in the scope of the project European Digital Diplomacy Exchange we are organizing the second Steering Board meeting that will be held from 30th September to 4th October 2019 in Washington D.C., United States.

The meeting will be the opportunity for the Steering Board members to discuss with public- and private sector entities. Importantly, it will seek to cement relationships between tech firms, think thanks, and others that can continue to sustain and support the network. This component will therefore include meetings with various Department of State entities, as well as several think tanks actively engaged in digital communications, and various tech companies with an eye toward developing the familiarity necessary to produce productive public-private partnerships.

The project is organised as a joint cooperation between the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana and the Centre for European Perspective. The activities are only a part of a series of events that will take place in the year 2019, building on past experience and motivation to contribute to the rapidly changing field of digital diplomacy.