Who we are

The European Summer School on Internet Governance is organized by Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. a German non for profit organisation and recognized “At Large Structure” (ALS) under ICANN Bylaws. DENIC (.de) was crucial in launching EuroSSIG in 2007 and is the Golden Sponsor.

Members of the faculty are outstanding international experts from the world leading universities and experienced manages from the Internet community who are active in WSIS, WGIG, IGF and ICANN.

People behind programme and organisation

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus
Wolfgang Kleinwächter

The EuroSSIG faculty is chaired by Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus for Internet Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies, University of Aarhus. Previous academic teaching includes University of Tampere, School of International Services, American University, Washington, D.C, Halle University, University of Moscow, University of Oerebro and Heilbronn Business School. He is a former member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance. read more…


Sandra Hoferichter, Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. / Netcom Institut
Sandra Hoferichter

The organisation of the EuroSSIG lies with Sandra Hoferichter. As a project manager of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. she became involved in the Internet governance process in 2006 by coordinating inter alia the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG), ICANN Studienkreis or Experts meetings on the Internet of Things. In 2010 Sandra was elected as one European representative to ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and served on the ALAC until November 2016. Since November 2016 she is representing the ALAC at ICANN’s Nomination Committee (NomCom).

In 2017 she was appointed to EURid’s Strategic Committee and is, since May 2018, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of EURid – the registry for the .eu domain.

Sandra’s contributions, both to the ICANN Community and the efforts within the IGF fora, are dedicated to facilitate the collaboration ground for different stakeholder groups and to develop participation processes that are open and transparent.

Sandra holds a degree in Architecture from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) and worked as a single entrepreneur architect from 1997 – 2011.