[Euro-board] Draft EURALO Outreach strategy

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Wed Sep 28 15:05:08 UTC 2016

Thanks Olivier for this draft what includes all essentials and facets IMO.

Kind regards,

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:47:
>Hello all,
>as promised, my first draft for the EURALO Outreach Strategy.
>Please comment/suggest/amend/change!
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>Draft EURALO Outreach Strategy
>Our aim remains to have at least one ALS present in every country that
>EURALO covers. Our efforts therefore concentrate on countries in which
>there are no EURALO ALSes. This year is also seeing a rise in individual
>members. Often, organisations that could be potential ALSes are unsure
>of the benefits of becoming an At-Large Structure. Often, a first step
>that has been taken by organisation leaders, is to join as an individual
>to gain better knowledge and understanding of EURALO prior to applying
>on behalf of their organisations. The EURALO outreach program has been
>indiscriminately promoting both applications as an individual and as an
>Building on the previous year outreach strategy, EURALO will pursue its
>focus on:
>  * the annual EuroDIG events to take place in 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia;
>  * the annual ICANN Studienkreis meetings in Europe(for what we
>    repeatedly asked ICANN support -- in vain); 
>  * the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG) in
>    Meissen/Germany where several members are involved;  
>  * receiving feedback on ICANN-related matters from members
>    participating in national IGF initiatives (Germany, Switzerland,
>    France, UK and Ukraine); 
>  * inviting and supporting up to 5 members or potential candidates to
>    attend EuroDIG meetings via CROPP, although that number is likely to
>    be reduced this year.
>These Outreach opportunities are always used for identifying potential
>new members (ALSes or individuals), discussions about EURALO and its
>role and to attract new people. We go out of our way to speak to
>potential candidates, distribute EURALO flyers and encourage them to
>One major progress over past years is the regular consultations and
>discussion with Jean-Jacques Sahel, VP Stakeholder Engagement for Europe
>and based in Brussels as well as Michael Yakushev, VP Stakeholder
>Engagement for Easter Europe and Russia. We have been able to coordinate
>Outreach at several meetings thanks to their involvement.
>With EuroDIG now running its own fellowship program, emphasis on
>participation at EuroDIG for CROPP slots has decreased. The RALO
>leadership is now identifying other potential events to participate in
>using CROPP, starting with an event called "re:publica", the 2016
>instance if which took plain in early summer in Berlin/Germany, became
>the biggest conference and fair on Internet politics in Europe with over
>7’000 participants -- see: https://re-publica.de/en/about-republica
>The challenge in identifying suitable venues comes from the variety of
>languages spoken in Europe. There are therefore few suitable
>European-wide conference that could offer the same access to potential
>ALSes as EuroDIG.
>Collaboration with the local Regional Internet Registry has been until
>now through the annual EuroDIG. Indeed, EURALO is a EuroDIG partner and
>so is RIPE. This year, we plan on building on this first link and work
>towards a bilateral agreement based on a MoU similar to those signed by
>other RALOs with their Regional Internet Registry. It is worth noting
>that the partnership with EuroDIG has opened a lot of doors for end user
>input in Europe.
>Perhaps most significantly in EURALO's strategy, EURALO has created a
>task force on ALS Engagement focussing on our already existing ALSes.
>With many ALSes not offering their full participation in EURALO
>activities, this Task Force will study the reasons for this low
>participation and methods to increase participation. Outreach does not
>only take place by recruiting new At-Large Structures, but also by
>recruiting more active members amongst the At-Large Structures - bearing
>in mind an ALS has more than just one member.
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