The European Internet Foundation (EIF) was founded in March 2000 by three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) from 3 different political groups: James Elles, Erika Mann and Elly Plooij-van Gorsel. In 2014 it changed its name into 'European Internet Forum' to better reflect its 'raison d'etre'.
EIF’s mission is to help provide European political leadership for the development of European and multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital transformation, and support MEPs from all political groups to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of this transformation and benefits fully from it through enhanced global competitiveness and social progress.
EIF focuses on issues and actions at the top of the political agenda and on emerging future trends at both European and global level. Through a continuous programme of live debates and special projects featuring open and inclusive dialogue, EIF creates a space for greater understanding of the digital world.
EIF does not itself take any position nor represent specific interest.