April Report, 2019
A EURALO Engagement and Outreach FY19
The EURALO report for the month of April highlights the activities of EURALO community members at various working groups as well as the remaining EURALO Engagement and Outreach events for the Financial Year 2019 (FY19).
EURALO Task Force on ALS Engagement asked the EURALO community members to volunteer for the following regional events:
- SEEDIG ( using RALO discretionary budget)
- EURODIG using CROP
The following candidates have volunteered for SEEDIG:
- Nenad Marinkovic (NM) - Serbia
- Matthias Hudobnik (MH) - Austria
As for EuroDIG, Natalia Filina from Russia has agreed to attend the event on behalf of the EURALO community.
The other upcoming events include RIPE NCC in Reykjavík, Iceland, 20 -24 May 2019. Bastiaan Goslings (BG) volunteered to attend the RIPE meeting and will assist the EURALO community on the outreach activities there.
The financial year 2020 (FY20) O & E: Matthias Hudobnik (MH) has volunteered to help with At-Large Booth at 2019 IGF in Berlin in November.
B ATLAS III - 60 Additional At-Large Members Selection Process
During the joint ATLAS III, LDT & Programme Sub-Groups Call Wednesday, 17 April 2019. The preparation for ATLAS III was discussed including the launching of the selection process of the additional 60 At-Large community members to attend the At-Large Summit which will take place in Montreal, Canada at the ICANN 66 meeting in November 2019.
B1. Selection Committee ATLAS III
ALAC Liaison to the GAC and EURALO member Yrjö Länsipuro has been nominated to the ATLAS III selection committee. The full details of the work of the selection committee can be perused at https://community.icann.org/display/ATLAS3/ATLAS+III+Selection+Process
B2. Online courses, Application form, and Guidelines
As part of the criteria that must be met by the applicants interested to attend the At-Large Summit III, candidates must complete online courses either via the ICANN Learn portal (main path to selection) or attend a series of real-time webinars.
The mandatory courses are 5 subjects designed and developed by the ATLAS III subgroups Leadership Development Team.
C EURALO call on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 18:00 UTC
The EURALO call was focused on the updates on the activities of EURALO community members at various ICANN Working Groups. As well as the review and/or update of last month action items.
This month’s action items include the below:
Sebastien Bachollet (SB) to check with Bastiaan Goslings (BG) and Joanna Kulesza (JK) on their position with regards to the "ALAC statement on GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration".
Olivier Crépin-Leblond (OCL) to follow up with EURALO's Board in EURALO’s participation in SEEDIG in May.
MH/HU to raise item on 2019 IGF Planning on next SC on O/E call.
OCL to send the last call for EURALO Hot topics 2019
Claudia Ruiz (CR) to link all SOIs of EURALO leaders and candidates and follow up with the ones without SOIs.
D CROP Slots and RALO Discretionary Budgets - SEEDIG Travel
Nenad Marinkovic and Matthias Hudobnik are the EURALO representatives to participate at SEEDIG in Bucharest, Romania, 7-8 May 2019 using the EURALO CROP slot as well as the Discretionary funds.
E ATLAS III Summit: ATLAS III Webinars
The first mandatory ATLAS III webinars for the applicants interested to attend the At-Large Summit III in Montreal, Canada in November 2019. The ATLAS III Webinars cover one of the compulsory 5 subjects - “Domain Names” and was held on 23rd April at 2100 UTC and 24th April at 1200 UTC, 2019.
The second ATLAS III webinars on the Introduction of GNSO to be held on the following dates: 30 April, 2100 UTC and 2 May at 1200 UTC, 2019.
March Report 2019
EURALO March report is focused mainly on the ICANN64 which took place in Kobe, Japan between 09/03/2019 and 15/03/2019
1 ICANN64 Kobe - EURALO Community Members at ICANN64 Meetings
A1 EURALO FBSC Representatives at the Finance and Budget Session
Finance and Budget Community Comment Clarification - Key Themes:
- Financial Management - Personnel expense, ICANN meetings, Contingency, Additional Budget Request Process, and Professional Services
- Budget Development and Structure- Transparency Accountability, Document Structure, Current Financial Data
- Other Key Topics - ICANN Org Headcount, Funding, Community Outreach, and Reserve Fund.
Takeaways from the ICANN CFO, Xavier Calvez's (XC) comments:
XC stated that ICANN transparency of common interests, strategic planning are being stepped up. The growth of the personnel does not represent the work itself.
XC - ICANN has grown due to the significant activities going on. Staff would seek efficiency within ICANN Org.
