About the Summit

The EastWest Institute and the German Foreign Office are co-hosting the 2014 Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit in Berlin, Germany on December 3-5.

An invitation-only event, this meeting of international leaders and experts aims to coordinate and consolidate progress, showcase results and promote collective action. The first cyber summit was held in Dallas in May 2010. London, New Delhi and Silicon Valley followed in subsequent years, each building on previous progress. Each summit brought together more than 350 government, industry and technical leaders from over 40 countries to craft solutions for threats facing our digital world. 

Learn more about the summit program:

Plenary Sessions

> Overview of International Cyberspace Cooperation
Governments, companies, and civil society depend on a safe and reliable cyber environment. Yet, no single set of actors can ensure the safety, security, and reliability of cyberspace. Panelists will discuss current cooperation in cyberspace and ways to improve it.

> Exploring Surveillance, Privacy and Big Data
Revelations about data collection by governments and companies are generating concern and disrupting longstanding partnerships. Panelists will discuss approaches to enhancing privacy by limiting the collection and use of personal data by governments and companies.

> Promoting Measures of Restraint in Cyber Armaments 

> Young Cyber Leaders Respond 

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Breakthrough Groups

The Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative uses EWI’s proven process—Convene, Reframe, Moblize—to help achieve the objectives that will mitigate the impact of the Splinternet. This work takes place through working groups, called breakthrough groups, that have met and will continue to meet in person and online at least three times in 2014. 

The seven breakthrough groups concentrate on the initiative’s three objectives to move progress forward. With a focus on economic and political development, three groups study increasing the global availability of secure ICT products and services, managing policy barriers that limit access to information for innovation and education, and exploring surveillance, privacy and big data. The groups focused on digital security and stability discuss strengthening critical infrastructure resilience and preparedness, modernizing international procedures against cyber-enabled crimes and promoting measures of restraint in cyber armaments. Lastly, a group that supports all breakthrough group topics examines the issues surrounding governing and managing the Internet.

Keynote Speakers

Key international leaders from government, the private sector and civil society speak about their unique perspectives on cyberspace cooperation. 

Join Our Process:

If you are interested in joining the EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative, please contact us for more information on our breakthrough groups and working process.




Join the Summit:

The summit is unique by its truly global scope—our ability to bring experts from different countries and sectors together to forge solutions. The event is by invitation only. For more information on the summit and how to attend, please contact Ashley Dennee.


Summit sponsors benefit by being part of the solution to the world’s most critical problems that threaten the safety, stability and security of cyberspace.