Among the key topics of this month were preparations for ICANN 45 in Toronto middle of October. The ICANN Academy pilot foreseen for Toronto was postponed to ICANN 46 in Beijing. Lead by Sandra Hoferichter, discussions will continue in Toronto (Wednesday, 17 October 7:00-10:00 AM) and afterwards on needs and approaches from other constituencies and how to organize a common understanding on curricula, methods and tools.
When Rudi Vansnick resigned from various Working groups where he represented EURALO (after his election to the ISOC BoT), we had to organize replacements. Other pending questions are e.g. the creation of a particular ALS for individual members and the discussion on how to deal with non-responding ALSes. During the monthly call it was decided that EURALO will start with a suggested 7 step procedure what may result in a decertification by ALAC that was outlined and discussed before. Other RALOs may choose other approaches.
By the end of month the 3rd Ukrainian IGF and Forum “Media for information society” took place in Kiev with participation of Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Sebastien Bachollet. More information can be found on: igf-ua.org and euromediaplatform.org
Besides our regular monthy call (3rd Tuesday each month), we launched a call for nominations for one (out of two) regional selected ALAC members. Sandra Hoferichter, the incumbent who did an excellent job during her first term, was broadly re-approved for a second term. Sandra is the driving force behind the proposal for an ICANN Academy and Chair of the related ALAC WG. A first pilot of this project will be organized at the upcoming ICANN 45 in Toronto in October. EURALO nominated its next regional delegate for the NomCom 2013. After two broadly appreciated years, Yrjö Lansipuro could not be re-nominated (without a break) and the new regional nominee – to be selected by ALAC – is Veronica Cretu, a previous ALAC member from Moldavia. On 23 - 24 August, the 12th meeting of the ICANN-Studienkreis was convened in Oslo, Norway, with around 80 participants and an interesting program on current ICANN issues. See: http://www.icann-studienkreis.net/