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The NGI_Trust consortium set ambitious objectives to contribute to resolving a series of issues or exploring solutions that enhance privacy and trust for the Next Generation Internet.

From 300 proposal received, 57 projects were selected for funding and awarded a total of just over €5.6m euro.  The scope of the funded third-party projects was expected to involve the best Internet innovators in addressing technological opportunities arising from cross-links and advances in various research fields ranging from network infrastructures to platforms, from application domains to social innovation.  NGI_Trust placed importance on projects that included validation and testing of solutions and services by involving users and market actors at an early stage. Ultimately, the projects results should influence Internet governance and related policies

In order to assess the existing and potential future impact of the portfolio of projects, the NGI_Trust consortium is inviting consultants with experience in evaluation of public policy combined with an understanding of the Human-Centric Internet and open source software policies to submit a tender to carry out an impact assessment.

The purpose of the assignment is to prepare an impact assessment (IA) of the 57 funded third-party projects drawing lessons from the implementation process and the results achieved to date (spring 2021) or foreseeable within the coming 18 months (end 2022). The evidence and learning from the evaluation should also feed into and contribute ideas to a ‘Future opportunities’ report on priorities for privacy and trust enhancement technologies report under Horizon Europe that will be produced by the NGI_Trust consortium in October 2021.   

Interested parties should submit a tender by 19 March following the instructions set out in the tender specifications.

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