MAPPING’s goal is to create an all-round and “joined-up” understanding of the many and varied economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of the recent developments on the Internet, and their consequences for individuals and society at large. It specifically capitalises upon and debates the existing innovation policies, business models and legal frameworks related to the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe, as well as the changes needed to set up an improved governance structure for the EU innovation ecosystem.

The key to MAPPING’s success is in its mobilisation of and mutual learning for a wide spectrum of ICT-related stakeholders and social actors. These include for example, academics, law and policy makers, Internet Service Providers, international and EU Internet governance bodies, NGOs and civil society organisations. MAPPING aims to contribute to the digital transition and improve the innovation climate in the EU concentrating efforts in 3 focus areas:

MAPPING’s dialogue with stakeholders gets into full swing this autumn. At the core of MAPPING’s approach is mobilization of and dialogue with a wide spectrum of ICT-related stakeholders and social actors. Efforts to this end commenced in May during the Extraordinary Ge ... Read more
What is the Internet? The Internet is part of cyberspace and there is a lot more to cyberspace than just the Internet. Different nations view cyberspace differently. A few nations see it only as a network of devices.   ... Read more
MAPPING at the IGF in Istanbul Roundtable discussion: ALTERNATIVE ROUTES PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE INTERNET. The United Nations is organizing the ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting in Istanbul, on 2-5 Se ... Read more
Future of the Internet – So much to consider! Any debate around the Internet, and its future, is complicated by there being many different but interrelated perspectives.  Any analysis needs to consider these multiple perspectives as the purs ... Read more
MAPPING at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event. Geneva, June 2014. The MAPPING project was introduced to the participants of the international World Summit on the Information Society +10 High-Level Event (WSIS+10), an extended version of the a ... Read more
Parallel Internets, another Internet treaty or both? The next pieces of the internet governance jigsaw puzzle – Part 2 The long-standing expectation for a legal instrument such as a framework convention (as discussed in the first part of this two-part blog) is not the only dimension which needs to be examined with a c ... Read more