ABOUT SEEDIG

What is SEEDIG?

Launched in 2015, as a regional Internet Governance Forum (IGF) initiative, SEEDIG has evolved into a one-of-a-kind initiative in SEE+, through sustained community work and valuable support from regional and international partners.

Vision and mission

We believe that digital technologies have an important role to play in the sustainable economic and social development of South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+).

In line with this belief, our vision is that of a healthy, sustainable and inclusive digital advancement of the region.

Our mission is to support such a digital advancement through facilitating multistakeholder dialogue and cooperation in addressing issues related to the use, evolution and governance of the Internet and other digital technologies across the region.

Activities

To fulfil our mission, we:

Provide a platform for regional dialogue and collaboration on digital policy issues, through annual meetings and intersessional activities.

Raise awareness and promote a better understanding of digital policy issues among SEE+ stakeholders.

Strengthen the capacity of regional stakeholders to meaningfully contribute to Internet governance and digital policy processes.

Inspire and support communities throughout the region to launch national initiatives and to get involved in regional, European and international processes.

Build partnerships, in SEE+ and at international level, with entities that help us fulfil our mission.

Community

SEEDIG activities are planned and run in a bottom-up, open, inclusive and transparent manner, by the SEEDIG community, with support from our partners.

Membership of the SEEDIG community is determined by voluntary participation in SEEDIG activities and in the dedicated public mailing list

The community, which includes stakeholders from all groups (academia, civil society, governments, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector, and the technical community) and various countries in the SEE+ region, is open-ended and anyone interested is welcome to join. 

Coordination of SEEDIG activities is done by an elected Executive Committee, which is also multistakeholder and regionally diverse. The committee is assisted in its work by interns, editors, web admins, and others.

SEEDIG 4th ANNUAL MEETING

Planning process

The 4th SEEDIG annual meeting was held on 23–24 May 2018, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The planning process for the meeting ran between October 2017 and May 2018, and was conducted in an open, inclusive and transparent manner. 

Community members and partners were invited to contribute to building the meeting programme, in line with the pre-established Programme Guidelines and Session Principles. The 105 proposals submitted by the community in response to the call for issues formed the basis for the content of the May 2018 event.

SEEDIG 2018 Programme

The SEEDIG 2018 meeting was hosted by Digitas Institute and held under the honorary patronage of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr Milan Brglez.

Under the overarching theme Digital transformation and digital society in SEE+ and having data as a cross-cutting topic, the SEEDIG 2018 meeting featured discussions and exchanges of experiences on a broad range of issues, from digital literacy to network and platform neutrality, and from digital rights to cybersecurity.

Details about each session (including session descriptions, key participants, moderators, organising teams, session recordings, etc.) can be found on the dedicated programme page.

09:00 – 17:30 | SEEDIG Youth School

09:00 – 17:30 | SEEDIG Fellowship Programme

16:00 – 17:30 | Internet governance under the magnifying glass

09:00 – 09:15 | Opening & Welcoming remarks

09:15 – 10:30 | (S1) Digitalisation & digital policies in SEE: National priorities and regional cooperation

11:00 – 12:30 | (S2) Digital skills and lifelong learning in the data economy

13:30 – 15:00 | (S3) Is the Internet neutral? From network neutrality to platform neutrality

15:30 – 17:30 | (S4) Digital rights in SEE: Between awareness and enforcement

18:00 | SEEDIG Cryptoparty

09:00 – 10:30 | (S5) Cybersecurity: National frameworks and regional cooperation

11:00 – 11:30 | Lightning talks on technical issues: Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs)

11:30 – 13:00 | (S6) The click-economy: The practical implementation of data protection in the digital economy

14:00 – 16:00 |  (S7) Data-driven technologies: Expectations and practical implementation in SEE

16:30 – 17:30 | (S8) Internet governance in SEE: Putting the puzzle together

17:30 Closing

SEEDIG 2018 Messages

The discussions held during the two-day event were reflected in key messages, outlining main takeaways, possible goals, and proposals for future actions. The messages, endorsed by meeting participants, represent the main output of the meeting.

Through wide distribution at regional, European and international level, they are meant to help inform and influence decision-making processes within governmental entities, national parliaments, companies, and regional organisations.

