Call for Application

Applications will be accepted from 1 January- 31 March 2016.

For the Internet Governance Leaders of Tomorrow: Learning in a Multi Stakeholder Environment

Meissen / Germany, 16 July – 23 July 2016

Do you want to understand the multilayer, multi player mechanisms of Internet Governance? Do you want to know what the political, economic, social and legal implications of Internet Governance are? Do you want to learn what is behind cryptic acronyms like ICANN, RIR, DNS, ccTLD, gTLD, iDN, IPv6, ISP, IETF, W3C, IAB, WHOIS, GAC, IGF, WGIG and WSIS? Do want to get more detailed information about technical Internet standards, protocols, codes, domain names, IP addresses, registries and registrars? Are you interested to look deeper into the opportunities and risks of the emerging global Internet Economy? Do you want to become an Internet Governance leader of tomorrow?

Than you should apply for the “10th European Summer School on Internet Governance” (EuroSSIG). The 2016 Summer School offers a unique multidisciplinary high level 48 hours academic programme. The programme is a well balanced mixture of theoretical lectures with world leading academics as well as practical presentations from well known experts working directly in the technical community, the market or in policy. It offers unique opportunities for learning in a multi stakeholder environment, which includes also intense and individual interactive communication with faculty members and fellows from all over the world. The faculty is chaired by Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus.

Application

Applications will be accepted both from students and individuals working in the private sector, in government or in civil society groups from all over the world. Application criteria are a basic academic degree or relevant practical experiences. The full course fee (new) is 1.500 EUR (plus 19% VAT), but we offer reduced fee for master students of 500 EUR (plus 19% VAT). It includes, next to the lecture programme:

  • seven nights accommodation in the guest rooms of the academy
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee
  • one 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 material.

Fellowship programme

We can offer students from developing countries an opportunity to apply for the global fellowship programme.  These fellowships are limited and do not all include travel costs. Therefore we kindly ask you to indicate if you are able to cover your travel costs.

If you are interested in the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG), please apply by using the online application form. For any additional questions please contact Sandra Hoferichter the coordinator of the Summer School.

Background image by: Manfred Kloppert, Dresden