Launch of the Geneva Digital Atlas 2.0


​The Geneva Internet Platform is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the Geneva Digital Atlas. The Geneva Digital Atlas represents the most comprehensive mapping of digital policy actors and Internet governance scene in Geneva.

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What is the Geneva Digital Atlas?

The Geneva Digital Atlas is a comprehensive mapping of the digital policy and Internet governance scene in International Geneva. The Atlas provides an in-depth coverage of the activities of over 40 actors, including the analysis of policy processes and cataloguing of core instruments and featured events.

The Geneva Digital Atlas builds on 20 years of research, training, and policy-shaping work by DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), including:

  • 2000: Establishment of the first comprehensive taxonomy of Internet governance and digital policy
  • 2003: Publishing of An Introduction to Internet Governance, the first reference work on Internet governance policy, now in its seventh edition and available online in 10 languages
  • 2012: The study of the Geneva Internet Initiative (GII) (commissioned by EDA); the Study outlined the basic mapping of Internet governance actors and processes in Geneva, it made recommendations, and set the methodology for covering Internet governance in International Geneva
  • 2014: The Geneva Internet Conference  which addressed critical issues, gaps, and future developments in Internet governance and digital politics. The Conference set in motion the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)
  • June 2020:  The conference Navigating Geneva Digital Landscape which revisited the Geneva digital governance scene
  • November 2020: The Launch of the Geneva Digital Atlas
  • October 2022: The Launch of the Geneva Digital Atlas

Our taxonomy

The digital policy issues and processes included in the Atlas are analysed according to the Geneva Internet Platform’s Digital Watch observatory featuring over 40 digital policy areas, classified under 7 broad clusters (baskets).

This taxonomy was first developed in 1997 by Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and then introduced in the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, now in its 7th edition. It was later adopted in DiploFoundation’s Internet governance courses.

The taxonomy is under regular development to account for emerging trends and new developments in this vibrant process.