Program 2016

9:30 - 10:00

Registration of visitors

  • BLOCK 1

    10:00 - 11:45


    The “who, what, when, where and how” of running the Internet at the global level: What’s our role?

    Moderator: Vladimir Radunović
    Director of the cyber-security and e-diplomacy programme at the DiploFoundation, Serbia

    “Apple refuses to weaken its encryption algorithm to help the FBI”, “India bans free Facebook access packages”, “Obama and Xi Jinping discuss a halt to cyber-espionage”, “‘Safe Harbour’ data protection agreement between the European Union and the US declared invalid”, “Wikileaks publishes list of governments that bought software to hack citizens’ devices”, “Will the ICANN transition succeed? Who will coordinate key Internet resources?”, “Anonymous declares war on ISIS!”, “BlackEnergy virus causes power outage in Ukraine”, “Besides the ‘right to be forgotten’, the battle is on for the ‘right to be disconnected’ from the Internet”…

    The news media, at least those outside our country, are more and more often bringing us news from the virtual world. However for us ordinary users it all often just seems like high-level politics. Still, in some cases we have to ask ourselves, do they have any impact on us – and do we have any impact on them? Not only that, but we need to ask questions of our own – ones that concern us personally: who decides what can and can’t be done on that new .cool domain? Are providers allowed to throttle traffic for some applications? How is it that YouTube videos can disappear when they are perhaps not to someone’s political liking? How can we stop Facebook recognising us automatically on other people’s images, and Google from showing results related to our personal profile?

    In fact “high politics” directly affects trends and precedents: from decisions on global regulation, to the rights and obligations of companies, to acceptable practices of security services in regard to surveillance – and the rights (and obligations) of users, too. The first block will be an opportunity to chat about subjects such as:
    – What are the major cyber issues at the global level, in Europe, Latin America and Africa, as well as Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland and Serbia?
    – Multistakeholder approach to addressing cyber-challenges and the bottom-up approach to policy-making: is this realistic, and if so how does that work in practice on global and local levels?
    – And anyway, do we even have any influence on the creation of the policies that decide on the future of the Internet, or all this is just another playground for the big players?



    Panel debate:

    • Gabriella Schittek, Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Central & Eastern Europe, ICANN, Poland
    • Mike Silber, Member of the ICANN Board and Head Legal and Commercial at Liquid Telecom, South Africa
    • Wolf Ludwig, Chair of the European Regional At-Large Organization (EURALO) within ICANN and Program Coordinator of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), Switzerland
    • Marília Maciel, Coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil (remotely)


    Video footage of the 1st block:

11:45 - 12:00

Coffee break

  • BLOCK 2

    12:00 - 13:30


    Online security trends: A view from the control room

    Moderator: Slobodan Marković
    ICT Policies and Internet Community Relations Advisor at RNIDS, Serbia

    At the beginning of 2016, Serbia finally got a Law on Information Security, which envisages the establishment of CERTs – Centres for the Prevention of Security Risks in ICT Systems – as well as the implementation of a range of measures aimed at reinforcing the security of critical areas of the information and communications infrastructure in our country.

    In this session we will discuss the plans for the implementation of this law in practice and the experiences of similar organisations in the region. We will also talk about the changes that have taken place in recent years in the area of Internet security and what we can expect in the next few years.

    Panel debate:

    • Gorazd Božič, Director of SI-CERT, ARNES, Slovenia
    • Filip Vlašić, Computer Security Specialist, HR-CERT, CARnet, Croatia
    • Sava Savić, Deputy to the Minister for the Information Society, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Serbia
    • Nebojša Jokić, Chief of Interior Ministry CERT, Ministry of the Interior, Serbia
    • Dušan Stojičević, Executive Committee Member, SEEDIG, Serbia

13:30 - 13:50

Coffee break

15:30 -


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