Belgrade, Serbia
14 - 16 May 2023
Climate crisis and the rise of information technology are deeply entangled, though there’s very little public discussion of this relationship. Big tech is in denial, it’s too serious for mainstream media, and governments are either unaware, or corrupt by it.

While technology is often promoted as the solution to environmental issues, evidence shows that its breakneck growth, mass production of devices and infrastructure, heavy data gathering and surveillance capitalism harshly extract resources from the Earth, creating human conflict over land, water, energy and information.

If you are an environmental or digital rights activist, researcher, policymaker, community member or just a concerned human being from the SEE region or Europe, join us to discuss the current challenges and potential advocacy plans for the future on matters at the intersection of green politics, human rights and technology.

The Green/Digital/Society is a conference that gathers key actors who discuss the ecology, technology, human rights and policy in Europe.

Save the dates for spending three days in lively Belgrade, 14-16 May 2023. Registration opens on March 1, 2023. REGISTER HERE

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Sunday, 14.05.2023


TOTAL TRUST – Screening of the documentary film


DAY 1 / KC GRAD (Braće Krsmanović 4)
Monday, 15.05.2023


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DAY 1 / 13:00 / First floor

A Fossil-Free Internet and Other Solarpunk Projects

Michelle Thorne – The Green Web Foundation

The internet is the world's largest coal-powered machine. How we can accelerate a transition of internet infrastructure off of fossil fuels by 2030? How might we build bridges with other social movements advocating for just transitions? What are the narratives we can shift and uplift to influence policy and practitioners towards ore sustainable and equitable solarpunk visions?

This workshop will be interactive and center the perspectives of its participants. These conversations emerge from and inform a larger networked exploration of these issues alongside groups like the Green Screen funders coalition on digital rights and climate justice and with Branch Magazine from the Green Web Foundation.

DAY 1 / 13:00 / Ground floor

Movement lawyering

Jelle Klaas – PILP

Structure a conversation around on of their cases where they want to tackle an algorithmic program that targets youth and that seriously stigmatizes these youth and their community.

We have enough legal arguments and strategies, but if we really want to fight for these youngsters and their community: how do we make sure we really fight in their interests? How do we make sure this really is their case that reflects their cause and their struggle and how can we make sure a 'win' is also perceived as a win for and by them?

DAY 1 / 13:00 / Kompot

Neom realities

Bojana Kostić

Neom realities is a conversation between a presenter and the audience about "the Line of Saudi Arabia" that is currently being constructed fully embracing and integrating the "green" authoritarian future. Described as a place with no gas emission and fully powered by renewable energy, it promises to its citizens more time to spend "with their loved ones" in a "perfect climate all year around." Underpinning all of these "green revolutionary cocooning places of joy" is surveillance assemblage and platformization logic. This conversation seeks to propel a dialogue about the opportunities, spaces, and hopes of digital and environmental activists in thinking and living in and with Neoma realities.

DAY 1 / 14:00 / First Floor

1001 ideas for sustainable internet infrastructures

Fieke Jansen – Critical Infrastructure Lab

As of 2022, the urgency of the climate crisis is well documented, yet clear and drastic global action to redress harms by the main contributors, and mitigate further damage, is severely lacking. The internet and digital technologies have a demonstrable impact on the environment. These range from extraction of critical raw materials and natural resources, the extraction of land from under-resourced and racialized communities, to the extractive economic technology business model which undermines the climate and environmental justice movements.

Brainstorming what are our yesses. How do we create sustainable infrastructure that are inherently polluting.

DAY 1 / 14:00 / Ground floor

The Right to repair: a win for privacy, sustainability and human rights?

Narmine Abou Bakari – Green/EFA at European Parliament

In conversation with Narmine ABOU BAKARI - Circular Tech Economy campaigner of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament.

The Right to repair is more than just a consumer right. It’s also a pathway to cutting on ever growing material consumption of rare metals and safeguarding resource ownership and protecting human rights from corporate abuses.

This workshop is a conversation on how the Right to repair represents a win for privacy, sustainability and human rights.

By raising awareness of the environmental impacts of digital technologies, the workshop seeks to provide participants with accurate, up-to-date information, enabling them to shape the current debate on the importance of mitigating the environmental impacts of digital technologies through repair and refurbishment. Participants are encouraged to promote the study with their audience and contribute to the campaign held by the Greens/EFA and its main allies in the EU.

DAY 1 / 14:00 / Kompot

Total Trust – Discussion


Open discussion about the movie on mass surveillance that premiered the evening before at the BELDOCS International Documentary Film Festival.

DAY 1 / 15:30 / First floor

Countering biometric surveillance

Andreea Belu – EDRi, Noémi Levain – La Quadrature du Net, Francesco Vogelezang – Digital Policy Advisor, Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, Andrej Petrovski – SHARE Foundation

Mass biometric surveillance is a critical challenge for rights and freedoms in our streets, squares, and other public spaces. The installation of advanced CCTV surveillance systems using facial recognition and behaviour analysis present a turning point for any society. The discussion will provide aspects of the battle against mass biometric surveillance from the perspective of France and Serbia, rounded off with a wider European context through campaigns such as Reclaim Your Face.

