European Summer School on Internet Governance Holds in July


The 11th edition of the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) tagged the Internet Governance Leaders of Tomorrow, is slated to hold this year from July 16 to 22, 2017. Applications for the summer school commenced on January 1, 2017 and will end March 31, 2017.

Organisers have said that this edition is a well-balanced mixture of theoretical lectures with world leading academics and will also include practical presentations from well-known experts working directly in the technical community, the market or in policy.

The Programme includes intense and individual interactive communication with faculty members and fellows from all over the world. The faculty is chaired by Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter of the  University of Aarhus.

The unique multidisciplinary high level 48 hours academic Programme will, among other issues, explore the following:

  • Understanding the multilayer, multi-player mechanisms of Internet Governance
  • Knowing what the political, economic, social and legal implications of Internet Governance are
  • Learning what is behind cryptic acronyms like ICANN, RIR, DNS, ccTLD, gTLD, iDN, IPv6, ISP, IETF, W3C, IAB, WHOIS, GAC, IGF, WGIG and WSIS
  • Give detailed information about technical Internet standards, protocols, codes, domain names, IP addresses, registries and registrars
  • Provide deeper look into the opportunities and risks of the emerging global Internet Economy and
  • Teach participants to become Internet Governance leader of tomorrow

Students and individuals with basic academic degree or relevant practical experiences, working in civil society groups from all over the world, the private sector or in government, can apply.

The full cost of the course is €1,500 (plus 19% VAT). It comes with a reduced fee of €500 (plus 19% VAT) for master students.

In addition to the lecture programme, the package also includes: six nights accommodation in the guest rooms of the academy; breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee; an evening reception in the “Meissen Porcelain Manufactory”; gala dinner in the historic wine restaurant “Vincenz Richter”; boat trip on the river Elbe, free WiFi access, and all teaching materials.

Students from developing countries are given an opportunity to apply for the limited global fellowship programme which however, does not include travel costs. Applicants are advised to indicate their ability to cover their travel costs.

Interested applicants can visit to apply and for any additional questions should please contact