SEEDIG Youth School

Class of 2017

About the Youth School – Class of 2017

On 24–25 May 2017, SEEDIG held its third annual meeting, in Ohrid. In the context of this meeting, a SEEDIG Youth School was organised, as a pre-event dedicated to youth only. This is possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

The initiative was targeted at university students originally from, or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area. The aim of the programme was to offer them a space to learn, network, exchange their views with their peers, and prepare their own position to participate in the SEEDIG 2017 meeting. As well as to encourage them to become long-term part of the SEEDIG community, and of broader Internet and digital policy processes.

What did we offer?

Preparation

Online preparatory meetings, in advance of the SEEDIG 2017 meeting. During these meetings, participants to know each other, and learnt about the basics of ‘Internet governance’ and ‘digital policy’.

Session

A half-day dedicated session, on 24 May. This session was organised as a debate around privacy and security issues.

SEEDIG 2017

Participation in the SEEDIG 2017 meeting. Students were among the many other actors – from SEE and beyond – who shared their views and experience on various Internet-related topics during the two-day event.

Programme

08:30 – 09:00 | Youth School introduction (SEEDIG, ICANN, students, mentors, organising team)

09:00 – 09:30 | Topics overview:

  • Online privacy: Bogdan Manolea, Association for Technology and Internet (Romania)
  • Cybersecurity: Vladimir Radunovič, DiploFoundation (Serbia)

09:30 – 09:45 | Introducing the Privacy vs. Security debate

09:45 – 10:30 | Teams prepare for the debate

10:30 – 11:00 | Break (teams can continue to prepare for the debate)

11:00 – 13:00 | Privacy vs. Security debate, followed by conclusions focused on potential solutions and how those solutions connect to the mission of SEEDIG

Testimonials

Participants

  • Aleksandar Gjoreski, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, North Macedonia
  • Andrijana Gavrilović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Ani Mkrtchyan, Public Administration Academy, Armenia
  • Anna Romandash, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
  • Arta Leli, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Avet Sedrakyan, National Polytechnic University, Armenia
  • Corina Nicoleta Chircea, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
  • Dajana Mulaj, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Diana Teodora Chiș, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
  • Gesara Halili, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Gjorche Cekovski, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, North Macedonia
  • Ledia Maleqka, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Loreta Kroj, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Sabajete Elezaj, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Sara Kovaceska, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, North Macedonia
  • Sasho Najdov, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, North Macedonia
  • Tina Lukezić, Sarajevo School of Economics and Business, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Uada Mema, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Vlado Velichkovski, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, North Macedonia