The European Commission presented the main rationale, the core principles and the technical architecture it is planning to use for the development of the Global Internet Policy Observatory, or GIPO.
The Commission sees GIPO as a networked, web-based "hub" collecting, analysing and sharing information on Internet-related policy developments and decisions across the world. Its min functions would be to;
More than 65 participants attended the call and provided their views on GIPO, which is broadly seen as a welcomed initiative. Furthermore, some participants presented other initiatives (including the Geneva Internet Initiative, the Brazilian Internet Observatory, the IdGovMap project, the ICT Research Africa and others), and suggested to seek ways to build cooperation between them and GIPO.