Hosting EuroDIG

EuroDIG is not just a conference but an inclusive dialogue process, taking place over the whole year and culminating in an annual event. For each annual cycle, we seek for committed partners within Europe to host EuroDIG. Partners can include organisations from any stakeholder group (government, civil society, technical community or industry) and may include different organisations acting in cooperation (see overview of previous hosts below). Whatever the official host organisation, it is expected that the relevant national government should also express its support for holding EuroDIG in their country.

The EuroDIG host helps with reaching out to the local community, venue scouting, event logistics (including facilities for remote participation and Internet connectivity), administrative and on-site support, and finding local sponsors. The host will also cover costs for the venue, technical facilities, catering and one evening event.

Hosting such a meeting provides excellent visibility both for the county and the hosting entity itself. The host will be mentioned in meeting announcements, and will be given credit in the opening and closing sessions of the meeting. The host organisation will also be given the opportunity to make a short welcome speech and to include topics of particular interest in the overall programme. The host organisation's logo will be prominently displayed on the EuroDIG website, in printed meeting material, and in the meeting reports.

Substantiated applications should ideally be submitted to the EuroDIG Secretariat at least 18 month in advance of the proposed EuroDIG event (usually taking place in June).

In case of multiple applications, the EuroDIG Association Board and Institutional Partners will take a decision regarding the host organisation, taking into consideration a range of criteria such as regional diversity, involvement and contribution of other local stakeholders, and organizational aspects and considerations.

A decision regarding the subsequent host will be made prior to the current event to allow for the formal handover of the EuroDIG flag during the closing session.

Please contact the EuroDIG Secretariat if you are interested in serving as a EuroDIG host and would like to get more information.

Previous hosts:

YearDatePlaceVenueHost / Stakeholder group
2008October 20-21Strasbourg,
AGORA Buildingfacilitated by the Council of Europe
Stakeholder group
: Intergovernmental organisation
2009September 14-15Geneva,
EBU Headquartersco-organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) together with the Swiss Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM) and facilitated by the Council of Europe
Stakeholder group: Media / Government
Telefónica Headquarterschaired by Sebastian Muriel, General Director of and hosted by Telefónica in cooperation with IGF Spain
Stakeholder group: Business / Civil society
Sava Centrehosted by DiploFoundation under the chairmanship of Jasna Matic, State Secretary for Digital Agenda in the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia
Stakeholder group: Civil society / Government
City Conference Centerhosted by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)
Stakeholder group: Government
Hotel Altisco-organised by, the Portugal Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC Portugal), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and the Gabinete para os Meios de Comunicação Social (GMCS)
Stakeholder group: Technical community / Government
Federal Foreign Officehosted by the Association of the German Internet Industry (eco) under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in co-operation with the Federal Foreign Office
Stakeholder group: Business / Government
Hotel Marinellahosted by UNICART in cooperation with the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
Stakeholder group: Business / Government
2016June 9-10Brussels,
Square - Brussels Meeting Centrehosted by EURid in cooperation with the European Commission
Stakeholder group: Technical community / Government
2017June 6-7Tallinn,
Swissotelhosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Estonian Internet Foundation
Stakeholder group: Government / Technical Community
2018June 5-6Tbilisi,
Rooms Hotelhosted by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development in cooperation with the Telecom Operations Association and the Georgian National Communications Commission
Stakeholder group: Government / Business

Host 2020

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Institutional Partners