The overall mission of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative is to re-imagine and re-engineer the internet for the third millennium and beyond.

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Today, the internet is key to almost any social or economic activity, a true value creator that reshapes the economy and society. This trend is irreversible and in 10 years, the internet will be even more essential for society and economy worldwide.

Yet, there are still concerns around personal data and transparency. The internet should also provide better services and greater involvement and participation. It is essential that the next generation internet is designed for humans, so that it can meet its full potential for both the society and the economy.
The Next Generation Internet initiative aims to shape the future internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies the values that Europe holds dear: openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data.

Building a NGI ecosystem

  • The interactive NGI stakeholder map provides information about active participants in the European NGI ecosystem.
  • The NGI Contact Points in the EU and associated countries help in reaching out to stakeholders, and exchanging information with the Future Internet Forum members and the European Commission.
  • A number of ongoing NGI projects help to identify specific research topics and to create an ecosystem of relevant stakeholders.

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