Applications Open: BIRN Internet Freedom Meet 2024 in Skopje

Posted on

Internet Freedom Meet 2024 (IFM 2024) will take place in Skopje, North Macedonia, from June 17 to 20. It will bring together experts in the field of digital rights and internet freedoms to exchange, learn and discuss ever-expending digital rights and freedoms issues.

Photo: BIRN

The program offers plenary sessions, panel discussions and lectures aimed at empowering, educating and contributing to greater engagement in the field of digital rights in the Western Balkans.

What’s on the Agenda?

Speakers and experts in their field will lead discussions on pressing issues such as digital governance, privacy and data protection, online disinformation and violent extremism, responsible use of Artificial intelligence (AI), and gender rights online. All sessions will be open for interactive discussions with all participants.

Please note that the program will be held in English.

Reasons to Apply?

The IFM 2024 in Skopje is a unique regional opportunity to engage with experts from different internet governance stakeholder groups, gain insights, and personally contribute to a future digital environment which is more free, safe, and open for all.

This space is for you, whether you’re a digital rights activist, tech enthusiast, academic, journalist, internet policy pasionato or engaged netizen. Applications are open for individuals from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Governing digital space means that each voice counts in discussions that concern us all.

How to apply

Applications are now open but please note that the seats are limited. You can apply by completing this application form by May 30, 2024, at 23:59 CET. BIRN will cover accommodation and travel expenses for selected participants from the above-mentioned countries. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

We are looking forward to your applications.

If you have the IFM 2024-related questions, please contact [email protected].