Call for Applications, Cyber school on Internet Governance

Deadline:  15 January 2018
Open to: candidates from around the world
Venue: 30 April– 2 May 2018, Washington, D.C., USA


Following the successful experience of SSIG, the South School of Internet Governance organizes together with the OAS, Organization of American States, CYBERSSIG 2018, an interactive conference about Internet Governance focused on cyber security, freedom of expression and privacy in the Internet.

Using the Internet means recognizing and confronting the associated risks: from the protocols on which this enormous network of networks was built and operated, to the hardware devices and the software applications that operate on it, all vulnerable and available so that the attackers may cause damage in many ways.

Cyber security, privacy and freedom of expression are different aspects of the same problem. Who has access to my information? Is it legitimate for my information to be accessed by someone? Did I authorize that access? Is my information safe from non-legitimate access? How can I protect my information? Should the state play a role in that protection? Should the private sector play a role too?

These and many other similar questions are obviously legitimate and do not yet find a definitive and satisfactory answer. This is the reason why CYBE RSSIG 2018 will focus on these issues, encouraging debate and dialogue among stakeholders, which will allow our society understanding the impact of the current situation and assuming a prudent attitude towards the future

CYBERSSIG will be developed during three days of lectures led by international experts. It will have a scheme of keynotes and panels, with space for interaction between experts and fellows, with simultaneous translation and remote participation open to the community with video streaming and two audio channels in English and Spanish.


Candidates from all regions can apply.


There are two types of fellowships for CYBER SSIG 2018:

Fellowships Type 1: that includes registration, lodging and partial meals.
Beneficiaries of these grants will be responsible for covering the costs of air travel, taxis, travel insurance, obtaining visa to enter the USA and other incidental expenses.

Fellowships Type 2: that includes only registration and partial meals.
Beneficiaries of this grant will be responsible for covering the costs of air travel, taxis, travel insurance, lodging, obtaining visa to enter the USA and other incidental expenses.


Those interested in applying for a fellowship must complete this form until January 15th.

Candidates will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Geographic diversity
  • Gender diversity
  • Background diversity
  • Stakeholder diversity

Selected candidates will be notified beginning on 12 February 2018.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.