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The Future of Global Internet governance

CNR was involved in the Global Internet governance matters at international level since the ARPAnet times. Now, the IIT institute is the promoter, within CNR, of a new multi-disciplinary research project on Internet governance to study questions that are coming from the evolving needs of the global Internet and are connected to technical standardization, to resource allocation and assignment, to legal and regulatory matters, to public policy and societal issues, to technologies, practices and to the evolving needs of the global Internet. While we are coming from a technological background, we recognize that it is important to work with all stakeholders from all sectors to achieve the fullest benefits of the Internet for all participants in the global network.


IGF 2011 - Internet Governance Forum 2011 - Kenya

IGF 2011 Nairobi


The Sixth Annual IGF Meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 September 2011 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). The theme of the meeting was: 'Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation'. Italy participated with an official delegation composed of:

IGF - Internet Governance Forum 2012


Seventh Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. The main theme of the 2012 IGF annual meeting was “Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development”.


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.



After the IGF Italia editions of Cagliari, Pisa and Rome, the town of Trento hosts the fourth edition of the Internet Governance Forum Italia, scheduled from 10 to 12 November 2011.

International Relations



Laura Abba

Foto di Laura Abba

Publications and editorial products until 01/01/2016

Il diritto di accesso a Internet

Programma IGF2009

Programma IGF2010

Quarto Internet Governance Forum Sharm El Sheik - Egitto, Novembre 2009

Presentations and Demos

Development of research networks in Africa in the early nineties: the RINAF Project - Nairobi, Kenya 29 settembre 2011