South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance – Youth School

Deadline: 2 April 2018
Open to: students from South Eastern Europe
Benefits: covered travel costs + accommodation


The SEEDIG Youth School is a capacity development initiative targeted at students originally from, or residing in a country in South-Eastern Europe and the neighboring area. The purpose of the programme is to offer regional youth a space to learn, network, exchange ideas, and prepare to actively participate in SEEDIG and other Internet governance processes. Another goal is to encourage more youth to become long-term contributing members of SEEDIG and broader Internet governance and digital policy processes.

This year on 23–24 May, SEEDIG will hold its fourth annual meeting, in Ljubljana. The meeting will bring together representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, technical community, academia, and civil society to discuss issues related to the use and evolution of the Internet and digital technologies in SEE and beyond. See the programme for more details.

What does the  SEEDIG Youth School offer?

     1. Online preparatory meetings, in advance of the SEEDIG 2018 meeting

During these meetings, you will get to know each other and will learn the basics of Internet governance, digital policy, and related topics. If these terms sound vague or fancy. During the Youth School, together we will dissect the jargon and see what these concepts really mean. As a participant and student, you will also learn more about SEEDIG and other Internet governance processes across the region and the globe.

     2. A half-day or full-day event dedicated to you, on 22 May  

During this event, you will get to meet some of the key participants of SEEDIG 2018. You will also explore in more depth at least one of the topics that will be discussed at SEEDIG – at your choice. As Youth School 2018 students, you will create this year’s youth messages to be presented at the annual SEEDIG meeting. So you will be all set to join discussions on regional and global digital policy!

     3. Participation in SEEDIG 2018

Youth School students will be among many other actors – from SEE and beyond – who will share their expertise and experiences on various Internet-related topics at the two-day annual meeting. All you have to do is to raise your hand and make your point.


  • University students (undergraduate or master) originally from, or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and neighboring area (SEE);
  • Students interested in issues such as privacy and freedom of expression online, digital literacy, the Internet of Things, and cybersecurity.


SEEDIG will be able to offer financial support to a limited number of qualified applicants. This support could cover travel expenses (to and from Ljubljana) and/or accommodation expenses, but will NOT include a stipend, reimbursements for visa fees, local transportation, or any other costs. Lunches, coffee breaks, and social events will be covered as part of the SEEDIG overall programme.

Students selected for financial support will be contacted by the SEEDIG Executive Committee with further details concerning travel and accommodation arrangements. Students granted with financial support for travel costs will be required to make their own travel arrangements. The travel costs will then be reimbursed in Ljubljana, in cash, on the basis of relevant documents submitted in advance (invoices, travel itineraries, etc.). More details will be provided by the Executive Committee.

How to Apply?

Fill and submit the application form.

Your application will be reviewed by the SEEDIG Executive Committee, possibly with additional input from SEEDIG supporting organizations.

For more information please visit the official website.