European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) Application due Feb 29th

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Call for Application 2020

The next European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) will take place from 19 – 25 July 2020 in Meissen / Germany. Application will be possible here starting on 1 January until 29 February (for fellowships) or until 31 March (for self-funded fellows).

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

Do you want to understand the multi-layer, 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?

Then you should apply for the 14th European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG). The 2020 Summer School offers a unique multidisciplinary high level 48 hours academic programme. The programme is a 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 making organisations. 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 Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus for Internet Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies, University of Aarhus.

Applications will be accepted from students and individuals working in the private sector, in governments or in civil society groups from all over the world. There is no age limit. Application criterions are a basic academic degree or relevant practical experiences. The full course fee 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:

  • six nights‘ accommodation in the guest rooms of the academy
  • all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee)
  • all social events
  • free Wi-Fi access and
  • all teaching material.

Application for a fellowship (full or partly) is possible for fellows from countries of emerging economies until 29th February 2020. Since there is only a limited number of fellowships available, we encourage everyone to consider the self-funding of travel costs or to apply for the reduced students fee. This will increase the chance to be selected significantly!

Applications from self-paying fellows will be accepted until 31th March 2020.

For any additional questions please contact [email protected].