The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, human development, and social justice.
Yale Law School
127 Wall StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Phone: +1 203 432 4830
The IS Integrity Group is a multi-disciplinary research group which examines aspects of information systems security from a social science perspective, rather than the more traditional technological approach.
London School of Economics
Houghton StreetLondon WC2A 2AE
Phone: +44 20 7955 6398
ICT, Science and Technology Division (ISTD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
The ICT, Science and Technology Division (ISTD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is an integrated information service and resource center for Africa, making quality information on African development globally accessible and assisting ECA Member States to build national capacities in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for accelerated and sustainable development.
Phone: +251 11 551 1167
The Hansard Society is the UK’s leading independent, non-partisan political research and education charity. It aims to strengthen parliamentary democracy and encourage greater public involvement in politics. Its work is based on the principle that civic society is most effective when its citizens are connected with the institutions and individuals who represent them in the democratic process. The Society informs decision makers and the public through debate and discussion, training, research, providing accessible resources and analysing the scope of new technology in engaging the public.
40-43 Chancery LaneLondon WC2A 1JA
Phone: +44 20 7438 1222
FORMIT Foundation constitute a hub which promote highly technological activities and transfer the most meaningful experiences into advanced technology areas, developing scientific research activities, technical support and analysis, activities all related to industrial, financial and socio-economic evaluation as well.
Via Giovanni Gemelli Careri, 11Roma, RM 00147
Phone: +39 065165001
Since it was first established at the request of the speakers of European Parliamentary Assemblies in June 1977, the European Centre for Parliamentary Research & Documentation (ECPRD) has been a useful tool for inter-parliamentary cooperation and information exchange. The data generated by the Centre’s members is extensive and specific information can be hard to track down. Bringing together the information, facilitating the exchange of ideas and making the retrieval of data and the circulation of studies easier is the Centre’s role.
European Parliament Brussels
The development and use of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has profoundly affected not only the economy (e-commerce, e-business etc.) but also governments (e-government, e-administration) and even society in its broader sense (information society). Myriad reports, benchmarking studies and scientific contributions have been produced and are increasingly carried out world wide in order to assess such impacts and developments.
University of Zurich - Villa Blumenhalde
Küttigerstrasse 21Aarau, ZH CH-5000
Phone: +41 62 836 94 33
DiploFoundation works to strengthen the meaningful participation of all stakeholders in diplomatic practice and international relations. It offers postgraduate level academic courses and training workshops on a variety of diplomacy-related topics for diplomats, civil servants, staff of international organisations and NGOs and students of international relations; as well as capacity building programmes for participants from developing countries in a number of topics including Internet Governance, Human Ri
DiploFoundation Malta office
Regional RoadMsida 2033
Phone: +356 21 333 323
The State University of New York’s Center for International Development or SUNY/CID is a leading university based international development center enhancing the knowledge and practice of governance and policy making. The Center is part of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. It draws upon the extensive intellectual and technical resources from the State University of New York and serves as a key component of the university’s overall commitment to excellence in international education, cross-cultural exchange, and sustainable development.
99 Pine StreetAlbany, NY 12207
Phone: +1 518 443 5124
The Center for Democracy and Technology is a non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free. As a civil liberties group with expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT works to enhance free expression and privacy in communications technologies by finding practical and innovative solutions to public policy challenges while protecting civil liberties.
1634 I Street NW #1100Washington, DC 20006
Phone: +1 202 637 9800
The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.
23 Everett StreetCambridge, MA 02138
Phone: +1 617 495 7547
United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP)
APCICT was inaugurated on 16 June 2006 as a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and is located in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Centre’s mission is to strengthen the efforts of the member countries of ESCAP to use ICT in their socio-economic development through human and institutional capacity building. To meet this objective, APCICT’s work is focused on three inter-related pillars – Training, Research and Advisory Services.
7-50 Songdo-dongYeonsu-gu, 28
Phone: +82 32 245 1700
The Ad hoc Committee on e-democracy (CAHDE) was established by the Council of Europe in the framework of the project “Good governance in the information society”. The Committee is instructed to examine developments on e-democracy/e-participation at European and international level with a view to identifying political, social, ethical, legislative and technological issues and their interdependence, as well as examples of emerging good practice which could be of interest to member states.
mySociety has two missions. The first is to be a charitable project which builds websites that give people simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives. The second is to teach the public and voluntary sectors, through demonstration, how to use the internet most efficiently to improve lives.
12 Duke’s RoadLondon WC1H 9AD
Phone: +44 7811 082158
TheyWorkForYou is a community-led website which aim to help bridge the growing democratic disconnect between members pf parliaments and their constituents in the UK, in the belief that there is little wrong with Parliament that a healthy mixture of transparency and public engagement won't fix.