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ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN78 Participants

21 July 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN78 participants based on their current studies and interest in Internet governance. It was announced in June 2022 that ICANN78 will be held in Hamburg, Germany. The hybrid meeting will be held 21–26 October 2023 to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.

The 11 selectees attend universities in the European region, where they study business, law, and technology.

NextGen@ICANN78 Participants:

Vânia de Oliveira University of Porto
Natalie Tercova Masaryk University
Aitzol Waliño University of the Basque Country
Kenny Chantre University of Cape Verde
Thobias Moura Nova University of Lisbon
Giovanni Cerboni Ca' Foscari University, Venice
Alassane K. Malick Paris Dauphine University
Paulo Glowacki Technical University Dresden
João Rocha Gomes University of Porto
Angela Jankoska Methodius University
Claudia Leopardi Leiden University

For more information, visit the NextGen@ICANN Program website.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.