15th European Summer School on
Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)

Meissen, 15-21 August 2021 (Changed date)

Update: 30 July 2021

Self study – Online lecture: The history of the Internet

 

Sunday, 15 August 2021 – Arrival

20.00 – 21.00
Welcoming dinner

21.00 – 22.30
Opening and introduction

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus and Chair of EuroSSIG
  • Sandra Hoferichter, Chair of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V.

Monday, 16 August 2021 – The Internet governance and geo-strategic policy

09.00 – 10.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 1): A holistic approach

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 2): IGF+ and WSIS

  • Anriette Esterhuysen, IGF MAG Chair (ONLINE)
  • Regine Grienberger, Cyber Ambassador, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Intro and moderation: Avri Doria, ICANN Board

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 3): UN Secretary Generals Road Map, G7, G20, BRICS

  • Fadi Chehade, Member of the UN High Level Panel (ONLINE)
  • n.n., European Commission (ONLINE)
  • Peixi (Patrick) Xu, Communication University China (ONLINE)
    (self study material)
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

14.30 – 16.00
Breakout sessions (2×2 45 min in exchange)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

17.00 – 19.00
Guided city tour

19.00 – 22.00
Dinner at Burgkeller

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 – Technical regulation and management

09.00 – 10.00
Codes, standards and protocols – How the Internet is regulated

  • Welcome note by Maarten Botterman, Chair of the ICANN Board (ONLINE)
  • Avri Doria, ICANN Board

10.00 – 10.30
The Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

  • Christopher Mondini, ICANN org (tbc)

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.00
IP address management

  • Marco Hogewoning, RIPE NCC (ONLINE)
  • Intro and moderation: Peter Koch, DENIC / Avri Doria, ICANN Board

12.00 – 12.30
Root server management

  • Keith Drazek, Verisign
  • Intro and moderation: Peter Koch, DENIC / Avri Doria, ICANN Board

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.00
DNS Abuse

  • Chris Disspain, Donuts

14.00 – 16.00
Break out sessions (2×2 60 min in exchange)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.00
The management of TLDs – roles of registries, registrars and IXPs

  • Peter Koch, DENIC
  • Chris Disspain, Donuts

18.30 – 19.30

Dinner

19.30 – 21.00

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

  • Dirk Krischenowski, dot.Berlin

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 – Cyber security, crime and human rights - efforts of the United Nations

09.00 – 10.30
Cyber security, cybercrime and the protection of the public core of the Internet
(see self study material)

  • Tatiana Tropina, University of Leiden (ONLINE)
  • Sheetal Kumar, Global Partners Digital (ONLINE)
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Human rights – freedom of expression and privacy

  • Likhita Banerij, Amnesty International (tbc)
  • Input from Avri Doria, ICANN Board

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch and group picture on the terrace

13.30 – 14.00
Blocking, filtering and content moderation

  • Peter Koch, DENIC

14.00 – 16.00
Breakout sessions (2×2 60 min in exchange)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 17.30
Networks and states

  • Milton Mueller, School of Public Policy Georgia Institute of Technology (ONLINE)

18.00 – open
BBQ and bonfire at the monastery yard (bring your instrument!)

Thursday, 19 August 2021 – Business and Internet governance

09.00 – 10.15
The digital economy in the post pandemic period – free flow of data and digital taxation

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.15 – 11.00
The perspective of telecommunication service provider (5G development, Europes digital sovereignty, Digital Iron Curtain)

  • Thomas Grob, Deutsche Telekom

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee (11.30 leaving to the Dom)

12.00 – 12.30
Organ concert in the Meissen Dom

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch

14.00 – 15.30
Trust and responsibility in the digital world – the examples of the TechAccord and Contract for the Web

  • Jan Neutze, Microsoft (tbc)
  • Nnenna Nwakanma, W3C (ONLINE)
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

15.30 – 16.00
Yoga relaxation

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.00
Breakout session

18.30 – 19.30
Dinner

Friday, 20 August 2021 – Future challenges in the framework of international principles

09.00 – 10.30
International guidelines on artificial intelligence (see self study material)

  • n.n., Council of Europe (ONLINE)
  • n.n., UNESCO (ONLINE)
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
New IP – how realistic is a new Internet Protocol?

  • Marco Hogewoning, RIPE NCC (ONLINE)
  • Intro and moderation: Avri Doria, ICANN Board / Peter Koch, DENIC

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.30
15 years Schools on Internet Governance – world tour

  • Avri Doria, ICANN Board
  • Sandra Hoferichter, Chair Medienstadt Leipzig e.V.

15.30 – 16.00
Wrap up, handover of certificates and feedback

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

18.00 – 23.30
Local evening at Hofcafé und Hoftheater zu Proschwitz and guided hiking through the Proschwitz vine yards (shuttle on demand)

Saturday, 21 August 2021 – Departure

We hope you enjoyed the 15th EuroSSIG in Meissen and wish you a safe journey.