SEEDIG 6 is offering a space for several organisations to showcase their current/ongoing work on Internet/digital policy issues and have focused discussions with interested participants.
Representatives of the identified organisations are considered to be the ‘books’ and the others take up the role of the ‘readers’. The latter borrow the ‘book’ for three rounds of brief conversations (20 minutes each) during the event. You will meet in small groups, via Zoom breakout rooms, so these will be personalised conversations (not presentations).
Who will be part of the Library? Scroll down for names and bios of the ‘books’, as well as the focus of the conversation with each ‘book’.
Regional Policy Manager – Europe | Internet Society
Ceren Ünal studied law at Ankara University, subsequently gaining an LLM degree from Queen Mary, University of London, specialising in Computer and Communications Law as a British Chevening Scholar. Always fascinated by the Internet and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the law as we know it, Ceren has been teaching and consulting on IT/Internet law issues since 2003.
Since 2017, she has been working as the Regional Policy Manager at the Internet Society European Bureau, focusing on a wide variety of Internet policy issues including privacy and dataprotection, IoT and cybersecurity.
Programme and Technology Manager | Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
Chengetai Masango is the head of the Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which was set up after the World Summit on the Information Society to facilitate public policy discourse on issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet. Mr. Masango holds a master’s degree in International Relations- Global Information Policy and degrees in Information Management and Computer Programming.
External Relations Officer | RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
Gergana helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders. In addition, Gergana is in charge of the academic engagement at RIPE NCC and coordinates the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI), which funded many students and researchers to present their work at RIPE NCC’s events. Gergana is also very involved in the Internet Governance field – contributing to meetings on a global, regional and national level, organising and delivering webinars and presentations. Previously, Gergana organised the RIPE Meeting, regional ENOG and SEEmeetings and helped build the local communities there.
Researcher | DiploFoundation
Ms Katarina Anđelković is a researcher at DiploFoundation currently based in Belgrade, Serbia. She conducts research on the political and socio-cultural implications of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and other digital-policy-related topics.
Katarina holds a BA in International Politics from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences and an MA in Southeast European Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was also a visiting student at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw.
Head of Information Society Department | Council of Europe
Patrick Penninckx has spent the last 30 years of his career with the Council of Europe, contributing to the transformation processes of the Organisation and developing partnerships with international and national institutions.
Currently heading the Information Society Department under the Directorate General Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Patrick coordinates standard setting and cooperation activities in the fields of media, internet governance, data protection, cybercrime and artificial intelligence. He is also responsible for projects related to public-private partnerships and cooperation with business partners.
His professional focus encompasses areas such as freedom of expression, safety of journalists, sound internet governance, international standards in the data protection, action against cybercrime and the impact of AI on human rights.
An outspoken public speaker promoting the Council of Europe values and achievements, he holds Political Science and Educational degrees from the University of Leuven.
Previously, Patrick oversaw Human Resources policy development, transforming the administrative management of personnel into a competency based human resource policy.
Patrick is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch.
Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement | Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Patrick coordinates ICANN's Global Stakeholder Engagement activities across its regional and functional teams, working closely with counterparts in ICANN org's community-facing areas. He has been active in Internet governance, policy, technology/security and privacy areas since 2000. Patrick is an invited participant from ICANN technical staff in the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). He regularly speaks at regional Internet and DNS events on security, privacy and technology issues.
The Living Library will be held on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, between 12:30 and 14:00 CEST. ‘Readers’ will met their ‘books’ of choice in three consecutive ‘reading rounds.’
12:20 | ‘Books’ arrive early
12:30 – 12:40 | Opening
12:40 – 13:00 | Round 1
13:00 – 13:05 | Break
13:05 – 13:25 | Round 2
13:25 – 13:30 | Break
13:30 – 13:50 | Round 3
13:50 – 14:00 | Closing