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SEEDIG 5 Planning

7–8 May 2019 | Bucharest

Planning process

The fifth SEEDIG annual meeting (Bucharest, May 2019) was prepared in an open and inclusive manner, by the SEEDIG community, in line with the following process:

Call for issues

October – November 2018

In a joint SEEDIG-EuroDIG call for issues, the community is invited to propose Internet governance and digital policy issues to be discussed at the annual meeting.

In response to the call for issues, 110 proposals were received.

Inventory of proposals

Early December 2018

Proposals submitted in response to the call for issues are compiled by the SEEDIG Executive Committee and made publicly available.

Find out more about the proposals (full list, stats, etc.)

Planning meetings

17 & 18 December 2018

One or two online public planning meetings are held, to review the submitted proposals and start developing a draft programme for the SEEDIG annual meeting.

Read the meeting summary report.

Draft programme published

By early January 2019

A draft programme is built by the SEEDIG Executive Committee, based on the submitted proposals and the discussions held at the online planning meeting(s).

Public comment

By 20 January 2019

The community is invited to review the draft programme and submit comments and suggestions for improvement.

Final programme

By early February 2019

A final programme outline is built based on the draft programme and the comments received during the public comment period.

Online registration

February – April 2019

Participation at the SEEDIG annual meeting will be free of charge, but registration will be mandatory. Participants will be able to register online, via the SEEDIG website.

Programme Committee

By end January 2019

A Programme Committee will be formed (following a call for volunteers) to further shape the programme for the SEEDIG meeting.

Building sessions

February – April 2019

The Programme Committee will fine-tune the programme for SEEDIG 5, in coordination with the Executive Committee and consulting the community, and in line with the SEEDIG session principles.

Regional survey

March – April 2019

In preparation for the annual meeting, an online regional survey will be conducted on one or several digital policy issues of relevance for South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area. The survey results will feed into the annual meeting.


Bucharest, May 2019

In situ and online participants will discuss Internet governance and digital policy issues from a SEE+ perspective, and will develop the SEEDIG Messages.