EuroDIG planning process

EuroDIG 2021 will be held as a virtual meeting from 28 – 30 June 2021.
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.

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!

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

Which issues should be discussed in Europe in 2021?

12.10.2020 – 13.12.2020

The call for issues is closed now and you can see the results in the list of proposals! We were asking for issues (not for session proposals) of high interest to many stakeholders across Europe. In order 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

Please find the submitted issues here

 

Breakdown of proposals for EuroDIG 2021

During the call for issues for EuroDIG we received 97 submissions in the period from 12 October till 13 December 2020.

 

 

 

 

2nd EuroDIG 2021 Public Planning Meeting

06.10.2020 – 07.03.2021

The 2nd planning meeting took place as virtual meeting on 4th of February 2021 from 09:30 till 17:00 CET.
We discussed how to shape the programme for EuroDIG 2021 based on the clustering of the proposals we received.
Everyone was invited afterwards to comment on the draft programme until 26th February 2021. Thanks to all who did so. We will publish the consolidated programme after consulting with the Subject Matter Experts on how best to include the received comments.

Documents

Planning meeting presentation
List of proposals (Excel file for download)
Draft programme

You can also watch the streaming here:

Agenda

(as of 11 January 2021) all times CET

9:00 Zoom room opens
9:30-9:45 Opening

  • Welcome and introduction
9:45-12:30 Review and discussion of proposals

  • A closer look into the 8 thematic categories / 5 min each category
  • What is missing? Additional programme input.
  • Building a draft programme
12:30-14:00 Break
14:00-16:30 Continuation of the morning discussion
16:30-17:00 AOB and closing remarks

 

1st EuroDIG 2021 (virtual) Planning Meeting

We had a 1st EuroDIG 2021 (virtual) Planning Meeting on 6 October 2020. Participants discussed how to translate the experiences from the first virtual EuroDIG into the next cycle.

Please listen to the recording.

The date for EuroDIG2021 is confirmed for June 28-30, 2021! This includes a Day 0, followed by two full days of multi-stakeholder workshops, high-level sessions, and new formats.

But how the situation with regard to the pandemic will look like next year is uncertain.

We understand there is a great desire to meet in person and have these informal exchanges which are so important also for decision taking processes in the long term.

Therefore, we are planning with full flexibility for a hybrid meeting. A hybrid meeting that puts the remote participants in the centre and onsite participants will be requested to login to the virtual platform as well.

We will invest additional efforts to constantly connect remote and onsite participants. We will try out new session formats to meet social distancing measures and avoid crowded rooms.

In the worst case we can go back to a fully virtual meeting and in the best case we will see many participants in Trieste.

Join the Org Teams!

08.03.2021 – 25.06.2021

You can get involved at any stage of the programme planning process. Our slogan is:
“Always open, always inclusive and never too late to get involved!”

Creating the programme

We try to accommodate all submissions in the EuroDIG agenda, because our concept is not to reject or accept proposals, but bring together people that can contribute to a session from different perspectives. We believe this will truly foster a multistakeholder discussion, both during the session planning process and the EuroDIG event.
The programme is based on the submissions received during the call for issues and the results of the public planning meeting as well as the feedback we received by the European community.

Forming Org Teams

The responsibility for the evolvement of each session is on the Organising Teams (Org Teams). They work in close cooperation with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the EuroDIG Secretariat. The composition of the Org Team is the result of merging proposals into sessions. Our aim is to bring together people with different perspectives and foster the multistakeholder dialogue already during the preparation process.

Everyone can join any Org Team simply by subscribing to the respective mailing list we provide for each session on the EuroDIG wiki.

In parallel we are reaching out to Focal Points that are leading the session planning process.

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” discussion we already had
  • avoid seminar style (not just a series of power point presentations)
  • each speaker – 5 min “punchy” statements or provocative questions
  • not more than 4-5 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
  • publish all information about your session on the wiki as soon as possible

Find out more.

Messages are compiled from each session and form the main output of the annual EuroDIG.

Reporter from the Geneva Internet Platform are assigned to take notes and to formulate 3 (max. 5) bullet points at the end of each session 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 finaly agreed by the Org Team on our Commenting Plattform.

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.

28. – 30.06.2021

EuroDIG is held in English. Thanks to our donor’s participation is open for all and free of charge, but online registration is mandatory.

The opening of the registration will be announced at the website, via newsletter as well as on social media channels.
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During the annual EuroDIG event everybody can participate at any stage in various roles. Equal speaking rights for everyone because EuroDIG is about DIALOGUE!

You cannot make it to the meeting? Participate online!
We offer livestream, remote participation and live transcription.

Find out more at this page closer to the date!