- 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 annual WSIS Forum, in Geneva between June 10th and 13th.
At the end of May 2014 the ICANN Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms released the final report on how to evolve the Internet governance (IG) ecosystem to accommodate global needs for collaboration, interconnectivity and Internet growth. The panel was set up in November 2013 and is chaired by Toomas Ilves, President of Estonia. The Panel acknowledges that it does not have all the answers and that its work is still ongoing. Its members actively seek comments and input from the global community and are committed to contributing to the ongoing governance dialogue.
ROME, May 21, 2014 – ‘MAPPING’ is an EU-financed project built around a core idea to mobilise a wide spectrum of stakeholders and major actors and get them involved in an informed discussion on three complementary focus areas: Privacy, Intellectual Property Rights and Internet Governance.
The MAPPING project organizes Extraordinary General Assembly in Rome.
The core of the MAPPING's approach is to mobilize a wide spectrum of ICT related stakeholders and social actors from EU Member States, associated countries and non-European states which are major actors in cyberspace, including academics, law and policy makers, ISPs, international and EU Internet governance bodies, NGOs and civil society organisations.
The first meeting of the MAPPING project was hosted by the University of Groningen in March 2014. During the meeting the partners discussed long term strategies as well as immediate plans in the project.