Partners


 

University of Groningen (coordinator)

University of Malta

Law and Internet Foundation

Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences

Leibniz University Hannover

INTERPOL

National Research Council:
Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies

National Research Council:
Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques

European Projects & Management Agency

EUSTIX

Association for Technology and Internet

DiploFoundation

Hoplite Software, S.L

British Business Federation Authority

 


University of Groningen (coordinator)
Netherlands

www.rug.nl

 

The University of Groningen (RUG) is a modern, internationally oriented institution which builds on a longstanding tradition of four centuries and which is today ranked as one of the top 100 Universities in the world. The MAPPING project is coordinated by the ‘Security, Technology and e-Privacy Research Group’ (STeP) an interdisciplinary team of researchers organised within the Department of European and Economic Law in the Faculty of Law.  The Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands and has a strong research tradition in a number of fields including European law, information technology law, constitutional law, international law, public law, civil law and a variety of interdisciplinary fields.  The STeP Research group covers many areas of information policy & technology law including internet governance, privacy, data protection, security sciences, surveillance, cybercrime, self-regulation and health informatics and builds on 20 years of collaborative experience between the senior team members leading the research group.

 

Contact:

Prof Joseph Cannataci
JoeCannataci {at} mappingtheinternet.eu


University of Malta
Malta

www.um.edu.mt

 

The Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences (MaKs) of the University of Malta (UoM) has grown out of the Centre for Communication Technology (CCT) established in 1991 in response to emerging needs for the use of modern media.  MaKs’ Department of Information Policy & Governance succeeded to parts of the functions of the Law & IT research Unit established in 1988. MaKs undertakes research and undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in the areas of communications theory, media production, integrated marketing communications, research methodologies, journalism, library studies, archives, information policy & governance especially privacy, data protection.

 

Contact:
Dr. Oleksandr Pastukhov
oleksandr.pastukhov {at} um.edu.mt


Law and Internet Foundation
Bulgaria

www.netlaw.bg


Law and Internet Foundation (LIF) is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2001. It is a centre for knowledge in the field of legal problems related to the use of ICT in Bulgaria. The Foundation works for development of the legislation of public relations in the digital environment and for the introduction of new technologies in the judiciary and the legal professions, and in the work of the public sector.
LIF carries out researches in the area of e-document and e-signature, e-government, e-health, e-justice, electronic payment instruments, personal data protection, the governance of e-identity, etc. LIF experts are independent national correspondents in monitoring projects on the EC for the degree of implementation of EU legislation in Bulgaria; participate in the legislation process of the current ICT regulations and in implementation of the European legislation in Bulgaria and in the elaboration of key policies and strategies of national importance.

 

Contact:
George Dimitrov
george.dimitrov {at} netlaw.bg


Laboratory of Citizenship SciencesLSC logo
Italy

www.scienzecittadinanza.org

 

Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza - LSC (Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences, www.scienzecittadinanza.org) is an Italian non profit social research and training institution based in Rome. Founded in 1993, LSC has worked in different fields such as governance and civil society, science and technology, quality of health care services, energy and environment, training of human resources, migration, poverty and social exclusion, urban development and on the issue of measurement of social (complex) phenomena. 
LSC research activities, based on a sociological approach, are focused on the radical changes affecting the models of governance in contemporary societies, in which knowledge is a strategic factor of growth and development and where new forms of human agency are emerging, also thanks to the deployment of ICTs and the internet environment. LSC aims to produce new knowledge on the multiple linkages between society, science and technology to support policy makers in coping with the new context of information society. LSC is engaged in promoting a strong role of sociology within technology-driven research areas. 