Read the Messages

  • The SEE+ region needs a common digital agenda, and enhanced cooperation across the region is an essential step in this direction. To more efficiently and effectively address the challenges that come with digitalisation, we need to build on the region’s strengths (such as its human talent and cultural diversity) and create a framework for cooperation and exchange of good practices among countries and among all stakeholder groups.

  • The essential precondition for bridging digital divides and for the digitalisation of the region is infrastructure. Countries need to deploy high speed broadband networks, also in rural areas, and prepare for the deployment of new generations of broadband technologies. Proper regulation and enhanced market competition are needed for the creation of an enabling environment.

  • Sustainable digital development across the SEE+ region can only be achieved by creating a stimulating environment, through a holistic approach and the involvement of all stakeholders in a bottom-up multistakeholder model. We need to actively support this model through building and empowering communities that cooperate towards achieving common goals.

  • To join the next wave of data-driven development, we need to have more ambitious goals, at national and at regional levels. More focus should be placed on developing digital skills, supporting the digital economy, and enhancing cybersecurity while ensuring the protection of digital rights.

  • Countries must acknowledge that brain drain is a serious issue in the region and act to address it. Structural changes across the educational and economic sectors are needed to overcome this phenomenon. An enabling environment needs to be created that allows young people to thrive both educationally and entrepreneurially, or we risk lagging behind.

  • To fully benefit the opportunities of digitalisation, we have to engage in a lifelong learning process to develop our digital skills and keep pace with the constantly evolving digital environment.

  • All stakeholders should play an active role in advancing digital literacy. Governments should adopt policies with input from all relevant stakeholders.

  • Digital literacy should be part of the school curriculum from early ages. Teachers and students should have resources in native languages.

  • Countries in the region should cooperate in advancing digital literacy by sharing experiences and good practices, while building on country-specific contexts.

  • Authorities have a responsibility to keep the Internet open for everyone. Transparency is key for ensuring network and platform neutrality.

  • Neutrality of platforms is important for democracy and it should be protected as a way to enhance competition not only in applications and services but also in innovations, business models and ideas.

  • All stakeholders should be involved in finding safeguards to protect net and platform neutrality. Balanced and principle-based regulation should better serve the interests of both businesses and users. Over and under-regulation should be avoided so it does not harm investments, innovation and customer needs.

  • A future-proof model of net neutrality is difficult to determine now and specialised services should not endanger Internet access.

  • Regulators should be able to efficiently and effectively monitor, and, eventually, regulate online platforms in order to protect consumers’ rights.

  • End-users should be informed and able to understand the effects of new business models based on practices such as  discrimination, prioritisation and zero-rating.

  • The Internet has helped people discover who they really are, even gender- and sexually -wise, so it should stay open as a space for discovery and discussion.

  • Internet companies need to play a more active role in fighting gender-based online violence that occurs on their platforms.

  • All stakeholders should strengthen cooperation with one another and share best practices in order to ensure child safety online.  Especially youth, parents and educators must be made aware of possible risks online for children.

  • Keys to safeguard freedom of expression and tackle disinformation are awareness and education: media literacy and critical thinking must be top priorities from early ages.

  • The possibility of cooperation between national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) of non-EU countries in SEE+ and the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) should be further explored.

  • SEE+ countries should cooperate in cybersecurity amongst themselves, emphasising practical messages for an SEE+ digital agenda.

  • A cybersecurity culture should be built in the region. To achieve it, SEE+ countries must raise awareness, educate citizens and cooperate regionally, which requires the partnership of all stakeholders.

  • Regional and intergovernmental organisations do make an effort to put cybersecurity on the agenda in SEE+. However, it should be complemented with coordination of internal, national, and regional efforts by other actors such as ministries, regulatory bodies, technical community and so on. SEEDIG as a multistakeholder platform can provide a unique space for such discussions and cooperation.

  • Data protection is vital for a data-driven economy. Strong regulation such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the first step towards enhancing the trust of users, ensuring privacy and transparency, but it should be followed by equally strong enforcement.

  • Governments and civil society should do more to raise awareness and build capacities among end-users about the ownership of data and how their personal data is being collected, processed and shared.

  • Collaboration is key and SEEDIG should be used as a platform to map the challenges in implementing GDPR in the region, particularly in the non-EU member states.

  • Questions of consent and notification about data breaches are important. There is a need for a clear set of rules on when and how data subjects should be informed about data breaches, as well as for continuous revision of data protection rules and regulations.

