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.
The call for applications for SIDI 2021 was open until 9 May 2021. We received 85 applications from highly qualified individuals, which made the selection process very competitive.
The Class of 2021 includes 30 participants – both professionals and master/PhD students from 15 countries. Meet the Class.
SIDI 2021 programme
The SIDI 2021 programme will span two weeks, with a total of 30–35 hours. Some of the topics to be covered include Internet technology and infrastructure; digital policy in SEE+; digital societies and the future of work; intellectual property rights; regulating Big Tech; digital transformation and economic growth; and a lot more. Lectures will be combined with in-depth sessions, team exercises, and networking opportunities.
The SIDI 2021 faculty includes an amazing mix of academics, high-ranking representatives of international and intergovernmental organisations, members of parliament, and experts from think-tanks, civil society and industry.
Stay tuned as we will be publishing more info about our inspiring lecturers and guests.
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.