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. 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 and Public Institution GoVilnius.

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!

Consolidated programme at the wiki.


  • 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

At EuroDIG we support a collaborative session planning where everyone is invited to participate. Our slogan is “Always open, always inclusive and never too late to get involved!” The work will be organised by session mailing lists which will be provided at the EuroDIG wiki once the community has agreed on the consolidated programme (usually in March).

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”
  • avoid seminar style (not just a series of power point presentations)
  • each speaker – 5 min “punchy” statements or provocative questions
  • not more than 4 key participants
  • including the (remote) audience as much and early as possible
  • (Self-) promotion for speaking slots or “speaker placement” – is not appreciated
  • stakeholder balance: considering gender, age and geographical balance (include youth in your session)
  • publish all information about your session on the wiki as soon as possible
  • time distribution: 50/50 – half the time for speakers, half the time for discussion with the audience

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 multi-stakeholder 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 multi-stakeholder 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 oganisation. 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 Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the EuroDIG Secretariat and are kindly requested to follow EuroDIG’s session principles

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.

Key Participants

Key Participants are experts willing to provide their knowledge during a session – not necessarily on stage. Key Participants 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

Trained remote moderators will be assigned to each session. They work in close cooperation with the session moderator and enshure that remote participant 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 for each Focus Area 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 each Focus Area 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. Find the messages from 2023 here.

At the end of EuroDIG we agreed in consent on the Messages for each of the Focus Areas #Risk, #Resilience and #Hope.

Reporters from the Geneva Internet Platform were assigned to take notes and to formulate the messages for each Focus Area that:

  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

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

Have a look at previous Messages at the wiki archiv

We strongly suggested to all session organisers and Focal Points to participate in the process of agreeing on the messages, because this delivers the outcome of their work. Session organisers are free to make a summary in addition to be published on the session page at the wiki.

EuroDIG wiki as the organising tool and archive

The EuroDIG wiki is publicly available and keeps all information and workflows in one place. It is our archive but also collaboration plattform for Org Teams, and increases the inclusiveness and transparency of the EuroDIG process.


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.
For reference please have a look at the programme of 2023 at our wiki.

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. It will open in March.

  • 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 but we offer live transcription. 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

Jūratė Šovienė

Chair of the Council of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania

Marija Pejčinović Burić (tbc)

Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Tomas Lamanauskas (tbc)

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


Messages from EuroDIG

23.06.2023 – 10.09.2023

Messages are compiled from each Focus Area 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. Find the “Messages from Tampere” here.

At the end of EuroDIG we will agree in consent on the Messages for each of the Focus Areas #Risk, #Resilience and #Hope.

Reporters from the Geneva Internet Platform were assigned to take notes and to formulate the messages for each Focus Area that:

  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

These Messages are agreed at the end of EruoDIG by the audience. The Org Team has one more week thereafter to finalise them on our Commenting Plattform.

Have a look at previous Messages at the wiki archiv

We strongly suggested to all session organisers and Focal Points to participate in the process of agreeing on the messages, because this delivers the outcome of their work. Session organisers are free to make a summary in addition to be published on the session page at the wiki.