The Project

One of the hallmarks of the Internet is its transnational character, which means that the network infrastructure, as well as its uses and regulations, has the power to affect different societies, governments or countries. The dynamics of network matter because today we live in the digital environment, where governments make decisions and citizens put into practice a good part of their activities.

The Internet Governance project, carried out within the scope of the Information Society area of ​​the Center for Technology and Society - CTS / FGV, seeks to address the different governance and regulation processes of the Internet, with the aim of proposing suggestions that can be used for the purpose of elaborating Public policies and sustainable private practices. In this perspective, we analyze the mechanisms of governance and regulation of the Internet and the development and promotion of strategies that allow individuals to be active and empowered in the online environment.

The project focuses on three layers of internet governance - infrastructure, applications and digital policies - all organized into three thematic axes: Sustainable Connectivity, which consists of analyzing alternative internet access systems such as community networks, and identifying good practices in order to promote the sustainable expansion of the internet infrastructure and digital inclusion.

The second axis, Sustainable Apps, refers to studies on the impact of the conditions of use of applications on internet users, in order to promote respectful development of the fundamental rights of the individual.

Sustainable Policy, in turn, consists of the organization of pedagogical initiatives to empower individuals, offering the essential skills to face the challenges of the digital ecosystem.