The study

FI3P (Study in support of a Future Internet Public-Private Partnership) is a study funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media. The objective of this study is to identify the potential economic and societal longer-term impacts of the public-private partnership proposed in the Commission communication "A public-private partnership on Future Internet." The study aims to:

  • Analyse the current contribution of the Internet industry to the European economy and society
  • Analyse its likely future contribution (2015-2020) with a fully deployed public-private partnership (PPP) and in its absence
  • Identify any economic, legal and societal barriers to the competitiveness of European Internet industry, and assesses ways to mitigate them
  • Provide policy recommendations grounded in analysis

The final study


FI3P Final Workshop held on May 3rd 2012

To validate and discuss the key findings of the study, the European Commission organized a workshop in Brussels on May 3, 2012. The event was attended by stakeholder representatives from the public and the private sector. Following an opening address delivered by Ms Megan Richards from the European Commission, the study team presented the report’s key findings in three data sessions structured around the outlook of the EU internet economy, the contributions of the future internet industry and the impact of the FI PPP on the economy. A keynote speech by Mr Ilkka Lakaniemi , Director of Nokia’s Business Environment Strategy Division offered insight into the industry perspective on the FI PPP. Questions and comments from the audience were answered in a Q&A with the study team and during an interactive discussion session. The closing remarks by the study’s project officer, Peter Fatelnig from DG INFSO, emphasized the relevance of the study in asking the right questions for framing the Commission’s strategy and indicating a way towards future investigation.

For details of the workshop agenda please click here.


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