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 throughout the project. At the core of this activity is the monitoring of policies and projects related to links between Internet and society at European, national and local levels, based on a participatory and multidisciplinary approach, taking into account and valorising the points of view and positions of the different involved actors.

The objectives of the Observatory are to:

  1. Offer a synthetic overview on policy matters related to the MAPPING project‘s three core activities;
  2. Present updated monthly comparison tables on key issues related to the policy issues relevant for the MAPPING project; and
  3. Allow free re-use of the information produced in order to allow any current and future web 2.0 products.

The aim of the Observatory is not to replicate or duplicate existing work, but rather to gather, organize and systematize publicly available information related to the main policy topics of the MAPPING project (Privacy, Internet Governance and Intellectual Property Rights), in order to facilitate easier access to anyone interested in the topics covered there.


For further information please visit the Observatory website, contact the editor of the website ApTI (RO) at observatory /at/ or the project coordinator, the University of Groningen (NL) at projectoffice /at/