MAPPING Final General Assembly 

Date: 12.-14. February 2018
Venue: Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana, Malta

The final MAPPING conference will be a three-day event during which we will aim to cover many of the important topics that MAPPING has dealt with. The ultimate goal of the Annual MAPPING General Assembly is that of contributing to the creation of an enabling framework for the digital transition and improvement of the global governance structure as well as the EU innovation ecosystem.

WP4 Surveillance Event

Date: 18.-19. January 2018
Venue: Rome (IT)

The meeting aims to present this 'MAPPING draft legal instrument on surveillance' and encourage open discussions among the participants. The draft that will be presented has matured and evolved over the past two years through the invaluable and crucial input and critiques of a wide variety of stakeholders and experts from around the globe. During the meeting possible paths on the way forward and next steps to be taken will be discussed.

Please find a draft of the 'MAPPING draft legal instrument on surveillance' via:


European Workshop on policy watch activities

Date: 5 June 2017
Venue: Tallinn (EE) (Pre-event of the EuroDIG 2017)

More and more initiatives to map Internet policies and Internet Governance developments have been evolving during the last couple of years with various focuses - national, regional or global. Building on the experience from participating in these type of ‘mapping’ meetings, the 2017 MAPPING workshop wants to focus on best and worst experiences from the Internet observatories in an effort to create a best practice document that would help not only the current projects, but especially the ones that are to be developed in the next years.

Through an open and interactive setting, the 2017 MAPPING workshop will engage the participants in a discussion that could highlight the major lessons learned. Please notify your interest to attend the event at


MAPPING Conference on the Future of IPR

Date: 1-2 June 2017
Venue: Novotel Hotel Sofia, 115 N Tsarigradsko Shosse, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

The MAPPING Conference on the Future of IPR is envisaged as an experts’ conference that will address the deficiencies and shortcomings of the current system of IPR protection in the EU and worldwide and discuss possible remedies that would allow achieving better synchronisation between the EU IPR protection regime and the technological and socio-cultural realities of the digital world. 

Second General Assembly

Date: 31 October - 2 November 2016
Venue: Prague (CZ)


The MAPPING project consortium is looking forward to the next meeting of invited stakeholders, interested in debating the existing innovation policies, business models and legal framework related to three major, interrelated focus areas: Internet governance, Privacy, Intellectual property rights.

After the success of the First General Assembly in Hanover in September 2015, in the Prague 2016 General Assembly we expect the continuation of the dialogue with key experts and policy and decision makers, who are involved in research and innovation in the above mentioned areas within Europe’s political, social and economic context.

Following recommendations from the participants of previous General Assemblies, the event in Prague will take place over three full days.

Local co-organizer: EPMA

First General Assembly

Date: 22-23 September 2015
Venue: HCC Hannover Congress Centrum, Hannover, Germany

Title: From Privacy to Freedom of Expression: The Continuum in 2015-2020 

Key topics of the event:

  • Do the Fundamental Rights to Privacy, Freedom of Press and Freedom of Expression (now) entail a right to anonymous/encrypted communication?
  • The Impact of Information and Network Security as Means to Guarantee Democracy and Fundamental Human Rights
  • Unlocking Culture, Stimulating Progress

Details about event: here

The participation is restricted by invitation only.


Round table: Open Innovation in the Proprietary World

Date: 19 March 2015
Venue: DiploFoundation, WMO Building, 7bis, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland

Registration: here

Details about event: here

Round table: Privacy, Personality and Business models

Date: 11-12 February 2015
Venue: Institute for Legal Informatics, Königsworther Platz 1, Hannover, Germany
More information: here

Extraordinary General Assembly

Rome, May 20-21, 2014

Venue: Casa dell’Aviatore, Viale dell’Università

The event will feature three thematic sessions on:

  • Privacy, Economy & Security
  • Reforming Internet governance regarding surveillance
  • The EU IP Law and Policy: What next?

and a workshop on:

  • “On-line mass surveillance, security and privacy: is an international treaty the only way forward?”

Agenda download (version: 19/05/2014, 12.00)


If you wish to participate, please contact the project co-ordinator: projectoffice {at}