Class of 2019
We have received over 120 applications, from almost 50 countries within and beyond South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area.
Selecting participants was a challenging task, because many applications were outstanding, coming from governmental officials, representatives of private companies, PhD students and academics, and civil society organisations. While thanking all those who applied, we are proud to announce the list of participants in the first edition of SIDI.
You can see the full bios of out participants in our dedicated page here.
Ayça Atabey, IT Law Institute, Bilgi University & Edinburgh University, Turkey
Meri Baghdasaryan, Ara Ghazaryan Law Office LLC, Armenia
Bogdan Banjac, Office of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality of Serbia, Serbia
Ergisa Bejkollari, Vodafone, Albania
Victor Calac, USAID-funded Open Justice Project, Moldova
Claudia Calavrezo, HP Inc., Romania
Florina-Adina Ciuchiță, Public Relations, Romania
Grațiela Dumitrescu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration & Council of Europe, Romania
Ahmed Farag, National Telecom Regulatory Authority & Arab IGF, Egypt
Emir Fazlović, University of Vienna, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ioana Ghiță, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Rolla Hassan, National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt
Su Sonia Herring, Youth IGF Turkey, Turkey
Christina Kalogeropoulou, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Sarkhanbay Khuduyev, Academy of Public Administration, Azerbaijan
Elliott Mann, Swinburne Law School, Australia
Alexandru Miron, Janssen, Romania
Deborah Mucolli, Ottonomy, Albania
Elena-Diana Mușat, Agency for Digital Agenda of Romania, Romania
Juliana Novaes, University of Lyon & Youth Observatory (Internet Society Youth SIG), Brazil
Neli Odishvili, Internet Development Initiative & University of Georgia, Georgia
Cezara-Alexandra Panait, Central European University &Association for Technology and Internet, Romania
Ralph Rogobete, GSMA, Romania
Ilona Stadnik, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Jelena Šuh, Telekom Srbija, Serbia
Pooya Teimoory, Pars Online Telecommunications, Iran
Mariam Tsiklauri, Internet Development Initiative, Georgia
Livia Țurcanu, Mediapoint NGO, Moldova
Applicants could include, for example:
Students who are writing/plan to write their graduation/dissertation/PhD thesis on topics related to Internet and digital policy issues.
Public servants working in ministries or agencies that deal with issues such as e-government, electronic communications, education, regulation, innovation, ICT policies, cybersecurity etc.
Professionals in the ICT, media, cybersecurity, networks, digital start-ups, communication and new media.
A limited number of scholarships to cover full tuition fees and/or transportation costs are available.
The application form contained a separate field for those interested in applying for a scholarship.