[EURO-Discuss] EURALO Board (replacement) Call for nominations 2016 OPEN NOW- Nomination accepted

Silvia Vivanco silvia.vivanco at icann.org
Sun Sep 4 23:42:39 UTC 2016

Dear Julia,

Thank you very much for accepting your nomination. I have posted your EOI on the EURALO Board member (replacement) Election 2016<https://community.icann.org/display/EURALO/EURALO+Board+member+%28replacement%29+Election+2016>  wiki page.

Kind regards,


Silvia Vivanco
Manager, At Large Regional Affairs
ICANN | Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

From: Julia Velkova [mailto:julia at isoc.bg]
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2016 2:44 PM
To: sebastien at bachollet.com
Cc: euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org; ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
Subject: Re: [EURO-Discuss] EURALO Board (replacement) Call for nominations 2016 OPEN NOW
Importance: High

Dear colleagues, and dear Sébastien,

Thank you for nominating me. I am happy to accept this nomination!
Here comes my Expression of Interest:

With a degree in telecommunication engineering, I have been an ISOC member since 2004, and ISOC-Bulgaria’s chapter project leader for nearly a decade.
Prior to that I have worked as a programmer and technical consultant at the Bulgarian Council of Ministers on issues related to e-governance, as well as part of the free software community in Bulgaria.
I have led and brought to successful completion projects ranging from e-governance on the Balkans; free software in public administrations in South-Eastern Europe; to creating knowledge infrastructures for open culture in Scandinavia.
Since 2008 I live in Sweden from where I have co-consulted the Republic of Kosovo on the TLD process; participated in WCIT in Dubai in 2012 as part of the Swedish delegation; and lectured on the internet governance process and multi-stakeholderism at Swedish universities. I am also a member of the Swedish Reference group on Internet Governance formed by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority.

I am currently in the process of finishing a PhD in Media Studies at Södertörn University in Stockholm on the topic of creating public digital infrastructures for cultural production.

One of the topics that interests me most at the moment concerns the ways in which fiber optic connectivity and online platforms reconfigure the role of data centre infrastructure providers to become energy suppliers in different locations across Europe.
If I am elected as a board member of EURALO, I will be interested in discussing more this ongoing change, and try to assess its implications on the power of ISPs and data centre operators in relation to internet governance, as well as their implications on consumers. Other issues that interest me are cyberwarfare and cybersecurity across Europe, as well as their regulation.

I am fluent in English, Swedish, Bulgarian and Russian.


Julia Velkova
Internet Society Bulgaria
Twitter: @jvelkova

On 4 sep. 2016, at 21:12, Sébastien Bachollet <sebastien at bachollet.com<mailto:sebastien at bachollet.com>> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to nominate Julia Velkova, member of « ISOC Bulgaria » an At-Large Structure, for the EURALO Board.

Julia is a citizen of Bulgaria, currently living in Sweden.

All the best

Skills are useful but diversity is essential.

Sébastien Bachollet
+33 6 07 66 89 33
Blog: http://sebastien.bachollet.fr<http://sebastien.bachollet.fr/>/
Mail: Sébastien Bachollet <sebastien at bachollet.com<mailto:sebastien at bachollet.com>>

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Objet : [EURO-Discuss] EURALO Board (replacement) Call for nominations 2016 OPEN NOW

This message is sent on behalf of EURALO’s Chair, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and EURALO’s Secretariat, Wolf Ludwig.

Dear All,

As agreed on the EURALO monthly call<https://community.icann.org/display/EURALO/2016.08.23+EURALO+Teleconference>, held on 23 August 25, 2016, EURALO's Chair and Secretariat would like to announce a call for nominations to fill the Board seat vacated by Mikhail Medrish (Russia) who left the ALS, “ Internet Support Foundation" on 14 August 2016. This call is made in accordance with the EURALO Articles of Association<https://community.icann.org/display/EURALO/Articles+of+Association> and Selection and performance criteria for EURALO Board members 2015<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/53777046/Performance-criteria_Board_Secretariat.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1444426126000&api=v2>. Please note: For this Board replacement round several candidates may be nominated but only one position is vacant. Since this is for ONE seat, ALSes will have ONE vote only! As we have a limit of 1 Board member per country, citizens of Spain, Finland, Germany and France are not eligible for nomination. For further rules and info see:

The current EURALO Board term is 2 years from 9 December 2015 until 9 December 2017.  The new member will serve for the remaining timeframe  (from 10 September 2016 until 9  December  2017), in alignment  with the current EURALO Board member terms.

Kindly note the EURALO Board should be balanced but EURALO has not reached a consensus on having direct absolute criteria for geographical (East/Western Europe) or Gender criteria. As geographical and gender balance are important in our region, I ask you to consider these issues when making your selection.

Please submit your nominations and self-nominations until 4 September 23:59 UTC by sending an email to the EURALO mailing list and coping At – Large staff staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org> .  All candidates who accept their nominations by the deadline above must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). To read the Expression of Interest Statements from sitting Board members please visit: https://community.icann.org/x/arBYAw.

The online vote will start on 5 September 2016 at 23:59 UTC- to 9 September 2016 at 23:59 UTC

At-Large Staff will note the nominations in the following Wiki:  EURALO Board member (replacement) Election 2016<https://community.icann.org/display/EURALO/EURALO+Board+member+%28replacement%29+Election+2016>.

Thank you!

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