EuroDIG planning process

Usually every year EuroDIG takes place in another European country thus bringing in new people constantly. The local community always plays a big role in the planning process, whilst the European network behind EuroDIG guarantees stability and continuity.

In 2024 it will take place from June 17–19 in Vilnius, Lithuania, under the overarching theme Balancing innovation and regulation. The event will be hosted by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania (RRT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania, the Public Institution GoVilnius, the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania and the Information Society Development Committee.

We are joining forces with the Baltic Domain Days 2024, which take place at the same location and at the same time.

EuroDIG is not a usual conference organised top-down by a small committee. It is a platform where YOU set the agenda and shape the issues. You are invited to contribute at any stage!

Register for EuroDIG and/or the Baltic Domain Days 2024!

EuroDIG 2024 Programme


  • Call for issues
  • Programme planning
  • Organising a session
  • Participation
  • Reporting

Which issues should be discussed in Europe in 2024?

28.09.2023 – 23.01.2024

The call for issues is closed now. Find the results here:

List of proposals for EuroDIG 2024

List of proposals for EuroDIG 2024, download as PDF, as of 2024 Jan. 01, 00:00 CET

As a next step, we will invite to a virtual public planning meeting. The date and registration will be available on this website soon.

To structure the proposals, we suggested the following categories:

Access & literacy Development of IG ecosystem Human rights Innovation and economic issues Media & content Security and crime Technical & operational issues Cross cutting / other issues

Breakdown of submitted proposals for EuroDIG 2024

During the call for issues for EuroDIG we received 83 submissions in the period from 1 October till 31 December 2023.


24.01.2024 – 10.03.2024

The programme drafting is a collaborative process and based on the Call for Issues and the input that we get from the community during public calls. We inform about each step we take and where community input is needed via our social media channels and the info letter.

The public programme planning meeting for EuroDIG 2024 took place on the 6th of February as virtual meeting. The recording and other information can be found in the section “Related material and outcome” below.

 

Public programme planning meeting 2024

Related material and outcome

Agenda

(as of 30 January 2024) all times CET

09:45 Zoom room opens
10:00-10:15 Opening

  • Welcome by the Host and the Secretariat
10:15-12:00 Building the EuroDIG 2024 programme

  • Update on the preparations for EuroDIG 2024.
  • A closer look into the results from the Call for Issues
  • Which topics are still missing?
  • Agreement on the programme structure
12:00-14:00 Break
14:00-16:30
  • Continuation of the morning discussion (optional)
  • What else are you expecting from EuroDIG 2024?
  • AOB and closing remarks

Who has registered for EuroDIG 2024 public planning meeting?

sorted by family name

  • Akinola, Teodora Cristiana – Diaspora Solidarity Group
  • Alasgarli, Javid – ADA University
  • ALLABNAI, HANI ABDULLAH AHMED – SANAA UNIVERSITY
  • Arellano Cervantes, Luis Manuel – Alumni association of the Master in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead)
  • Baracsi, Katalin – Katalin Baracsi dr., the internetlawyer
  • Beglinger, Jacques – Swiss IGF - Beglinger LCP
  • Bertola, Vittorio – Open-Xchange AG
  • Bezerra do Nascimento, Wesley – Unimed Caruaru
  • Buckridge, Chris – EuroDIG Support Association Board
  • Carvell, Mark – Internet Governance Consultant and EuroDIG Member
  • CASSA, CONCETTINA – AgID
  • Crépin-Leblond, Olivier – EURALO / EuroDIG
  • De Brasdefer, Maria – IFLA
  • de Natris, Wout – DC-IS3C / De Natris Consult
  • De Silva - Mitchell, Amali – IGF DC DDHT & EURALO Individuals Assoc
  • Diana , Gianluca – Lenovo
  • Dimitrov, Dimitar – Wikimedia Europe
  • Gaetano, Roberto – EURALO
  • Gahlot, Sameer – National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), a non-profit organisation, under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Gengo, Anja – UN IGF Secretariat
  • Gogilashvili, Mzia – Chief Specialist, International Relations office
  • Grdzelishvili, Nino – Head of International Relations at Georgian National Communications Commission
  • Jukić, Zdravko – CRO-IGF
  • Karataş, Yiğit – Vodafone
  • Koch, Peter – DENIC eG
  • Kosta, Fotjon – AlbIGF Coordinator
  • Länsipuro, Yrjö – ISOC Finland
  • Lazdauskas, Povilas – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Lois, Isabelle – Swiss OFCOM
  • Mammì, Dalia – AgID
  • Marciuc, Alexei – MIGF
  • MAZZONE, GIACOMO – Eurovisioni
  • Miloshevic, Desiree – ISOC Serbia
  • Mulberry, Karen – IEEE SA
  • Muravska, Alena – RIPE NCC
  • Muyila, Dyson – Zomba DHO
  • Neves, Ana – FCCN-FCT
  • Oghia, Michael – Independent
  • Okone, Vienna Mwanga – Assistant Project Coordinator - Landvest Development
  • Olayiwola, Tokunbo Taofeek – Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia
  • Pecova Ilieska, Liljana – IMPETUS
  • Piaus, Ashrafur Rahman – Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG)
  • Prykhodko, Oksana – iNGO European Media Platform
  • Rahman, AHM Bazlur – Bangladesh IGF
  • Redeker, Dennis – University of Bremen
  • Rimkeviciene, RRT – RRT
  • Rodewald, Rainer – EuroDIG
  • Saleem , Berisk – No
  • Schneider, Thomas – Ambassador and Director of International Relations, OFCOM
  • Secka , Baboucarr – Security
  • Skwarek, Wiktor – Ministry of Digital Affairs
  • Slowinski, Piotr – NASK PIB
  • Smith, Nik – Verisign, Inc.
  • Tercova, Natalie – IGF Czechia
  • Tjahja, Nadia – EuroDIG
  • Vidal, Miguel – Deutsche Telekom
  • Zalewska-Czajczyńska, Emilia – NASK PIB