DAY 1 / 15:30 / Ground floor

Media Ontology

Vuk Ćosić – Ljudmila, Tomislav Medak – MAMA, Zoran Pantelić –

Since the early 2000s, three new media collectives from Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Novi Sad have been pioneering and introducing critical cultural, educational, and technology programs. These initiatives have created the invisible regional cultural and activist backbone that has shaped many of the critical media and technology perspectives that we have today in the region. From early net-art experiments, tactical media, hacker culture, and the creative commons period to contemporary political platforms, networks, and movements.

DAY 1 / 15:30 / Kompot

New UI patterns for gender identity

Olivia Solis Villaverde, Asja Lazarević

Classification systems are used to shape and control social structures and relationships. The process of classification categorizes individuals, objects, and ideas and assigns them to particular groups based on specific criteria, creating hierarchies and reinforcing existing power structures. One of the most prominent examples of classification as a tool of power is the creation and use of gender categories. This session is a part of ongoing research and will consist of an open dialogue regarding gender options given during the registration process for popular websites. The focus will be on the binary gender categories (male-female, man-woman) and the trend towards more diverse options. The aim is to collectively crowdsource better solutions to the problem of gender classification in interface design.

DAY 1 / 16:30 / First floor

Zagreb Green Tech - Experiences from governing the city

Dražen Lučanin – City of Zagreb, Filip Jurišić – Zagreb Holding

In this talk we will go through the parts of the Možemo! political programme related to digital and green policies. We will then show which parts we were able to implement directly and which parts we had to adapt based on what we encountered as we took over city governance. We discuss the various areas where technology assists large urban systems - smart public transport, digitalising formal processes, implementing better management processes, integrating siloed systems, opening public datasets and collaborating with citizens, professional and amateur circles outside of the city organisation through participation tools and hackathons.

DAY 1 / 16:30 / Ground floor

Protecting Online Activism

Nikita Kekana – Digital Freedom Fund

This conversation centres on dangers that environmental and digital activists and communities face from their online activities and what NGOs can do to protect and support these activists. First, we shall collectively identify the common harms faced by activists including online threats, surveillance, and strategic lawsuits against public participation. Part of this conversation will acknowledge that those activists within marginalized groups often face more serious repercussions and threats for their activism compared to those in more privileged positions. Thereafter, we shall discuss what NGOs and the digital environmental community as a whole can do to counteract such attacks.

DAY 1 / 16:30 / Kompot

Sensing practices: tech AND/OR body

Imme Ruarus – Waag FutureLab

During a hands-on workshop we will experience two ways of sensing our environments: through citizen science sensors and through an embodied approach. Communities around the globe use citizen sensing to collect data and gain insights about their local living environment. Understanding how this data is created and how we, as a society, can take ownership of this data places us in a better position in conversations with governments and businesses. But at the same time datafication of our environments and lives leave out many aspects of our experiences and raise questions on data dependencies and data abundance. What happens if we explore our environments through tech and through our bodies? What value does each practice bring? And how do we ultimately want to connect with our environments?

DAY 1 / 17:30 / First floor

From Pirate Bay to Pirate AI training datasets

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, Vladan Joler

Evolving and mutating crisis of the commons.

DAY 1 / 17:30 / Ground floor

Blood, soil, batteries: Rare earths, geopolitical and media theory.

Jan Krasni – TU Berlin

The goal of the joint discussion is to answer if the pursuit for an ethical approach to technical progress always demands a deliberative approach to sacrificing the other (nature, culture, lives).

The introductory talk tries to connect the history of geopolitical thought, colonial ideologies, and practices with contemporary media theory and the problem of rare earths. An introductory overview will cover the history of the scientific insights in the importance of the given minerals and ores, their uses, the interests of the various transnational corporations, and the human rights violations in connection with the rare-earth extraction and processing sites (especially in Sweden). On the other side, the theoretical overview will show how media theory came to similar conclusions as the colonial ideologists.

DAY 1 / 18:30


Vuk Ćosić

The algorithmic poetry project Nation – Culture can't seem to decide if it's just one more useless application of LLM sucking the last drops of blood from the 150 years of avant-garde tradition, or a fine piece of political satire hammering the clown show of Slovenian right wing mainstream, or maybe simply a prime example of critique of limited imaginary both in creation and in perception of text. The paralel Slovenian – Serbian sonnets on display are surely going to turn heads.

DAY 1 / 18:30

Digging for a Metaphor

Vuk Ćosić

Exactly 50 years ago a particularly geeky metaphor was suggested to the inhabitants of Yugoslavia – that the society is a monitor composed of humans as pixels, and it was performed in a stadium for Tito's birthday. It appears that our way of thinking has it's stratigraphy of world-metaphors suggested not only to us but inhabiting the collective imagination for generations. This was a trigger for a personal intellectual and new media archaeology by your friend Vuk, looking at the genesis and fine examples of so-called Card Stunts as well as showing some of own production.

DAY 1 / 18:30

Infrastructure of a Migratory Bird

Felix Stalder, Gordan Savičić, Vladan Joler

Presented map shows relationships between social, technological, informational, and ecological elements that make up the anthropogenic ecosystem in which a migratory bird, the Northern Bald Ibis, is becoming wild again. There's an interactive version of this map available with guided audio-tours in four chapters.In conversation with the Waldrapp Conservation and Research Team we created this assemblage of infrastructural elements that are in close relationship to the migratory bird that became extinct in the 17th century in Europe. Since 2013 the number of rewilded North Bald Ibis rose from zero to almost two hundred as a result of the LIFE research project led by Johannes Fritz. A majority of birds is equipped with GPS senders for tracking and monitoring. Hence, our interest was in taking a closer look on what kind of data is being produced and how it is being used within the project.

It was realized by Vladan Joler, Gordan Savičić and Felix Stalder in 2022. Its first public appearance was at the exhibition "Can you see me now" in Zürich, a show curated by !Mediengruppe Bitnik.

DAY 1 / 18:30

New Extractivism

Vladan Joler

Didactic performance with overhead projectors and LP

A new form of extractivism defines life in the 21st Century. It is one that reaches into the furthest corners of the biosphere and the deepest layers of human cognitive and affective being: The stack that underpins contemporary technological systems goes well beyond data modeling, hardware, servers, and networks. Today’s full stack reaches into capital, labor, and nature while demanding an enormous amount from each. Vladan Joler’s New Extractivism gathers different concepts and images of this ‘new extractivism’ together. They add up to a blueprint—for a machine-like superstructure; a super allegory that encompasses the whole world.

DAY 1 / 18:30

Somatic algorithm

Sunčica Pasuljević Kandić

Somatic algorithm is a pseudo code for a choreography of movements meant to challenge ourpreconceptions of algorithmic thinking. In this, a bit lucid, walk we are invited to rethink automated problem-solving process, “logical’ steps for getting to a solution and engage in a more open ended interpretations. This is a bodily and thought experiment of movement, patterns, meanings and code that stimulates a sensory and bodily logic. Executing this choreography of instructional movements we are entering a space of unlearning of the role of algorithms in our everyday lives. Take a walk and lafter join the collective exchange on logic and power of instructional systems that govern us.

DAY 1 / 18:30

Live screen printing session - bring your own t-shirt!

Matrijaršija art collective

We will not produce conference merch and goodie bags so bring your old light coloured t-shirt, hoodie, tote or any other textile garment and have a nice print on the spot!

Matrijaršija is an autonomous cultural center in Belgrade that aims to become a powerful generator of turbulent art by providing space for non-institutional and outsider art. The organization is a network of various individual and collective living artistic phenomena that recognizes and encourages existential and work practices that merge into a specific form of preserving and conserving semi-hidden art. Matrijaršija's creativity is poetically and categorically difficult to define and is dedicated to recognizing the codes of social roles and structures in order to enable their recombination. It is a virtual and material meeting place for illustrators, nomads, poets, printers, self-proclaimed geniuses, art students, dreamers, publishers, artisans, provocateurs, intellectuals, as well as a much larger and unlimited network of artistic production (Fijuk), an annual festival (Novo Doba), and an autonomous cultural center (Matrijaršija).

DAY 2 / 11:00 / First floor

Degrowth and Decolonising - Decolonising Digital Rights, Intersections with environmental justice

Sarah Chander – EDRi, Laurence Meyer – Digital Freedom Fund

The global technology market, including its production, maintenance, operation and governance is rife with vast environmental extraction which is inherently colonial in nature. From resource extraction, energy and resource consumption, labor exploitation, implications for land rights, contributions to tools of policing, warfare, surveillance and harm, and centralisation of decision making power and economic concentration central to the technology market is all part an parcel of a wider picture of colonialist extractivism. The digital crisis is an environmental crisis is a colonial crisis.

For this discussion, we would like to reflect on what would need to change in the digital rights eco-system to facilitate meaningful organising to address this multi-faceted reality. This discussion will take as a starting point the Decolonising Digital Rights in Europe Draft Programme, currently open for consultation. The conversation will be in informal discussion format. Ideally, participants come having already reviewed the draft decolonising programme.

The Decolonising the digital rights field process, led by EDRi and the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF) seeks to change the power structures within the current digital rights field in Europe, working towards a vision of a field of organisations working on digital rights issues well-equipped to tackle structural oppressions linked to technological harms.

DAY 2 / 11:00 / Ground floor

Solidarity not solutionism: Countering false and misleading climate tech solutions

Becky Kazansky – University of Amsterdam, APC

Digital technologies and infrastructures are entangled in extractive systems that are driving environmental and climate crises. Currently, huge investments are being made into tech-driven climate ‘solutions’ that actually threaten to make existing problems worse. Through interactive discussion, this session aims to build awareness and capacity among digital rights advocates to debunk false climate tech solutions and work in solidarity with the climate justice movement, which has long called attention to the dangers of technologies such as carbon capture, geo-engineering, carbon offsets, and more.

