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.

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!

Submit issues until December 31!

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

Which issues should be discussed in Europe in 2022?

01.11.2021 – 31.12.2021

We ask for issues (not for session proposals) of high interest to many stakeholders across Europe. In order to structure the proposals we suggest 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 for 2022 here.

Submit your proposal for 2022

You may suggest up to three (3) issues in the call period. If more than three proposals are submitted from the same person, only the last three proposals will be considered. Please use for each proposal a separate form, do not combine them in one form.

In case of any question kindly contact us via our form or by email.

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I agree with the collection and processing of personal data in accordance with EuroDIG’s Privacy Policy for the purpose of creating the meetings’ programme. I agree with the publication of the suggested issue and category, as well as of the personal information (first name and family name, affiliation, and stakeholder group) on the EuroDIG website, with the use of this information for statistical purposes and for being contacted by the organizers of EuroDIG.


Evaluation of submissions, draft programme, public planning meeting

01.01.2022 – 28.02.2022

During the call for issues we are asking for proposals for the 2022 EuroDIG programme. Subject Matter Experts review all proposals that are submitted and cluster them into thematic subtopics. A draft programme outline will be discussed during the public planning meeting in February 2022. We will try to meet in person in Trieste, Italy but set up the meeting as a hybrid event in any case. The amended programme outline will be open for comments 2 weeks thereafter.

Join the Org Teams!

01.03.2022 – 19.06.2022

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.

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
EuroDIG messages

Messages are compiled from each session and form the main output of the annual EuroDIG. Find the messages from 2021 here.

Reporter – in 2021 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.

Participate at the event

20. – 22.06.2022

Save the date: the next EuroDIG will take place on 20 – 22 June 2022

During the annual EuroDIG event everybody can participate at any stage. Participants from the floor or from remote have equal speaking rights as participant on a panel.

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.

After every meeting “Messages from…” are compiled as outcome from eache 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.

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

Registration opening will be announced at this website, via Newsletter as well as over Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Messages and Feedback on EuroDIG 2022

01.07.2022 – 30.09.2022

Org Teams, Key Participants and Focal Points are invited to review the Messages at our commenting platform after the event.