Join the Org Teams!

11.03.2024 – 16.06.2024

“Always open, always inclusive and never too late to participate!”
At EuroDIG, we support collaborative session planning where everyone is invited to participate. The work is organised via meeting mailing lists, which are made available on the EuroDIG wiki at each session page. Go to Wiki to sign up!

Programme Committee 2024

The Programme Committee supports the programme planning process throughout the year and works closely with the Secretariat. Members of the committee give advice on the topics, cluster the proposals and assist session organisers in their work. They also ensure that session principles are followed and monitor the complete programme to avoid repetition.

Inga Rimkevičienė

Chief Advisor on International Cooperation at the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) of the Republic of Lithuania.

Karen Mulberry

Senior Manager of Public Affairs at IEEE Standards Association (SA)

Meri Baghdasaryan

Attorney from Armenia, Senior Case and Policy Officer at the Oversight Board

Riccardo Nanni

Researcher in data governance at Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Vlad Ivanets

Journalist and media researcher

All Institutional Partner Organisations participate in observer / advisory role.

Session principles

Results and quality of a session depend on inclusive and broad based participation. To maintain transparency and an effective interactive dialogue, we ask everyone to respect the following principles:

  • focus on the emerging issues on the European agenda
  • avoid duplication or “just more of the same” (Check the wiki archive for previous years!)
  • avoid seminar style (not a series of presentations)
  • each speaker – 3 min “punchy” statements (timer)
  • not more than 4 speakers
  • time distribution: 50/50 – speakers / audience
  • include the (remote) audience as much and early as possible
  • no (self-) promotion for speaking slots or “speaker placement”
  • stakeholder diversity – gender, age and geographical balance (include youth in your session)
  • communicate on the mailing list only
  • publish all information about your session on the EuroDIG wiki as soon as possible

Session formats

Welcome, Key note(s)

These sessions are in the responsibility of the secretariat in cooperation with the host. This is the place where high ranking politicians and experts address the audience.

Main Topics / Subtopics

These sessions are organised in a multistakeholder bottom-up manner. Anyone interested in the topic can become a member of the Org Team. The EuroDIG session principles apply.

Workshops

Workshops are organised in a multistakeholder bottom-up manner. Anyone interested in the topic can become a member of the Org Team. Workshops should NOT be designed like a small plenary. Please try interactive formats and session styles (open discourse, world cafe, round table). The EuroDIG session principles apply.

Flash sessions

Flash sessions offer full flexibility to introduce a very specific topic to a broader audience. It can be a presentation of a project, product or thesis, a controversy, or a possibility to gather feedback from the audience. They are self-organised by an individual or an organisation. The EuroDIG session principles do not apply.

Pre-events

Pre sessions are held by organisations. These Pre-events should create synergies with the major event in terms of participation and expertise. The EuroDIG session principles do not apply.

Session roles

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee supports the programme planning process throughout the year and works closely with the Secretariat. Members of the committee give advice on the topics, cluster the proposals and assist session organisers in their work. They also ensure that session principles are followed and monitor the complete programme to avoid repetition.

Focal Point

Focal Points take over the responsibility and lead of the session organisation. They work in close cooperation with the respective Programme Committee member(s) and the EuroDIG Secretariat and are kindly requested to follow EuroDIG’s session principles. Find the 2024 Focal Points Briefing here.

Organising Team (Org Team)

The Org Team is a group of people shaping the session. Org Teams are open and every interested individual can become a member by subscribing to the mailing list.

Speaker

Speaker are experts willing to provide their knowledge during a session – not necessarily on stage. They should contribute to the session planning process and keep statements short and punchy during the session. They will be selected and assigned by the Org Team, ensuring a stakeholder balanced dialogue also considering gender and geographical balance.

Session Moderator

The moderator is the facilitator of the session at the event. Moderators are responsible for including the audience and encouraging a lively interaction among all session attendants. The moderator should take a neutral role and balance between all speakers.