Outcomes from this discussion will help inform a process lead by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), in collaboration with the Green Screen coalition and friends, to articulate a set of principles and commitments for advancing earth justice in norms, standards and regulations relating to the internet and digital technologies.

DAY 2 / 11:00 / Kompot

Climate Whistleblowing platforms

Claudio Agosti, Simon Ilse

Climate Whistleblowers (CW) seeks to defend whistleblowers, as well as strategically litigate and advocate on their behalf where their disclosures speak to climate-related issues. The climate crisis is getting rapidly worse. Despite growing pledges of climate action, global emissions are breaking records. Climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss rage on and drive instability, displacement, and conflict. Whistleblowing can be a crucial tool for the climate movement. In the past decades, whistleblowers stood behind the world’s biggest scandals – revealing mass surveillance, tech irresponsibility, tax fraud and money laundering on an unprecedented scale. Whistleblowing is becoming increasingly common and legislative protection is improving.

More and more step forward to protect public interest despite huge personal risks. CW acts as a shield for these climate sentinels. Through their work as lawyers, journalists, and activists, experienced whistleblowers’ advocates behind CW have learnt to protect them and ensure their disclosures are impactful. It empowers climate whistleblowers through its legal, scientific, and human network.

DAY 2 / 12:00 / First floor

The Spotification of the Commons

Rasmus Fleischer, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi

We live in a time of centralized platform dominance coupled with escalating over-production of generative surrogate culture. In this situation, experiences from past pirate struggles might take on a new kind of relevance, which does have very much to do with copyright.

We'll use our different experiences of confronting Spotify as a jumping-off point to a wider discussion.

DAY 2 / 12:00 / Ground floor

Investor urbanism vs Climate change: What endangers urban ecologies of Belgrade?

Ivan Simić

Belgrade is consistently losing its green places, which could result in dangerous climate change repercussions. Did you know that 46% of the central Sava riverbank in Belgrade has suffered almost total ecological destruction and that New Belgrade has lost about 20% of its natural or nature-like land cover during the previous 20 years? Why should this concern us, considering both the need to protect public places and the need to adapt cities to climate change?

DAY 2 / 12:00 / Kompot

Cyber hygiene quiz

SHARE team

Join this rather odd quiz to gain and share your knowledge on the best tools and practices for cyber hygiene. Improving privacy and understanding digital security is essential in protecting the well-being of any citizen, particularly for human rights defenders who may be targeted for surveillance. We'll cover topics ranging from communication encryption and anonymity practices to the best free and open-source software (FOSS) apps and alternatives. Prizes for winners will be at the bar!

DAY 2 / 14:00 / First floor

Story of a bumpy road from the protests on streets of Belgrade to electoral politics

Dobrica Veselinović

Dobrica Veselinović will present the story of "Do not let Belgrade drown" (Ne davimo Beograd), a local green left grassroots movement formed in 2014, at that time aimed at criticising and reforming the current political system. It has since grown from a small scale resistance to large scale protests, and has later got involved in electorial politics. The movement was active in urban and cultural policies, sustainable urban development, and equitable use of shared resources. In 2022 elections the movement won seats in the national parliament and in the local Belgrade assembly where is became the second biggest political force.

DAY 2 / 14:00 / Ground floor

Data regulae

Đorđe Krivokapić

In this talk Prof. Krivokapić will explore the fundamental concepts of transactions, relationships, and rights in the emerging data economy, focusing on the unique characteristics, market roles, and legal treatment of informational goods. The talk will also examine data ownership and control, as well as the challenges of regulatory approaches to informational goods, and rethink applicable legal framework.

DAY 2 / 14:00 / Kompot

DIY Klimerko

Desiree Željka Milošević

In the SEE region, air pollution is more than just a passing gas.

Doing your part to raise awareness of air pollution and climate change? Here's the opportunity to get your hands and souls dirty!

Join us to help you assemble your personal open source sw/hw nose in the air - Klimerko - to start monitoring nasties lurking in the air around you polluting your outdoor space.

The best part?

If you feel guilty about owning a peace of rare metal tech - donate it to "Vazduh Gradjanima" - Air to the Citizens' initiative waiting list

DAY 2 / 15:00 / First floor

The Sustainable AI Paradox: Materiality, Measurement and Incommensurability

Marie-Therese Png – Oxford Internet Institute

The dominant Sustainable AI discourse has yet to be supported by a well-developed theoretical basis which incorporates the materiality of AI systems, supply chains and life cycles, negative externalities that fall outside of carbon emissions, and the enduring historic nature of how these externalities are unequally distributed. This session will collectively crowdsource strategies to engage with the inevitable tensions that these gaps surface, and proposes ways forward.

