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Roundtable Meeting for Governments and Regulators (Europe)

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 

The RIPE NCC held a Roundtable Meeting for Governments and Regulators in the European Region on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 in Sofitel Hotel, Brussels, and online. A summary of the event is available here.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this event was by invitation only.


This was the draft agenda and subject to change. Times are listed in CET.


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Opening Remarks by the RIPE NCC

Keynote Address

Ernst Noorman, Ambassador at-Large for Cyber Affairs, The Netherlands


Open Dialogue on Current and Future Challenges in Internet Governance 

Discussions on Internet governance have significantly intensified ahead of the upcoming UN Summit of the Future. In this session, participants will explore the prospective future of the Internet governance model, including the role of the technical community in ensuring Internet stability, openness and resilience, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.


  • Hans Petter Holen, CEO and Managing Director, RIPE NCC
  • Ernst Noorman, Ambassador at-Large for Cyber Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Pearse O'Donohue, Director, European Commission
  • Konstantinos Komaitis, non-resident fellow, Digital Forensics Research Lab, Atlantic Council; non-resident fellow and senior researcher, Lisbon Council
  • Ondřej Filip, Executive Board member, RIPE NCC

Moderator: Desiree Miloshevic, Chair of the RIPE Cooperation Working Group


Coffee Break


RIPE NCC Updates: Information Security Risk Management

Hans Petter Holen, CEO and Managing Director of the RIPE NCC, will give an update on the RIPE NCC’s information security risk management practices and other ongoing compliance efforts.


Assessing the Impact of Sanctions on Connectivity and Internet Communities

In this session, we will discuss the findings of a research project commissioned by the RIPE NCC on ‘Sanctions and the Internet’ which looks at the impact of sanctions on the Internet’s core functions and operations, and explores solutions to mitigate their unintended consequences on connectivity, end users and Internet governance.


  • Athina Fragkouli, Chief Legal Officer, RIPE NCC (presentation)
  • Farzaneh Badii, Researcher, Digital Medusa (presentation)
  • Rūta Bajarūnaitė, Head of Sanctions Policy Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
  • Charlotte Teyssedre, Policy Officer, Sanctions Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Moderator: Romain Bosc, Senior Public Policy Officer, RIPE NCC


RIPE NCC Highlights: Capacity Building and Community Development

Hisham Ibrahim, Chief Community Officer of the RIPE NCC, will wrap up and briefly present the RIPE NCC’s approach of providing data storytelling insights on Internet operations to spur dialogues and collaboration in the Internet coordination and governance forums.


Closing Remarks followed by Networking Cocktails


Sofitel Hotel

Place Jourdan 1

1040 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 235 51 00