The second edition of SIDI – the School on Internet Governance, Digital Policies and Innovation will take place on 31 May – 11 June 2021, in a fully online format. SIDI is co-organised by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG), with the support of several international, regional and local partners.
Launching SIDI 2021
SIDI 2019 was a success and we have been eager to work on the school’s second edition. Our plans were put on hold in 2020, but we are now glad to announce that SIDI continues this year with a fully online edition.
Navigate through this page to see what we have in store. And stay tuned for more details.
The call for applications for SIDI 2021 is open until 30 April 2021. Read about the eligibility criteria, selection process, fees and scholarships, and start preparing your application. Also take a look at how SIDI’s first edition went – programme, Class of 2019, feedback from participants – to get a better idea of what to expect.
We welcome new partners, in Romania, the SEE+ region and beyond, to contribute to SIDI 2021.
Financial support is welcome. And so are in-kind contributions, from participation in the planning process to joining our faculty in June. Read more below and reach out to us; we’d be glad to discuss a customised partnership that suits your organisation.
What do we offer?
What do we expect?
Selected participants are expected to engage prior to, during and after SIDI with the school coordinators, peers and lectures. Participants will be asked to:
Since the entire programme is in English with no interpretation in any languages, all participants need to possess good English speaking, writing and listening skills.
Application and selection
Applicants could include:
Civil servants working in ministries or agencies that deal with issues such as e-government and digital transformation, electronic communications, education, regulation, innovation, ICT policies, cybersecurity, etc.
Professionals in sectors such as ICT, media, cybersecurity, networks, digital start-ups, communication and new media.
Students who are writing/plan to write their dissertation/PhD thesis on topics related to Internet and digital policy issues.
Partner with us in organising SIDI 2021!
We invite interested entities to partner in organising the school. We welcome support from:
Regional and international organisations which are part of the Internet governance and digital policy ecosystem
Internet, ICT, digital technology companies and associations with an interest in supporting capacity development programmes for the region, partnering with major local and international institutions
Romanian entities (public institutions, companies, associations, universities, etc.)
Both financial and/or in-kind contributions are much welcome! Some examples include participation in the school’s planning process, lecturers and facilitators to contribute to the school’s programme, etc.
The SIDI 2021 concept note provides a list of partnership options designed to assist interested organisation in finding the right level of engagement for your budget and your time. Let us know if you have any questions, we will be happy to find the right fit for your organisation.