  • Developments in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) come with challenges such as privacy, security, and the risk of widening the digital divide. But stopping technological progress is not a solution to these challenges. Instead, regulators should act promptly and devise policies and regulations that support IoT progress while addressing the challenges.

  • In the data-driven economy, blockchain can serve as a reliable mechanism for providing more privacy, user-centred solutions, transparency, and credibility of data. This can enhance trust in data processing mechanisms.

  • There are also concerns about the immutable nature of the data in blockchain. All actors should work on containing/mitigating the potential misuse of this technology to profile user behaviour online. Personal data needs to remain in the property of users.

  • A key issue to be considered is that developers influence decisions made by artificial intelligence (AI) systems through the principles and choices they instil in the programs and algorithms they build. This is why ethical principles should be at the core of AI development.

  • AI brings many benefits, along with complex challenges. We should take advantage of AI to make our work easier, but we should also be aware of things that AI cannot achieve such as values, ethics, empathy, emotions.  AI should be regulated since the technology is readily being used in various fields and businesses.

  • The impact of IGF initiatives is not easy to measure, but there are concrete examples of how the discussions held at IGF meetings had a positive impact on organisations and countries. 

  • Resources (human and financial) are essential for building sustainability into IGF initiatives.

  • SEEDIG is a valuable initiative in the SEE+ region, and its most valuable asset is its community. But there is much more potential to be explored. We should build on what we have and continue to evolve, through consolidating the community and engaging with new stakeholders, enhancing the capacity development activities, and strengthening the intersessional activities.

  • In the multistakeholder model of Internet governance, everyone is a stakeholder. The question is: How big are the stakes? Answer: If you do not participate, you will never know.

  • The ‘IGF family’ is in its teenage years: after 13 years, the teenager needs to find itself and its way. Parents, whoever you are, you need to love, educate, and support your kids.

  • Money is the key to the sustainability of IGF initiatives, like for anything in real life. We need to address the lack of money to cover all wishes of a teenager.

  • What is the impact of IGF initiatives? And where do we want to go? Don’t ask a teenager about that yet. Wait for him to grow, even if he is a musician.

Attendance statistics

Feedback from participants

An online evaluation survey was made available to participants who wanted to share their impressions, degree of satisfaction and views on how the SEEDIG 2018 meeting went, and how SEEDIG could improve. In addition to the key findings presented below, a more detailed report with all the survey results is also available.

  • According to the majority of respondents (79%),  the discussions held at the meeting addressed the current digital policy challenges in SEE+.

  • Next generation Internet, virtual reality, AI, privacy and the data economy, as well as regional brain drain were proposed as potential future topics for SEEDIG meetings.

  • It was beneficial to extend the SEEDIG meeting to a full two-day event (92%) and the initiative should be continued in the future (100%).

  • While most respondents were satisfied with the content, format and interactivity of the sessions, new ideas were proposed for the future, such as the introduction of best practice forums on thematic areas and a stronger focus on specific issues during sessions.

  • There is a general agreement on the value of SEEDIG and the need to make it more relevant and attractive.

  • Proposals on how to achieve this include more promotion, within and beyond the SEE+ region; more focus on attracting regional stakeholders from the governments and the private sector; and attracting regional innovators.

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

SEEDIG Youth School

The SEEDIG Youth School is a capacity development initiative targeted at students originally from, or residing in SEE+. The purpose of the programme is to offer regional youth a space to learn, network, exchange ideas, and prepare to actively participate in SEEDIG and other Internet governance and digital policy processes at national, regional and international level. In 2018, the Youth School was at its second edition.

Programme overview

Call for applications

17 March – 2 April 2018

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82 applications
17 countries
49 girls | 33 boys
18 fields of study

Ljubljana session

22 May 2018

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Introductions and setting the scene
Simulation: Preparing an IGF meeting
Debate: Internet business models

Selection

By the SEEDIG Executive Committee, in line with published criteria.

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12 students
8 countries
7 girls | 5 boys
6 fields of study

SEEDIG meeting

23-24 May 2018

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The students actively participated in the SEEDIG meeting and presented the outcome of their debate.

Online meetings

Planned and run by a team of volunteers.

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Introduction to Internet governance
Overview of SEEDIG the Youth School
Presentation of the Youth School debate

Post meeting assignments

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The students were asked to submit suggestions on how to better integrate youth in SEEDIG activities and to explain how they plan to stay engaged in SEEDIG activities.

