18th European Summer School on
Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)

Meissen, 13 – 20 July 2024

Self study – Online lecture: The history of the Internet

 

Programme as of 13 May 2024

Saturday, 13 July 2024 – Early arrival

Due to our experience with late arrivals, we offer all participants a free early arrival on Saturday 13 July. There will be self-catering and no meals will be provided except for breakfast on Sunday. The free Sunday should be used for preparation and self-study to get in the mood for the EuroSSIG. You can also arrive on Sunday by 19.00 at the latest, when the EuroSSIG will officially open with dinner at 20.00 CEST.

Sunday, 14 July 2024 – Self study and welcome day

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, 15 July 2024 – Internet governance and geo-strategic policy

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

  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.00
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 2): Cyber diplomacy

  • Irina Soeffky, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Germany
  • Christine Arida, National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt
  • Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter

12.00 – 12.30
Introduction to the practicum: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 3): Digital sovereignty

  • Fiona Alexander, American University Washington (ONLINE)
  • Pearse O’Donohue, European Commission (ONLINE)
  • Jorge Cancio, Swiss Federal Office of Communications
  • Peixi (Patrick) Xu, Communication University China
  • Intro and moderation: Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc

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

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 17.00
Internet governance and participation in the multistakeholder model (part 4): IGF+ and Global Digital Compact

  • Vint Cerf, Chair of the IGF Leadership Panel (video message)

17.30 – 19.00
Guided city tour

19.00 – 22.00
Dinner at Burgkeller

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 – Functioning and management of the critical Internet resources

09.00 – 09.45
Interactive introduction on the functioning of critical Internet resources

  • Facilitated by Peter Koch, DENIC e.G.

09.45 – 10.30
Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN),

  • Adam Peake, ICANN org

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30

  • Root server management / Keith Drazek, Verisign
  • IP address management / Alena Muravska, RIPE NCC

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 15.00
Breakout sessions (2×2 45 min in exchange)

15.00 – 16.00

  • The management of country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD’s) / Peter Koch, DENIC e.G. and Julie Michel, EURid
  • The management of generic Top Level Domains (gTLD’s) / Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc. and Keith Drazek, Verisign

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 17.00

  • The role of registrars / Christian Müller, Board member DENIC e.G.

17.00 – 18.00
Breakout sessions (2x 60 min)

18.30 – 19.30
Dinner

20.00 – 22.00
Practicum I: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 – Cyber security, crime and preventing abuse

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
  • Intro: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.00
CERT – Incident handling

  • Michael Hausding, SWITCH / FIRST

12.00 – 12.30
Breakout sessions (2 x 30 min)

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch and group picture on the terrace

13.30 – 14.30
DNS Abuse – Prevention, detection, disruption and defence

  • Michael Hausding, SWITCH / FIRST

14.30 – 16.00
Breakout sessions – Global view on cyber security (2×2 45 min in exchange)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.45
Leaving to the Porcelain Manufactory

17.30 – 18.15
Guided tour through the Porcelain Manufactory workshops

18.45 – 20.00
New Top-Level Domains – Between public interest and shareholder value

  • Dirk Krischenowski, dot.Berlin

20.00 – 22.00
Dinner at the Porcelain Manufactory (sponsored by dot.Berlin)

Thursday, 18 July 2024 – Digital regulation and human rights

09.00 – 10.00
Internet governance and national jurisdiction

  • Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

10.00 – 11.00

Internet Governance and Digital Regulations: the EU Approach
(see self study material)

  • Esteve Sanz, European Commission (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 – 14.45
Breakout sessions (2x 45 min)

14.45 – 16.00
UNESCO’s humanistic approach to digital governance and building inclusive knowledge societies

  • Xianhong Hu, UNESCO (tbc)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.00
Human rights, privacy and freedom of expression
• Julia Haas, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
• Helene Hahn, Reporter ohne Grenzen

18.30 – 19.30
Dinner

20.00 – 22.00
Practicum II: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

Friday, 19 July 2024 – Artificial Intelligence and the Summit of the Future

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

  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus
  • Céliane Pochon, Council of Europes Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI), Swiss OFCOM

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30

  • Julia Haas, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Xianhong Hu, UNESCO (tbc)
  • European Commission, Esteve Sanz (tbc)

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.15

NETmundial – Principles for Internet governance and digital policy

  • Luiz Fernando Castro, University of Sao Paulo

14.15 – 15.15
Practicum III: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

  • Presentation of the practicum

15.15 – 16.00
Wrap up, handover of certificates and feedback

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.30
Free time

18.30 – 24:00
BBQ and dance floor at the Monastery (Bring your instrument!)

Saturday, 20 July 2024 – Departure

We hope you enjoyed the 18th EuroSSIG in Meissen and wish you a safe journey.