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!


  • 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

 
List of proposals for EuroDIG 2022 at the EuroDIG wiki download as pdf

Breakdown of submitted proposals for EuroDIG 2022

During the call for issues for EuroDIG we received 79 submissions in the period from 1 November 2021 till 3 January 2022.


Consolidated programme out now!

01.01.2022 – 20.03.2022

After the comment period, the consolidated programme for EuroDIG 2022 is now published on the EuroDIG Wiki. This is also the place for the collaborative work of the Session Org Teams to which everyone is invited to subcribe to! The programme is shaped around 4 Focus Areas which are divided into sub topics that are discussed in a plenary style in a big auditorium and complemented by workshops.

Public planning meeting

A new approach to programme planning

On February 8, the EuroDIG community met for the 2022 public planning meeting. In our longstanding tradition of open, collaborative programme building, this meeting at the beginning of the year was an opportunity to systematically review the submissions to the Call for Issues and discuss the first draft programme. While these objectives remain, the Subject Matter Experts and the Secretariat suggested to adapt a new approach. Traditionally, the programme had been structured according to eight categories. As Internet governance and surrounding discussions become more complex, this system reaches its limits.

Therefore, it was agreed to define Focus Areas, in which relevant questions can be addressed from different perspectives. A number of possible Focus Areas and draft programme structure were be presented and discussed during the meeting. Participants where thereafter invited to make further suggestions on the Focus Areas and help fine tuning them.

You can also watch the streaming here:

Agenda

(as of 31 January 2022) all times CET

10:00 Zoom room opens
10:30-10:45 Opening

  • Welcome and introduction
10:45-13:00 A new approach to build the EuroDIG programme

  • Introduction of the new approach
  • A closer look into the 8 thematic categories / 5 min each category
  • Discussion on the Focus Areas of the programme
13:00-14:30 Break
14:30-16:30 EuroDIG 2022 Planning meeting presetation – working document

Continuation of the morning discussion (optional)

16:30-17:00 AOB and closing remarks

Join the Org Teams!

21.03.2022 – 19.06.2022

You can now become part of any Session Org Team!
In the consolidated programme on the Wiki, each session has a page on which the collaborative session planning will be depicted and where you can access general information’s as well as subscribing to the dedicated mailing list.

By signing up to the mailing list, you become part of the Org Team, thereby you can contribute your ideas and support the session planning. The activities of each Org Team are coordinated by a Focal Point, who gets in touch via the list. It is never too late to contribute, but by already signing up now, you can have valuable impact on the session from the start.

Our slogan is: “Always open, always inclusive and never too late to get involved!”

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
  • publish all information about your session on the wiki as soon as possible
EuroDIG messages

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

Reporters from the Geneva Internet Platform will be assigned to take notes and to formulate the messages 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. popropose goals and activities for policy makers
  4. are in rough consensus with the audience

These Messages are agreed at the end of each day by the audience. The Org Team has one more week thereafter to finalise them 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

EuroDIG took place on 20 – 22 June 2022

We organised a hybrid meeting that put the remote participants in the centre and onsite participants were requested to login to the virtual platform (Zoom) as well.

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. In addition to the regular programme we offer on day zero (20 June) the auditorium and the workshop rooms to organisations to hold their meetings, among many of them are IGF Dynamic Coalitions.

Check the programme whats in for you!

EuroDIG is held in English but we offer live transcription (except on day zero). Thanks to our donor’s participation is open for all and free of charge. However, 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.


Messages and Feedback on EuroDIG 2022

23.06.2022 – 30.09.2022

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 2022 here.

To agree in consent on the Messages we had foresee 30 min at the end of each day for each Focus Area.

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

The Messages were reviewed after the event by the Org Teams on our Commenting Platform.

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.