Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) is the voice of civil society at the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP)
CSISAC's mission is to contribute constructively to the policy work of the and to promote the exchange of information between the OECD and the civil society participants most active in the information technology field. Information from the OECD will provide civil society participants with a stronger empirical basis to make policy assessments; inputs into research and policy development from civil society will provide the OECD with the essential perspective of stakeholders "at the receiving end" of policy. Strengthening the relationship between civil society and the OECD will lead to better-informed and more widely accepted policy frameworks.
The CSISAC Steering Committee will represent the CSISAC Membership in the work of the OECD-ICCP. Members of the Steering Committee will have access to all OECD draft documents made available for OECD committee members with the understanding that OECD rules regarding disclosure must be respected. The Steering Committee will also be responsible for assembling ad-hoc working groups who can review OECD policy issues.
The CSISAC Steering Committee will be composed of 8 members, selected either as individuals or as organizations' representatives, and who will serve two-year terms, according to the CSISAC Structure.
The election will be carried out from September 15, 2009 14:00 GMT until September 29, 2009 at 14:00 GMT. The name of the person coordinating the election is Katitza Rodriguez, CSISAC Liaison, katitza AT epic DOT org. The full details of The CSISAC Steering Committee Election Process is available online
To vote in the CSISAC Steering Committee Election, you must be a CSISAC member as of January 2009. All civil society participants that signed the Civil Society Seoul Declaration are considered founding members of the CSISAC.
The list of organizations and of individuals who signed the Declaration has been public since June 2008 (Seoul conference).
CSISAC members as of January 2009 should send their contact information to the Liaison at katitza AT epic DOT org by Monday August 31, 2009 at 14:00 GMT in order to be included in CSISAC Voter List. If an individual/organization does not send their information by this deadline, they will not be permitted to run for a steering committee position nor vote in this CSISAC Steering Committee Election. The full details of The CSISAC Steering Committee Election Process is available online
All civil society participants that signed the Civil Society Seoul Declaration are considered founding members of the CSISAC.
To run for an elected position on the CSISAC Steering Committee you must be a CSISAC member as of January 2009. The deadline for submitting nominations (including your written statement) is Monday August 31, 2009, 14:00 GMT. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by another current member.
- July 31, 2009: Nominations open
- August 31, 2009, 14: 00 GMT: Last day for receiving nominations including written statements. Nominations should be send to The Public Voice coalition mailing list or send to Katitza AT EPIC DOT ORG
- September 1, 2009: Candidate statements posted on CSISAC website
- September 2, 2009, 14: 00 GMT: Last day for sending voter list to NIC .BR
- September 15, 14:00 GMT until September 29, 2009, 14:00 GMT: Online voting NIC .BR
- September 30, 2009 at 14:00 GMT: Elections Results Announcement
- October 7, 2009 at 14:00 GMT: Steering Committee Selection
- October 7, 2009 at 24:00 GMT: Final Results Announcement
- October 9, 2009: New officers assume positions