SEEDIG 6 Planning process
SEEDIG holds annual meetings focused on fostering dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+) in addressing relevant Internet and digital policy issues.
Such issues range from closing the digital divide to taking advantage of the opportunities offered by emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and artificial intelligence.
The 6th SEEDIG annual meeting (SEEDIG 6) will be held in the spring of 2020. The exact date and host country are to be confirmed.
As per tradition, SEEDIG 6 will be prepared in an open and inclusive manner, with the involvement of the SEEDIG community, and in line with the process and principles described below.
Which Internet governance and digital policy issues should be discussed at SEEDIG and EuroDIG in 2020?
In a joint call for issues, SEEDIG and EuroDIG (the European Dialogue on Internet Governance) are inviting European stakeholders to submit proposals for issues to be discussed at their 2020 annual meetings.
The call for proposals is open between 1 October and 8 December 2019 (24:00 UTC).
In the online form, you can choose to propose an issue for SEEDIG, for EuroDIG or for both.
You may suggest up to three (3) issues. If more than three proposals are submitted by the same person, only the last three proposals will be considered.
To keep in mind
- Is there anything we talked about at SEEDIG 5 in Bucharest that you would want to see discussed again next year, maybe more in-depth?
- Are there new topics we need to pay more attention to?
- What Internet and digital policy issues do you think would be in focus by next spring in the SEE+ region?
Call for issues
1 October – 8 December 2019
What topics should we talk about at SEEDIG 6? Which Internet governance and digital policy issues are of high interest for stakeholders in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area?
Help us find answers to these questions by responding to our call for issues.
As to previous years, we have a joint SEEDIG-EuroDIG call for issues. So you can suggest topics to be discussed throughout Europe, at both SEEDIG and EuroDIG in 2020. Or you can choose to only suggest topics for SEEDIG. Up to you.
Read more above.
Overview of proposals
By 15 December 2019
Proposals submitted in response to the call for issues are compiled and made publicly available.
Forming a Programme Committee
By 15 December 2019
A Programme Committee will be formed (following a call for volunteers) to shape the programme for SEEDIG 6.
Online planning meetings
Late December 2019
One or two online public planning meetings are held, to review the submitted proposals and start developing a draft programme for SEEDIG 6.
By mid January 2020
A draft programme is built based on the submitted proposals and the discussions held at the online planning meeting(s).
By end January 2020
The community is invited to review the draft programme and submit comments and suggestions for improvement.
Final programme published
Early February 2020
A final programme outline is built based on the draft programme and the comments received during the public comment period.
February – April 2020
***Participation at SEEDIG 6 is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Participants will be able to register online, via the SEEDIG website.
Building the sessions
February – April 2020
The Programme Committee (PC) will fine-tuning the programme for SEEDIG 6, in close cooperation with the Executive Committee. In doing so, the PC will:
Further shape the sessions, in terms of title, focus, format, key participants, moderators etc.
Ensure that the overall programme is cohesive, consistent, focused and relevant. For example, the programme should include topics of interest for as many stakeholder groups as possible (especially those traditionally less represented at SEEDIG meetings). The discussions should be focused and relevant for the SEE+ region.
Develop mechanisms (e.g. public consultations, online meetings) to allow the SEEDIG community to be periodically informed about and consulted on the programme.
March – April 2020
In preparation for the annual meeting, an online regional survey will be conducted on one or several digital policy issues of relevance for SEE+.
SEEDIG 6 meeting
Date & host country tbc
In situ and online participants will discuss Internet governance and digital policy issues from a SEE+ perspective, and will develop the SEEDIG Messages.