21-25 August 2017 · Sarajevo, Olympic mountain Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Day 0: 21 August – Arrival of all participants
Organisers will welcome you all at the venue!
/Information about organised transportation from the arrival point in Sarajevo to the venue is communicated directly to all confirmed and approved participants/
#BSIG2017_GetToKnowEachOther: Welcome cocktail


Day 1: 22 August
BSIG 2017 opening
– welcome and opening remarks
I: Behind the scenes: How does the Internet really work?
– History, or how did everything start?
– Who makes the Internet work? aka. Critical infrastructure
II: What, who, and how ‘it’ all fits on the Internet governance map?
– What is IG?
– Evolution and principles
– Actors – from global to local
– Issues
– Why does it matter?
III: How does net neutrality protects our right to access?


Day 2: 23 August
I: Cybersecurity & encryption: backbone or backdoor?
– Mapping cybersecurity: technology, threats, vulnerabilities
– cybercrime: use by terrorists, (mis)use by governments/cyber-warfare
– responses: global, regional, and country policy responses (laws, strategies, action plans); and operational mechanisms (CERTs, roles of stakeholders, public-private partnerships)
Cross-cutting question: Should we defend the right to encrypt?
II: When balanced, do Privacy and data protection & Freedom of expression go hand in hand?
III: #Let’sDebate: Security & Privacy – game on! (lessons learned)


Day 3: 24 August
Jurisdiction in the Internet space
Copyright & Internet intermediaries
#HowWeGovernTheInternet: Simulation of an IG process by #BSIG2017 fellows (lessons learned)
Photo: memory making and future shaping!
#BSIG2017 diplomas


Day 4: 25 August – Departure of participants
Time to say goodbye, and see you soon around!
/Information about organised transportation from the venue to the Sarajevo International Airport or a departing station is communicated directly to all confirmed and approved participants/

*timings, coffee and lunch breaks, and one additional social event will fit into the agenda soon

**Main set of themes in the Programme is final. Sessions’ details are being updated.

Call for community input on programme themes - closed!

How is programme agenda shaped? Together – with you!

If you are from and work in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo *, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, or Turkey; and belong to one of IG identified stakeholder groups: academia (including graduate students), business/private sector, civil society, government, media & journalism, technical community – send us your feedback in the public.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

Thank you to all who participated and gave their input in the Call for community input on programme themes.