SIDI Bucharest

Inaugural edition | 2019

SIDI was launched in 2019 and had its first edition between 9 and 13 December in Bucharest, Romania. The inaugural SIDI welcomed participants from within and beyond South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area, for a week-long programme which included lecturers, interactive sessions, students-led activities, as well as opportunities for networking and fun. Below is a brief overview of this edition.


SIDI 2019 participants came from 26 countries and included both students and mid-level professional. You can read more about them on the dedicated page here. And scroll down to read what they had to see about the school.

  • 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