DiploFoundation will participate in the third annual meeting of the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG). The event will take place in Ohrid, Macedonia, from 24–25 May 2017. It will be hosted by the Agency for Electronic Communications, with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, and the Macedonian Academic Research Network (MARnet) as local institutional partners. The overarching theme of the meeting will be: Digital development: turning challenges into opportunities.
Moreover, Diplo’s experts will support the SEEDIG Youth School and the SEEDIG Meeting Fellowship Programme, which will take place before the SEEDIG. The Youth School will bring together 18 students from the SEE region for a brief introduction to Internet governance. The Fellowship Programme (16 fellows) is aimed at supporting the capacity development of regional stakeholders in order for them to be able to actively participate in national, regional, and international Internet governance and digital policy processes.
Diplo has been a supporter of SEEDIG since its launch in 2015. The initiative is dedicated to open, inclusive, multistakeholder discussions on Internet governance and digital policy issues between stakeholders in the SEE and neighbouring countries.