13th European Summer School on
Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)

Meissen, 14 July – 20 July 2019

This programme will be updated regularly – as of 13 May 2019

Presentations will be linked to the corresponding sessions after the lecture.

Self study – Online lecture: The history of the Internet

Sunday, 14 July 2019 – Arrival

20.00 – 21.00 Welcoming dinner

21.00 – 22.30 Opening and introduction

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus
  • Sandra Hoferichter, Medienstadt Leipzig e. V.
  • Introduction to the multistakeholder practicum: Avri Doria / Tatiana Tropina

Monday, 15 July 2019 – The Internet governance eco system

09.00 – 10.30 Follow up from the online lecture including the role of G7, G20, BRICKS, GCSC

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 On the road to the 2019 Internet Governance Forum in Berlin: The role of Governments in the multistakeholder Internet Governance Model

  • Rudolf Gridl, German Ministry for Economic and Energy [tbc]

12.30 – 13.00 Multistakeholder practicum (Avri Doria, Tatiana Tropina)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

  • Nigel Hickson, ICANN

15.00 – 16.30 Internet governance roadmap (1) – Macrocosm: IGF, WSIS+10, ISOC, IETF

  • Olivier Crepin-Leblond, EURALO
  • Urs Eppenberger, SWITCH
  • Michael Rotert, German Association of the Internet Industry (eco)
  • Rudolf Gridl, German Ministry for Economic and Energy [tbc]
  • Moderator: Wolfgang Kleinwächter

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee

18.30 – 23.00 City walk & boat trip on the river Elbe (or visit at the Meissen Winery) including  dinner

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 – Internet governance and cyber security and human rights

09.00 – 10.30 Networks and states – the cyber security dimension of Internet governance

  • Milton Mueller, School of Public Policy Georgia Institute of Technology

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 Security and Crime

  • Tatiana Tropina, Max Planck Institute

12.30 – 13.00 Multistakeholder practicum – Q & A

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Human rights and Internet governance

  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Association for Progressive Communication (APC)

14.30 – 15.15 Blocking, filtering, take down of content

  • Peter Koch, DENIC

15.15 – 16.00 Right to be forgotten

  • Olivier Crepin-Leblond, EURALO
  • Thoralf Schwanitz, Google [tbc]

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee

16.30 – 17.30 Breakout sessions:

  • Security: Milton Mueller, Tatiana Tropina
  • Human rights: Anriette Esterhuysen
  • Blocking, filtering and take down of content: Peter Koch
  • RTBF: Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Thoralf Schwanitz

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner

20.00 – 22.00 Multistakeholder practicum

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 – Technical regulation and management

09.00 – 10.30 Codes, standards and protocols – How the Internet is regulated

  • Avri Doria, ICANN Board, Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 IP address management

  • Marco Hogewonig, RIPE NCC

12.00 – 13.00 The management of the root server

  • Keith Drazek, Verisign

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and group picture at the terrace

14.00 – 15.30 Case presentation – The management of TLDs and the role of registries

  • The case of .de (Germany): Peter Koch, DENIC
  • The case of .br (Brasil): Hartmut Glaser, cgi .br
  • The case of .ch / .li (Switzerland / Liechtenstein): Urs Eppenberger, SWITCH
  • The case of .com: Keith Drazek, Verisign

15.30 – 16.15 Role of registrars and IXP’s

  • Michael Rotert, German Association for the Internet Industry (eco)

16.15 – 16.45 Coffee

16.45 – 18.15 City walk to the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and demonstration workshop

18.30 – 20.00 New Top-Level Domains – Between public interest and shareholder value

  • Dirk Krischenowski, dotBerlin

20.00 – 22.30 Dinner in the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Thursday, 18 July 2019 – Business and Internet governance

09.00 – 10.30 Universal Acceptance and policies for an inclusive Internet (incl. Q&A)

  • Robert Pepper, Facebook [tbc]
  • Lars Steffen, Association of the Internet Industry (eco)

10.30 – 11.15 The perspective of telecommunication service provider

  • Thomas Grob, Deutsche Telekom [tbc]

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee (11.45 leaving to the Dom)

12.00 – 12.30 Organ concert in the Meissen Dom

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Business perspectives from the industry:

  • Nemanja Malisevic, Microsoft
  • Kai Hermsen, Siemens

15.00 – 16.00 Breakout sessions

  • Thomas Grob
  • Nemanja Malisevic
  • Kai Hermsen

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee

16.30 – 18.00 Multistakeholder practicum

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner

20.00 – 22.00 Multistakeholder practicum

Friday, 19 July 2019 – Future challenges and perspectives

09.00 – 10.30 The multistakeholder approach – promises and challenges of 21st century Governance

  • Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 International trade and Internet governance

  • William J. Drake, University of Zurich

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Emerging technologies and their relation to Internet governance

  • Rinalia Abdul Rahim, ISOC [tbc]

14.30 – 15.30 Looking into the 2020ties – cybersecurity, digital trade and the next generation of internet conflicts

  • Adam Peake, ICANN
  • Bill Drake, University of Zurich
  • Bertrand de La Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction
  • Moderator: Wolfgang Kleinwächter

15.30 Wrap up, handover of certificates and feedback

thereafter Coffee

20.00 – 23.30 Gala Dinner & EuroSSIG multicultural song party at “Vincenz Richter” restaurant

Saturday, 20 July 2019 – Departure

We hope you enjoyed the 13th EuroSSIG in Meissen and wish you a save journey.