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, Chair of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V.
From 2010 – 2016 Sandra served as one out of three European representatives to ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). Later on she represented the ALAC at ICANN’s Nominating Committee (NomCom) from 2016 – 2018. 

She acts also the Secretary General of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), the European IGF

In 2017 she was appointed to EURid’s Strategic Committee, served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of EURid – the registry for the .eu domain starting in May 2018, and was elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors of EURid in May 2020.

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

How she moved from Architecture to Internet Governance you can find out at hoferichter.eu 



Find out more about the organisers in the video interview.