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Video: Expert session on the Next Generation Internet

The NGI Forum 2021 showcases the early efforts in shaping the future European internet at the flagship event of the Next Generation Internet initiative.
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The NGI Forum 2021

NGI Forum 2021 is a flagship event under the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative that works to establish an Internet that guarantees trust, privacy and inclusion while empowering people and addressing global sustainability challenges.

Digital technologies and access to a secure internet have proved to be essential during the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, the pandemic has exacerbated the existing and growing technological, societal and economic challenges, for which NGI is an important initiative in the effort to bring human centricity to the core of our future internet.


Watch the expert session

For the past few years, NGI architects and innovators have been working to deliver technologies and services that respect European rights and values, and the NGI Forum 2021 has been the scene for showcasing the early results of the process. The event focuses on stimulating discussion and promoting the creation of synergies between innovators, researchers, developers, politicians and civil society actors. Significant areas are touched upon in a session led by Mirko Presser, Centre Deputy Director at DBD and associate professor at the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, facilitating a debate with two of Europe’s leading internet innovators. This session allows viewers to learn about the impact of cutting-edge Internet technologies and to gain insight into future priorities across multiple areas, such as trust and data sovereignty, Internet architecture, decentralized technologies and new research methods.

NGI Forum video clip

NGI Forum is an online event that includes a mix of specialist talks, open discussions and interactive workshops. All activities have a contemporary relevance related to the areas of the NGI initiative, which focuses on creating concrete benefits for both private and public organizations as well as citizens. Furthermore, the event provides an insight into upcoming NGI calls in Horizon Europe, thus giving more internet innovators the opportunity to join the growing NGI community.

Watch all sessions of the NGI Forum 2021 here.

The NGI Forum 2021 is organized by NGI4ALL, which is part of the NGI initiative. NGI4ALL has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement no 825354.


About the Next Generation Internet Initiative

The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, launched by the European Commission in the autumn of 2016, 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. The NGI will drive this technological revolution and ensure the progressive adoption of advanced concepts and methodologies spanning the domains of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, interactive technologies and more while contributing to making the future internet more human-centric.