Get set for SEEDIG 2018
- BIK Team
The South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) will be holding its 2018 annual meeting 23-24 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. SEEDIG is a sub-regional IGF initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, and informal dialogue on internet governance issues among all interested stakeholders in the region.
In the framework of the meeting, SEEDIG will also hold the second edition of its Youth School. The SEEDIG Youth School is a capacity-development initiative targeted at students originally from, or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area*. It aims to offer regional youth a space to learn, network, exchange ideas, and prepare to actively participate in the annual meeting.
The programme will include online preparatory meetings, a half-day event on 22 May 2018 dedicated to the youth, and full participation in the two-day annual meeting.
A limited number of partial and full scholarships (travel costs, accommodation) are available. However, due to limited funds, interested participants are strongly advised to look for alternative funding also (via their university, for example).
The SEEDIG Youth School is open for applications until Monday, 2 April 2018.
For further information and online applications, see the SEEDIG website.
* Countries usually represented in SEEDIG activities are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
- Charalampos Kyritsis, Youth Ambassador
In this article, Charalampos Kyritsis, a BIK Youth Ambassador from Greece, reflects on his recent experience in attending SEEDIG, the South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance.
- BIK Team
SEEDIG is a sub-regional Internet Governance Forum (IGF) initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, and informal dialogue on internet governance issues among all interested stakeholders in the region.
- Auke Pals (Youth representative)
Auke Pals, 19, is a part-time high school student, a member of the Dutch Digital Youth Council, and a youth representative of European Digital Youth. Here, he reflects on his attendance at SEEDIG – the South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance – and his ability to contribute to internet governance issues as a young European citizen.