Nexa Center for Internet & Society

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Nexa Center for Internet & Society   (Nexa)

    EU Transparency Register

    234305412738-21 First registered on 27 Jan 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The Nexa Center for Internet & Society is an independent research center that focuses on interdisciplinary analyses of the internet and its impact on society. Its goals are to further the understanding of the Internet, identifying its limits and potential with a view to the public interest. The Nexa Center provides consulting and document production activities and organizes conferences and events, looking for the best ways to make the most of the internet in order to ensure economic, scientific-technical, cultural and political development for years to come.

    Main EU files targeted

    At the moment, the Nexa Center is not following any specific EU legislative file, although copyright reform, Internet rights, and data protection related norms are always within our area of interest.


    Head Office
    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
    Torino 10129 - Centro Nexa
    EU Office
    Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
    Torino 10129 - Centro Nexa


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The two co-directors, the managing director, the director of research and policy and a couple of other members of the staff may be involved in activities which are within the area of application of the Registry. About 2-6 fellows of the Center (see may be significantly involved in such activities every year.
    All these people are involved on a part-time basis and the full time equivalent is arguably in the order of 1 or 2 people, depending on the year.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    The Nexa Center cooperates with international partners for the development of joint interdisciplinary research projects and initiatives.

    The Nexa Center has bilateral collaboration agreements with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and with the Internet & Society Lab at Keio University. Below is an overview of the partnerships in broader networks.

    - Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers

    From December 2012 the Nexa Center is part of the global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC), a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet. This collective aims to increase interoperability between participating centers in order to stimulate the creation of new cross-national, cross-disciplinary conversation, debate, teaching, learning, and engagement regarding the most pressing questions around new technologies, social change, and related policy and regulatory developments. Together with seven international co-hosts, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society launched NoC at an international Symposium on Internet-Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points (SCTP), which took place on December 6-8, 2012.

    - Global Network Initiative

    In March 2013 the Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomed new participant the Nexa Center for Internet & Society. GNI is a non-governmental organization with the dual goals of preventing Internet censorship by authoritarian governments and protecting the Internet privacy rights of individuals. “We’re pleased to welcome GNI’s first participant from Italy", says GNI Executive Director Susan Morgan. “The Nexa Center is a critical source of interdisciplinary research, informed by expertise in technology, law, and economics, on Internet policy from a European perspective". Colin Maclay, GNI Board Member and Managing Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University said: "Since its founding, the Nexa Center's leadership by example—within Italy and across Europe—has proven the power of thoughtfully blending rigorous interdisciplinary research with sustained public engagement. Their collaborative approach to taking on many of the most pressing policy issues of our time is especially timely given GNI's increasing engagement with European companies, and I am simply thrilled to have them aboard.”

    - See more at:

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Other, EU funding, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution TIM S.p.A. 36,300€
    Contribution Fondazione per la Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo 13,400€
    Contribution Politecnico di Torino 123,800€
    Contribution AGID 13,000€
    Contribution Marco Ricolfi (Contribution in kind) 30,000€
    Contribution European Commission 84,300€
    Grant Erasmus+ 40,700€
    Grant Horizon 2020 43,600€

    Other financial info

    The total budget indicated in c) is 301800 € , which is 1000 € more than the sum of contributions reported in point b). The reason is that point b) does not allow contributions lower than 10.000 €.
    This difference is due to other minor contributions that are detailed at

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital

    Other activities

    Older consultations on topics such as:
    - guidelines on recommended standard licences, datasets and charging for the re-use of public sector information (PSI); Network Neutrality, copyright term extension, etc.
    Participation in the activities of policy support projects in the PSI domain, in particular LAPSI 2.0 (

  • Meetings


    None declared

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