And I won it, at ICANN 58 in Copenhagen.
And it did not cost me a much energy at all. That is the deciding factor how I won the award. Connecting key players (LEA’s), connecting key actors (Registries & Registrars) and as such the internet became safer, consulting, advising, participation, things, that give me energy. And if it gives one energy, it all becomes easy.
The award was handed to me by ASOP.EU. Their goal:
An early objective for the coalition will be to develop and issue a ‘call for action’ inviting the European authorities to evaluate policies and legal measures to tackle illegal online sales and launch a dialogue with key stakeholders including internet intermediaries to take action against illegal online pharmacies. The coalition will play a valuable role in demonstrating broad-based support for urgent action to tackle this patient safety threat. It should rapidly become a trusted partner of the authorities as measures are developed to deal with illegal online pharmacies.
The award looks like this:
I guess the photo does not do complete justice to the award. It was however so large (and heavy) that I asked the hotel staff to have UPS ship it back to me, as there was no way it would fit in my carry-on luggage.
ICANN 58 took place in this great convention center, Bella Sky in Copenhagen. Expect more updates soon.
ASOP press release can be read here.