Mandat International

Address: 3 chemin Champ Baron, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland


Stakeholder group: NGOs and associations

Mandat International (MI) is a Geneva-based independent foundation and research centre with special consultative status to the United Nations and other international organisations. Through its membership in several networks (notably the Internet Society, the Geneva Environment Network, and the Network of Swiss Documentation Centres) the foundation aims to enhance international cooperation and dialogue in fields that range from international law, to multistakeholder dialogue and international research projects.

Mandat International cooperates with its many academic and business partners in the development of Horizon 2020 European research projects related to the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, cybersecurity, personal data protection and end-user engagement (such as the IoT Lab). Furthermore, as a member of the Internet of Things International Forum the foundation hosts the IoT week, a week-long conference that brings together international actors to examine the impact and trends of IoT in the innovation, security, privacy, development, and finance/market sectors.