The Serbian Internet Governance Forum – IGF Serbia

The Serbian Internet Governance Forum (IGF Serbia) will be held on May 26, organized by the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS), the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Diplo Foundation, Internet Society of Serbia (ISOC), Belgrade branch, Gransy, and with the support of the Office of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, the Share Foundation and others. Current topics are:

  • Digitization and digital policies – two sides of the same coin
  • Media, human rights and digital literacy in the post-digital age
  • IT and entrepreneurs
  • Cyber ​​security and the human factor: awareness, education, competencies
  • Data economy and public interest
  • Digital sovereignty

IGF is an international arena for discussions and cooperation on topics related to the development of the information society, Internet governance and Internet issues in general. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was initiated as a direct result of the UN World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), established by the United Nations and held first in Geneva in 2003 and then in Tunis in 2005.

The International IGF Meeting has been held once a year since 2006 in various parts of the world. The IGF brings together a wide range of stakeholders: representatives of many world countries, but also representatives of the business sector, the technical community, networks of NGOs, international organizations and institutions and telecom regulators.

The first meeting with IGF topics in Serbia was held in 2009 in the form of a panel “Serbia in the International Process on the Information Society”, in the presence of several ministers and directors of RATEL. From 2012 to 2014, the annual “Internet Dialogue of Serbia” was held, with the participation of numerous institutions, companies and organizations, and active discussions on key topics of importance for Serbia and local digital policy.