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RIPE NCC and Euro-IX Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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The RIPE NCC and the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Euro-IX Forum in Krakow, Poland on 7 November 2016.

"There's a huge overlap between the RIPE NCC's and Euro-IX's memberships," said Kurtis Lindqvist, a Euro-IX board member. "This kind of cooperation promotes our shared values for the benefit of the entire technical community."

The MoU documents the existing relationship between the RIPE NCC and Euro-IX, and focuses specifically on the promotion of IPv6 and IXPs, the importance of security, and a common approach to Internet governance.

“The RIPE NCC and Euro-IX have many shared interests and have been working together for a long time already," said Serge Radovcic, Chief Communications Officer at the RIPE NCC. "Solidifying that commitment means we can streamline our efforts and be even more effective in promoting things like IPv6 and other topics that matter to our shared communities."

Euro-IX_MoU.jpgRIPE NCC Chief Communications Officer Serge Radovcic and Euro-IX board member Kurtis Lindqvist sign the MoU at the Euro-IX Forum in Krakow, Poland

This MoU is the latest formalised agreement for greater cooperation between the RIPE NCC and one of the many external organisations we work with, including governments, regulators, technical bodies, industry groups, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions and others. You can learn more about our external engagement with these parties in this RIPE Labs article, or see a list of the different agreements and memberships we have with external parties.