The Next Generation Internet initiative is committed to building a human-centric Internet. By delivering more secure and trustworthy technologies, the aim is to ensure to internet end-users a digital experience with more user choice, control, and participation

Now the NGI community is preparing the next steps and calls for all relevant stakeholders, innovators, and researchers to take part in the upcoming collaborative workshop and share their views in the open survey.


NGI is holding an open workshop on 18 November from 9:00 to 13:00. More info on the workshop here.

The objectives of this workshop are to discuss the direction the NGI initiative should take based on the experience until now and the current and emerging Internet hot topics. What’s good and what works well? What’s missing and where could NGI do better? Where to invest next to build a more human-centric Internet?

Over the last three years, NGI has directly funded more than 500 individual projects in areas as diverse as security and privacy-enhancing technologies, digital identity, decentralised data governance, new methods of search, or core internet technologies.

Even more important, it has mobilised more than a thousand of the best European Internet innovators from academia, the open-source community, SMEs, and start-ups eco-systems who share the vision of building an Internet of Humans.

With Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, now fully in place and the window of investment open until 2030, it is time to think about the NGI initiative’s next priorities and how we get organised to reach our ambitious objectives.


A survey on the themes discussed in the open workshop is now open at the following link: The survey will be open until 30 November 2021, so you may submit your ideas before or after the open workshop.

Next Generation Internet (NGI) – Next steps

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