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Consolidation and strengthening of technical and scientific activities in the field of Internet Governance

IGF - Internet Governance Forum


IGF Italia 2009

We organized the first IGF Italy in October 2008, and  the second one in October 2009. Before these two meetings, we organized other national meetings about Internet Governance, since 2006, without using the IGF label. The main goals we tried to reach were:

- an impact on the public policy discussions and on national legislation and regulatory process.
Until now we reached a tangible sensitization of all stakeholders involved in IGF process, including government representatives. There is certainly space for further improvements, but the results just reached are appreciable compared with the previous period.

- a stronger relationship and exchange among our national relevant stakeholders.
In the events we just organized we involved different stakeholders in a debate/confrontation. The results is a remarkable development of Internet Governance national debate.



IGF Italia 2010

The third edition of the Internet Governance Forum Italia (IGF Italia) was held on 29 and 30 November 2010, in Rome, at the National Research Council (CNR), and it was sponsored and organized by the Province of Rome, CNR, NEXA Center for Internet and Society 'of the Polytechnic of Turin, the Italy Chapter of ISOC.

As in previous years, the IGF Italy has represented a relevant national debate on the issues of the Network, also in order to promote the participation of the Italian community to the European (EuroDIG) and international organizations (UN IGF) which deal the Governance of the Internet.

Libro per raccontare la storia di trent’anni di Internet in Italia

Master Universitario di II livello in Internet Ecosystem: governance e diritti - Edizione 2015-2016

Programma dettagliato

Study of Internet Diffusion and Digital Divide in Italy

The Internet has become the protagonist of our days. Starting from a simple definition that analyzes the Internet diffusion process, “any entity (household, individual, or firm) is considered connected to the Internet if it has the capability of communicating with other entities (information in and/or information out) via the physical structure of the Internet” (Greenstein, Price 2003). The net has undeniably entered our everyday life forcefully, ceasing to be an instrument used by a limited circle of academics to become a new and versatile mass media.


Adriana Lazzaroni

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Laura Abba

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Maurizio Martinelli

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Michela Serrecchia

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Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza dell’Università di Pisa

Publications and editorial products until 01/01/2016

Analysis of Internet Diffusion in Italy by means of domain names among firms, associations and individuals

Analysis of the Internet diffusion in the non- profit sector: the social digital divide in Italy

Analysis of the Internet diffusion in the non-profit sector: the social digital divide in Italy

Determinants of Digital Divide among Italian provinces. Generational and Gender Digital Divide in Italy

Development of research networking in Africa: the point of view of the RINAF technical support unit established in Pisa

Digital divide analysis in the Italian firms by using domain names

Digital Divide and Internet diffusion in Italy among firms

Digital Divide in Italy among individuals by using endogenous metrics


E-adoption in Italy among firms using domain names

E-adoption: Italian case study

E-procurement adoption among Italian firms by using domain names

E-procurement, adoption in the non profit sector by using endogenous metrics

Framework to evaluate internet use and digital divide in firms

Il Comitato di gestione per l’Internet istituito dal Governo del Brasile

Il fenomeno Internet

Il modello brasiliano di governance di Internet

Internet Diffusion Among Italian Firms: Key Factors Determining the Digital Divide

Internet Diffusion Among Italian Firms: The Digital Divide Exists

Internet Diffusion in Italy among individuals using domain names

Internet Diffusion in the Italian No-Profit Sector using Domain Names

Internet Governance: il modello del Brasile. Il cammino verso la realizzazione della prima Costituzione di Internet

La metodologia dello studio sulla diffusione di Internet in Italia

Le reti per la ricerca in Africa nei primi anni 90: il progetto RINAF

Projet UNESCO/RINAF - Partie B: etat et objectifs du projet

RINAF project: status and future perspectives

Status and objectives of the RINAF project

Studio di indicatori della qualità della diffusione della società dell’Informazione in Toscana

Studying the Diversity in the Registration of Domain names .it among individuals: generational and gender Digital Divide

The impact of Internet Diffusion among Italian Firms

The “.it” Domain Market: Determinants of Digital Divide in Italy

The IT registrar market

The RINAF project: goals and organization

uno studio del Cnr mostra il digital divide

Using domains indicators of the diffusion of the Internet

Publications and editorial products from the 01/01/2016

Chi ha portato Internet in Africa? Prima di una rete di computer bisogna costruire reti di persone; l'Italia l'ha fatto

Il CNUCE pioniere di Internet in Africa

IL FUTURO TRENTA ANNI FA, Quando Internet è arrivata in Italia

Internet Governance Forum 2020: Thematic Overview

Presentations and Demos

Docenza al Master Universitario di II livello in "Internet Ecosystem: Governance e Diritti"- IV EDIZIONE A.A. 2018-2019 - MODULO I Parte III "Internet Governance: modelli e quadro Internazionale"

Docenza Master Universitario di II livello in "Internet Ecosystem: Governance e Diritti"- II EDIZIONE 2016-17

Docenza Master Universitario di II livello in "Internet Ecosystem: Governance e Diritti"- III EDIZIONE 2017-2018

Il nostro paese scopre Internet - Museo del Vetro di Empoli, 6 Ottobre 2017

Internet Day, il 28 aprile 2017 a Roma. Al MaXXI. Presentazione del libro IL FUTURO 30 ANNI FA

Internet diffusione studies: 3rd CENTR Marketing Workshop

Intervento all'Internet Festival, Pisa, 5-8 maggio 2011: Analisi della diffusione di Internet in Italia

MASTER IN INTERNET ECOSYSTEM: GOVERNANCE E DIRITTI Edizione 2015-2016 - Modulo I: Il Modello Multistakeholder della Governance di Internet - Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza dell'Università di Pisa, 5 Dicembre 2015

Presentazione del progetto Digital Champions

Regional Informatics Network for Africa (RINAF Project): status and objectives - Eldoret, Kenya, February 1997

The Regional Informatics Network for AFrica Project - 1985/2002