In 2015, the first SEEDIG meeting was held as a pre-event to EuroDIG. Ever since, SEEDIG has been working together with EuroDIG on building and strengthening synergies between the two initiatives. These synergies have materialised in several ways:
Joint call for issues & other joint initiatives
Over the past years, SEEDIG and EuroDIG have run joint calls for issues, to mark the start of the preparatory processes for their annual meetings. This joint milestone has created the framework for better understanding what Internet governance issues are seen as relevant both in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area and in the wider Europe.
In 2019, EuroDIG and SEEDG produced a joint paper sumarising the Internet governance priorities of their European and international partners. The aim is to use this paper as input into SEEDIG’s and EuroDIG’s efforts to better anchor our annual debates in the European realities.
Participation in annual EuroDIG meetings
Messages from SEEDIG annual meeting are presented at EuroDIG, in the framework of flash sessions. EuroDIG meetings also offer the SEEDIG community an opportunity to get together and discuss how SEEDIG could improve moving forward.
In addition, members of the SEEDIG community actively participated in the planning and running of EuroDIG sessions. Several SEEDIG fellows and participants in the Youth School are often selected for the YOUthDIG programme, further contributing to strengthening the connections between the two initiatives.