Internet Governance Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

“INTERNET FOR ALL – Opportunities and Challenges
within Internet Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina”



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09:00-10:00: Flesh session for students “Get to know and engage with ICANN”

This session is for students only.

09:30-10:00 Registration of participants

All registered participants are kindly invited to pick up their name tags on time to avoid waiting. In order to attend the Forum you prior online registration was mandatory. Thank you for understanding.

10:30-11:00 Opening remarks by keynote speakers

  • One World Platform – Valentina Pellizzer
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Nebojša Regoje
  • OSCE – Dunja Mijatović
  • Council of Europe – Silvia Grundmann
  • ICANN – Andrea Beccalli

10:30-11:00 Media-Photo opportunity & coffee break

Forum is open for all interested media. In this period you can take short media statements from our speakers and participants. Welcome!

11:00- 13:00 Panel 1: ABC’s of Internet Governance

Moderator: Vladimir Radunović, DiploFoundation Panelists:



  • Nebojša Regoje – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ljiljana Zurovac – Press Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Athina Fragkouli – RIPE NCC
  • Mario Janeček – Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Srđan Rajčević – Agency for Information Society of Republic Srpska

Best Practices from the region:

  • Iliya Bazlyankov, Bulgaria – CORE Association
  • Dušan Stojčević, Serbia – RINDS
  • Zdravko Jukić, Croatia – HAKOM

Session description: “ABC’s of Internet Governance” session is aiming to provide better understanding of what Internet Governance is, among all participants by:

  • explaining the term “Internet Governance”

(how Internet Governance is perceived by stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina; when did it appear and its definition, IG explained by different stakeholders in the panel with experience in Internet Governance spaces on regional and global lever)

  • key principles of Internet Governance such as: multistakeholderism, openness, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability
  • Defining key actors of Internet Governance and recognising who they are in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Overview of several important organisations and processes in the Internet Governance ecosystem (IGF, ICANN, CoE, RIPE)

The goal is to continue the dialogue on internet governance at the national level and highlight the importance of taking these discussions global through the regional forums. In addtion we will have the chance to hear experiences from guests from the region (Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria) on the importance of getting involved in regional and global levels. What were/ are their challenges and motivations? Short intro by panelists followed by discussion among all participants (Q&A)

* 3-5 minutes:

Key messages from the panel Rapporteur: Feđa Kulenović

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Lunch will be provided for all registered participants in hotel Bristol restaurant.

14:30-16:30 Panel 2: What do you mean by internet rights?

Moderator: Valentina Pellizzer, One World Platform

  • Silvia Grundmann – Council of Europe
  • Smari McCarthy –
  • Desiree Milošević –
  • Mario Hibert –

Session description:

  • 3-5 minutes: Key messages from the panel:

Rapporteur: Hana Ćurak

16:30-17:00 Conclusions

One World Platform –

Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Emir Povlakić

Forum is open for all interested internet governance stakeholders:

  • Government
  • Civil society
  • Business sector
  • Tech community
  • Academia (including students)
  • Media

Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and accommodation arrangements.


1st October 2015.


Hotel Bristol, Fra Filipa Lastrića 2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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