SEEDIG Meeting Fellowship – Ohrid session

SEEDIG Meeting Fellowship Programme is a SEEDIG initiative focused on capacity development in the field of Internet governance and digital policy. The Programme, whose inaugural edition is sponsored by the Internet Society, is intended to:

  • Support SEEDIG’s efforts to develop the capacity of regional stakeholders to actively participate in national, regional, and international Internet governance and digital policy processes.
  • Diversify and consolidate the SEEDIG community, by giving more individuals from the region the possibility to attend the annual meeting, and to get involved in inter-sessional activities.
Programme | 24 May

Session facilitators: Arvin Kamberi, DiploFoundation | Ceren Unal, Internet Society

09:00 – 09:15 | Introductions

  • Fellows, SEEDIG

09:15 – 09:45 | Overview of several organisations in the Internet governance ecosystem

  • Ceren Unal, Internet Society
  • Andrea Becalli/Siranush Vardanyan, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Gergana Petrova, RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)

09:45 – 11:15 | Presentations and debates

  • Internet governance in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area – developments and events in May (presentations by fellows)
    • Each fellow will have about two minutes to present one development/event he/she has written about in preparation for the May summary of regional developments. Other fellows or session participants may ask questions.
  • Quick debates on pre-selected topics
    • Participants will be split in two teams, and presented with one topic at a time. Each topic will have a pro and a contra side, and each team will have to advocate for one of the two sides. Each debate will not last more than 5 minutes.
    • Example of a topic:
      • Pro: E-voting and Internet voting are the democratic way to ensure inclusion, transparency, accuracy and efficiency.
      • Contra: E-voting is too insecure to trust my vote to.
    • Presentations of developments/events and quick debates will be intercalated.

11.15 – 11.30 | Conclusions and way forward: Fellows’s future engagement with SEEDIG

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