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Session 2: The Essential Need to Cooperate: Multi-stakeholders, National and/or Regional Cooperation for Cyber-Security in the Western Balkans

Session 2: The Essential Need to Cooperate: Multi-stakeholders, National and/or Regional Cooperation for Cyber-Security in the Western Balkans

(in partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control and Armed Forces DCAF)

Background: Given the global nature of the Internet, efforts at improving Internet governance, including efforts to support cyber -security, need to be supported nationally and internationally. They also have to include all key stakeholders: governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and the technical community.  Many important steps have been taken in Western Balkan countries to support good governance of the security sector, often with law enforcement and prosecution cooperating regionally or Europe-wide and cooperating with the private sector. Nevertheless, more could be done to improve national and international multi-stakeholder cooperation in internet governance and cyber-security in the Western Balkans.

Aim: This panel aims to provide a platform for experts on Internet governance, cyber-security and cyber crime from the Western Balkan region and the rest of Europe to share experiences and ideas about setting up and implementing multi-stakeholder cooperation mechanisms that help to guarantee security, human rights and rule of law on the Internet.

Discussion Topics:

  • At a national level, how should and how can law enforcement, prosecution and the private sector (as well as the technical community, academia and civil society) improve their cooperation to support better Internet governance?
  • At a regional level, how can national actors (including law enforcement, prosecution and the private sector) cooperate better in the field of Internet governance with other actors from other countries in the region? Which mechanisms for cooperation already exist, how do they work in practice and which new models might need to be developed?
  • At an international level, how can national actors cooperate better in the field of Internet governance? What mechanisms for cooperation already exist, how do they work in practice and which new models might need to be developed? 

Speakers:

Franz-Stefan Gady‚ Senior Fellow, East West Institute

Joanna Świątkowska‚ Cyber Security Expert, Kosciuszko Institute

Slobodan Marković‚ Advisor for ICT Policy and Internet Community Relations, Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS)

Vladimir Radunović‚ Coordinator, E-diplomacy Projects, Diplo Foundation (Moderator)