B1. ATLAS III Update
The latest discussion of the selection of 60 people to attend the Atlas III selection = 60 people to be sponsored for travel and hotel
Each RALO would have a minimum of 10 people, the remaining 10 people to be determined by the Leadership.
Details about Atlas III can be read and followed:
C1. Human Rights Impact Assessment.
Report from Collin Kurre, CCWP-HR Co-Chair:
PDP HRIA Model – We had a productive working session during our F2F meeting, which will inform the next iteration of the HRIA model (version 3.4). Examples of feedback received:
- Further considerations of the rights of indigenous and disabled peoples;
- Incorporation of elements of the HR Framework of Interpretation;
- Inclusion of relevant resolutions, principles, and decisions made by IGOs in addition to applicable human rights law; and
- Addition of “Explainer” tab, including normative standards for assessing the severity of impact and other indicators.
Sub Pros – The Trial HRIA was shared with the Subsequent Procedures Working Group (work tracks 1-4) during their F2F meetings in Kobe. Many of the assessment observations fed into substantive policy discussions and recommendations were deemed useful by co-chairs Jeff Neuman, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, and other long-standing PDP members. This positive feedback is a good indicator of the viability of the current assessment framework.
GAC Implementation – In parallel, the GAC Human Rights International Law Working Group (HRIL WG) recently conducted a member survey regarding implementation options for the Human Rights Core Value. One of these options provided for the participation of the GAC in HRIAs or similar procedural steps established for PDPs. (Perhaps Jorge or Suada could tell us a bit more about this work and its reception within the GAC when they have a chance?)
D1. At-Large Outreach and Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
EURALO Representative and Co-Chair, Matthias M. Hudobnik sent his report for presentation at F2F meeting at ICANN64 Kobe in his absence. The report was presented by EURALO Chair, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond, it can be perused at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UQXTsb2OMfoQBbJEaqYJhLVvmltw00fJtuY81IOSspM/edit?ts=5c7bcc87#
E1. Challenges ahead for Internet governance
The report mainly features from the French President Macron’s speech at IGF-2018 in Paris. It was translated to English language and drafted by Jean-Jacques Subrenat and read out to the At-Large community members at ICANN64 by Wale Bakare.
- Threats to the Internet and its users:
- Structural: the single, unique Internet is under the risk of breaking up into national segments or continental ‘’plates’'
- Cybercrime is a direct threat to the physical security of the Internet, and to the continued availability of public services.
- The global Internet now needs ‘’ decisive, but lucid action’’ in order to preserve or protect
- ideals, values
- net neutrality
- It is a falsehood to describe net neutrality as leading to the end of free thought. One must distinguish between neutrality and universality.
- In light of the above, it is time for us all to ‘’build a new space'', with
- ‘’an open and safe Internet’'
- with adequate respect for ideas and values
- In order to preserve the Internet and global users against these dangers, it has become necessary to set up some degree or regulation:
- because governments espouse different values: some democratic, others far less so
- France was the first signatory of the ‘’Contract to Save the Internet’’ initiated by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, with a view to protecting democracy
- It has become necessary to reach beyond the misleading alternative of ‘’complete self-regulation or deregulation’’, and ‘’a segmented Internet controlled by authoritarian states’'
- Therefore, President Macron is calling for a ‘’cooperative regulation’’, in the spirit of the growing movement towards sharing commons
- France, following Switzerland, will contribute to the implementation of such a ‘’cooperative regulatory’’ movement, as of 2019, on 3 main issues:
1) Protect private data (enhance protection through some regulatory mechanism), along with the EU model
2) Ensure and enhance trust, stability, and security in cyberspace; France supports the ‘’Paris Appeal for Trust and Security in Cyberspace’'
3) Preserve potential for creativity, invention and economic development
- In mid-2019, France will invite to Paris an international ‘’scientific council'’ on AI
- Conclusion, a quote from the late Kofi Annan: ‘’To cope with the Internet in our lives, we need to be at least as creative as those who invented it.’’
2 EURALO Monthly Call
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 19:00 UTC
EURALO March call focused on the review of current and upcoming ALAC public consultations and the updates and feedback of ICANN64 Meeting that took place in Kobe, Japan between 9 - 15 March 2019.
A At-Large/ALAC Updates
OCL to follow up directly with the CEO of CENTR on next steps of EURALO/CENTR relations.
OCL to follow up with Maureen Hilyard (MH) on the process to be used for the selection of ATLAS III participants.
