EURALO’s October 2017 Secretariat report is focused majorly on the events that took place at ICANN60 meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) between 28 October and 3rd November 2017. One of such is the European At-Large Organization Organization (EURALO) - Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony. Also, discussion about the preparation for the upcoming regional's internet related policy discussions; the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland between 18 - 22 December 2017.
*EURALO - RIPE MoU Signing Ceremony at ICANN60 Meeting, Abu Dhabi, 1st November 2017
According to the EURALO Chair, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond said, in his email to the EURALO members:
Wednesday 1st November 2017 was a historical day as EURALO signed a cooperation agreement (MoU) with Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), the Regional Internet Registry...
This will allow for more cooperation between the RIPE community focusing on allocation of IP addresses, and the region's At-Large Community. At this stage we are opening the door to making European users more aware of the work that RIPE does, whilst opening a channel for end user feedback to RIPE.
I thanked the people and At-Large Structures that were physically present at the 29 March 2007 signing of the EURALO MoU with ICANN. That was the very beginning of our region's coordination.
But one person in particular deserves our strongest appreciation and thanks, and that's Wolf Ludwig. He held EURALO together for so many years. He did all of the groundwork, with colleagues in the region, to make sure EURALO was a Founding Partner of EuroDIG, in effect, the European IGF. He constantly made EURALO significant on so many levels, both inside ICANN and in outside Internet Governance circles. Wolf is a key architect of this organisation.
On a personal note Wolf is also one of my mentors at ICANN. When I initially got involved at ICANN, Wolf suggested that I'd be EURALO's IPv6 "expert" - and that step was the first step into all of the different positions that I held in this organisation and his welcoming attitude allowed me to have all the wonderful experiences that I have lived so far in this amazing organisation.
The signing ceremony was followed by photographs and some can be viewed here RIPE - EURALO MOU
- 2017-04-07 EURALO Board Special Purpose Call: CROPP Discussion and Selection - to put together CROPP requests and select travellers for these CROPP requests
- Andrei Kolesnikov
- Rim Hayat
- Annette Mühlberg
- Gleb Pyzhov
- Matthias Hudnobrink
- Clément Genty (back-up)
- (as seen on CROPP request: EURALO Trip Proposal 1 )
During its monthly call, members were updated that work on the TaskForce on ALS engagement continued, with a table of competencies being finalised.
In particular, the EURALO Bylaws TaskForce focussed on adherence to Swiss Law for the form of the Bylaws, and its more intricate details.
EURALO Contributed extensively to the RALO Statement on At-Large Review.
In addition to the EURALO F2F General Assembly ( EURALO Activities at ICANN 58 Copenhagen, Denmark ) the EURALO Board also held a special purpose call:
- 2017-03-31 EURALO Board Teleconference Call - to finalise the EURALO CROPP strategy for this year: due to lack of time, it was decided that all 5 travellers would go to EuroDIG in Tallinn, Estonia.
The discussion in the F2F General Assembly included current EURALO Hot Topics; an update on all EURALO TaskForces; a discussion with Guest speaker Jean-Jacques Sahel, VP Stakeholder Engagement Europe and Michael Yakushev VP Eastern Europe, Russia & Central Asia, GSE - Russia CIS focussing on the EURALO Outreach Strategy; and most importantly, a Discussion and adoption of the EURALO Annual Report 2016 - 2017
Bastiaan Goslings was selected to be the next ALAC member to replace Veronica Cretu. It si worth noting that EURALO held a 2017-02-08 Meet the candidates – EURALO Replacement ALAC member call which was found to be very helpful in selecting a candidate. Thanks went to Oksana Prykhodko for being an excellent contender in the selection.
Many EURALO participants worked to provide feedback on the At-Large Review: Draft Report - especially contributing to the At-Large Workspace: At-Large Community Response to the At-Large Review Draft Report ALSes were sollicited as well to provide responses to the Review, from an ALS prespective.
Preparations were underway for the EURALO Activities at ICANN 58 Copenhagen, Denmark.
The TaskForce on ALS Engagement analysed all responses received from ALSes and prepared a EURALO ALS Expertise Table which will be used in the future to target specific ALSes when needing to respond to public consultations. Yrjö Länsipuro, Chair of this TaskForce, to send the EURALO ALSes Subject matter Expertise Table in google doc format to all EURALO ALses and ask them to include their names in the table next to topics that they are interested in.
The TaskForce on EURALO Bylaws proceeded with renewed work by restarting its operations, as led by Wolf Ludwig, Erich Schweighofer and Florian Hule. That progress could be tracked regularly by going on the TaskForce's homepage on: Task Force on review and revision of the EURALO By-Laws
Preparations were underway to put together a joint NCUC-EURALO Capacity Building and Outreach Session at ICANN Copenhagen.
Newly selected EURALO ALAC member, Veronica Cretu, has stood down and a new process needed to be started to select a replacement. See: EURALO Extraordinary Selection of ALAC Member 2017 Workspace.
EURALO Board member Jordi Iparraguirre has stood down and a new process needed to be started to selected a replacement. See: EURALO Board member (replacement) Election 2016-2017. 24 hr consensus call and if no objection Olawale Bakare will be declared a winner in the EURALO Board Election in replacement of Jordi.
Erich Schweighofer and Christopher Wilkinson provided the EURALO monthly call with a discussion of WS2 SubGroup Topics
EURALO discusses preparations for its General Assembly (GA) in Copenhagen.