Europe as a Global Player in Internet Governance

The Third European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies

Organised by The Internet & Communication Policy Centre, Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences, and Università degli Studi di Salerno

Co-Sponsored by the Centre for European Policy Studies, the ECPR Standing Group on Internet and Politics, the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet), the IAMCR Communication Policy and Technology Section, the ICA Communication Law and Policy Division



Twitter: @GigArtsEU


Preliminary Programme

Day 1 – Thursday 16 May 2019

08:30-09:00 – Registration

09:00-09:30 – Welcome Session

Francesco Amoretti & Mauro Santaniello – GIG-ARTS 2019 General Chairs
Aurelio Tommasetti – Chancellor of the University of Salerno
Gennaro Iorio – Head of Department of Political and Social Studies
Virgilio D’Antonio – Head of Department of Political and Communication Sciences

09:30-11:00 – Session 1 – Europe as a Global Normative Power

ChairMeryem Marzouki (CNRS & Sorbonne Université, France)
DiscussantClaudia Padovani (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

  • Exporting Rule of Law on the Internet: Europe’s Potential as a Norm Entrepreneur in Global Internet Governance Matthias Kettemann (Hans-Bredow-Institute, Germany), Wolfgang Kleinwächter (Aarhus University, Germany) and Max Senges (Stanford University and Google Germany)
  • Normative cyber power Europe? Assessing value-orientation in European cybersecurity governance Wolf J. Schünemann and Stefan Steiger (Hildesheim University, Germany)
  • The Role of ‘Europe’ in the Invention of Global Media Governance Anthony Löwstedt (Webster Vienna Private University, Austria)
  • European Perspectives on Legitimacy in ICANN Hortense Jongen and Jan Aart Scholte (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 – Session 2 – The Manufacture of EU Law and Policies

ChairVirgilio D’Antonio (University of Salerno, Italy)
DiscussantJamal Shahin (VUB, Belgium & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • When EU governments legislate on the future of the Internet: comparative study of the preferences and bargaining satisfaction of member states in the Council of the EU Clément Perarnaud (University Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • The role of experts groups and epistemic communities in EU Internet-related policy-making: an exploratory inquiry Nicola Palladino (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Power to the people? Evaluating citizen participation in EU online copyright policy Agnieszka Vetulani Cęgiel (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) and Trisha Meyer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Network Neutrality in the European Union – A Policy Process Analysis Stefan Gadringer (University of Salzburg, Austria)

13:00-14:30 – Lunch Break

14:30-15:30 – Roundtable: Towards a Turn to Regulation in the European Internet Governance?

ModeratorMauro Santaniello (University of Salerno)
Discussion with representatives of public authorities (and/or practitioners, TBC)

15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 – Session 3 – European Cybersecurity Strategies and Perspectives

ChairJan Aart Scholte (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
DiscussantsWilliam J. Drake (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Lorenzo Pupillo (Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium)

  • Cyber Security and the constitutive Role of Security Cultures: A Framework of Global Cyber Security Cultures Madeleine Myatt (University of Bielefeld, Germany) and Domenico Fracchiolla (LUISS University, Italy)
  • EU Cyber Diplomacy: the EU as an emerging global Cybersecurity actor Andrea Calderaro (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
  • Grappling with Multilevel Governance & Global Idea Flow: The European Union & The Internet Governance Forum’s Best Practice Forum on Cyber-security Nanette Levinson (American University, United States of America)
  • Networks of Cooperation and Trust: An analysis of Incident Response in the EU
  • Louise Marie Hurel (Igarapé Institute, United Kingdom)

17:30-18:00 – Transfer to Salerno city

19:00-20:00 – Keynote Speech @ Palazzo Fruscione (location TBC) – Digital Platform

20:00-22:00 – Social event @ Palazzo Fruscione (location TBC) – Policy: Is EU policy leadership tackling platform power?

SpeakerRobin Mansell (London School of Economics, United Kingdom) 
ChairFrancesco Amoretti (University of Salerno, Italy)

Day 2 – Friday 17 May 2019

09:30-11:00 – Session 4 – The Political Economy of Internet Governance in Europe

ChairMichèle Rioux (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
DiscussantsTeresa Numerico (Università di Roma 3, Italy) and Adriano Cozzolino (Università L’Orientale, Italy)

  • Regulating the European Data-Driven Economy: A Case Study on the General Data Protection Regulation Moritz Laurer (CARSA – Innovation and Technology Consultancy, Germany) and Timo Seidl (European University Institute, Italy)
  • Governing Mobile Internet Communication: The EU, Private Technical Standards Making and the Pursuit of Co-Existence in Unlicensed Spectrum Seamus Simpson (University of Salford, United Kingdom) and Imir Rashid (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • The Digital Single Market and the commodification of cultural policy. The case of the European copyright reform (2014-2018) Céleste Bonnamy (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium & Université Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, France)
  • Governing political platforms, a case on the French Digital Council and a start-up
  • Maud Bernisson (Karlstad University, Sweden)

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 – Session 5 – European Democatic Values and Sovereignty

ChairYves Schemeil (Sciences Po Grenoble, France)
DiscussantsNicola Palladino (University of Salerno) and Domenico Fracchiolla (LUISS University, Italy)

  • Going Back and Forth: Re-Nationalization of Internet Governance or Further European Push for Internationalization? Rolf H. Weber (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • The Power of Networks: Institutionalization and Mobilization in European and Transnational Digital Constitutionalism Dennis Redeker (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
  • Populism and EU policy: the battleground of copyright Giuseppe Micciarelli (University of Salerno, Italy) and Maria Francesca De Tullio (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • ODR and European courts. risks and opportunities in terms of equal access to justice and due process of law
  • Letizia Mingardo (University of Padova, Italy)

13:00-14:30 – Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 – Session 6 – Data Protection, Privacy and Security in Comparative Perspectives

ChairNanette S. Levinson (American University Washington DC, USA)
DiscussantsAndrea Calderaro (Cardiff University, United Kingdom) and Giuseppe Micciarelli (University of Salerno, Italy)

  • The Russian Cybersecurity Strategy in Comparative Perspective Mara Morini (University of Genoa, Italy)
  • Mapping the Right to be Forgotten in the territory of Freedom of Expression. A review of International and Domestic Case law Ana Azurmendi (University of Navarra, Spain)
  • The Common Goods of Privacy and Data Governance Anke Obendiek, (Hertie School of Governance, Germany)
  • Europe’s global blockchain leadership: strategies and conceptual framework
  • Marco Crepaldi (University of Turin, Italy)

16:00-16:30 – Concluding Remarks