Call for Applications

SEEDIG Youth School 2017 for University Students from South Eastern Europe and neighbouring area (SEE).

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Application Deadline:

Third SEEDIG annual meeting

24-25 May 2017, Ohrid, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

SEEDIG’s third annual meeting is scheduled to be held on 24-25 May 2017, in Ohrid, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It will be hosted by the Agency for Electronic Communications.

Are you a university student (undergraduate or master) originally from, or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and neighbouring area (SEE)?

Are you interested in issues such as privacy and freedom of expression online, digital literacy, the Internet of Things, and cybersecurity?

Do you want to know who and how ‘governs’ the Internet? And how you can participate?

On 24–25 May, SEEDIG will hold its third annual meeting, in Ohrid. This meeting will bring together representatives of governments, intergovernmental organisations, private sector, technical community, academia, and civil society to discuss issues related to the use and evolution of the Internet in SEE and beyond. See the programme for more details.

In the context of this meeting, a SEEDIG Youth School will be organised, as a pre-event dedicated to youth only. This is possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

If you are a university student originally from, or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area, this programme is for you. The aim of the programme is to offer you a space to learn, network, exchange your views with your peers, and prepare your own position to participate in the SEEDIG 2017 meeting. We hope this will also encourage you to become long-term part of the SEEDIG community, and of broader Internet and digital policy processes.

Program Components:

The programme will include several components:

1. Online preparatory meetings, in advance of the SEEDIG 2017 meeting

During these meetings, you will get to know each other, and will learn about the basics of ‘Internet governance’ and ‘digital policy’. If these terms sound vague or fancy, do not worry. We will ‘dissect’ them together, and see what they actually mean. We will also tell you more about SEEDIG and other similar processes.

2. A half-day event dedicated to you, on 24 May  

During this event, you will get to meet some of the key participants at SEEDIG 2017. You will also explore in more depth at least one of the topics that will be discussed at SEEDIG – at your choice. And you will work together on developing a set of messages to present at the SEEDIG event. So you will be all set to join the discussions on regional (and global) digital policy! Exciting opportunity, right?

3. Participation in the SEEDIG 2017 meeting

You will be among the many other actors – from SEE and beyond – who will share their views and experience on various Internet-related topics during the two-day event.

Financial Support:

  • SEEDIG will be able to offer financial support to a limited number of qualified applicants.
  • The support will cover travel and/or accommodation expenses for participation in the Ohrid events. Lunches, coffee breaks, and social events will be covered as part of the SEEDIG overall programme.
  • A stipend, reimbursements for visa fees, local transportation, or any other costs will NOT be covered by the organisers.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Third SEEDIG annual meeting 2017

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