Tbilisi to Host EuroDIG 2018 in June

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2018 will be held in Tbilisi on June 4-6. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

The information was released by the official EuroDig website.

This is the first time the Forum is being held in an Eastern Partnership (EaP) country and the second time it has taken place in a non-EU country, which makes the event outstanding for the Georgian Internet community.

The Ministry reports that following several successful forums on internet governance (GeoIGF) in Georgia, all of which received positive international feedback, the organizational committee on the European Dialogue on Internet Governance decided to hold the 11th EuroDIG in Georgia.

The Forum is expected to host 300-600 guests, including the European Commissioner for Digital Policy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, who was also rapporteur on Georgia while Georgia’s visa-waiver was being discussed in European institutions last year.

EuroDIG is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG).

It is an open, multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. Created in 2008 by several organizations, government representatives, and independent experts, it fosters dialogue and collaboration with the Internet community on public policy for the Internet. 

The main aim of EuroDIG is to promote the engagement of Europeans in multistakeholder dialogue in order to share their expertise and best practice and, where possible, identify common ground. This enables EuroDIG to pull together national perspectives and to apply and shape European values and views regarding the Internet. 

EuroDIG is not a conference; it is a year round dialogue of European stakeholders, where everyone is welcome to join at any stage.

By Thea Morrison

Photo: EuroDIG

23 May 2018 10:50