South Eastern European Dialogue (SEEDIG)

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Video recordings of the SEEDIG sessions are available.

Take a look at the SEEDIG Messages.


The South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance is a regional IGF initiative dedicated to open, inclusive and informal dialogue on Internet governance issues among all interested stakeholders in South Eastern Europe (SEE) and the neighbouring area. SEEDIG is scheduled to take place in Sofia, on 3 June 2015, as a pre-event to the eighth European Dialogue on Internet Governance – EuroDIG (4-5 June 2015), and is organised by a committee representing various stakeholder groups from the region, with the cooperation of the EuroDIG Secretariat, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, and UNICART.

SEEDIG's overarching theme is "Multistakeholder Internet governance: from global debates to South Eastern European realities".

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  • Raise awareness and promote a better understanding of Internet governance among stakeholders from South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area
  • Build or strengthen the capacity of these stakeholders to actively participate in national, regional and international Internet governance processes
  • Facilitate multistakeholder discussions and exchanges on Internet-related challenges and emerging issues that are particularly relevant to the region.

Programme outline


Main track

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Welcoming address

  • Valery Borissov, Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Bulgaria
  • Sandra Hoferichter, EuroDIG Secretariat
  • Iliya Bazlyankov, UNICART, Bulgaria
  • Sorina Teleanu, SEEDIG organising committee / Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of Romania

09:30 - 11:00

Introduction to Internet governance (“What is Internet governance and why should I care?”)

Alias: Internet governance SEEduction

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Multistakeholder Internet governance mechanisms/approaches at national level

Alias: Multi-SEE model

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Human rights for Internet users: theoretical approaches vs realities in the region

Alias: SEE-man rights

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

The domain name space in South Eastern Europe – the case of IDNs

Alias: IDN SEEssion

17:30 - 18:00

Conclusions and final remarks

  • Session summaries, presented by the rapporteurs
  • Final remarks, led by Aida Mahmutović, Oneworld - Platform for Southeast Europe Foundation, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Video recordings

Video recording of SEEDIG sessions are available:

SEEDIG Messages

Take a look at the SEEDIG Messages.

SEEDIG evaluation survey

SEEDIG participants are kindly invited to fill in the SEEDIG evaluation survey.

This is addressed to all participants who would like to share their impressions, degree of satisfaction and views on how SEEDIG went, whether it should continue and how it could improve.Thank you very much for taking the time to fill it in.

Twitter hashtag

Hashtag: #seedig2015


Preparatory process

Details about the preparatory process and summaries of the planning meetings are available on the discussion page.

Call for expressions of interest for a fellowship at the IGF Secretariat

SEEDIG has been invited to nominate a number of candidates from South Eastern Europe for a fellowship at the IGF Secretariat in Geneva. Stakeholders from South Eastern Europe who have a strong interest in Internet governance and would like to be considered for such a fellowship are invited to submit their expressions of interest, by 7 June 2015. For further details, please go to: Call for expressions of interest for a fellowship at the IGF Secretariat.