The fourth European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) conference, which took place on 30-31 May in Belgrade, Serbia, brought together over 400 participants to discuss ICT policy issues and challenges. Another 100 participants connected remotely via hubs across Europe.
The event was hosted by the Serbian Digital Agenda Administration, and was co-organised by DiploFoundation, the Council of Europe, the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (ОFCOM), and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
As well as being involved in the organisation of the programme, including the setting up of panels and workshops, one of Diplo’s key roles was in organising remote participation and remote hubs, in collaboration with the EuroDIG Secretariat and the hub organisers in Europe.
The EuroDIG participants represented the private sector, governments, international organisations, youth, media, civil society and the academic and technical communities. Among the participants were also representatives from the Council of Europe, EBU, OFCOM, the Norwegian Post and Telecom Regulatory Authority (NPT), ISOC, Google, Microsoft, Ericsson, Telenor, Telefonica, Verizon, and Cisco.
During the sessions, Diplo illustrator Vladimir Veljasevic captured the discussions in real-time, complementing the speeches with visual impressions. View the illustrations here.
Photos from the event are available here.
The end of the two-day meeting was marked by a Diplo farewell party on a floating bar on river Sava.
Reports, transcripts and webcasts for each EuroDIG session are available at www.eurodig.org. The session reports will be incorporated in ‘Messages from Belgrade’, EuroDIG’s contribution to the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi in September 2011. For more info about the annual European meeting, visit www.eurodig.org