Course

The European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) helps interested students and academics as well as individuals working in the private sector or in government, to understand better the global Internet Governance controversy and to get a comprehensive and structured knowledge on the various aspects of Internet Governance.

A one week academic course, taking place annually end of July, covers the political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological and other dimensions of the governance of the Internet. The course includes also practical oriented lectures covering the management of critical Internet resources as well as the development of the domain name market. Each academic lecture is followed by a Q&A session. Other formats are case presentations, breakout sessions for interactive discussions and a practicum. A social programme is designed for networking among faculty and fellows. Fellows will get a certificate for the successful participation in the Summer School.

  • The history of Internet governance
    From TCP/IP to ICANN
  • The Internet governance eco system (IGF, WSIS+10, ISOC, ICANN) Role of ICANN
    Role of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
    Role of governments
    Role of the private sector
    Role of civil society
    Role of intergovernmental organisations
  • Internet governance and cyber security and human rights
    International law, privacy and
    Intelectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Technical regulation and management
    Root server management
    Code, protocols and standards
    IP address management
    ccTLD management
    gTLD management
    iDNs
    Role of registrars & ISP’s
  • Business and Internet governance
    Internet economy and the domain name market
    Old vs. new economy – new economical concepts
  • Future challenges and perspectives and diplomacy
    Theoretical concepts and diplomacy
    Internet governance & the digital dividide
    Fragementation of the Internet
    Latest development