The 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will be held on June 3-5, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. It is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and institutionally supported by the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, United Nations ECLAC, and UNESCO.


The 3rd Global Conference is an important milestone in the ongoing work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. It will gather senior-level key representatives of states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations from around the world to foster policy coherence and advance the development of operational solutions and policy standards for some of the most pressing cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century.


In each of the three thematic Programs of the Policy Network on Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction and Domains & Jurisdiction, Operational Approaches documents with concrete proposals for operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms have been released in April 2019.


Download the Operational Approaches Documents

They were developed by Members of the three Programs’ Contact Groups, with more than 100 distinguished key stakeholders across five continents from all stakeholder groups, to implement the Ottawa Roadmap that came out of the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.


On the basis of these Operational Approaches documents, delegates will discuss the Berlin Roadmap to structure the work in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network for the next two years, in the perspective of its 4th Global Conference in 2021.


To complement this policy development process and further increase policy coherence, the first results of the world’s pioneering Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report – a comprehensive mapping of key trends, actors and initiatives – will moreover be launched on the occasion of the 3rd Global Conference in Berlin.


The event will take place at the Gasometer Berlin. The historical landmark site has been transformed into an innovative events location and will provide the appropriate setting for stakeholders to progress.




Operational Approaches Documents with Concrete Proposals for Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms Released
Conference program with lead discussants now available
List of already registered participants
Venue announcement: The 3rd Global Conference will take place at the Gasometer Berlin
Express your interest to participate in the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
World’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report to be launched in Berlin

Participants Include:

Christian Hirte Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen Deputy Secretary General, OECD
Mario Cimoli Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Moez Chakchouk Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
David McGovern Associate Deputy Minister, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada
Katherine Maher Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Eva Schulz-Kamm Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Siemens
Göran Marby CEO and President, ICANN
Amani Abou-Zeid Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
Bernard Shen Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Henri Verdier Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
Nnenna Nwakanma Interim Policy Director, World Wide Web Foundation
Brian Huseman Vice President, Public Policy, Amazon
Gail Kent Global Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Paul Nemitz Principal Advisor, European Commission, DG JUST
Hiroki Habuka Deputy Director, Digital Economy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
Sharon Bradford Franklin Director, Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute
Max Senges Lead for R&D Partnerships and Internet Governance, Google
Jan Kleijssen Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, Council of Europe
Maarten Botterman Coordinator, Domains & Jurisdiction Program, GNKS Consult Director and Board Director, ICANN
Robert Young Coordinator, Data & Jurisdiction Program and Legal Counsel, Department of Global Affairs, Canada
Wolfgang Schulz Coordinator, Content & Jurisdiction Program and Professor, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Mart Laanemäe Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Federal Republic of Germany, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
Rinalia Abdul Rahim Senior Vice President of Strategy and Implementation, Internet Society (ISOC)
Pearse O'Donohue Director for Future Networks, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Harlem Désir Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE
Nicolás Schubert Gallardo Digital Economy Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
Mary Uduma Chairwoman, Nigerian Internet Governance Forum - NIGF
Amandeep Gill Executive Director of the Secretariat, Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations
Alan Kessel Assistant Deputy Minister Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser, Department of Global Affairs, Canada
Waiswa Abudu Sallam Head Legal Affairs, Communications Commission, Uganda
Lee Tuthill Counsellor, Trade in Services, WTO
Rudolf Gridl Head of Unit, Internet Governance, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Thomas Schneider Ambassador and Director of International Affairs, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), Switzerland
Ellen Blackler Vice President, Policy Strategy, The Walt Disney Company
Dan Svantesson Professor, Bond University
Raman Jit Singh Chima Global Policy Director, Access Now
Nikolaj Juncher Wædegaard Deputy Tech Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Fiona Alexander Associate Administrator, NTIA Department of Commerce, USA
Thomas Blöink Head of Directorate V B, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
Anriette Esterhuysen Senior Advisor on Internet Governance, Advocacy and Strategy, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Pablo Bello Executive Director, Inter-American Association Of Telecommunications Companies (ASIET)
Mauricio Pazini Brandão Secretary for Applied Technologies Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, Brazil
Pat Kane Senior Vice President, Naming and Directory Services, VeriSign
Thomas Fitschen Ambassador, Special Representative for Cyber Foreign Policy and Cybersecurity, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Jordan Carter Chief Executive, InternetNZ

Enabling Multistakeholder Cooperation



  • If nothing is done, many who met [at the first Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network] in Paris worried, the open internet could be a thing of the past within a decade or two. What is needed, they said, is more international co-operation—but not of the old kind.

    The Economist November 21, 2016
  • Achieving policy coherence across jurisdictions should be a top priority. Doing so will require direct, sustained interactions among all stakeholders. Only then can we create a framework to preserve the cross-border nature of the internet, protect human rights, fight abuse, and sustain a truly global digital economy.

    Carl Bildt Former Advisory Group Member and Former Swedish Prime Minister
  • [The Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network] is a unique opportunity for all those actors to make further progress in developing a governance structure that would allow the internet to continue to flourish, while at the same time addressing the problem of harmful abuse. It is a chance that should not be missed. The future of the cross-border internet depends on it.

    Vint Cerf Financial Times Op-Ed by Vint Cerf, Advisory Group Member and Co-Founder of the Internet and Vice-President, Google
  • The internet is broken. Can this group fix it? More than 200 key figures will try to figure out how to set global rules for the web.

    Politico February 25, 2018
  • By convening stakeholders from across the internet community, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is working to develop real, actionable solutions that have the potential to change how the world thinks about, and ultimately cooperates on, some of the most pressing jurisdictional challenges on the internet today.

    Fiona Alexander Advisory Group Member and Associate Administrator, NTIA, Department of Commerce, United States
  • With a faster than expected pace of the digital transformation across all corners of the economy and society around the world, the Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will provide an opportunity for global thought leaders to discuss and find out solutions in order to address these new economic and social changes.

    Wonki Min Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea and Chair, OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy
  • The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has provided sustained momentum to our joint efforts towards fulfilling the call made by NETMundial in 2014 for addressing jurisdiction issues and how they relate to internet governance.

    Benedicto Fonseca Filho Former Advisory Group Member and Director, Department of Scientific and Technological Affairs, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil