23 May 2017
20:00 | Welcome cocktail
Pre-event | 24 May 2017
08.30 – 13.00 | SEEDIG Youth School
Pre-event where students get prepared to participate in SEEDIG.
09.00 – 11.30 | SEEDIG Fellowship Programme
SEEDIG fellows meeting: Overview of Internet governance developments across the region and debates on hot topics.
11.30 – 13.00 | Meeting of IGF initiatives – Join the session online
Exchanges on activities, good practices, and challenges.
13.00 – 14.00 | Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 | (S1) Internet governance: A puzzle or a Tower of Babel?* – Join the session online | Webstreaming
Internet became an integral part of our daily lives. Yet, some European areas are under-connected or unconnected, facing many issues related to security, rights, and freedoms. Who shapes the Internet of today, and how do we move forward to meet better conditions?
15.30 – 16.00 | Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 | (S2) Need for speed: Broadband challenges, issues, and trends – Join the session online | Webstreaming
Today, investments in high-capacity broadband network infrastructures are desirable for economic growth and necessary for high-bandwidth demanding services. With its 2020 Digital Agenda for Europe, the European Commission has set out targets for ultra-fast broadband coverage and take-up. But there are many challenges among all parties about how to achieve these goals and how to make sure that these ultra-fast networks are available to all users: policy makers, operators, service providers, etc.
17.30 – 18.30 | SEEDIG association: discussion
18.30 | Dinner
Main event | 25 May 2017
09.00 – 09.30 | Opening & Welcoming remarks – Join us online | Webstreaming
- Marta Arsovska-Tomovska, Minister of Information Society and Administration (host country)
- Sasho Dimitrijoski, Agency for Electronic Communications (host country)
- Sorina Teleanu, SEEDIG executive committee/DiploFoundation
09.30 – 11.00 | (S3) True or false? Guess! – Join the session online | Webstreaming
Fake news, misinformation and the role of media literacy
Fake news or old propaganda, the world had being always confronted by lies, challenged by truth, and asked for the ability to distinguish opinions from facts. How does technology impact on the possibility to deceive lies? Is media literacy enough to fight against the amplifying power of algorithms? Do we need to rethink media literacy? And if yes, how?
11.00 – 11.30 | Speakers’ corner & Coffee break
- SEE regional Internet of Things and other capacity building activities
- New generic top-level domains (new gTLDs)
- How to cripple the Internet in 5 simple copyright reform steps
The Internet of Things can bring numerous improvements to our lives. But it can definitely create numerous new problems and dangers. What are the benefits? What are the problems? And how can we mitigate as many of the problems as possible in order to be able to benefit the most from its capabilities?
13.00 – 14.00 | Lunch break
14.00 – 14.30 | Open data: Overview of policies and initiatives in SEE
Open data in five countries from SEE
The state of IDNs in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.
15.30 – 16.00 | Speakers’ corner & Coffee break
- Mobile security and pen testing
- Net neutrality and zero rating: Regulatory experience across Europe
- Perspectives of e-voting in SEE
What are and what should be the strategic cybersecurity priorities in various countries? Do they feature human rights, IoT, critical infrastructure, awareness, conflict prevention and public-private partnerships and how (should they)? Is there cooperation among stakeholders and among countries in the region already in these main fields? What can be documented as good practices in the region, what are the main obstacles, and how to improve cooperation?
17.30 | Conclusions & Wrap-up – Join us online | Webstreaming
- Online participation
- Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation
- Chengetai Masango, Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum
- Final remarks from all SEEDIG supporting organisations represented in Ohrid
18.30 | Sightseeing & Dinner
26 May 2017
11.30 – 16.00 | Boat tour & Lunch