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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.


It will focus on how Open Data can be used in the Transport & Mobility domain. It will demonstrate how individual companies can reap the benefits of Open Data, the challenges they face and how they overcome these challenges.


More information about the webinar and a registration form can be found here.




This autumn, the European Commission launches a new Initiative on the Next Generation Internet and starts an open consultation to shape the Internet of the future.

The European Commission launches a new Initiative on the ”Next generation Internet”

Under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Valery Borissov and Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Rashid Ismailov in Sofia was held the Eighth Meeting of the Standing Bulgarian-Russian Working Group "Information Society and ICT".


Experts from the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the Communications Regulation Commission and representatives of the telecommunications business started elaboration of the national position on the proposals of the European Commission to reform the electronic communications.

Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Valery Borissov hosted the meeting to form a position on the new draft legislative package on connectivity within the EU.


Twelve electronic municipal services are already available to the residents and the companies in Radomir. Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Valery Borissov and the mayor Plamen Aleksiev personally examined how the system works. Among the first users of municipal electronic services in the city was Sylvia Mircheva. She submitted an online application for marital status and made a payment for the service via the Internet.


On May 10, 2016 the Council of Ministers hosted the conference "Data inviting - a year later".

During the event  the progress of Bulgaria on the Open Data Platform ( was presented. Bulgaria's Open Data Portal where state institutions publish sets of statistics and data. 177 sets of data as public information available to be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes could be found on the portal.


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