Debate: Internet business models

In preparation for their debate,  students were divided into two teams – Team Cyberton (representing Internet users) and Team Digitalia (representing Internet companies) – and  were asked to come up with new Internet business models in which there is a better balance between the interests of Internet companies and the rights and interests of end-usersIn Ljubljana, the teams fine tuned their proposed Internet business models, coached by Ms Ceren Unal (Internet Society) and Mr Andrea Beccalli (ICANN). Following long debates and negotiations, the teams agreed on the following hybrid business model:

Free registration, non-customised general ads, data is collected without being used for profiling or being sold to third parties.

Users are paid for their data being used for marketing purposes or sold to third parties. 

The amount of payments shall be determined in accordance with the amount of information users agree to share. Users see customised ads.

If users’ data is intentionally or unintentionally misused, the Internet company shall pay damages to users.

If the Internet company wants to sell users’ data, it shall ask them first for their consent. If users agree, they shall be entitled to monetary compensation for the sharing or selling of their data.

Testimonials

If I could describe the SEEDIG experience in few words, I would say it was a mind-blowing, full of positive vibes, intensive learning process and well-organised event. To all the youth who chase to be involved on the field of Internet governance and aim to have an impact on their community, the SEEDIG Youth School is one of the best ways to start, and it must be experienced.
Gentjana Visoçi
Albania
I enjoyed the fact that despite coming from a social sciences background, I was able to get actively involved and share roles and responsibilities with all the other peers at the 2018 SEEDIG Youth School. [...] SEEDIG’s willingness to engage with various stakeholders with a diverse level of involvement and skills was an important precondition for the productive dialogue in Ljubljana.
Mirko Savković
Serbia

SEEDIG Fellowship Programme

The programme is targeted at professionals from the SEE+ region who want to learn more about Internet governance and digital policy and to contribute to SEEDIG and similar processes at national, regional and international level. In 2018, the Fellowship Programme was at its second edition.

Programme overview

Call for applications

17 March – 2 April 2018

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70 applications
27 countries
34 women | 36 men
Academia: 23 | Civil Society: 24 | Government: 10 | Private sector: 9 | Technical community: 4

Ljubljana session

22 May 2018

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Introductions and setting the scene
Overview of roles: session rapporteurs and online moderators
Pro/con debates on Internet governance issues
Unconference (an open space mini-conference driven by fellows)

Selection

By the SEEDIG Executive Committee, in line with published criteria.

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14 fellows
11 countries
11 women | 3 men
Academia: 3 | Civil society: 6 | Private sector: 4 | Technical community: 1

SEEDIG meeting

23-24 May 2018

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The fellows actively participated in the debates held at the SEEDIG annual meeting. They also acted as session rapporteurs and online moderators.

 

Online meeting

4 May 2018

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Overview of SEEDIG and the Fellowship Programme
Overview of roles: session rapporteurs and online moderators

 

Post meeting assignments

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The fellows were asked to submit suggestions on how to improve the overall SEEDIG process and to explain how they plan to stay engaged in SEEDIG activities.

 

Outcome

At their dedicated session in Ljubljana, the fellows had an unconference session in which they established their own agenda and decided on the topics for discussions. The following topics were chosen for in-depth discussions, in working groups: cybersecurity, privacy and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), freedom of expression and hate speech, the Internet of Things, digital literacy, and artificial intelligence. 

Each working group concluded its debate with several key messages. These messages are presented below.

  • Cybersecurity culture in South Eastern Europe can be established through continuous and coordinated efforts on raising awareness among different stakeholders, that leads to a recognised need for redesigning educational programmes.

  • Big data and open data have to be minimised, anonymised and processed in order to protect users’ identity.

  • Nothing is going to change after the 25 May, companies will continue to prepare for the GDPR. Large Internet companies will be the first to be under scrutiny. But also data protection agencies (DPAs), law enforcement, parliaments are still preparing too.

  • The GDPR causes a lot of issues for companies outside of the EU, because the Internet is borderless and, due to globalisation, EU users are everywhere. So, in principle, each company (website) should be compliant (the long arm of the law).

  • The GDPR leads to direct expenses if companies choose to comply with its provisions. If they choose not to, then they should stop targeting EU citizens (or block them technically); this would, in turn, mean indirect financial losses.

