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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Surveillance & Privacy – considering new measures at international law Notice of structured public consultation & Save the dates The mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy (SRP) & the EU-supported MAPPING project are collaborating to orga ... Read more
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Privacy as a Human Right in the European Union and the global Internet Catching the headlines In the last years privacy has increasingly caught the headlines in the European Union (EU) and worldwide. The revelations of Edward Snowden on the activities of the NSA, th ... Read more
INVITATION: European Workshop on policy watch activities 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 ... Read more
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Human Rights on the Internet, it´s time to catch up! Human rights are designed to protect human beings. Three billion of these human beings use the Internet. The Human Rights Protocol Consideration Proposed Group (HRPC) hope to bridge the gap between hu ... Read more
INVITATION: Conference on the Future of IPR: ‘IP Prospects in Europe and Beyond’ 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 ... Read more
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IPR regime: a barrier to innovation? Is the IPR protection regime an obstacle to innovation and growth, or has a potential to spur creativity? A roundtable on Open Innovation in the Proprietary World organised in the framework of MAPPING ... Read more