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.

Highlights

SEE countries feature in Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2020

Business perception of public sector digitalisation slightly varies across Western Balkans

 Internet scores low among trustworthy sources of COVID-19-related information in Western Balkans

Serbia starts broadband infrastructure project in rural areas

Romanian public institutions targeted by cyber-attacks

COVID-19 prevents Russia from testing Runet’s resiliency

 Digital platform for accessible tourism available in Greece

 Ukraine extends ban on Russian social networks

 Armenia investigates personal data leak of 3 500 COVID-19 infected patients

 Romania and Serbia take steps to implement Convention 108+

 Also included: a list of free online courses and tools for remote work, and an overview of upcoming capacity development and engagement opportunities for SEE+ stakeholders.

 

 

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Previous issues

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

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2018
2017
2016

Editors:

  • Meri Baghdasaryan, Armenia
  • Maja Ćalović | Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Grațiela Dumitrescu, Romania
  • Aleksandra Ivanković, Serbia
  • Neli Odishvili, Georgia
  • Veronica Ștefan, Romania

Contributors:

  • Katarina Gevorgyan | Armenia
  • Liljana Pecova Ilieska | North Macedonia
  • Ana Jovanović | Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sarkhanbay Khuduyev | Azerbaijan
  • Marko Paloski | North Macedonia
  • Vasile Popa | Moldova
  • Oliana Sula | Albania
  • Mariam Tsiklauri | Georgia

Coordination:

  • Olga Kyryliuk, Ukraine

 

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 Olga Kyryliuk, at editors[at]seedig.net.

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