Remote Moderator / Session Host

Trained remote moderators / hosts will be assigned to each session. They work in close cooperation with the session moderator and ensure that remote participants get an equal voice during the session by connecting the virtual room with the physical room on the spot.

Reporter

Reporters will be assigned by the EuroDIG secretariat in cooperation with the Geneva Internet Platform. The Reporter takes notes during the session and formulate the messages that:

  • relate to the particular session and to European Internet governance policy
  • are forward looking and propose goals and activities that can be initiated after EuroDIG (recommendations)
  • are in rough consensus with the audience

EuroDIG messages

Messages are compiled from workshops and plenaries and form the main output of the annual EuroDIG. The messages are presented to the global Internet Governance Forum that is convened by the United Nations with a view to contributing to global, other regional and national debates on Internet governance. For reference find the messages from 2023 here.

The Geneva Internet Platform supports session organisers to formulate messages that are:

  1. relate to the particular session and to European Internet governance policy
  2. are forward looking and propose goals and activities that can be initiated after EuroDIG (recommendations)
  3. are in rough consensus with the audience

The Messages from Vilnius are agreed at the end of EuroDIG by the audience. The Org Team has one more week thereafter to finalise them on our Commenting Platform.

Have a look at previous messages at the wiki archive.

Programme at EuroDIG wiki

The EuroDIG wiki is the place where we publish the programme and all session information’s. It is our archive but also a collaboration platform for Org Teams, and increases the inclusiveness and transparency of the EuroDIG process. You can become a member of an Org Team simply by subscribing to one of the session mailing lists. Go to wiki!


Participate at the event

19. – 21.06.2023

During the annual EuroDIG event everybody can participate at any stage. The audience has equal speaking rights as speaker on a panel. We will start with a (half) day zero on 17 June 2024 and offer the auditorium and the workshop rooms to organisations to hold their meetings.

EuroDIG will be organised as a hybrid event which offers equal opportunities for remote and on-site participants.
Registration is free of charge but mandatory via this registration form.

  • we will be using Zoom’s meeting format which allows for interactivity between on-site and on-line participants
  • Zoom access links will be sent by email closer to the event
  • The registration will remain open throughout the whole event
  • There will be one link per room per day.

EuroDIG is held in English. The recording of the sessions and a transcripts will be provided after the event at our wiki.

Our budget is very tight and far from being sustainable. In order to continue our work, we would appreciate voluntary contributions via our

donation platform

Keynote Speaker 2024 (expected)

Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Alex Epshteyn

Head International WRC Spectrum Strategy for Amazon’s Project Kuiper

Andrius Šemeškevičius

Head of Technology at Telia Lietuva

Aušrinė Armonaitė

Minister of the Economy and Innovation of Lithuania

Bernadette Lewis

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Carol Roach

IGF MAG Chair (2024), ICT strategist and e-Government expert for the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Cecil Ameil

Director Regulatory Affairs, SES Legal

Dalius Budvytis

Senior Managing Director in FTI Capital Advisors

Dalius Kazlauskas

CTO of Vilnius City, Smart City and Digitization Expert

David Goldman

Vice President, Satellite Policy, SpaceX

Diana Seredokaitė

Director of Digital Agenda Department in the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Dovilė Gaužauskienė

Innovation Expert at GovTech Lab Lithuania

Edita Gimžauskienė

Vice-Rector of Strategic Partnerships at Kaunas University of Technology

Irena Guidikova

Head of Democratic Institutions and Freedoms Department, Council of Europe

Jacek Oko

President of the Office of Electronic Communications in Poland

Jūratė Šovienė

Chair of the Council of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania

Laurent Jaffart

Director of Connectivity and Secure Communications (D/CSC) and Head of ECSAT in Harwell, UK, European Space Agency

Marija Pejčinović Burić

Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Natalia Vicente

Vice President Public Affairs, Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)

Pearse O’Donohue

Director for Future Networks policy and research within the European Commission

Thomas Schneider

Ambassador, Switzerland; President, EuroDIG Support Association

Tomas Lamanauskas

Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Bilateral meeting room

At the EuroDIG venue the host kindly dedicated one room for bilateral meetings. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania (RRT) is going to manage the rooms availability calendar. You are invited to request your meeting by sending an email to eu@rrt.lt.


Messages from EuroDIG

23.06.2023 – 10.09.2023

Messages are compiled from workshops and plenaries and form the main output of the annual EuroDIG. The messages are presented to the global Internet Governance Forum that is convened by the United Nations with a view to contributing to global, other regional and national debates on Internet governance. For reference find the messages from 2023 here.

The Geneva Internet Platform supports session organisers to formulate messages that are:

  1. relate to the particular session and to European Internet governance policy
  2. are forward looking and propose goals and activities that can be initiated after EuroDIG (recommendations)
  3. are in rough consensus with the audience

The Messages from Vilnius are agreed at the end of EuroDIG by the audience. The Org Team has one more week thereafter to finalise them on our Commenting Platform.

Have a look at previous messages at the wiki archive.