4 May 2007 Teleconference
Lisbon ICANN Meeting - the European ALS Community met from March 24 - 30 2007 as part of the 28th International ICANN meeting.
The Spirit of Frankfurt
EURALO-pioneers gathered to strengthen the bottom up structure of ICANN
Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 28th May 2006: At the first Preparatory Meeting for a European Regional At-Large Organisation (EURALO) took place in Frankfurt with about 20 civil society representatives from Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Germany, Italy and Switzerland assembled, committed to start the work of forming the EURALO. Main topics on the heavy agenda were:
- how Civil society regionally and globally works on Internet Governance,
- how it can strengthen civil and consumer rights in ICANN policies,
- defining working principles,
- key issues,
- outlining a workplan and drafting bylaws for EURALO.
Next proposed steps: procedural deadlines and assembly points are the June ICANN Meeting in Marrakesh (first draft of key issues of EURALO bylaws for discussion), the Wizard-of-OS Conference (WOS) in September in Berlin (continue work on finalizing EURALO bylaws), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) end of October in Athens (meeting to further develop the EURALO Bylaws, and outreach work) and the 28th International ICANN meeting in spring 2007 in Lisbon (signing Memorandum of Understanding with ICANN and holding a first European workshop on how ICANN policies affect internet users’ interests).
European Internet User Community Meeting at ICANN Luxembourg Meeting, July 2005
July 2005 Luxembourg: Individuals and groups concerned with individual Internet users' rights participated in ICANN At-Large meetings and events, which were held in Luxembourg City, 10-15 July, 2005, during ICANN's week-long European meeting. Sunday, 10 July had a special focus on informing and involving the Internet's user/civil society community, and included "Building the European At-Large Network" - a special meeting of groups registered with, or interested in, ICANN At-Large in Europe