[EURO-Discuss] Fwd: Re: Action Items: 2017-02-28 EURALO Monthly Teleconference"
Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
ocl at gih.com
Thu Nov 16 00:50:20 UTC 2017
as we are reaching another cycle of appointments, with a new EURALO
Board ( https://atlarge.icann.org/ralos/euralo ) needing to be selected
and seated by the end of year, I am following up on the thread below.
This is a public discussion between Jean-Jacques Subrenat and me,
regarding the consideration to assign specific responsibilities to
EURALO Board members.
I have passed this by the current (outgoing) EURALO Board and received
little response. Thus I am turning to you, the community that will
select the next EURALO Board, to define the positions of future EURALO
At present, the following positions are suggested:
1. Legal Reference Point
2. Primary Contract point for ALSes (Inreach Lead)
3. Policy Development Lead
Suggestions welcome, ahead of next week's conference call, where we
shall be discussing this.
On 02/03/2017 18:46, Jean-Jacques Subrenat wrote:
> Dear EURALO Colleagues,
> below, please find an exchange of messages between Olivier
> Crépin-Leblond, Chair of EURALO, and myself. I appreciate Olivier’s
> quick reaction, the corrections he brought to my message (number of
> seats on EURALO Board), and his helpful comments.
> Best regards,
> Le 2 mars 2017 à 18:23:09, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond (ocl at gih.com
> <mailto:ocl at gih.com>) a écrit:
>> Dear Jean-Jacques,
>> thank you for your follow-up. First, a quick correction to Silvia's
>> email address, as you appear to have it as no-reply at icann.org which
>> is when one updates WIKI pages. I have amended Silvia's address
>> Please find my comments interspersed in your text.
>> On 02/03/2017 17:49, Jean-Jacques Subrenat wrote:
>>> Dear Silvia & All,
>>> here is my contribution on the action item under reference.
>>> Currently, and unless I’m mistaken, the EURALO Board has 11 members.
>>> In the past twelve months, about a third of these members have
>>> intervened in EURALO monthly meetings (audio, chat or emails).
>> The EURALO Board actually has only 5 members:
>> Olawale (‘Wale) Shakiru BAKARE - United Kingdom
>> Yrjö Länsipuro - Finland
>> * * *Eric Schweighofer - Austria
>> * Annette Mühlberg - Germany
>> * Matthieu Camus - France
>> All other "members" - ie. ALAC representatives, Secretary & EURALO
>> Chair are ex-officio.
>> Originally I asked each member of the EURALO Board to share with
>> others what they goals were during their tenancy. These are reflected
>> on https://community.icann.org/x/0QB1Aw . *I gather that these should
>> be updated since Mikhail Medrish and Jordi Iparraguire have been
>>> I suggest we consider the following:
>>> What are the essential functions the EURALO Board must undertake or
>>> uphold? Each item is followed by a recommendation.
>>> _1) Ensure conformity of EURALO procedure and actions with existing
>>> legal or structural obligations_ (ICANN, ALAC and EURALO By-laws,
>>> Rules of procedure, Accepted standards in meetings, etc.). This
>>> applies, but is not limited to: membership, quorum, elections, rough
>>> *Recommendation 1*: a Board member with experience in these areas,
>>> and perhaps with a legal background, should be appointed as the
>>> « Legal reference point ».
>> Excellent idea.
>>> _2) Consolidate relations with ALAC and other parts of ICANN_. As in
>>> most ACs and SOs, the Chair of EURALO does this, and does it well
>>> (good visibility, good inter-personal skills, deep knowledge of the
>>> *Recommendation 2*: no change.
>> I would like to see our ALAC members take an extra care in fostering
>> the link between ALAC and EURALO. They are our ambassadors on the
>> ALAC. I would also like to see them take a leadership role on the
>> ALAC, like Chairing a working group. As for the EURALO Board members,
>> ideally they could chair a EURALO working group.
>>> _3) Enhance cooperation between EURALO and its ALSs_. Over the
>>> years, this function has been carried out mainly by the Chair and/or
>>> Secretary. But with the gradual growth in the number of ALSs, this
>>> now requires a dedicated approach. Among other areas where
>>> cooperation would be appreciated: help in launching ALS surveys,
>>> help in participating in ICANN events, travel and accommodation
>>> support, etc.
>>> *Recommendation 3*: designate a Board member who, with the help of
>>> Support Staff, would be the prime contact point for all EURALO ALSs.
>> Would this be an "inreach" officer? I would really support this too.
>>> _4) Consolidate EURALO contributions to ALAC and ICANN policy
>>> One of the current tasks is the appraisal of the At-Large Review:
>>> because of its complexity, but even more because of the implications
>>> of some of the recommendations in that Review, it is necessary to
>>> make sure that contributions are made on time, and that they are
>>> *Recommendation 4*: designate a Board member who is familiar with
>>> Policy development in the ICANN ecosystem, and who has a track
>>> record of making trains depart and arrive on time, at the right station.
>>> I hope this is useful.
>> This is **very** useful.
>>> Dear Silvia,
>>> if Olivier agrees, may I suggest that you send this out to the
>>> EURALO list? Thank you.
>> Please do so. Jean-Jacques, please email the EURALO list yourself, so
>> we can follow-up directly.
>> Kindest regards
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