[Euro-board] EURALO monthly report

Heidi Ullrich Heidi.Ullrich at icann.org
Mon Sep 27 16:35:41 UTC 2010

Dear Olivier,

Thank you for providing a detailed EURALO report for the month of September. Congratulations on the very successful activities of EURALO at the  IGF in Vilnius.

Please let At-Large staff know if we should follow up with any of the potential ALS applicants you were in contact with.

The September EURALO monthly report will be posted shortly at: https://st.icann.org/alac/index.cgi?monthly_reports.

Kind regards,

Heidi Ullrich
Director for At-Large
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
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From: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond [mailto:ocl at gih.com]
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:07 AM
To: ICANN At-Large Staff; Wolf Ludwig; Euro Board
Subject: EURALO monthly report

Dear ICANN Staff,

please find the EURALO monthly report attached.
This month, you have asked for it to be emailed to you instead of being posted on the Social Wiki.
Since I was short of time, the EURALO Board has not had a chance to read it prior to it being posted. I therefore invite the EURALO Board to email you any desired amendments and/or edit it once it is posted.

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September 2010 EURALO Secretariat Monthy Report

A EURALO General Assembly took place at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Wednesday 15 September 2010 from 18:00 - 20:00 local time. It was attended in person by representatives from 10 ALSes, and remotely by representative from two ALSes.
ICANN Staff attended the meeting remotely.

The GA took place immediately after a EURODIG meeting and therefore had the pleasure of the presence of several guests, including some from potential EURALO ALS applicants: Yuliya Morenets (Together Against Cybercrime, France), Oksana Prykhodko (European Media Platform, Ukraine) and Tetiana Popova (Ukrainian Internet Association). Many other guests were present too.

Remote participation was possible by using the Webex System used throughout the IGF. Whilst it is acknowledged that technical intricacies made remote participation challenging (the interfacing of a face to face meeting with public address microphone system, with Webex, as well as an Adigo line is technically challenging), especially due to the fact that the room's acoustics were far from adequate, eventually most technical problems were overcome.

The following action items stemmed out of the meeting:

- ICANN Budget

EURALO will submit a proposal to the ICANN budget process to ask for travel funding for the next EURALO meeting which will be held in conjunction with the ICANN European meeting.
A note will be added to the EURALO budget, that printing material costs should be covered by ICANN.

- Review of EURALO By-laws and needs for revision

There have recently been many enquires to members of the EURALO Board about individuals being able to join EURALO. So far, individual members do not hold voting rights, but have taken part in working groups and on the Board, on a case by case basis. A solution is sought so as to be able to grow the EURALO region membership.
Evan Leibovitch very kindly gave a short remote presentation explaining the NARALO rules pertaining to unaffiliated members. We have named this "Option A".
Another option is option B:

OPTION A: Formally create a new membership category for unaffiliated members
OPTION B: Create a new ALS within the current structure that serves as the home to unaffiliated members

The EURALO leadership will submit a proposal in writing for possible Bylaw changes to the regional members. In addition, The proposed changes will include provisions to include unaffiliated members and also review the term limits for Board members. They will also look into a possible alignment of all EURALO elections. These discussions will soon be opened within EURALO, with an outcome and decisions due to take place at the ICANN Cartagena Meeting in December 2010.

- EURALO ALAC Election

Sandra Hoferichter was unanimously endorsed by the EURALO members present in the meeting. Congratulations to Sandra!

- EURALO Board Elections

Yjrö Länsipuro was unanimously elected to the EURALO Board by the members of EURALO. Congratulations to Yjrö!

- At Large elected Board Director Process

In accordance with Article VI, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws<http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm#VI>, Sébastien Bachollet asked to be replaced in all the discussion and actions taking place in the ALAC in relation to the At-Large Board Director election. Olivier Crépin-Leblond volunteered to replace Sébastien in all the discussion and actions taking place in the ALAC in relation to the At-Large Board Director election.

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Kind regards,



Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD


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