(16 December 2017). Voting for the EURALO Board 2017-19 ended on 15 December 2017. The following were elected as EURALO Board Members for a period of two years beginning in December 2017: Annette Mühlberg (Germany), Erich Schweighofer (Austria), Yrjö Länsipuro (Finland), Roberto Gaetano (Italy), and Jean-Jacques Subrenat (France). Warm congratulations to all!
(December 2017). Jean-Jacques Subrenat, who served as the inaugural Chair of our Association (2015-17), was elected as its Vice Chair (2017-19). For the past few months he has taken an active part in WikiTribune (WT) as a community contributor, posting a number of essays or articles which can be viewed here. There is a connection between WT and the Internet, as it is an entirely online newspaper.
(November 2017). Fotjon Kosta, a long-standing proponent and actor of Internet development in Albania, was elected to the position of Secretary of our Association for 2017-19. Warm congratulations to Fotjon on his election!
(October 2017). Olawale (‘Wale) Bakare was elected to the position of Secretary of EURALO, alongside its Chair, Olivier Crépin-Leblond and the other members of that Board. In November 2017, ‘Wale was elected as a Member of the Board of our Individuals’ Association 2017-19. Warm congratulations to ‘Wale on his appointment to these two Board positions!
(29 August 2016) In July 2016, Roberto Gaetano was elected as Chair of the Board of the Public Interest Registry (PIR, which operates the .org, .ong and .ngo domain names) for the period 2016-19. Roberto’s Internet experience covers a wide spectrum, from technical management to governance issues. During his service as an international civil servant at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he became familiar with the complexities of an international Treaty Organization. As Internet Policy Advisor at ETSI, he was active in Internet policymaking and process leading to the creation of ICANN and its supporting organizations. Roberto was a member of the ICANN Board or Directors for 6 years, of which 3 as Liaison from the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). To those who have attended ICANN meetings not only in the daytime, Roberto also stands out as an accomplished jazz musician, livening things up with his saxophone on Music Nights under many latitudes. Roberto is the initiator, a founding member, and currently Chair of our EURALO Individual Users’ Association. Warm congratulations to Roberto on his election as Chair of the PIR Board, as well as Chair of our Association Board!
(9 June 2016) Ms. Veronica CRETU has been designated by our parent body, EURALO, to be a representative in the ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee). Among other things, Veronica plays an important role in education, training, employment, labour rights, as well as in Internet governance. Her biography can be viewed on the websites of The Internet Society and Open Government Partnership. She is also a Founding Member of our Association. Warm congratulations Veronica!