About the Digital Summit

Building the future

On the 18 and 19 April, 2018, Macedonia will host the first ever Western Balkans Digital Summit (#DSWB6) in Skopje. The Summit will bring together representatives from governments, businesses, regional organizations, CSOs, academia and youth with the goal to set up a digital platform for exchanging of ideas and proposals.

The 4 platforms of the

Digital Summit:

Digital skills

Working together: A collaborative, coordinated and targeted digital skills capacity building
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Trust and security

Regional and international partnerships for safe and secure open cyberspace

Digital environment networks and services, connectivity and access

The right framework conditions for digital connectivity in Western Balkans

Digital economy and society

Digital transformation opportunities

The Official Program of the Summit includes panel discussions about Digital divide: EU vs. Balkan, integrating WB6 economies into the Digital Single Market, inclusive e-commerce, cybersecurity, fast-learning and adaptation as the most important skills for the 21st century employee, interactive discussions between governments, enterprises, innovators businesses, academia, CSOs and youth organizations (RYCO).

The Digital Summit of the Western Balkan 2018 is а high-level event attended by Heads of State of WB6 economies, Ministers responsible for digital agenda from WB6 and EU member states participating in the Berlin Process, European Commission, RCC, representatives from IT industries and businesses, academia, youth, etc.

An integral part of the Digital Summit Skopje 2018 will be the EXPO where interested companies will have the chance to present their work. Designated space will be provided for B2B meetings throughout the entire duration of the Summit. Additional side events include Digital Talks – an open session on the various topics from the field of digitalisation for all interested participants as well as a Conference on Combating Fake News.

EXPO

Meet leading regional and international digital companies at the first Digital EXPO in Skopje, Macedonia!

Digital Talks

Ready for the digital revolution? Get inspired by the people changing the digital landscape of the #WesternBalkans.

Combating Fake News

What’s the state of the Media in the Digital age? Can we find a European soluton to the problem of “Fake News”?