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NGI Policy Summit 2020

September 28, 2020 - September 29, 2020

NGI Forward

We are very excited to announce the NGI Policy Summit 2020.

Bringing together a coalition of internet changemakers from 28-29 September, the Summit will lay out an ambitious European vision for the future internet and explore the policy interventions and technical solutions that can help get us there. The Summit is aimed at local, national and international policymakers but we also welcome researchers, innovators and civil society organisations who can share practical ideas for a more human-centric internet. Register your interest now to join us online.

The NGI Policy Summit is the flagship policy conference of the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative. Organised by the City of Amsterdam and Nesta, the conference aims to set out a compelling vision for the future internet; to empower policymakers across all levels of governance; and to strengthen the ecosystem of the NGI initiative. It provides a unique opportunity to focus on remedies, not just diagnosis; to explore the concrete building blocks of our shared European vision for the internet, and forge the coalition to make it happen.

Aimed at policymakers across all levels of governance (EU, National and local/city-level), this year’s event will have a particular focus on the following five themes:

  • Sustainability & resilienceHow we can we leverage connectivity and smart technologies to build a more sustainable and resilient and ethically-sourced internet, and how we can conversely reduce the environmental footprint of the infrastructure underpinning the internet itself?
  • Trust & identity: How do we give citizens control over their own data and help them regain trust in online interactions? How can we best use the opportunities offered by new models of online identity and decentralisation to help us do this?
  • New models for the data economy: How do we respond to the extreme centralisation of power in today’s internet economy and the dominance of business models that favour the concentration and exploitation of personal data? How can we help alternative governance and ownership models, such as data commons and trusts, succeed?
  • InclusionHow do we ensure the future of the internet is more inclusive, representative and human-centric? How can it help break down economic, cultural and political barriers and contribute to European integration?
  • Collective intelligence: How can Collective Intelligence be augmented through emerging technologies to identify problems or solutions, mobilise citizens, and solve the kinds of social challenges that individuals or technology alone cannot?


The event is free of charge. Register your interest now to join us online.


September 28, 2020
September 29, 2020
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