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The WSIS Forum 2020 will be held from 6 to 9 April 2020 at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The overall theme for WSIS Forum 2020 is "Fostering digital transformation and global partnerships: WSIS Action Lines for achieving SDGs”. 


During this year's Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, #IGF2019 a roundtable discussion took place at the EQUALS initiative of the International Telecommunications Union.

Participants from the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) were invited to participate by sharing Bulgarian initiatives for women's equality and women's participation in ICT in particular. ЕQUALS‏ @equals Nov 26


Championing Gender Equality in the Digital Age: What Role for Governments?

Broadband is recognised by the European Commission as one of the main tools for improving of the economic and social well-being of the population. It is becoming an increasingly important factor not only for the competitiveness of the enterprises, but also for supporting social inclusion and enables the development and use of e-government services. The spread of high-speed connectivity can lead to a significant increase in gross domestic product, employment, the competitiveness of national economies on the international scene and the quality of life.

Horizon 2020

Hardly anyone doubts today the media has undergone revolutionary transformation and perform a ubiquitous role. Media convergence signifies not just a change, but the emergence of qualitatively new relationships between industries, markets, technologies and different types of audiences. The most striking emblem of the environment we are immersed in is social networks and their increasing impact on our life.

European Symposium to Discuss the Place of Public Media and the Regulatory Framework of Social Media in the Digital Environment

Best Practice Forums (BPFs) are an intersessional programme of global IGF intended to complement other IGF community activities. BPFs offer substantive ways for the IGF community to produce more concrete outcomes.  BPFs are approved by the MAG (Multistakeholder Advisory Group) per year basis with the aim of enriching the potential of the global IGF results.


The BPF allows for experts and stakeholders to exchange on policy challenges and best practices experiences and has launched a survey to get insight in the community’s views on the use and of IoT-Big Data-AI applications to address societal challenges. The survey can be found here.


International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April and will next be observed on 25 April 2019.


The fifth edition of the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance will take place on 07-08 May in Bucharest. An expert from the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications, IT Directorate, will  participate in a roundtable dialogue on Internet multilingualism in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE+).


You can find more information about the event here and here.


EuroDIG 2019 will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands on 19-20 June 2019.


The consolidated programme can be found here.


The Forum of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 8 to 12 April 2019 under the slogan "Information and Communication Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals". WSIS continues to provide a platform for a "fair and equitable information society" for all stakeholders in accordance with the Geneva Action Plan.


You can submit suggestions for topics to be discussed at the event by December 31, 2017.


More information can be found on the official EURODIG 2018 website.


The call for contributions is part of a legal and technical study on the legal framework to intermediary liability implementing the E-Commerce Directive within the Union's Member States.


Contributions are expected until 31 October 2017.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  UNESCO launched an "Internet Universality Indicators" public consultation based on UNESCO's Internet Universality Concept.


MTITC invites all stakeholders to actively participate in this professional consultation by completing the questionnaire in Bulgarian or English and sending it by October 20 2017.


All interested parties, including governments, public sector content holders and users, commercial and non-commercial re-users, experts and academics as well as citizens are invited to contribute.


You can find the review questionnaire here.


Within the framework of the ITU European Regional Initiative on Building Confidence and Security in the use of Telecommunications/ICTs, adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (WTDC-14), Dubai, the Conference is co-organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres, which have been working together within the European Commission’s Safer Internet Program.


Successful candidates receive free tickets, trips and meetings, and the opportunity to submit their studies.

Application deadlines:

  • ENOG 14, Minsk: 20 August 2017
  • RIPE 75, Dubai: 20 August 2017

If you are doing something interesting, you can apply here.

The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) is looking for talented scientists in the field of Internet technology


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

SEEDIG stands for South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance and it is an open, inclusive and informal space for dialogue on Internet governance issues between stakeholders from South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.

Third SEEDIG annual meeting

The event is celebrated each February in more than 150 countries. This year's slogan is "Be the change: Unite for a better internet".

The slogan for the Bulgarian event is „От теб з@виси“. The main focus will be on children’s education in safer use of the Internet and mobile communications.


More information for the Bulgarian event can be found at:



This consultation will help shape the future policy agenda on the European data economy. It will feed into a possible Commission's initiative in 2017 on Building the European Data Economy.


More information and a chance to participate in the consultation can be found here.


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