Upcoming Events

Hamburg/ Online
7 Sep
The next Leibniz Media Lunch Talk will be presented by the Digital Disinformation Hub at HBI. Leonardo Suárez Montoya, Venezuelan-Colombian guest researcher at the Leibniz Institute...
Amsterdam/ Online
30 Jun
The DSA Observatory is delighted to announce its next expert workshop, organized in collaboration with the Centre for Intellectual Property and information Law (CIPIL) at Cambridge...
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About the European Hub of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society (NoC)

The European members of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society (NoC) launched the European Hub in October 2017 with the aim to  support cooperation between internet researchers in Europe and to strengthen European internet research on an international level. The Hub serves as a regional chapter of the NoC, as foreseen in the NoC Roadmap 2017/18.

Independent and interdisciplinary research on the opportunities and challenges of digital technology and innovation stands at the core of the Hub’s work. Potential endeavors embrace the creation of a common European research agenda, regional workshops and conferences, as well as the development of guidelines and ethical standards for internet research.



ODECO offers 15 PhD projects for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), each of them covering a specific part of the open data ecosystem supervised by leading European beneficiaries. Find more information here.

Deadline: 31 August 2021

The “Smart City Technologies’ Long-Term Human Rights Risks” project is looking for a full-time grant-funded doctoral researcher for a 36-month period (starting from September 2021 or as agreed). Our project is funded by the Kone Foundation. The researcher will receive a monthly grant from the Kone Foundation and will be hosted at the Legal Tech Lab, University of Helsinki, Finland.
The grantee will be affiliated with the Faculty of Law, the Legal Tech Lab, at the University of Helsinki. The appointees’ duties will be conducting independent doctoral research either by writing a monography or compilation of articles on the topic of “Ethical and legal challenges in data governance and algorithmic decision-making in Smart Cities.”

Deadline: 15 August 2021
The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher (1.0 fte, 1,5 years). We are looking for someone with a background in competition...
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Desk Swap program


The Desk Swap program is an offer for networking between the institutions of the European Hub of the Network of Centers. Researchers get the chance to visit other institutions, to receive feedback on their research and to develop joint research projects.

I'm interested

Please state your home institution, the institution you would like to visit, why you would like to participate in the programme and what your current research is on.


What is the idea of the EU-Hub desk swap programme? Who can take part in the desk swap programme? How do I apply for the desk swap programme? How long can I stay in a partner institution? Who covers the expenses ? Does the partner organisation provide accommodation? Find answers to all of your questions in our FAQ document.


Current lead of the European Hub: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Interested in the work of the European Hub of the NoC? Interested in publishing your event? Please contact Nadine Birner at noc@hiig.de.

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