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SEEDIG 2016 | Programme details

22 April 2016 | Belgrade

Speakers’ corner


First block: 11.00 – 11.30

Moderator: Lianna Galstyan, Internet Society Armenia

1. Outreach about activities of the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICANN

Teaser: The assignment of domain names gives rise to many critical issues that civil society addresses, such as access, human rights, privacy and others. The Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) is one of the stakeholder groups that is an avid defender of non-commercial users rights at ICANN. The presentation aims to introduce NCUC to the SEEDIG audience and showcase some of its successes regarding policymaking and impacting policy-making within ICANN.

Presenter: Tatiana Tropina, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany/Russian Federation

2. International (European) organizations and projects on national (sub-regional) level: synergy or competition?

Teaser: All Europeans countries are members of UN, ITU and OSCE, all of them (except Belarus) are members of the Council of Europe, 28 of them are members of the EU. Each of these organizations has its own approach to Internet governance. What are their “agents” and tools of influence on national and sub-regional levels? 

Presenter: Oksana Prykhodko, European Media Platform, Ukraine

Second block: 16.00 – 16.30

Moderator: Aida Mahmutović, Centre for Internet Governance, Bosnia and Herzegovina

3. How to empower and protect young people to use ICTs in a positive way – multistakeholder approach

Teaser: How to protect children’s rights: freedom of speech, privacy, and the right to grow up in a safe and secure environment. This year Safer Internet Armenia launched its 8th edition with a huge support and participation from all stakeholder groups.  Our presentation will highlight Internet safety and media literacy activities in Armenia, providing a brief overview of projects, goals, partners and major challenges. We will present how we work to prevent unethical and negative use of new technologies, on one hand and cultivate creativity, critical thinking and active citizenship, on the other.

Presenter: Anahit Khosrovyan, Safer Internet Armenia

4. Promoting digital rights with online media (presenting videos)

Teaser: It seems to be a complicated task to explain technical stuff with relevance for digital rights to the general public. Even more complicated when we talk about privacy. ApTI has worked in the past year on a recipe that involves animation, short video and what looks like a regular person. All mixed with the necessary spices – a dose of humour and a small plot twist. Come to find out the results! Free to share and to replicate in your own country.


  • Valentina Pavel, Association for Technology and Internet, Romania
  • Matei-Eugen Vasile, Association for Technology and Internet, Romania