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:

The 1st MAPPING Newsletter has been published! Check out the 1st 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
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