SEEsummary

A monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities in
South Eastern Europe and the neighouring area (SEE+)

Launched in September 2016, the SEEsummary – a one of a kind initiative in the region – provides a monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities occurring in SEE+.

Updates covered in the summary are structured around Internet and digital policy issues, such as infrastructure, cybersecurity, human rights online, e-commerce, and the digital divide. For this purpose, we use the classification of Internet and digital policy issues developed by DiploFoundation and showcased in the Geneva Internet Platform Digital Watch Observatory.

In partnership with DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform

Highlights

Ukraine presents new digital ministry and digital state brand Diia; the government also shifts to electronic document exchange and has new IT tax in plans

Serbia and Czech Republic to cooperate on innovation, artificial intelligence and robotics

 Montenegro and North Macedonia conclude agreement on mutual recognition of trust services

Romania and Poland sign a memorandum of understanding on digital cooperation

Greece signs Convention 108+ for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data

New ICT-related university programmes launched in Serbia

Network operators in Belarus obliged to provide IPv6 support

Romanian National Bank launches FinTech Innovation Hub

New 5G pilot project launched in Moscow

First AI Centre established in Croatia

 Also included: a list of upcoming events (October 2019) and an overview of upcoming capacity development and engagement opportunities for SEE+ stakeholders.

 

 

Previous issues

Take a look at previous issues of the SEEsummary to see what has happened in the SEE+ region since September 2016.

2019
2018
2017
2016

Editors:

  • Maja Ćalović | Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Andrijana Gavrilović | Serbia
  • Katarina Gevorgyan | Armenia
  • Su Sonia Herring | Turkey
  • Aleksandra Ivanković | Serbia
  • Ana Jovanović | Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Stelios Kavvadias | Greece

 

  • Loreta Kroj | Albania
  • Olga Kyryliuk | Ukraine
  • Marko Paloski | North Macedonia
  • Efthymia Papadopoulou | Greece
  • Liljana Pecova Ilieska | North Macedonia
  • Oliana Sula | Albania
  • Veronica Ștefan | Romania

Coordination:

  • Sorina Teleanu | Romania

 

Read more about our editors

Editorial note

The SEEsummary is produced on a best effort basis, by our team of volunteer editors. Each month, the editors scan local and regional media, as well as websites of public institutions and other organisations, and compile what they find to be some of the most significant digital policy developments.

The SEEsummary does not claim to be a comprehensive source of information. Despite our efforts, we may miss some things happening across the region. To help us cover as many significant developments as possible, we invite you to share with us news from your countries.

While we do our best to double-check the information we cover, and we always provide links to the sources, we acknowledge the fact that errors might appear in our summaries. Please rest assured that such errors are never made on purpose. And we always stand ready to correct them.

For any corrections or contributions to our summaries, please contact SEESummary coordinator Sorina Teleanu, at editors[at]seedig.net.

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