European actors in Internet Governance discussions

Internet Governance is a broad term that includes the development of norms and principals relating to how the Internet functions by a group of stakeholders including governments, organizations, and commissions and the regulation and administration of those principals by the parties involved. (see ICANN wiki). For this table's purposes, we are mainly looking at European national actors involved in Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) activities.

The table is indicating if several European countries governments are members in ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) who is institution responsible for the Governement representation in ICANN. It also looks if any European countries- based NGOs are involved in At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) from ICANN’s. ALAC is a network of self-organizing and self-supporting At-Large Structures (ALSes) throughout the world involving individual Internet users at the local or issue level. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN.

CountryMembers in GACInstitution responsible for GAC representationAt Large Structures

Associations registered as ALSes

AustriaYesMinistry for Science and TransportYes

Wikimedia Austria
WZRI Wiener Zentrum fuer Rechtsinformatik (VCLI Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics)
Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft
European Individual User Association

BulgariaYesMinistry of Transport, Information Technology and CommunicationsYes

Internet Society Bulgaria

University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (UniBIT)
Czech RepublicYesMinistry of Industry and TradeNo-

Laurent Ferrali
Official representative
Internet governance
Service of digital economy

David Martinon
French Ambassador at large for Internet and the Information Society

ISOC France chapitre français de l’Internet Society


Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

Medienstadt Leipzig e.V.

Digital Courage

Deutsche Vereinigung für Datenschutz (DVD) e.V.

Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung

Humanistische Union e.V.


Netzwerk Neue Medien (NNM) - no webpage avilable


Committee for a Democratic United Nations (Komitee fur eine Demokratische UNO)

ItalyYesISCOM – Istituto Superiore delle Comunicazioni e delle Tecnologie dell’informazione,  Ministry of Economic Development and the Presidency of the Council of the Ministers


ISOC Italy (Società Internet Italia), since September 2003

MaltaYesMalta Communications AuthorityNoNone
NetherlandsYesMinistry of Economic AffairsYesISOC Netherlands
RomaniaYesNational Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, Parliament of RomaniaYesApTI - The Association for Technology and Internet
SpainYesSecretary of State of  Telecommunications and Information Society – Ministry of Industry, Energy and TourismYes

AUI - Spanish Internet Users Association

ISOC-CAT - Catalan Chapter of Internet Society
SwitzerlandYes (chairmanship)OFCOMYesComunica-ch - the Swiss Platform on the Information Society, Wikimedia CH
United KingdomYesDepartment for Culture, Media and SportsYesArticle 19


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