MAPPING: The show must go on

The MAPPING project has officially concluded in February 2018. In the past four years, the MAPPING consortium had the opportunity to work intensively on issues that emerged as a result of the proliferation of the use of the Internet. It was an intriguing journey, indeed. Some of the issues debated towards the end of the project did not exist at the time of conception of the MAPPING project.

The MAPPING WP4 Surveillance Event will be held in Rome on 18 and 19 January 2018.

Work Package 4 of the MAPPING Project is focused on bringing together different stakeholders - including, business and online service providers, governmental organizations, civil society and academics - to collectively share knowledge and experience, think together on issues, decision-making, and practices, and develop recommended ways forward on the issue of Internet Governance. The developments in the MAPPING project and the possible use at UN level of the 'MAPPING draft legal instrument on surveillance' (mentioned by Prof.


INVITATION: MAPPING Final General Assembly.

The Final General Assembly of the MAPPING project will take place in Malta. The final MAPPING conference will be a three-day event during which we will aim to cover many of the important topics that MAPPING has dealt with. The ultimate goal of the Annual MAPPING General Assembly is that of contributing to the creation of an enabling framework for the digital transition and improvement of the global governance structure as well as the EU innovation ecosystem.


Enabling European Netizens

The new MAPPING Awareness Platform was just released to enable European netizens to learn more and to understand the interrelations between Data Protection, Privacy, Internet Governance, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Intellectual Property, and Open Innovation.


Surveillance & Privacy – considering new measures at international law

The mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy (SRP) & the EU-supported MAPPING project are collaborating to organise a structured public consultation about new legal measures at international law intended to improve the protection of privacy in this age of ubiquitous surveillance.


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 on the experience from participating in these type of ‘mapping’ meetings, the 2017 MAPPING workshop wants to focus on best and worst experiences from the Internet observatories in an effort to create a best practice document that would help not only the current projects, but especially the ones that are to be developed in the next years.


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 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.

The 5th MAPPING Newsletter has been published!

Check out the 5th MAPPING Newsletter.  


Global Internet Governance - Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies

An invitation to the GIG-ARTS conference. The conference is a European annual multidisciplinary academic venue to present and discuss developments in Global Internet Governance (GIG) and their implications in and beyond this field of research. 


MAPPING Bitcoin-conference in Hannover

Bitcoin and virtual currencies: new challenges for the law?  An invitation to the one-day event organised together with the Institute for criminal Science of the Leibniz University Hannover. The conference will be held in English.   Date19 January 201709:00 - 18:00   VenueL3S Research CenterAppelstraße 9a (High Rise Building)30167 Hannover   Website