[seedig] SEEDIG 2018 cycle: Time to start

Vladimir Radunovic vladar at diplomacy.edu
Mon Oct 2 16:27:35 CEST 2017


Excellent news. SEECP is an important additional context to leverage. Best!

  Vlada


On 2 Oct 2017 15:53, "Zdravko Jukić" <Zdravko.Jukic at hakom.hr> wrote:

> Thanks Sorina for the update.
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> It sounds great to have the next SEEDIG in Slovenia!
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> Best regards,
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> Zdravko
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> Zdravko Jukić
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> Council Member at HAKOM
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> *From:* seedig [mailto:seedig-bounces at lists.rnids.rs] *On Behalf Of *Sorina
> Teleanu via seedig
> *Sent:* Friday, September 29, 2017 12:49 PM
> *To:* seedig at rnids.rs
> *Subject:* [SPAM] [seedig] SEEDIG 2018 cycle: Time to start
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> Dear all,
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> The election process for a renewed/strengthened SEEDIG executive committee
> community is expected to last about seven weeks. But SEEDIG activities
> cannot be put on hold, and, in line with the recommendations of WG
> Elections, the current executive committee will continue to fulfill its
> functions until the end of the election process.
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> In this context, we would like to launch the SEEDIG 2018 cycle, with two
> key elements:
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> *1. Joint EuroDIG-SEEDIG call for issues*
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> As in previous years, the joint EuroDIG-SEEDIG call for issues will be
> launched on 1 October. Between October and December, you will be invited to
> suggest topics for discussion at the SEEDIG and/or EuroDIG meetings next
> years. More details on Sunday.
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> *2. Host for SEEDIG 2018*
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> As we are already late with announcing the host for the SEEDIG 2018
> meeting, it is important to move ahead with this discussion as well.
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> In short, we have the option of having *SEEDIG 2018 hosted in Slovenia*.
> Organisations behind the Slovenian IGF have long expressed their interest
> in hosting SEEDIG, and the *Slovenian Parliament* is also willing to
> support this idea.
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> Moreover, between July 2017 and June 2018, Slovenia is holding the chairmanship
> of the South Eastern European Cooperation Process - SEECP
> <http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/foreign_policy_and_international_law/seecp_chairmanship_in_office/> (which
> has 13 member states from the region), and the country is willing to put *SEEDIG
> on the map of SEECP activities*. SEEDIG could therefore serve as an
> example of regional cooperation, in the context of SEECP. In addition, this
> could bring us more visibility, and open up possibilities for SEEDIG to
> attract more institutional support within the region (something we do need
> to focus a bit more on).
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> For these reasons, we think Slovenia would be a good choice for hosting
> SEEDIG 2018. Some of our supporting organisations have expressed support
> for this as well.
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> We are hereby bringing this option to your attention, kindly asking for
> your views. Should you have any concerns, please raise them via this list
> by Wednesday, 4 October.
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> Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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> Best regards,
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> Sorina
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> (on behalf of the executive committee)
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