Research Institute on Population and Social Policies

MAPPING - Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance

The MAPPING project is funded by the European Union, within the VII Framework Program and involves 13 partners from various European countries. The project is a "coordinating and support action" with which the consortium intends to carry out a mutual learning and stakeholder mobilization action on three major challenges of the digital transition: privacy, intellectual property protection and internet governance. In particular, based on the results achieved in some projects funded under FP7 including the CONSENT project (privacy and consent in social networks), SMART and RESPECT (online surveillance systems and intelligent surveillance systems), the project MAPPING aims to create a shared and expanded understanding of the many and varied social, economic, legal and ethical aspects related to recent internet developments and their consequences for individuals and society as a whole. In particular, MAPPING investigates and analyzes innovation policies, business models and legal contexts connected to the implementation of the European Digital Agenda and the changes necessary to build a European governance structure of the “innovation” ecosystem. The strength of the MAPPING project concerns its action of mobilizing all the stakeholders involved in ICT, from the international and European level, to that of individual states, from academics, jurists, political decision-makers, to the representatives of the technical bodies that they deal with the functioning of the internet, NGOs, representatives of civil society organizations. The MAPPING project provides these different actors with a place for dialogue to address issues related to the digital transition. The MAPPING project, based on its activities, will produce an Action Plan and a Road Map, based on a multidisciplinary approach, which takes into account the future technological developments of the internet and the points of view, perceptions, conflicts and expectations of different social actors involved, to guide the digital transition in Europe. The CNR IRPPS is responsible for the internal evaluation of the project within WP8.