  • Freedom of expression is not absolute. It has its limits in the offline world and the same limits should apply in the online world. Hate speech should not be an exception to this principle.

  • Governments should play a more important role in combating hate speech, especially in the context of the SEE region, where hate speech online is often dismissed.

  • Regulation is important, but we should not forget about the importance of education in tackling hate speech and promoting human rights.

  • Governments should play a bigger role in raising awareness about the importance of digital literacy, but academia and civil society should facilitate building this awareness.

  • Awareness should be raised in understanding not only the importance of digital literacy but also what it means. In the context of South Eastern Europe, people should understand what it is digital literacy, how it is different to computer literacy, and what it adds to normal literacy.

  • The IoT will never be secure until we make it secure; we need to apply the security by design principle, which means to incorporate security in how the products are built, in the entire development and life cycle of products.

  • A related problem is that developers are not trained to think about security (same as other potential legal issues, such as liability or privacy). There are best practices for both hardware and software, but developers are not aware of them and of the need to use them. The solution that we see is to incorporate security training in their education, make them understand its importance and the technological options they have. Of course, this does not guarantee incident-proof products, but it is a start; as with every technological application, it also depends on users.

  • For the IoT to work optimally, companies need to upgrade their devices (phone, laptops, tablets, other electronic devices) to make them compatible with one another and adequate for ever-changing threats. Any discrepancy in the operating standards of connected devices can lead to security incidents, amongst other issues (privacy, consumer protection, abuses of rights, and so on).

  • AI will transform the quality and quantity of jobs (not solely repetitive work), but it is difficult to speculate how exactly this will happen.

  • AI is already employed in recruitment agencies that harvest and analyse online data on job applicants. An important issue in this area is the ignorance of laypersons, who might not be aware of the data gathering practices and its effects on their employability. Another issue is the inability of persons to get a second chance or appeal to decisions taken by algorithms (which might be based on inaccurate or false data).

Testimonials

SEEDIG was my first encounter with Internet governance. I always wanted to take part in this field, and it was lovely to start in Ljubljana, where my passion for the digital began. [...]. SEEDIG enabled me to contextualise my knowledge of the digital and made me rethink the importance of localisation in the (post?)Internet era.
Nika Mahnič
Slovenia
The SEEDIG Fellowship Programme was my introduction to the world of multistakeholder Internet governance. [...] I’ve been involved in development of the private sector for years, but this event gave me an opportunity to see the views of other sides. Which was, I have to admit, nothing short of a life changing experience.I am humbled and would like to thank the executive committee for giving me this opportunity and helping me take the first step.
Sergo Karakozov
Georgia

SEEDIG Internship Programme

The SEEDIG Internship Programme, ongoing since March 2017, has two main objectives:

  • To enhance SEEDIG’s capacity development efforts, by offering individuals from the region the possibility to be closely involved in SEEDIG activities.
  • To bring additional support to SEEDIG’s core team in undertaking activities related to the planning of the annual meeting and the intersessional work.
 

The two interns selected in March 2017 continued their work until the end of the year. In early 2018, following a public call for application, three new interns were selected to assist with the preparations for the Ljubljana meeting and with other SEEDIG activities. At the end of their internship, the interns volunteered to continue their work with SEEDIG and they continue to be part of the core team.

The internship with SEEDIG has truly been an enriching experience. The field of Internet governance is multifaceted and complex, and SEEDIG reflects this through its multistakeholder approach and wide regional scope. I enjoyed employing old and new skills in helping the Executive Committee organise the annual meeting and numerous intersessional activities. The best part has probably been getting to know the SEEDIG community which gathers many wonderful IG practitioners from the SEE+ region and connect with them. From creating a survey, to organising the Youth School and the Fellowship, the internship was a dynamic, versatile experience. I am very grateful I got to learn from knowledgeable mentors that are very approachable and ready to support their team members. Overall, I highly recommend the internship to young people from the region that are interested in Internet governance!
Jana Mišić
Serbia

INTERSESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

SEEsummary

Since September 2016, SEEDIG has run the SEEsummary initiative, in collaboration with DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet, The summary, published on a monthly basis, provides an overview of key Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities that occur across the SEE+ region.

Milestones in the SEEDIG 2018 cycle

Branding the initiative as the SEEsummary

Establishing a dedicated Editorial Team in charge of the monthly summaries

The initial team was created in September 2017, following a public call for applications, and was later extended following expressions of interest from alumni of SEEDIG capacity development programmes.

