ALS Representatives (12/27 ALSes present):
Association for Technology and Internet (APTI) - Ancela Danciu
Comunica-ch - Wolf Ludwig
E-Seniors - Sebastien Bachollet
Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft - Lutz Donnerhacke (participated remotely)
ISOC Belgium - Rudi Vansnick (participated remotely)
ISOC Belgium Wallonia - Christopher Wilkinson
ISOC Finland - Yrjö Länsipuro, Tommi Karttaavi
ISOC France - Sebastien Bachollet
ISOC Italy - Vittorio Bertola
Medienstadt Leipzig - Sandra Hoferichter
Netzwerk Neue Medien - Annette Mühlberg
Wikimedia CH - Wolf Ludwig
EURALO Board Members (5/7 present)
Wolf Ludwig (Chair)
Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond (Secretariat)
Rudi Vansnick (participated remotely)
Lutz Donnerhacke (participated remotely)
Guests: Evan Leibovitch (NARALO), Desiree Milosevic , Yuliya Morenetset (Together Against Cybercrime - France), Tijani Ben Jemaa (AFRALO), Oksana Prykhodko (European Media Platform), Tetania Popova (Ukrainian Internet Association)
Apologies: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Adam Peake, Dessi Greve
Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Matthias Langenegger
EURALO General Assembly 15 September 2010
The EURALO Board Report and the summary minutes of the 2009 General Assembly in Mexico City were endorsed by the participants.
Sebastien suggested using ICANN's budget process to ask for travel funding for the next EURALO GA to be held in conjunction with an ICANN meeting in Europe.
There was general agreement with this proposal.
AI: 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.
AI: Wolf will add a note to the EURALO budget that costs for printing material should be covered by ICANN.
Review of EURALO’s By-laws and needs for revision
Evan gave a short presentation of the NARALO rules pertaining to to unaffiliated members.
Evan: we have recently modified our bylaw to ensure that the individual members collectively have the same voting power as a single ALS when it comes to formal votes. The representative of unaffiliated members will then vote on behalf of the unaffiliated members.
Annette: will the voting power change if the number of individual members increases?
Evan: if the number of individual members increases significantly, we would be able to change their voting power.
Wolf suggested that the EURALO leaders will submit a proposal in writing to the regional members.
AI: The EURALO leaders will submit a proposal in writing for possible Bylaw changes to the regional members. The proposed changes will include provisions to include unaffiliated members and review the term limits for Board members. They will also look into a possible alignment of all EURALO elections.
EURALO ALAC Election
Sandra Hoferichter was unanimously endorsed by the EURALO member. Congratulations to Sandra!
EURALO Board Elections
Yjrö Länsipuro was unanimously elected to the EURALO Board by the members of EURALO. Congratulations to Yjrö!
(see current EURALO Board)
Annette noted that she was concerned that the EURALO Bylaws would not allow Rudi and Wolf to continue in the Board. The EURALO leadership will look into this proposal.
Sebastien agreed with Annette and noted that the elections in EURALO should all be realigned. The EURALO leadership will look into this proposal.
Update on the ongoing At-Large elected Board Director process.
Christopher: 22 valid candidatures have been received before the deadline of the application period. This means that the process will be manageable although we will have little time to review the applications thoroughly. The ICANN Bylaw changes to incorporate the At-Large Director have not been endorsed yet. Personally, I am concerned that we are going ahead without confirmation from the Board.
In accordance with Article VI, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws, Sebastien 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 volunteered to replace Sebastien in all the discussion and actions taking place in the ALAC in relation to the At-Large Board Director election.
Christopher: The final slate of candidates will comprise between 3 and 7 candidates. The RALOs will get the opportunity to add additional petition candidates. Three RALO need to support a candidate to add him or her to the final slate.
The meeting was then adjourned.