Discussion prompts will include:

The immaterial marketing of AI technologies that elides the material reality of infrastructures supporting AI technologies

The continuities of colonial capitalism that profits from the exploitation of natural resources and labor that supports them

The call for environmental scientists to work with with technology activists to identify what evidence is needed to assess the net impact of green technologies on environmental repair

Organising for climate justice within the technology industry.

DAY 2 / 15:00 / Ground floor

Critical Librarians and its Shadows

Mario Hibert, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, Tomislav Medak

“When the wind of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills.”
(Chinese proverb)

Set of discourses and practices named “critical librarianship” are (still) not easily reconciled with the word: piracy. However, taking an ethical and political approach to library work using critical reflection in seeking ways to bridge the gap between professional theory and practice is represented by an international movement of library and information workers that considers the human condition and human rights above other professional concerns. While pursuing a socially just, theoretically informed praxis that exposes the ways how libraries and profession consciously and unconsciously support systems of oppression, librarians have a choice between an instrumental view of their profession or principled engagement. Coming closer to resistance over normative structures and dominant ideologies critical librarians provoke abstractions of professional discourse (neutrality, democracy, freedom, diversity, inclusion) encouraging countercultural imagination based on traits of piracy: the feeling of being undefined, on an endless idea of transformation, insistence on pitting the shapeless and the possible against the identical and constant. Since the very roots of critical librarianship (also known as alternative, progressive, radical, and socially responsible) were providing library workers with an arena for voicing dissent against established, hegemonic practices, commons-based happiness in uncensored libraries provides tools for everyone to become (amateur) librarian. In relating the dichotomy between hacktivist tactics and professional librarianship this conversation aims to rethink the foundational idea of (public) library within its shadows that provide: universal access to knowledge for each member of the society and producing knowledge about knowledge and its transfer.

DAY 2 / 15:00 / Kompot

Ancestral AI: Shifting Knowledge Paradigms

Sunčica Pasuljević Kandić

What do ancestral forms of divination such as idafa, cartomancy, runes, i-Ching oracle have in common with today’s mathematical and statistical models in AI? They are all knowledge and decision making paradigms, past and present systems for interpretations of patterns. In some way they are Foucauldian technologies of “the self”, a means to understand the world and ourselves in it. This workshop is about the power we give to the guiding principles behind dominant knowledge forms. Participants will engage in a collaborative ideation process in order to make a first in line collective draft for a deck of cards (to be developed later on) that can serve as a technology of self-reflection. Participants will speculate on present and future situation we need to reflect on in order to unlearn the known and re-imagine new ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us.

DAY 2 / 16:00

#hiljadekamera walk under surveillance

Filip Milošević

In this tour of downtown Belgrade, we’ll practice spotting layers of the "safe city" project that are hidden in plain sight, collecting and storing data about our lives, as well as understanding the kinds of thinking that justify their existence.

DAY 2 / 16:00

Belgrade Waterfront – the genesis of a spatial tragedy

Iva Čukić – Ministry of Space

In the name of so-called “capital investments” as generators of economic development, numerous harmful radical transformations were carried out throughout the city of Belgrade. One of the largest projects (in its scale and controversy) is the Belgrade Waterfront project located in Savamala district. This urban renewal megaproject aimed to convert almost 100ha on the Sava River bank into a sparkling new urban centre replete with skyscrapers, luxury apartments and hotels. Such high-speed urban transformation responds to a worldwide neoliberal boosterism, where “growth” goes beyond the real needs of people, but even beyond the economic foundations and common sense, leaving long-term consequences on the environment. In this walk, Belgrade Waterfront will serve as an illustration of the dominant paradigm of the city’s development, and will be followed by the depiction of current development challenges, but also the struggles and initiatives for city spaces.

DAY 2 / 16:00

Klimerko Walk

Desiree Željka Milošević

Along the way from our venue, KC Grad, to Dorćol Plac, Cetinjska 18, we’ll talk and visit a few Klimerko community spaces.

Pondering topics: Responsible Tech? Along the way let’s have a conversation about the following digital culture trap: Somehow we think that along with the endless hard work, there will be a shortcut! It is not a straight journey - Can we find out how to get there and rethink and reset and recalibrate - people first, creativity second, technology third?


Andreea Belu

Andreea professionally joined the EDRi network 5 years ago, after being involved in digital rights activism as a volunteer for several years. She leads EDRi's campaign strategy and oversees the network's public communications. Previously, she co-founded an NGO in Copenhagen, Denmark that aimed to offer members of the general public a space to learn, through screenings of relevant digital rights talks and lively follow-up discussions. Andreea held communications and community building roles in Danish privacy-enhancing tech startups and British social enterprises. She graduated from 2 business schools where she kept being "that person" who asks critical questions about business ethics and government relations.

Andrej Petrovski

Andrej Petrovski is the Director of Tech at SHARE Foundation. He has a background of education in Software Engineering and Master Studies in Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics and has authored numerous publications on cybersecurity, surveillance and internet infrastructures.

