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:

From Privacy to Freedom of Expression: the Continuum in 2015 – 2020.  MAPPING Annual General Assembly, Hannover, September 22-23, 2015. The annual event of the MAPPING project,, has become a recognised European platform for the exchange o ... Read more
IPR regime: a barrier to innovation? Is the IPR protection regime an obstacle to innovation and growth, or has a potential to spur creativity? A roundtable on Open Innovation in the Proprietary World organised in the framework of MAPPING ... Read more
MAPPING First General Assembly The First General Assembly will take place on 22. and 23. September 2015 at Hannover Congress Centrum. The conference will unite the stakeholders active in the three key areas and will serve discussio ... Read more
Options for Schengen Net architectures There was an interesting panel on „Alternatıve routes protectıng human rıghts on the Internet“ at the IGF 2014. Olexandr Pastukhov, Bogdan Manolea and Patrick Curry presented their view ... Read more
The 2nd MAPPING Newsletter has been published! Check out the 2nd MAPPING Newsletter.   ... Read more
Reflections on IGF 2014 The IGF mandate is up for renewal this month, having served its initial five-year term, and entering into the final year of its five-year extension.I won’t attempt to summarise the main discussions ... Read more