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:

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Round Table on Open Innovation in the Proprietary World On March 19, 2015, the Round Table on Open Innovation in the Proprietary World was held by the MAPPING consortium in Geneva. The discussion among the main stakeholders from around the world focused on ... Read more
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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
Privacy, Personality and Business models Roundtable held in Hannover The first event of the MAPPING Roundtables series was organised by the Institute for Legal Informatics of the Leibniz University in Hannover (IRI LUH) covering the topic of Privacy, Personality & ... Read more
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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
MAPPING Policy Observatory launched A major result of the MAPPING project, the MAPPING Policy Observatory, has been launched earlier this week. The Policy Observatory establishes a “policy watch” activity, which will run throug ... Read more
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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