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.
|Country||Members in GAC||Institution responsible for GAC representation||At Large Structures|
Associations registered as ALSes
|Austria||Yes||Ministry for Science and Transport||Yes|
|Bulgaria||Yes||Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications||Yes||University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (UniBIT)|
|Czech Republic||Yes||Ministry of Industry and Trade||No||-|
French Ambassador at large for Internet and the Information Society
ISOC France chapitre français de l’Internet SocietyE-SENIORS
Federal Ministry of Economics and TechnologyFederal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Netzwerk Neue Medien (NNM) - no webpage avilable
Committee for a Democratic United Nations (Komitee fur eine Demokratische UNO)
|Italy||Yes||ISCOM – 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
|Malta||Yes||Malta Communications Authority||No||None|
|Netherlands||Yes||Ministry of Economic Affairs||Yes||ISOC Netherlands|
|Romania||Yes||National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, Parliament of Romania||Yes||ApTI - The Association for Technology and Internet|
|Spain||Yes||Secretary of State of Telecommunications and Information Society – Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism||Yes|
AUI - Spanish Internet Users AssociationISOC-CAT - Catalan Chapter of Internet Society
|Switzerland||Yes (chairmanship)||OFCOM||Yes||Comunica-ch - the Swiss Platform on the Information Society, Wikimedia CH|
|United Kingdom||Yes||Department for Culture, Media and Sports||Yes||Article 19|
Last updated on 19 May 2017.
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