Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Internet Society - Belgium
Application of the Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. to become an At Large Structure (ALS) under the ICANN bylaws Leipzig, April, 24, 2006 Contact information 1. Organization's Name: Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. 2. Organization's email address: email@example.com 3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): *49-341-4978291 4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different): Naumburger Str. 28, 04229 Leipzig 5. Organization's website (URL) (if available): www.medienstadt-leipzig.org 6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address): Wolfgang Kleinwächter, firstname.lastname@example.org, *49-341-9112460, Haferring 24, 04158 Leipzig Description 7. 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? Yes. The Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. is a non for profit organisation (in German "eingetragener Verein") under German Law (Vereinsrecht). The Registration Number in the local Vereinsregister is DE 176 109 924 / LE-Register 95. The Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. operates under a legal statute (Vereinsstatut). According to its statutes, the Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. has individual members. Every citizen/resident, who supports the mission of the e.V., can become a member. 8. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/ location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies): The Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. is a "Bürgerverein" (Civil Society Organisation). It was established in 1989 as part of the East German revolution which started in the city of Leipzig. Its mission is to promote the development of the city of Leipzig towards the "Information Society". Its main activities are the promotion and initiation of cultural and scientific projects, related to the Internet and other media issues. The constituents of the e.V. are mainly engaged citizens, primarily from the academic sector. The e.V. has about 40 members. 9. 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): Every individual (citizen or resident) who supports the mission of the e.V. can become a member. The Board of the e.V. decides with a two third majority about the membership. The Board is elected for a three years term by the General Assembly. The Board has five members. 10. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business? German 11. 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): Yes 12. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes): The Medienstadt Leipzig is governed by a Board (five members). The Board is elected by the General Assembly of the e.V. for a term of three years. 13. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents' /membership's informed participation in ICANN? Yes. The Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. is involved in the activities of the ICANN Studienkreis. 14. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest: By encouraging to participate in the events, organized by the e.V., mainly in the region. 15. 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)? The main documents - Statute and annual Tax report - are available offline. The URL is www.medienstadt-leipzig.org 16. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders'names, positions, emails): Actual Board members are: Prof. Hans Jörg Stiehler, University of Leipzig (Chair), email@example.com Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Director of the NETCOM Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Herbert Grunau, Media Education, Herbert.Grunau@t-online.de Rainer Rodewald, Monade GmbH, email@example.com Dr. Jürgen Salomon, Senioren in der Informationsgesellschaft e.V. Objectives 17. 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): The mission of the e.V. is to support the transformation of the city of Leipzig into a "media city" by initiating and developing cultural and scientific projects. Since the end of the 1990s the Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. became the main driving force for the development of the Internet in the city by organising events like the annual Netd@ys and the Internet-Fiesta (in cooperation with the European Commission). The new slogan was "Media City Leipzig" in the 21st Century means "Internet City Leipzig". Part of this string of activities was the establishment of the ICANN Studienkreis. The 1st ICANN Studienkreis meeting took place in January 2001 in Leipzig and was organized by the Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. (five ICANN Directors participated in this meeting which was supported by DENIC and SWITCH). 18. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership: Freedom of expression and Privacy. The Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. organizes an annual Round Table on the World Press Freedom Day (May, 3rd) and discussed issues like Freedom in Cyberspace and Privacy Protection. See: http://www.medienstadt-leipzig.org/kommunikation2005/index.html 19. 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? Yes Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Member of the Board The Board of the Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. confirmed the application of its session in April 20,2006 and authorized Prof. Kleinwächter to act on behalf of the e.V. in all matters related to the At Large Community of ICANN.