naumovski
  41. Gurkan Ozturan
  42. Marko Paloski
  43. LIljana Pecova Ilieska
  44. Gergana Petrova
  45. Zoran Perović
  46. Vasile Popa
  47. Barbara Povse Golob
  48. Oksana Prykhodko
  49. Roxana Radu
  50. Nebojša Regoje
  51. Anna Romandash
  52. Ucha Seturi
  53. Peter Sterle
  54. Dušan Stojičević 
  55. Nelly Stoyanova
  56. Ioana Stupariu
  57. Oliana Sula
  58. Vladimer Svanade
  59. Veronica Ștefan
  60. Predrad Tasevski
  61. Mirjana Tasić
  62. Sorina Teleanu
  63. Ceren Unal
  64. Catalin Vrabie

Election Calendar

Publishing election calendar

Friday, 18 October 2019

Call for volunteers for Election Committee

Friday, 18 October 2019 – Monday, 21 October 2019

Announcing Election Committee

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Election Committee prepares nomination announcements, forms etc.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 – Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Launching call for nominations

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

(Self)nomination period Reviewing/publishing nominations

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Announcing voting members

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Closing nomination period

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 (end of day)

Launching voting process

Friday, 15 November 2019

Voting period

Friday, 15 November 2019 – Sunday, 24 November 2019

Voting closes

Sunday, 24 November 2019 (end of day)

Initial results (top 2 candidates)

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 (by end of day)

Proposal for the 2 seats (if top 2 candidates do not meet diversity criteria)

By Sunday, 1 December 2019

Objection period

Sunday, 1 December 2019 – Sunday, 8 December 2019

Final results (if no objections raised)

Monday, 9 December 2019

Reviewing objections and providing response

Monday, 9 Deceber 2019 – Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Final results (if no additional objections)

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Election Committee

Following a call for volunteers (open between 18 and 22 October 2019), an Election Committee was formed to manage the election process. 

In line with art.6.9 of the ToR, the Election Committee administers the election process until the date when the final election results are announced. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening the call for nominations of candidates.
  • Announcing the list of voting members.
  • Reviewing the nominations, and ensuring the publication, on the SEEDIG website, of those nominations for candidates that meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Administering the voting process.
  • Announcing the election results.  

For more details about the work of the Election Committee, please consult art.6.4–6.9 in the ToR.

Composition of the Election Committee



  • Kristina Hakobyan
  • Barbara Povše
  • Oliana Sula


  • Andrea Beccalli, ICANN
  • Andrijana Gavrilović, DiploFoundation
  • Sandra Hoferichter, EuroDIG
  • Gergana Petrova, RIPE NCC
  • Ceren Ünal, Internet Society

The Election Committee can be contacted at elections[at]

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