Participation of the SEEsummary editors in the SEEDIG 2018 meeting

The SEEsummary in September 2018

21

SEEsummaries published

13

volunteer editors from 9 countries

40+

digital policy issues monitored

19

countries and economies covered

SEEhub

Launched at the same time with the SEEsummary, the SEEhub initiative was in place until June 2018. In the framework of the SEEhub, online meetings were held at the end of each month and included briefings on the major digital policy developments across the region, as well as discussions on the implications of these developments.

Regional survey on digitalisation and digital policy

Between April and May 2018, SEEDIG conducted its third regional survey, to capture the perception of the SEE+ Internet community on aspects related to digitalisation and digital policies across the region. The survey covered topics such as the region’s readiness for the digital economy, digital skills, Internet neutrality, cybersecurity, digital rights, and data-driven technologies.

Key findings

  • SEE+ is seen as only ‘somewhat prepared’ to embrace the opportunities offered by digitalisation and digital technologies.

  • The priority areas that countries should focus on to better take advantage of digitalisation include digital literacy, addressing the digital divide, and supporting innovation and market growth.

  • Enhanced regional cooperation could help address the main digital policy challenges that the SEE+ region face.

  • There is a widespread lack of trust in the efficiency of national cybersecurity frameworks.

  • SEE+  countries can take advantage of the opportunities offered by data-driven technologies if they focus on education and support innovation, research and development in these areas.

Contribution to other IGF initiatives

SEEDIG has been inspired by the global IGF and by the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EurDIG) and it actively contributes to these two processes. Within the SEE+ region, SEEDIG is seeking to support national and youth IGF initiatives, to the extent possible.

Below is a list of initiatives SEEDIG contributed to and/or supported in the 2018 cycle.

Strengthening SEEDIG

In the 2018 cycle, several activities were undertaken that contributed to strengthening SEEDIG, from launching a new website, to conducting elections for the SEEDIG Executive Committee.

SEEDIG 2018 Budget

Sponsors & budget

SEEDIG is financed solely through voluntary contributions (both monetary and in-kind) from private companies, public entities, and international organisations. In 2018, the following entities supported SEEDIG.

Sponsor Contribution
(EUR)
ICANN
5000
Internet Society
5000
RIPE NCC
5000
Telemach
4000
ARNES
3596.44
IGFSA
2799
RUNE
2500
Afilias
1200
T-2
1100
Dominion Hosting Holding
1000
Alma Mater Europaea - European Centre, Maribor
500
Zabec.net
250
Left from 2017 and 2016
10033.55
TOTAL
41978.99

Notes

Comparing the total budget for SEEDIG 2018 and the final costs, a surplus occurs. This surplus will be used to cover costs related to communication and outreach (web presence, printing SEEDIG materials etc.), intersessional activities, and/or the planning of SEEDIG 2019.

As SEEDIG did not have its own bank account, funds were collected and managed through the EuroDIG Support Association and the Digitas Institute (host of the SEEDIG 2018 meeting). All decisions related to expenditures were made by the SEEDIG Executive Committee and executed by the two entities.

Overview of costs

Most SEEDIG activities were conducted on a voluntary basis, by the SEEDIG Executive Committee, interns, editors, webadmins and other community members who have contributed their time and experience to SEEDIG. The financial contributions from our sponsors and donors was used to cover costs related to the annual meeting, the capacity development programmes, and communication and outreach.

Budget item Costs
(EUR)
A. SEEDIG 2018 meeting
1. Logistics for the Ljubljana event
Venue facilities (days 0, 1, 2)
2310
Catering services (days 0, 1, 2)
11635
Event materials (design and printing)
2916.72
Webstreaming, recording, photo
1245.52
Administrative costs
706.3
Other costs (visa documents etc.)
151.7
2. Youth School and Fellowship Programme
Travel and accommodation costs for participants in the two programmes
7369
Other costs (gifts for Youth School participants etc.)
130
3. Core team
Travel and accommodation costs for the Executive Committee and interns
3044.72
B. Communications and outreach (intersessional)
Domain name renewal and web hosting
205
Outreach activities (print materials, Executive Committee members attending various IG events)
913.29
C. Executive Committee retreat | July 2018, Skopje
Travel, accommodation, local expenses
1985.97
TOTAL
32613.22

SEEDIG 2018 Partners

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