South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG 5), 6-8 May 2019

The 5th edition of SEEDIG has started in Bucharest!
Digital Citizens Romania is happy to join it as partners and moderators for the first panel “Cybersecurity in South Eastern Europe: how to ensure trust and security?”.
An important debate about digital litreacy, cyber hygiene, human rights and regional cooperation.

Moderator: Veronica Ștefan, Digital Citizens Romania

➡️ Maria-Manuela Catrina, State Secretary, Ministry of Communication and Information Society, Romania
➡️ Tone Kajzerj, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
➡️ Giorgi Jokhadze, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe
➡️ Lucien Castex, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France & Internet Society France
➡️ Natalia Mochu, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Cybersecurity has become a key component of national security. It has also been a top priority for securing successful digital transformation, deployment of next-generation networks (including 5G) and for building trust in the Internet. However, by cyberspace being seamlessly interconnected and borderless, cybersecurity by its very nature is an international issue. The same applies to cybercrime. Both can be effectively tackled only by regional and international cooperation. But is this sufficient? Effective cybersecurity policies have to take various, sometimes even conflicting perspectives into consideration. Some measures for tackling cybersecurity and cybercrime threats can lead to watering down citizens’ rights. Finding balanced solutions is challenging and a multistakeholder dialogue is often seen as an effective tool that can bridge the differences and connect various perspectives. Regional and multistakeholder cooperation in ensuring cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime is also vital for South Eastern Europe and the Eastern Partnership countries.

The South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) is a sub-regional IGF initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, and informal dialogue on Internet governance issues among all interested stakeholders in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+).