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Geneva Internet Platform

Engaging digital actors
Fostering effective digital policies
Monitoring digital governance

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), initiated by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) of Switzerland in 2014, provides a neutral and inclusive space for digital policy debates, recognised by the majority of global actors as a platform where different views can be voiced. The GIP is operated by DiploFoundation.

Implementation of the Geneva Internet Platform

The GIP’s functions are to:

  • Provide a neutral and inclusive space for policy discussions
  • Undertake digital policy monitoring and analysis
  • Provide capacity development

The activities are implemented based on several pillars, including: a physical platform in Geneva; the GIP Digital Watch observatory providing the latest updates, overviews, instruments, resources, events, and actors, on each of the 40+ Internet governance and digital policy issues and processes; a dialogue and innovation lab.

Structure of the Geneva Internet Platform

The GIP’s Steering Committee members are: the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), the Republic and State of Geneva, the University of Geneva, and ETH-Board.

Visit the GIP's website to learn more.

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