Messages from SEEDIG 5

SEEDIG 5 featured discussions and exchanges of experiences on a broad range of issues, from 5G networks and digital accessibility to cybersecurity and the future of work. These discussions are reflected in key messages, outlining main takeaways, possible goals, and proposals for future actions. The messages represent the main output of the meeting.

SEEDIG 5 in numbers

SEEDIG 5 registered a record number of participants (195 in total) coming from 31 countries. Overall, 90% of all participants came from SEE+, 45% were women, and 22% were youth. The programme included 8 main sessions, 2 side-events and 3 pre-events. Check our infographic to find out more details about the meeting.

Evaluation survey

Did you attend SEEDIG 5? How was the meeting for you and what were your main takeaways? Fill out our evaluation survey and share your impressions, degree of satisfaction, and views on how the meeting went and how it could improve for the future. Your views and important.


Two days of multistakeholder discussions and exchanges of experiences on issues related to the use, evolution and governance of the Internet and other digital technologies.

Focus on topics of relevance for the SEE+ region, such as the digital divide, cybersecurity, IDNs, digital rights and the digital economy.

Adoption of SEEDIG Messages, summarising the main takeaways from the discussions and outlining recommendations for the future.

Participation of academia, civil society, governments, the private sector, the technical community from within and beyond the SEE+ region.

Direct interactions with SEEDIG's local partners and regional and international supporting organisations.

A pre-event day dedicated to SEEDIG's Youth School and other capacity development activities.

Security and trust

Infrastructure and technologies for digital innovation

Digital technologies: enhancing accessibility and skills

Digital businesses: trends, challenges and regulations




Day 0 | National University of Political Studies and Public Administration | Bvd. Expoziției 30A, Bucharest

Days 1 & 2 |  InterContinental Bucharest | Bvd. Nicolae Bălcescu 4, Bucharest

Entry and visa


Depending on your country, you may require a visa to enter Romania.

Find out more.


Check out the planning process for SEEDIG 5.

Planning process

SEEDIG 5 was prepared in an open and inclusive manner, by the SEEDIG community.

Submitted issues

We received 110 proposals for issues to be discussed in Bucharest. Take a look.

Planning meetings

Read the summary report of the online planning meetings held on 17 and 18 December 2018.

Programme Committee

Meet our Programme Committee, which will finalise the meeting programme.


The 5th SEEDIG annual meeting was organised with the support of several local partners in Romania.

Institutional partners

Committee on communications and information technology, Senate, Parliament of Romania | Committee on information technology and communications, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Romania | Ministry of Communications and Information Society | National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) 



Association for Technology and Internet (ApTI) | Association of Producers and Distributors of Information and Communications Technology Equipment (APDETIC) | Cluj IT | Digital Citizens Romania | InterLANNational Association for Information Systems Security (ANSSI) | National Association of Internet Service Providers in Romania (ANISP) | National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)


Throughout our work, we have been supported by several European and international entities. They advise us in planning and executing SEEDIG activities, participate in the SEEDIG overall process, and contribute to our outreach efforts. Some have been key financial contributors to SEEDIG, while others have provided in-kind support for our activities.


Our regional partners – entities based in SEE+ countries and active in the field of Internet and digital policy – are supporting our work and contributing especially to our outreach efforts.


We thank our sponsors for making SEEDIG 5 possible.

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