The NEXT GENERATION INTERNET SUMMIT was held on June 6th and 7th 2017 in Brussels at the European Parliament.

Organised by Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy together with the European Commission and the European Parliament, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, El País, Il Sole 24Ore, Der Standard, Gazeta Wyborcza, Publico, Luxembourger Wort, La Libre Belgique, the summit followed the launch of the campaign on The Next Generation Internet. The campaign, which was run by Atomium – EISMD media partners, aimed to be the largest public consultation on the future of the internet, involving both experts and citizens across Europe.
In the framework of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission launched its “Next Generation Internet Initiative” to drive the development of the internet for the benefit of companies and citizens via regulation, policy initiatives and funding programmes.

The Next Generation Internet Summit has contributed to build a strategy together with leading policy makers, renewed innovators, researchers and citizens to foster the development of the internet, as a powerful, open, data-driven, user-centric, interoperable platform ecosystem, for the benefit of companies and citizens.

The topics investigated were:

  1. New technologies for disrupting the economy: business, employment and skills
  2. New technologies disrupting the public sphere: information, democracy and social media
  3. New technologies blurring online and offline worlds and disrupting the personal sphere