B ICANN64 Updates
a. Review of the overall At-Large and Regional Leadership Scheduled meetings: Agenda of the meetings can be accessed at ICANN64 - Kobe Meeting - March 2019
Regional Leadership meeting: At-Large Meetings - Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Other reports at At-Large ICANN64 Meeting Reports
b. Outputs - Joint ALAC-GAC Statement on EPDP
c. ICANN Finance and Budget Process
February Report 2019
A. EURALO Monthly Call, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 at 19:00 UTC
EURALO call for the month of February focused on the previous action items as well as ongoing and upcoming ICANN call for public comment.
Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond (OCL) to follow up on a consensus call to finalize the EURALO Hot topics document. OCL to send the final document with edits to Florian Hule for final review.
A call for comments will be sent for one week to EURALO's mailing list. A vote will be launched.
OCL gave an update with regards to Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region - "Alexandra Kulikova and Natalia Mochu to follow up on potential organizations suitable as At Large Structures in Belarus and Moldova."
B. ICANN Policy Development Process - Trial Human Rights Impact Assessments
The Cross-Community Working Party on ICANN and Human Rights (CCWP-HR) recently developed models specifically targeting the ICANN Policy Development Process (PDPs).
The work of developing the new models was undertaken as a further work of the joint workshop that took place at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum in Paris, by the CCWP-HR and NCUC.
In addition, the models cover some of the PDP topics which include - Community Priority Evaluation as it relates to Public Interest Commitments; Community Priority Evaluation as it relates to Conflict of Interest; Community Priority Evaluation as it relates to Language and Accessibility; Dispute Resolution as it relates to Appeal Mechanism and etc.
The full draft of the trial Human Rights Impact Assessment on the Subsequent Procedures PDP can be perused at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EKpMCef8kiZ2tJE2AU78q9_oeJehGbR7bWpQ5wt7D5I/edit#gid=853107611
January Report 2019
A. Finance and Budget Subcommittee Working Group Call, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:30 UTC
The Finance and Budget Subcommittee (FBSC) agreed on the below as per the proposals submitted by RALOs:
Approved Proposal: 1.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Aom9A_UI3jFZbbsfj42MKg7-Ej7jeGwQ1oK9OVsjNco/edit
B. EURALO Monthly Call - Tuesday, 22 January 2019 at 19:00 UTC
The EURALO January call has the below action items agreed on:
Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond (OCL) to send an email on paragraph 3 of the Hot topics document.
President Macron’s speech on IGF is found on https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-speech-by-french-president-emmanuel-macron
The English language version of the statement is posted in the IGF 2018 wiki page: https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/At-Large+Outreach+Activities+at+IGF+2018+Paris
OCL to forward Jean-Jacques Subrenat (JJS) summary of Macron's speech at the IGF to the EURALO mailing list.
At Large staff to create a wiki page with a summary of Macron speech and share with the ICANN community.
“JJS to draft a paper, in time for Kobe, about the challenges ahead for Internet governance. This will include context; the discussion on regulation vs. deregulation; possible effects of proposed measures on ICANN and the multi-stakeholder model".
EURALO had 3 proposals submitted for funding in FY20 but 1 got approved - “Support the Participation of Individual Users in EURALO” as other 2 proposals will not be funded in FY20 and are: 1) Internet-of-Things and the Increasing Governance Challenges; 2) Diversity in ICANN Leadership Bodies.
OCL to send the EURALO By-Laws draft to EURALO mailing list asking for final comments. After a vote will be organized for its approval.
Sebastien Bachollet (SB) to report on the ATRT3 leadership composition and further developments at the next EURALO monthly call.
C. EURALO Involvement in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Call on Thursday, 24 January 2019 at 14:00 UTC
-Alexandra Kulikova (AK) to contribute with the EURALO Hot topics document with a list of Events to be held in 2019 in the Eastern European region.
- AK and Natalia Mochu (NM) to follow up on potential organizations suitable as at large structures in Belarus and Moldova.
As stated AK in her email to the At-Large members - the events in EECA in 2019 which were mentioned:
Russian IGF – 8 April, Moscow
APrIGF – 16-19 July, Vladivostok, Russia
Ukrainian IGF – September, Kiev
TLDCON – September, Lithuania
Belarusian IGF – October, Minsk
UADOM – December, Ukraine
EE DNS Forum – second half 2019
D. At-Large Finance and Budget Subcommittee Working Group Call - Thursday, 24 January 2019 at 16:30 UTC
- Update on ABRs: Heidi Ullrich to submit: local engagement; RTT; (ALAC Chair comms will be funded by ICANN); APRALO IDN workshop; EURALO support of Individual Users; LACRALO SSIG; NARALO policy writing course during ATLAS III; Indigenous Fellowship; NARALO NASIG2; 2 extra slots for ALAC.