Palais des Nations, Geneva - Photo: Martin Good

Palais des Nations, Geneva - Photo: Martin Good

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IDEA is About the Internet's Future

IDEA is a membership-based Swiss Association where for-profit and not-for-profit Internet stakeholders collectively represent three interrelated perspectives:

  • Policymaking that impacts the Internet should promote a networked future with human rights and permissionless innovation at its heart

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration is the only truly sustainable way for Internet policy to be developed if the full promise of the information age is to be realised and the digital divide to become a thing of the past.

  • The Internet’s socioeconomic value is dependent upon the international community choosing to limit the obstruction or distortion of the Internet or the flow of knowledge it transports to attempt resolution of broader social issues.

IDEA is unique in presenting a holistic argument for the open Internet in both of these key areas, and doing so with a global, not just a regional, voice.