December 13, 2017

SEEsummary

Monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities in South Eastern Europe and the neighouring area
In partnership with DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform

[New] The January 2019 issue is now available.

It covers Internet governance and digital policy developments that occurred in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area in December 2018 and January 2019.

 

Highlights:

  • Bulgaria: Over 2 500 Bulgarian children passed online safety training in 2018
  • Croatia: Authorities plan to introduce legislative measures to prevent and counter hate speech online.
  • Greece: Broadband voucher scheme was approved by the European Commission.
  • Serbia: .rs domains are now available in minority languages/scripts.
  • Romania: The country ranks among the least expensive countries for fixed broadband in the EU.
  • Ukraine: The Blockchain Association of Ukraine (BAU) and the Ukrainian National IT Factory launch the Blockchain Hub Academy.
  • SEE+: UNIDIR’s Cyber Policy Portal also covers SEE+ countries.
  • SEE+: Discussions continue on a Regional Roaming Agreement for Western Balkans.
  • SEE+: Several countries get EU funds for the development of public Wi-Fi.
  • Romania outlines digital policy priorities for its mandate at the Presidency of the Council of the EU.
  • Also included: a list of upcoming events (February 2019), a look at Internet Governance Forum initiatives which had meetings recently, and an overview of upcoming capacity development and engagement opportunities for SEE+ stakeholders.

 

 

 

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Editorial team


Editors: Adela Alexandru, Qanita Abedpour, Maja Ćalović, Desara Dushi, Sabajete Elezaj, Andrijana Gavrilović, Su Sonia Herring, Loreta Kroj, Olga Kyryliuk, Marko Paloski, Efthymia Papadopoulou, Mirko Savković, Oliana Sula | Coordination: Sorina Teleanu.

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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@seedig.net.