Europe is a major actor on the internet with 615 million internet users. The European Union is the world's single largest online market. Europe is also home to many internet companies and many of these are scaling up fast. Europe is strong in social innovation and is at the forefront of digitising its public sector. European values should influence the next generation internet.
To help shape the next generation internet around these values, we have created an online space, open to everyone: the NGI Consultation Platform.
Researchers, hi-tech start-ups and SMEs, Industry 4.0, social innovators and citizens are all invited to join conservations or launch discussions on topics of interest to them.
You can share background documents, additional information and other material to ensure the conversation is open, dynamic and human-centric.
You can discover insights from a European Champions Panel, covering a variety of topics on the next generation internet.
You can post your views and share your expertise on thematic priorities for European initiatives 2018-2020, spanning EU values of privacy, data protection, transparency and trust, core technology advances and social innovations.
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Jamal Shahin, Postdoctoral Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and one of our NGI Champions, tells us about GIPO - the Global Internet Policy Observatory - and the human values in the Next Generation Internet. Jamal's research interests focus on global internet governance, political participation in the European Union, EU governance, and the impact of the internet on policymaking.
George Christou is Professor of European Politics and Security at University of Warwick and one of the Champions of the NGI Programme. His main research interests are linked to the development of EU cybersecurity, global cybersecurity debates, Internet Governance and the EU’s role in Internet governance. In this interview at the NGI Forum in Porto - Portugal, in September 2018, George shares his thoughts about disinformation and fake news and how education can boost online security.
Alessandro Bassi is President at IoT Italy – Internet of Things and Future Internet Strategy Expert and one of the Champions of the NGI Programme. In this interview, during the NGI Forum in Porto, Portugal, in September 2018, Alessandro talks about the main challenges that internet needs to face when dealing with Internet of Things.