Asja Lazarević

Asja Lazarević is a researcher with a background in Sociology and Gender Studies whose interests lie at the intersection between technology and social justice. Previously, she worked for the SHARE Foundation and served as a member of the Government of Serbia’s working group that developed ethical guidelines for the implementation of AI. Aside from collaborating with different human rights organizations in Serbia, she is also a core participant in the Decolonization of Digital Rights process led by EDRi and Digital Freedom Fund. After getting her MSc from Lund University in Sweden, she has returned to Serbia where she is currently pursuing her PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy.

Becky Kazansky

Becky Kazansky is a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Amsterdam on the politics of artificial intelligence and climate governance. Previously she was the Research Lead at The Engine Room, where she led a research project exploring the intersections of digital rights and climate justice. She’s currently collaborating with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to articulate a theory of change for the governance of digital technologies in times of climate and environmental crisis.

Bojana Kostić

Bojana Kostić is a human rights and tech researcher and advocate that writes about powerful and harmful technologies by centering community and marginalised voices, gender equality and healing justice principles.

Claudio Agosti

Claudio Agosti is a self-taught hacker who since the late 90s has gradually become a techno-political activist as technology has begun to interfere with society and human rights. In the last decades, he worked on whistleblower protection with GlobaLeaks, advocated against corporate surveillance, and founded "facebook tracking exposed." He was a research associate in UvA, DATACTIVE team, vice president of the Hermes Center for Digital Human Rights.

Desiree Željka Milošević

Desiree Zeljka Milošević is a President of Internet Society Serbia, Belgrade Chapter, Internet Society England Chapter and a Board Chair of Share Foundation. She is an active connector, Internet public servant and a member of the global Internet governance community. She served as Special Adviser to the UN Under-Secretary and Chair of the Internet Governance Multistakeholder Advisory Group, as Trustee of the Board of Internet Society and on the Board of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. Currently, she co-chairs the RIPE Cooperation Working Group and serves as a Councillor at Generic Name Supporting Organisation at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and represents at Registrars Stakeholder Group at ICANN. When she is not advocating for the free, global and open Internet, Desiree is working on growing Klimerko citizen science network and conference – an annual IoT Ecology and Sustainability Hackathon for South East Europe which she founded in 2015.

Dobrica Veselinović

Dobrica Veselinović was born in 1981 in Belgrade, where he has lived his entire life. He graduated from the First Belgrade High School and the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Attended a large number of summer schools, seminars and debates in the country and abroad, and held numerous lectures and presentations. He has been active in the civil sector for more than 10 years. In the last few years, he primarily deals with issues of urban development and fights for public spaces and public and common goods. He initiated the Ministry of Space collective, Ne davimo Beograd, and green left coalition “Moramo”. His areas of interest are: political theory, ecology and issues of urban development. Currently he is a member of the Small council of Ne davimo Beograd, and the head of Ne davimo Beograd group in the Belgrade city assembly.

Dražen Lučanin

Dražen Lučanin is a software developer and data analyst from Zagreb and a founder of Punk Rock Dev, an indie web development and data analysis studio. Previously, Dražen worked as a research assistant (2011-2015) and completed a PhD in computer science in 2016 at the Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, focusing on energy efficiency of geographically-distributed data centres.

Felix Stalder

Felix Stalder is a professor for Digital Culture at the Zurich University of the Arts. His work focuses on the intersection of cultural, political and technological dynamics, in particular on new modes of commons-based production, control society, copyright and transformation of subjectivity. He not only works as an academic, but also a cultural producer, being a moderator of the mailing list , and member of World Information Institute in Vienna, as well the Technopolitics Working Group (both in Vienna). Among his recent publications are “Digital Solidarity” (PML & Mute 2014) and “The Digital Condition” Polity Press, 2018).

Fieke Jansen

Fieke Jansen is a tech sceptic, a researcher, educator and advocate on the impact of technology on society. She is a Postdoc on datafication and labour at the Data Justice Lab and an adviser to the research project on funding, climate justice and digital rights. Fieke holds a PhD from Cardiff University, her research looked at the societal and institutional implication of data-driven policing. Prior to her PhD she worked at Tactical Tech and Hivos on data, privacy, digital security and human rights. Her interest in the relationship between AI and the environment began during her Mozilla fellowship.

Filip Jurišić

Mag. oec. Filip Jurišić, MBA is the director of Zagreb Digital City, branch of Zagreb Holding d.o.o. Previously has been working on top positions within telecoms and IT companies with focus on business development, project management and new technologies.

Filip Milošević

Filip is an activist at SHARE Foundation mostly working around surveillance issues and counter-surveillance, including initiative #hiljadekamera ('thousands of cameras'), which gathers citizens and civil society to oppose implementation of biometric surveillance technologies. He is member of Belgrade-based hackerspace 'Decentrala' and advisory board of Internet Society Serbia (ISOC).

Francesco Vogelezang

Francesco is the Digital Policy Advisor for the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament where he coordinates and advises the group's work on digital policy files in the European Parliament.

