15th European Summer School on
Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)

Meissen, 15-21 August 2021 (Changed date)

Update: 7 June 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 eco system

09.00 – 10.30
Follow up from the online lecture – The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the multistakeholder model

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, IGF MAG Chair (ONLINE)

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 1): UN Secretary Generals Road Map, G7, G20, BRICS

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 2): UN Secretary Generals Road Map, G7, G20, BRICS

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
  • 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

  • n.n., RIPE NCC

12.00 – 12.30
Root server management

  • Peter Koch, DENIC

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

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)

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus
  • Tatiana Tropina, University of Leiden

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Human rights – freedom of expression and privacy

  • n.n. Amnesty International

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 – 10.00
The digital economy in the post pandemic period – free flow of data and digital taxation

10.00 – 11.00
5G development – the perspective of telecommunication service provider

  • Thomas Grob, Deutsche Telekom
  • Tilmann Kupfer, BT Group (ONLINE)
  • Christoph Steck, Telefonica (tbc)

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 Charter of Trust and TechAccord, Contract for the Web
n.n., Siemens
n.n., Microsoft
n.n., W3C

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)

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus
  • n.n., Council of Europe, European Commission, UNESCO (ONLINE)

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

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

  • Peter Koch, DENIC
  • n.n. ISOC (ONLINE)

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

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

15.30 – 16.00
Wrap up, handover of certificates and feedback

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

18.00 – 23.30
Local evening and guided hiking through the 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.