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}