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(73) Comunica-ch - the Swiss Platform on the Information Society

16 September 2006

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Comunica-ch - the Swiss Platform on the Information Society

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Comunica-ch - the Swiss Platform on the Information Society
  2. Organization's email address: isewig@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +41 (0)32 - 724 31 39; +41 (0)79 - 204 83 87
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    c/o Wolf Ludwig
    Rue Jehanne-de-Hochberg 16
    Ch-2000 Neuchâtel
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Wolf Ludwig
    Rue Jehanne-de-Hochberg 16
    Ch-2000 Neuchâtel


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    Number - 60 direct individuals members plus 25 member organizations
    Citizenship/location - majority Swiss (representing all langual parts of the country - French, Italian , German) and other EU countries
    Defining characteristic - media professionals, human rights and civil liberties activists, internet specialists
  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
    • Support of comunica-ch goals: protection of civil liberties / human rights - especially in the information society
    • expansion of democratic participation and promotion of cultural diversity especially in the information society
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • English (if needed)
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    Accordiung to comunica by-laws comunica is obliged to have two general assemblies per year. The steering committee (comité de pilotage) is elected by the general assembly.
  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    via website, mailing lists and public events
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Co-Presidents: Chantal Peyer (peyer@xxxxxx) and Wolf Ludwig (isewig@xxxxxx)


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    The development of regional support and legitimization structures for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


Wolf Ludwig

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure