8th Annual Meeting of the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance
SEEDIG 8 is starting soon!
SEEDIG 8 will be held at the elegant WESPA Business & Lounge, a contemporary venue that resonates with a modern vibe and provides ideal setting for us to reconnect, and plan for the future growth.
- Meeting format: in-person with YouTube live streaming
- Working language: English
SEEDIG 8 will be held under the overarching theme “Digital Beyond Borders: Regional Synergy for Community Advancement”. This theme was chosen with careful consideration of SEEDIG’s core values and commitment to foster community expansion and strengthen partnerships across the region. It emphasizes the idea that in our increasingly interconnected digital world, the boundaries that traditionally defined countries are transcended by opportunities for collaboration and growth. SEEDIG 8 recognizes that cooperation across borders is essential for empowering local communities, and offers a space where stakeholders from South Eastern Europe can connect, exchange insights about in-country projects and initiatives, and explore opportunities for enhanced synergies.
SEEDIG 8 is co-hosted by Politiscope, a Split-based privacy watchdog organisation committed to safeguarding digital rights and democratic processes. Politiscope’s primary goal is to ensure citizens’ data protection by advocating for the comprehensive implementation of the GDPR to reshape the digital public sphere effectively.
Monday, 6 November 2023
Duje Prkut, Executive Director, Politiscope (Local Co-host)
Chengetai Masango, Head of Office, United Nations Secretariat for the Internet Governance Forum
Tena Šimonović Einwalter, Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia
Danko Jevtović, ICANN Board of Directors Vice-Chair
Dijana Milutinović, Communications Manager, RNIDS
Desiree Milošević Evans, Chair, RIPE Cooperation WG
Jan Braathu, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia (video address)
Moderator: Duje Kozomara
Speakers: Darja Lončar, Stefan Martinić, Anamarija Mladinic, Danijela Perica
Moderator: Vasile Popa
Speakers: Christian Mamo, Oleksandra Mazur, Yanina Kornienko
Facilitator: Montserrat Legorreta, Program and Operations Associate
Speaker: Regina Filipová Fuchsová, Industry Relations Manager, EURid
Speaker: Feđa Kulenović, Data and Digital Transformation Manager, Internews
Speaker: Lejla Huremović, Program Coordinator & Multimedia Content Producer, Internews
Moderator: Grant Baker
Speakers: Samvel Martirosyan, Bojan Perkov, Teona Turashvili, Olga Kyryliuk
Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Moderator: Maida Muminovic
Speakers: Melisa Durak, Bojana Kostic, Lukasz Gabler, Feđa Kulenović
Facilitator: Lea Kaspar, Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
Facilitators: Bojan Perkov, Ninoslava Bodganović
Speaker: Dijana Milutinović, Communications Manager, RNIDS
Speaker: Grant Baker, Research Analyst, Freedom House
Moderator: Dušan Stojičević, Marketing Director, Gransy; BoG Vice-Chair, RNIDS
Speaker: Alena Muravska, Programme Management Officer, RIPE NCC
Research Analyst, Freedom House
Grant Baker is a Research Analyst for technology and democracy at Freedom House where he covers Europe and Eurasia for Freedom on the Net. Prior to joining Freedom House, he worked as the Research Manager at SMEX, where he led the Beirut-based organisations research on digital rights, contributed to the Lebanon Freedom on the Net report, and conducted grant writing on research and advocacy.
Cybersecurity expert, SHARE Foundation
Ninoslava Bodganović is a cybersecurity expert at the SHARE Foundation. Her expertise and interest involve assessing digital security landscapes and crafting security measures and procedures for organisations to safeguard against cyberattacks. She also offers support in the event of cyber incidents.
Regina Filipová Fuchsová
Industry Relations Manager, EURid
Project Officer, Social Media 4 Peace Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNESCO
Public Policy and Government Relations Manager CEE, TikTok
Program Coordinator & Multimedia Content Producer, Internews
Lejla Huremović graduated in Public Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. She worked at the Press Council and the Sarajevo Open Center. She has been engaged in activism for more than 15 years, especially fighting for the rights of LGBTIQ people. For years, she has been working on media education and analysis of media reporting on LGBTIQ topics. She organized a series of media campaigns aimed at educating and raising the visibility of the existence of LGBTIQ people in BiH society. She participated in the establishment of the first Organizing Committee of the BiH Pride March and organizing the last 4 Pride Marches.
ICANN Board of Directors Vice-Chair
Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
Digital Rights Researcher and Advocate, Pen to Paper
Data Protection Consultant, Politiscope and Consent
Duje is a passionate advocate for privacy as a fundamental human right in the age of rapid technological development. He co-founded Politiscope, a privacy watchdog organisation committed to safeguarding digital rights and democratic processes. As a CIPP/E and CIPM certified data protection consultant, he also established Consent, a consultancy that helped over 50 Croatian organizations with their GDPR obligations.
Data and Digital Transformation Manager, USAID’s BMAP FORWARD
Technical Advisor on Internet Governance and Digital Rights, Internews
Olga Kyryliuk is a Technical Advisor on Internet Governance and Digital Rights for Greater Internet Freedom project at Internews. She has a PhD in international law and over 10 years of experience in the field of digital rights and internet governance. She is also the author of Freedom on the Net Ukraine report.
Program and Operations Associate, Global Network Initiative (GNI)
Data Protection Officer, Rimac Group
Darja Lončar has over 15 years of experience in data protection field. She is currently working as data protection officer of Rimac Group, a manufacturer of the most advanced hypercars and electrification technologies. Prior to that she had been working as data protection officer of Croatian Telecom Group. She has PhD in data protection law and master’s degree in international business law. She also worked as a data protection consultant for United Nations Development Program and others. She frequently participates in projects, conferences, panels relating to data protection and publishes on the topic.
Member of Directorate, OSINT for Ukraine
LL.M. Harvard Law School, Law Firm Kramarić & Partners
Stefan Martinić has three years of experience working in law firms in Zagreb. He specializes in corporate law, GDPR and EU law, with a particular interest in the intersection of law and technology. Stefan is a part-time legal advisor to the Croatian Artificial Intelligence Association.
He completed a master’s degree in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (EU Law & Tech Law) and at Harvard Law School (with a focus on Cyberlaw) and had a six-month exchange at Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne. He earned a Saïd Business School – University of Oxford Artificial Intelligence Certificate.
He interned at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Co-founder of CyberHUB
Samvel Martirosyan is a media expert and cyber security specialist. He is a co-founder of CyberHUB, an Armenia-based organisation that helps civil society address digital threats. He is a director of ArmSec Foundation. Martirosyan’s work focuses primarily on information security and hybrid threats. He is also the author of the Armenia Freedom on the Net report.
Editor, NGO “Olenivka Families Community”
Desiree Milošević Evans
Chair, RIPE Cooperation WG
Communications Manager, RNIDS
Head of Sector for EU, International Cooperation, and Legal Affairs, Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency
Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director for Europe, ICANN
Executive Director, Mediacentar Sarajevo
Programme Management Officer, RIPE NCC
Data Privacy Manager, Infobip
Danijela Perica is a Data Privacy Manager at Infobip. She is a legal expert with more than 17 years of work experience. As a corporate lawyer, she has specialized in information and communication technologies, and for the last seven years, she has been entirely dedicated to privacy and data protection matters. As Privacy Manager, she manages and implements the global privacy program in Infobip. Within Infobip, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to finding solutions for achieving Infobip’s compliance with customers’ and employees’ privacy-related expectations and requirements of applicable privacy laws.
Digital Policy Coordinator, SHARE Foundation
Bojan Perkov works as a Digital Policy Coordinator at the SHARE Foundation, which authors the Serbia Freedom on the Net report. His expertise and interests include human rights and freedoms in the technological context, digital security of public interest actors, as well as other issues at the intersection of society and technology, such as online censorship circumvention, personal data protection and the impact of surveillance on human rights.
Head of R&D Department, OSINT for Ukraine
Executive Director, Politiscope
Tena Šimonović Einwalter
Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia
Marketing Director, Gransy; BoG Vice-Chair, RNIDS
Head of Local Government, Civic Tech and Innovations Directions at Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)
Teona Turashvili is the Head of Local Government, Civic Tech and Innovations Directions at the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), a Georgian organisation that supports the development of an informed and empowered society for democratic governance. She is also the author of the Georgia Freedom on the Net report.