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EURALO List of Experts (draft) January 15, 2016- See doc
WIKI PAGE : EURALO ALSes Subject matter Expertise Table
Two initial tasks:
- follow-up on ALS skill sets
- Update and refine the list of ALS with contact points behind a login
EURALO DASHBOARD, document by Oksana Prykhodko
EURALO Message to ALSes - Letter by Yrjö Lansipuro - PDF Version
Users' requirements and IT innovative solutions for seniors wellbeing
I Overview of E-Seniors Association
Community Resources to analyze Stakeholder Engagement - See:
ICANN Stakeholder Analysis Tool (latest update)
NEW! EURALO Outreach Strategic Plan V1 2019 (updated) - (PDF)(DocX)
Thoughts on the Task Force by Yrjo Lansipuro email posted on EURALO list on Friday July 29th, 2016
Dear members of the Task Force,
A few thoughts on our task:
1) It is self-evident that without active ALS's, EURALO (like other RALOs and At Large itself) would be just an empty shell. The credibility of ALAC/At Large as "t
he primary organizational home within ICANN for individual Internet users" hinges on whether our voice is emanating from the grassroots or just from a club of "usual suspects".
2) As we heard from Wolf at the EURALO call (July 26), earlier attempts at enhancing the grassroots engagement have been resisted by some ALS's as bureaucratic meddling from EURALO's side. As unjustified as such criticism may be, now we have to make absolutely sure that our efforts will not be seen in such light, and don't meet the same fate.
3) If one looks at the EURALO ALS list (https://atlarge.icann.org/alses/euralo), two facts jump out. First, the great diversity of the ALS's as to their nature and areas of interest.
Some cover a broad spectrum of internet and information society issues. Some are interested in a more narrow segment among them. Some are NGO's engaged in other fields that have joined the At Large because of the importance of the internet in their core activities. Thus, their engagement in At Large varies greatly in relevance and subject matter interest from one ALS to the next. Thus, one size does not fit all . ( The other salient feature is EURALO's
lopsided geography, especially the absence of ALS's in some parts of Europe. That is a separate problem, but our work may also contribute to solving it)
4) Enhancing the measurable activity level of ALS's is not an end in itself. Statistics aside, we are first of all interested in their activities that support the main role of At Large/ALAC "to consider and provide advice on the activities of ICANN, insofar as they relate to the interests of individual Internet users". Thus, all potential expertise "hidden" in the ALS's should be discovered and leveraged in preparing ALAC advice on ICANN activities. This would relieve the workload of those few who now do most of the drafting. Here, the diversity and different fields of specialization of ALS's could actually be a great asset.
5) An ALS can play an important role as a component of the multistakeholder setup at the national level and even as the initiator for national-level multistakeholder cooperation. To what extent this actually happens, varies from country to country, with have different traditions of communications among different sectors of the society, but the potential for improvement seems to be there. Like charity, multistakeholderism starts at home. The engagement of ALS´s in national multistakeholder cooperation should be actively promoted by EURALO, ie. by facilitating their contacts with other national level stakeholders active in ICANN. (The table prepared by Oksana is a good beginning for mapping the situation in various countries)
6) In my view, the Task Force should focus on (1) how to encourage the participation of fresh expert resources from the ALS's, according to their area of specialization, in the development of ALAC advice to ICANN's policy development processes and (2) how to encourage ALS's to play an active part in the multistakeholder processes on the national level.