Next-Generation Techno-Social and Legal Encryption Access and Privacy (NEXTLEAP)


Inria (coordinator)
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Institut de recherche et d’innovation
University College London

Le projet européen H2020 NEXTLEAP a pris fin en décembre 2018. Certaines publications sont d’ores et déjà disponibles en libre accès, d’autres en préparation.

EN. The H2020 CAPS European project NEXTLEAP ended in December 2018. Some publications are already available in open access, others in preparation.

In the wake of the Snowden revelations, public trust in the Internet has eroded.

NEXTLEAP aims to create, validate, and deploy communication and computation protocols that can serve as pillars for a secure, trust-worthy, annotable and privacy-respecting Internet that ensures citizens fundamental rights. For this purpose NEXTLEAP will develop an interdisciplinary internet science of decentralisation that provides the basis on which these protocols will be built.


Francesca Musiani presents the Nextleap project

NEXTLEAP combines expertise from across different disciplines in order to develop a set comprehensive answers to questions surrounding privacy and society. The team is spread across Europe and includes specialists in computer science, formal protocol verification, sociology, social philosophy, cryptography and engineering.

Francesca Musiani, as leader of the WP 3 on “Social Design and Philosophical Foundations of Decentralization”, and Ksenia Ermoshina participated in this project .