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Trip Proposals must be completed at least six (6) weeks before the event start date.

Person Completing Form:Yuliya MORENETSDate:


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Trip Proposal Section

1) Number of Travelers:
(Note: Each traveler uses one trip of the five (5) allocated to each organization/structure).  


2) Traveler Contact Information and Itinerary:

Haykaz Baghyanhayk.baghyan@gmail.comYerevanArmenia03-Jun-201505-Jun-2015
Lianna Galstyanlianna@magic.amYerevanArmenia03-Jun-201505-Jun-2015
Mikhail KomarovMkomarov@hse.ruMoscowRussian Federation03-Jun-201505-Jun-2015
3) Special Travel Circumstances, Arrangements,
Explanations, or Notations: 
(Please identify each traveler, as applicable)
Travelers affiliation: 1- Haykaz Baghyan, Media Education Center, Armenia 2- Filip Stojanovski, Metamorphosis, Macedonia (EDRi-member) 3- Razvan Deaconescu, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania 4- Lianna Galstyan, ISOC Armenia 5- Dr.Mikhail Komarov, HSE- Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
4) Event/Conference Name, Title, or Descriptor:EuroDIG - The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance
5) Event/Conference Dates:
6) Event/Conference Website Link:
7) Primary Event/Conference Location:
Kempinski Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
8) ICANN Geographic Region:Europe

9) Activity Sponsors:
(Note: all event sponsors must be identified
in order to comply with ICANN travel guidelines).

Host: UNICART and Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria

Institutional Partners: ISOC, OFCOM, European Commission, RIPE NCC, EBU, European Youth Forum

Sponsors: Google, ICANN, ECO, DENIC.DE, EURid, Afilias, Coordination Center .RU, UNNETT, SWITCH, SIDN

10) Purpose and Goals:

PURPOSE: The purpose is to take an active part in the 8th edition of the Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) - an open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) among stakeholders from all over Europe. Together with the Council of Europe, EURALO is the institutional partner of EURODIG, and this is the best place to discuss the whole Internet Governance ecosystem and geopolicy of Internet Governance, enhance the influence of ALSes on the policy making process on national and regional levels, and boost ICANN capacity-building efforts all over Europe, including such countries as Armenia, as the notion of Europe is based on the countries - members States of the Council of Europe. Since 2012, ICANN is a regular sponsor of EuroDIG and had a high-level representation in Berlin 2014. Furthermore, EuroDIG is part of ICANN’s regional strategy over the next years. GOALS: EuroDIG is the best place for promoting multistakeholder models of ICANN in Europe, discussing its role in Internet Governance both with representatives of EU and Central and Eastern Europe, and members of the Council of Europe, including Caucasus. Such discussions contribute to a broader awareness around Internet Governance related issues, especially in the year crucial for shaping the future governance model/s for the Internet, extremely important for all key stakeholders globally and in Europe in particular. Participation of representatives from countries such as Russia, FYROM, Romania, Armenia, often absent from these discussions, is crucial for the success of round-table meetings on different views, challenges and perspectives from all parts of big Europe. One of the regional and strategic shortcomings is the lack of stakeholder involvement in Eastern European (still) transition countries and South-Eastern European countries – on all levels: government, business sector and civil society. EuroDIG offers one of the few annual opportunities when more and more representatives from Eastern and South-Eastern countries can be included in the IG debate and thus promoting the MS model in countries where traditionally governments only have a say. Capacity building for civil society and At-Large structures (ALSes) in those countries is therefore a key challenge – not only for the ICANN community. Another goal is to bring potential members of At-Large, Filip Stojanovski and Razvan Deaconescu, not yet members of At-Large to EuroDIG in order to meet with At-Large members there to get the traveler's (and their organizations) to become At-Large members.

11) Proposed Outcomes:Participation of the respective delegates will focus on a number of aspects: a) Sharing of the best practices of ALSes from Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Europe - in a number of emerging areas, among which: - Open Government related initiatives and citizen engagement in decision-making processes, and the role Internet plays in openness, transparency and social accountability, Governance surveillance and Open Government initiatives, etc. - Inclusion of people with disabilities and vulnerable people in general - Media education b) Engaging in constructive dialogues around Internet Governance related policy frameworks in EU, and ways this is affecting non-EU member countries (how should national policies on IG be shaped, etc.). c) Increasing the number of persons in At-Large to the ICANN Dublin meeting, by raising awareness of ICANN. Note: ICANN/EURALO contributions will be delivered to the national media and social networks in Russian, Armenian, Serbian, Romanian languages.
12) Additional Information (optional):

It is important to underline that Armenia, identified as a part of APRALO at At-Large and according to ICANN’s geographic model, is a full member State of the Council of Europe, co-initiator of EuroDIG and the European continent’s leading human rights organization. Excluding Armenian representatives from EuroDIG debates will lead to excluding them from the decision-making processes in the field of Internet Governance in Europe. Their non-participation in such events (EuroDIG) will prevent their voice from being taken into account in the preparation process of the Outreach Strategy for Europe, in which the Council of Europe plays an important role, Armenia being the full member of the Council of Europe since January 2001.

Community Confirmation Section

Note: To be completed by a Pilot Program Coordinator (PPC) designated by this organization/structure.

The participants identified in this application are familiar with the Program Operations associated with this Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP)-FY15 and agree to abide by its terms and conditions.YesHaykaz Baghyan, Filip Stojanovski, Razvan Deaconescu, Lianna Galstyan, Dr.Mikhail Komarov15-Apr-2015
The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Proposal.YesYuliya Morenets05-May-2015on behalf of the At-Large CROPP RT
The ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Vice-President has concurred that the Purpose/Goals of this Trip Proposal are consistent with operational plans and/or strategies.YesJean-Jacques Sahel, Michael Yakushev04-May-2015



Program Administration: STAFF USE ONLY
Program RequirementDate Satisfied/ConfirmedInitialsNotes
Constituency Travel Notified05-May-2015JDLALL NAMES SENT TO TRAVEL TEAM
Trip Proposal Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 
05-May-2015Trip Assessment Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 

CROPP Application Template v8 (May 2014)

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