Information letter No. 6/15

Welcome back after the summer break! With this info letter we are bridging the 2015 event and the upcoming EuroDIG 2016 process.

The next EuroDIG will take place from 9-10 June 2016 in the heart of Brussels, at the Square-Meeting centre. EuroDIG 2016 is hosted by EURid in cooperation with the European Commission.

       Call for issues now open until 31 Dec 2015: Again we are starting the 2016 programme planning process with the call for issues. We are inviting all interested individuals and organisations across Europe to submit topics which should be discussed 2016 in Brussels. You can submit topics until 31 Dec 2015. We are not asking for session proposals, but for topics and issues which will be evaluated and clustered in January; the programme will be build upon these proposals. This is a joint call for SEEDIG and EuroDIG 2016.

       SEEDIG as an integral part of EuroDIG: Launched in June 2015 the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) moves forward as a sub-regional IGF initiative, and will be reconvened on 22 April 2016 for its second annual meeting in Belgrade. SEEDIG 2016 is being built as an integral part of the EuroDIG process. Thus, results of the SEEDIG discussions will be integrated into the EuroDIG session planning process and become part of the EuroDIG programme.

       Meet us in Brazil at the IGF! EuroDIG will be present with a booth during the upcoming IGF in João Pessoa. Come and meet us! There you can get the latest information on the upcoming process as well as a copy of the “Messages from Sofia”. Furthermore we kindly invite you to the joint EBU / EuroDIG Open Forum to gather ideas how to foster the link between the processes of European national and (sub) regional IG initiatives. In Europe there are currently more than 20 existing IG initiatives with a great potential. The global IGF has introduced inter sessional work streams and we would like to explore what could be possible for Europe.

       EuroDIG 2016 Planning meeting on 26 January 2016 in Brussels: After the call for issues is finished, everyone is invited to participate in the public planning meeting, taking place on 26 Jan 2016 at the Albert Borschette Conference Centre. Registration for this meeting will be possible as of 1 Dec 2015. 

       Wrap up from EuroDIG 2015 in Sofia: The compiled “Messages from Sofia” will be published in João Pessoa during the IGF. But you can already find all reports, pictures and (some) videos in the EuroDIG Wiki. We would like to thank our Bulgarian host again for the successful organisation of EuroDIG 2015!

        Net Neutrality document – what’s next? Find out in our next info letter how we propose to move forward with the Net Neutrality statement.


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