As ICANN held its next international meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, at the beginning of March, EURALO concentrated its activities on preparation and inputs for this meeting. As usual, three regional ALAC representatives besides the two regional officers and the NomCom delegate participated in Marrakech. The highlight from this meeting was the adoption of WG proposals for the IANA transition by the whole community and ICANN constituencies.
In the second half of March, EURALO conducted its regular call with a briefing of its members on the recent meeting and concentrating on the ongoing work of the Task Forces besides an update of the EURALO flyer for outreach activities.
EURALO continued its current tasks and planning for the year 2016 by pushing the creation of the thematic Task Forces. The Board held its next regular call the day prior to our regular monthly call. Main topics were a briefing on current ALAC consultations, updates on the complex IANA transition and related WGs besides discussions on the creation of a Public Interest WG as well as preparing our next special budget requests for the fiscal year 2017.
The year started with the creation of two specific EURALO Task Forces (TF) on
a) ALS engagement (how to get our members better involved in current affairs) and
b) Review and potential revision of EURALO’s Bylaws
according to our planning.
Main activities were: a second call of the recently elected EURALO Board besides our regular monthly call. Among the main topics were updates on the ongoing CWG IANA / CCWG Accountability discussions, the creation of a Public Interest WG (Follow-up from the Dublin GA) besides preparing our next special budget requests for the fiscal year 2017 (starting in July 16).