 

Contact:
Alfonso Alfonsi
alfonsoalfonsi {at} mappingtheinternet.eu


Leibniz University Hannover
Germany

www.uni-hannover.de

 

The Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI), being part of LUH’s School of Law, was established in 1983 and is the first Institute dedicated to scientific research on all issues of Information and Communication Technologies at a German University. With currently more than 40 people staff IRI is one of Europe’s largest institutions in the field and is actively involved in about 10 European research projects with a focus on data protection, data security and intellectual property. Nikolaus Forgó has been leading IRI in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Metzger since 2008.
The L3S Research Centre, also part of LUH, focuses on fundamental and application-oriented research in all areas of Web Science and has a focus on computer science. L3S researchers develop new methods and technologies that enable intelligent, seamless access to information via the Web; link individuals and communities in all areas of the knowledge society, including academia and education; and connect the Internet to the real world. Since 2008, the L3S has been involved in 12 EU projects as part of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme, four of them (LivingKnowledge, Okkam, EUWB and EERQI) integrated projects, as well as the STELLAR Network of Excellence.

 

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó
NikolausForgo {at} mappingtheinternet.eu


INTERPOL
International organisation

www.interpol.int

The International Criminal Police Organization- INTERPOL, with Headquarters in Lyon (France), is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries, each represented by a National Central Bureau. Created in 1923, INTERPOL facilitates international police co-operation via its global police communication system, databases, training and specific assistance in cross-border operations. INTERPOL has developed via its National Central Bureau’s a worldwide network of experts in areas related to specialized police activities. The day-to-day support is provided by more than 600 staff members at the General Secretariat and in its Regional Bureaus. To accomplish INTERPOL’s mission, its General Secretariat functions through a wide range of specialized units, such as public safety and terrorism, trafficking in human beings, organized crime, financial and high-tech crime, drug trafficking, intellectual property crime and anti-corruption. Pursuant to INTERPOL’s Constitution, action is taken within the limits of the laws existing in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Contact:

Caroline Goemans-Dorny
cgoemans {at} interpol.int


The National Research Council (CNR)
Italy

The National Research Council (CNR) is the leading public organisation in Italy with the responsibility to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country. CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organisations.

 

Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies
Italy

 

The CNR Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali (IRPPS) is an Interdisciplinary Research Institute that conducts studies on demographic and migration issues, welfare systems and social policies, on policies regarding science, technology and higher education, evaluation, on the relations between science and society, as well as on the creation of, access to and dissemination of knowledge and information technology.

 

Contact:
Sveva Avveduto
s.avveduto {at} irpps.cnr.it

 

The Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques
Italy

www.ittig.cnr.it

 

The Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques (ITTIG) mission is to carry out scientific and technological research on the impact of information and telecommunication technologies on law and law related activity. ITTIG main Activities are: project scientific and administrative management: ITTIG-CNR is or has been involved in different projects at both national and European level in the field of legal information, providing both scientific contributions and administrative support. Specialised Training: ITTIG-CNR collaborates with Universities in teaching computer science and law in Degree and Master courses as well as PhD courses. Databases and guides: ITTIG-CNR maintains, updates and distributes legal and law-related databases, as DoGi, the most relevant archives of legal literature in Italy. Publishing and technical-scientific service: Editorial activities is crucial for the Institute. Since 1970s, the “Informatica e diritto” journal has been having a relevant scholarly value in the fields of legal information technology and law. Organisation of international conferences: ITTIG-CNR periodically organises conferences and more frequently seminars, workshops and other meetings, where research results are discussed.

 

Contact:

Maria Angela Biasiotti
biasiotti {at} ittig.cnr.it


European Projects & Management Agency
Czech Republic

www.epma.cz

 

EPMA – European Projects & Management Agency, was established in 2004 as a non-profit association of legal bodies, the Czech Region of Vysocina and the BMI Association. The main objective of EPMA is to promote project-based co-operation among European regions and regional partners towards knowledge based Information Society. This objective is implemented through research, awareness rising, project management support and networking with public administrations, research communities, business organizations and civic initiatives. Investigating different aspects of the Information Society, EPMA has implemented more than 20 projects co-funded by EU programmes Leonardo, Grundtvig, CIP/ICT PSP, FP6-7, INTERREG, Central Europe. In cooperation with the Austrian Computer Society EPMA has organised five annual Eastern European eGovernment Days conferences in Prague.

