18th European Summer School on
Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)

Meissen, 14 – 20 July 2024

Self study – Online lecture: The history of the Internet

 

Self study – Online lecture: “A brief history about code, protocols and standards, …”

presentation
 

Programme as of 16 July 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)

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

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

  • Vint Cerf, Chair of the IGF Leadership Panel (video message)
  • Irina Soeffky, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Germany
  • Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
  • Intro and moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter

12.00 – 12.30
Q&A and discussion

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Internet governance and geo-strategic policy (part 3): Global IG processes (IGF, WSIS +20, GDC)

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

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 Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN),

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.30

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

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.
    presentation and
    Julie Michel, EURid
    presentation
  • The management of generic Top Level Domains (gTLD’s) / Chris Disspain, Identity Digital Inc. and Keith Drazek, Verisign
    presentation

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 17.00

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

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

  • individual statements on the GDC (30 x 2 min)

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
    presentation
  • Intro: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee

11.00 – 12.00
CERT – Incident handling

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

14.30 – 16.00

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

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.45
Leaving to the Porcelain Manufactory

17.30 – 18.30
Guided tour through the Porcelain Manufactory workshops

18.30 – 21.00

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

Practicum II: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

  • Agreement on 1 statement per group

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 – 15.15

Human rights, privacy and freedom of expression

  • Julia Haas, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe / OSCE (ONLINE)
  • Facilitated by EuroSSIG fellows Aya Kamatayeva and Katsiaryna Pushkarova

15.15 – 16.00

Breakout sessions (3x 45 min)

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 18.00

Practicum III: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

  • Agreement on 1 statement per group

 

18.30 – 19.30
Dinner

20.00 – 22.00

Optional: Practicum III: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

  • Agreement on 1 statement per group

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 (ONLINE)
  • Xianhong Hu, UNESCO
  • Laura Jugel, European Commission

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 IV: Summit of the Future – Global Digital Compact

  • Presentation of stakeholder statements on the GDC (6 x 5 min) and Q&A

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.