Gordan Savičić

Imme Ruarus

Imme Ruarus is the lead of Waag's Smart Citizens Lab. She researches how citizens can use technology to take ownership of their living environments. She also focuses on new forms of collaboration between government and citizens. As lab lead, she defines the research lab's strategy in line with social issues around digitalisation, democratising technology and participation. Imme obtained her master in Sustainable Development at the University of Uppsala. Previously, she worked at an international sustainable trade organisation, focussing on ecological and social impact.

Iva Čukić

Iva Čukić holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Belgrade. The areas of her research include urban commons and urban transformation, which she pursues through intersecting academic and practice-based perspectives. She actively works with the community - supporting local initiatives in their efforts to address spatial issues and contribute to socio-political change in line with the principles of social justice. In 2010, she co-founded the collective Ministry of Space, which aims to contribute to the democratic and just development of cities.

Ivan Simić

Ivan Simić, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture - University of Belgrade, Department of Urbanism, deals with the topic of ecological urbanism and adaptation of cities to climate change.

Jan Krasni

Jan Krasni, discourse and media researcher from Moravia and Cyberia, based currently at the TU Berlin. While looking on the problem of the historical hate, digital discourses, and global dispositifs, his work is focused on the confluence of meaning-making infrastructure and processes as well as their material consequences. As a strong supporter of academic art activism, Jan connects his theoretical work with the public talks, interventions, and the idea of paradigm awareness.

Jelle Klaas

Jelle Klaas is a litigation director and human rights lawyer at the Dutch PILP, an organisation that specialises in strategic human rights litigation in the Netherlands. PILP wants to be the legal ally of movements, NGOs and activists that fight for human rights and emancipation. PILP litigated many cases on the right to protest, cases for and with the Roma, Sinti, Travellers community, privacy cases (the SyRI case that was won in 2020) and anti-discrimination cases, like the case against ethnic profiling at the Dutch borders that was won in appeal in 2023. PILP has acted for communities, trade unions, activists like Extinction Rebellion and Kick Out Black Pete and NGOs like Amnesty International, Greenpeace and PAX. PILP is also using movement lawyering more often and is full in the process of learning about this.

Laurence Meyer

Laurence is the Racial and Social Justice Lead at the Digital Freedom Fund. She previously worked as a parliamentary assistant in the French National Assembly and works on the notion of race in law. She is also involved in several community-centred projects. Laurence is based in Berlin.

Marie-Therese Png

Marie-Therese is a British, Afro-Caribbean and Chinese-Singaporean individual working at the intersections of technology justice, environmental justice and decoloniality. Her work bridges activism, policy, academia and industry. Her academic works include Decolonial Theory as Socio-technical Foresight in Artificial Intelligence Research, and Critical Roles of Global South Stakeholders in Artificial Intelligence Governance. With a background in ecology, she developed the Deep Sustainability AI program at the London School of Economics and continues to facilitate transnational alliance building between technology and environmental justice practitioners in Asia, Europe and Latin America. This year she will be working across Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile and Canada. Previously, she was Technology Advisor in New York leading on the design and implementation of the UN Secretary General’s Digital Cooperation Office, with a special focus on strategic representation of low-middle income member states.

Mario Hibert

Mario Hibert is associate professor at the Department of Comparative Literature and Library and Information Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo. He has published numerous articles in Bosnian and English on different aspects of information society, digital culture, media literacy, information ethics, and critical librarianship. His book Digital Degworth and Postdigital Commons: Critical Librarianship, Disruptive Media and Tactical Education has been published in 2018 by MAMA and Institute of Political Ecology in Zagreb, 2018. He is the Editor in Chief of the De Gruyter's cross-disciplinary journal Open Information Science. As a member of the Institute for Social Researches at the Faculty of Political Sciences (University of Sarajevo) he was actively engaged in strategic development of information and media literacy in school libraries over the EU/UNESCO's project „Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey”. He was the program selector of the „Pravo Ljudski“ Human Rights Film Festival, and is an author of a documentary film „20th Century Man“ and a book of poetry „Judas's Toys“.

Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne (@thornet) is working towards a fossil-free internet. She is the Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the Green Web Foundation. She served 12 years at the Mozilla Foundation, most recently as Mozilla’s Sustainable Internet Lead where she helped establish a funder coalition for digital rights and climate justice, and earlier as the founder of the Mozilla Festival. Michelle publishes Branch, an online magazine written by and for people who dream about a sustainable internet, which received the Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanities in 2021. She is also a co-organizer of Open Climate.

Narmine Abou Bakari

Narmine Abou Bakari is a digital rights campaigner for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament since November 2020. Prior to this role, she was a lawyer and data protection officer in several big law firms and companies.

Nikita Kekana

Nikita Kekana is an admitted attorney who currently works at the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF) as Senior Legal Officer. Before working at DFF, she worked at Greenpeace International as associate legal counsel, communications. She holds an LLM Cum Laude in Public International Law from Leiden University. Her particular passion area lies in the intersection between environmental protection, technology and media law.