 

Contact:
Irina Zálišová
zalisova {at} epma.cz


EUSTIX
Austria

www.eustix.net

 

EUSTIX (Enterprise-and User-oriented Strategy for Trust and Identity eXchange) is an initiative to facilitate the creation of profitable Trust and Identity Federations as well as the joining together of existing federations on a pan-European and global basis.
The initiative is based on use cases, business interests and solutions strategies of commercial companies, governmental institutions and NGOs that rely on trust and identity federation. The alliance initiates business opportunities and enhances the market potential and solution functionalities of its members. Its main purpose is to create a platform initiating, establishing and supporting projects leading to an overall ecosystem.
The EUSTIX Alliance supports stakeholders and project owners in realizing EUSTIX principles within the governance and strategic architecture.

 

Contact:
Rainer Hörbe
rainer.hoerbe {at} eustix.net


The Association for Technology and InternetApTI logo
Romania

www.apti.ro

 

The Asssociation for Technology and Internet (ApTI) is a independant civil society organisation for Internet users and entrepreneurs. ApTI seeks to promote human rights in the digital environment and support the digital civil rights in the Romanian society. Our focus is on three main areas related with digital civil rights: Freedom of Expression of the Internet, Online Privacy and Open Copyright.
ApTI’s activities range from policy and legal opinions on the current regulations involving the information society services and the Internet in Romania to concrete actions to stop Romanian Spam. ApTI also takes part in the CONSENT project (Consumer sentiment regarding privacy on user generated content services in the digital economy) – financed by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme. ApTI is a member of European Digital Rights - EDRi, ICANN’s European Regional At-Large Organisation – EURALO and Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council – CSISAC.

 

Contact:
Bogdan Manolea
bogdan.manolea {at} apti.ro


DiploFoundation
Malta

http://www.diplomacy.edu/

 

DiploFoundation (Diplo) is an independent non-profit organisation established in 2002 by the governments of Malta and Switzerland. Diplo’s main mission is to increase the capacity of small and developing states to engage effectively and efficiently in global policy processes, negotiations, and diplomacy.

Activities

  • Providing capacity development programmes in areas such as Internet governance (IG) - alumni: diplomats and officials from 189 of the 192 UN member states, currently around 3 250 people from 201 countries (April 2014) using and developing tools for e-participation in global governance
  • Training officials from small and developing countries
  • Strengthening participation of non-state actors in 
international relations and policy processes.
  • Supporting the emergence of communities of practice in the developing world which deal with new and complex policy issues, such as IG.

 

Contact:
Vera Rihackova
verar {at} diplomacy.edu


Hoplite SoftwareHoplite software logo
Spain

www.hoplite.es

 

Hoplite Software is a software company located in Salamanca, Spain. It was founded in 2005 and has been creating software solutions for both public and private sectors since. Its areas of expertise go from system consulting to tailored software development, with special attention to content and knowledge management.

 

Contact:
Pedro J. Gómez
pjgomez {at} hoplite.es


British Business Federation AuthorityBBFA logo
United Kingdom

www.federatedbusiness.org

 

The British Business Federation Authority (BBFA) is a not-for-profit, industry self-regulating body for federated trust and secure collaboration.  Its mission is to enable the implementation of federated identity and access management across industry and with governments, particularly for employees and consumers, using industry investment.  BBFA has a steering group of major companies and Policy Management Authorities of industry and government experts covering counter-fraud, identity proofing & verification policy, federation policy, assurance and PKI, SAML, TPM and related technologies, for persons, organisations, devices and software. BBFA also works with government and international organisations, including EU, UN and NATO.

 

Contact:
Patrick Curry
patrick.curry {at} federatedbusiness.org