In 2014, the European Commission launched a tender for the technical development of an online platform for the Global Internet Policy Observatory (SMART 2014/0026).

The contract was signed on 17 December 2014. The winning entity is a consortium of three companies, P.A.U. Education, Fundacion CTIC and Open Evidence, which already carried out a feasibility study on the technological options and the possible "governance framework" necessary for the deployment and management of the Global Internet Policy Observatory.
 
The project will officially start on the date it was signed by both parties. Apart from the technical development of the GIPO technical platform, the contractor is asked to conduct different activities to ensure the involvement of different stakeholders in the project. The details will be announced as soon as possible.
 
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