Noémi Levain

Noémie Levain works at La Quadrature du Net as a legal and policy advisor. She focuses on issues regarding state surveillance and has recently be en fighting against the Olympic law implementing algorithmic CCTVs in France.

Olivia Solis Villaverde

Olivia Solis (she/her) is a visual communicator and digital product designer focusing on bringing user-centered solutions. In the past, she developed her graphic design career by collaborating with the creative industries and civil society organizations, focusing on data-driven projects and digital rights issues. She has experience communicating with technologists, policymakers, human rights defenders, investigative journalists, and artists.

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi is a Scandinavian technologist and activist. He is best known for being a co-founder and ex-spokesperson of The Pirate Bay. Peter has started multiple tech projects such as the micro-payment system Flattr and the privacy-centric isp/domain/hosting service Njalla. His services tend to be loved by activist groups and have been responsible for keeping organisations ranging from Ubu and Wikileaks to Sci-hub online and active. Today he creates tv and movie projects such as the documentary series The Activist (2019) where he met or joined with activists from different fields (such as Edward Snowden and The Sea Shepherds) and is currently making a documentary about crypto currencies - trying to find Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous inventor of Bitcoin.

Rasmus Fleischer

Rasmus Fleischer is a Swedish historian, essayist and musician. He was part of Piratbyrån (The Bureau for Piracy) as it was active 2003–2010 and his first book (in Swedish) was called The post-digital manifesto. Later he was part of the researcher team investigating the music streaming company Spotify and co-authored the book "Spotify Teardown" (MIT Press, 2019). Today his main area of research, and the topic for a forthcoming book, concerns the problems of price statistics. He keeps covering internet politics and culture in weekly columns for the Swedish press and at his blog Copyriot.

Sarah Chander

Sarah Chander is an experienced public policy professional in race equality, discrimination, education and employment. Sarah is a Senior Policy Adviser at European Digital Rights (EDRi), leading civil society advocacy on artificial intelligence and human rights at the EU level. Previously, Sarah was a Senior Advocacy Officer at the European Network Against Racism, aiming to influence EU and national policy from an anti-racist perspective. Sarah's background is in grassroots equality, youth employment policy, anti-racism, gender and LGBTI rights. Sarah holds an MSc at Distinction level in Migration, Mobility and Development at SOAS, London, and a law degree from Warwick University.

Simon Ilse

Simon Ilse is a human rights consultant and a former director of the Serbian office of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. He is an expert in energy and environmental issues in the EU and Serbia.

Sunčica Pasuljević Kandić

Sunčica P.K is a poetic media explorer and anti-disciplinary being with a desire to orchestrate loosely choreographed interactions with communities and spaces that we share. She creates interventions at the intersection of artists research, curatorial and pedagogical practice. Through site specific research and participatory performative approaches she explores (un)learning, knowledge, sharing, collaboration, communication, language and identity making in a techno ecological environment pervaded by artificial intelligence. Questioning the boundaries and flexibility of art education and art methodologies, she navigates new sites of making and exhibiting art. She has more then 10 years of experience in art project implementation working with academic institutions and non-governmental organizations.

Tomislav Medak

Tomislav Medak is a researcher with a PhD on technopolitics and planetary environmental crisis from Coventry University's Centre for Postdigital Cultures. He is also a member of the theory and publishing team of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA in Zagreb, a co-initiator of the Pirate Care project, and formerly an artist in the performing arts collective BADco. With his colleagues at the Multimedia Institute/MAMA, he has over the last two decades organised talks, conferences and exhibitions, and edited publications in political economy, tactical media and the commons. His own research interests are in technology, capitalist development and post-capitalist transition, with a particular focus on the environmental crisis, the political economy of intellectual property, and the unevenness of techno-science. At times, he also writes on theatre, dance and politics.

Vladan Joler

Vladan Joler is an academic, researcher and artist whose work blends data investigations, counter cartography, investigative journalism, writing, data visualization, critical design, and numerous other disciplines. He explores and visualizes different technical and social aspects of algorithmic transparency, digital labor exploitation, invisible infrastructures, and many other contemporary phenomena in the intersection between technology and society.

Vuk Ćosić

Vuk Ćosić is an old-school newmedia guy, credited with establishing and co-founding bands like Ljudmila (Ljubljana Digital Medialab), Nettime and Syndicate. Check his stuff on the electric network Internet.

Zoran Pantelić

Zoran Pantelić is an artist, producer and researcher. He has been active on the scene since the mid-80s as a founder of multiple artists’ collectives. In the 2000s, he founded the Centre for new media in Novi Sad, a collective dedicated to activism, art and politics.

Đorđe Krivokapić

Đorđe Krivokapić Ph.D. LL.M. is an Associate Professor of ICT Law at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences at the University of Belgrade. He is a co-founder of the SHARE Foundation. Prof. Krivokapić focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies and society, particularly online free speech, information privacy, digital security, and open access to knowledge.