MyData Global Organisation

The founding of the MyData Global organisation happens in two parts:

11th October — Official Founding meeting

The official founding meeting was held online. There were well over 100 people from over 20 countries participating.

See the meeting agenda here.

15th November — first general meeting

Time: 15th November, 3PM-5PM CET, Barcelona, Spain or online.

See more information below. Please register for the meeting in order to receive a voting code!

Tentative schedules


NOV 14th / 14.00 - 19.00 (CET) / Workshops

14.00 Opening round
15.00 Parallel workshops I (1h + 15 min. break)
16:15 Parallel workshops II (1h + 15 min. break)
17:30 Parallel workshops III (1h + 15 min. break)

Nov 14th / 20.30 (CET) Social dinner

→ Please sign up by Nov 9th! (Link inside)

Nov 15th / 8.45-12.00 (CET) / Workshops

8.45 Community meetup over breakfast
9.30 Parallel workshops IV (1h + 15 min. break)
10:45 Parallel workshops V (1h + 15 min. break)

Nov 15th / 12.00 (CET) / Lunch

Nov 15th /1PM-2PM (CET) Barcelona memorandum and Closing round



14:45 CET / Online meeting opens with greetings from live locations

List of satellite events below

15:00 CET / Official start of the general meeting (agenda inside)

  • Opening the general meeting
  • Calling the meeting to order
  • Approving the agenda for the meeting
  • Deciding on the number of Board members for the next term
  • Deciding on the retirement order and the length of term of the first elected board.
  • Elections for the Board (including their personal alternates)
  • Choosing one (1) auditor for the Association and, if the auditor is not a registered accountancy firm, one (1) deputy auditor for the next fiscal period.
  • Deciding on the compensation for Board members and auditor(s).
  • Elections for four (4) members, two (2) from each membership class, to the Oversight Committee for the next fiscal period.
  • Ratification of the business plan
  • Ratification of the budget of the Association for the next fiscal period (until end of 2019).
  • Setting the membership fees for the Association for the next fiscal period (until end of 2019)
  • Amendment proposals from the founding meeting will be re-opened in the first general meeting
    • Including or not including mention of honorary members in the bylaws
    • Requiring or not requiring board members to be individual members of the association
    • Allowing or not allowing proxy voting for individual members
    • Other amendment proposals made at least 14 days prior to the meeting
  • Other issues (to be brought up at least 14 days before the meeting)

This invitation and agenda was published on October 15, 2018.

17:00 (CET) / Meeting ends

18:00 (CET) Social dinner

→ Please sign up by Nov 9th! (Link inside)



Join the general meeting online

General meeting is held online by default. Zoom meeting room ID: 9554413568

Attendance will be documented by the Secretary.

You will receive the instructions and a unique code for voting 30 minutes before the meeting begins.

Keep in mind you need to download Zoom beforehand.

Explanation how voting and participation remotely works

The general meeting is held online-first. Attendance will be documented.

  • please sign up before the meeting (check the right sidebar on this page) - you will receive the instructions for voting and a special code to your email before the meeting begins.

Zoom meeting room ID: 9554413568

General best practices:

  • Please keep your microphone muted by default to avoid potential sound issues.
  • The meeting is moderated by the Chair.
  • If you’d like to make a comment or proposal, please indicate this by raising your hand in Zoom (or in person if you’re in the physical Barcelona meeting)
    • NB. If you are dialled into the meeting using a phone number, you will not be able to raise your hand or participate in indicative voting. You may still vote in the official decisions.
  • Please bear in mind that in all cases, only seconded proposals will be brought to a vote.
  • In cases of indicative voting,
    • Barcelona event: raise your hand
      • Chair will take an approximate count and announce it
    • Other physical meetup: raise your hand
      • Local deputy will take an approximate count and announce it when asked by the chair
    • Zoom: click YES
  • In matters requiring official voting, you are instructed how to vote with a special code sent to you via email immediately before the meeting.


Satellite events

Location Place Address Contact
Barcelona, Spain Tech City Barcelona Plaça de Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona hello[at]
Paris, France Enedis headquarters 34, place des corolles Paris La Défense france[at]
Yaoundé, Cameroon AFROLEADERSHIP Office. First Trust Building -PoBox. 16 260, BiyemAssi cameroon[at]
Helsinki, Finland Maria01 Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00101 Helsinki john[at]

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