BlueLink Information Network
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Slivnitsa Blvd., 263
Ms Nataliya Dimitrova-Popova
Chair of the Board
Mr Pavel Antonov
Managing Editor / Board Member
BlueLink (www.bluelink.net ) is an electronic information network, founded in 1999 by environmental NGOs and active citizens. BlueLink is the Bulgarian member of APC.org. The network built up capacity and won the broad recognition of the Bulgarian environmental NGO community and state institutions as the coordinator of the sector’s approach to electronic communications. Over the years BlueLink has served as a platform for publication of independent analysis and news on environmental issues and a mediator for dialogue among organizations, citizens and institutions.
At present BlueLink is an up-to-date virtual network offering a wide range of social-networking and otehr internet-based services for civil society and activism. These include automatic publishing of news, events, updates, petitions and campaigns on BlueLink's portal, and maintaining user-owned mailing lists.
Currently, we are increasingly engaged in strengthening independent journalism as a key condition for functioning democracy and civil society. BlueLink develops a virtual newsroom in partnership with the Journalism Faculty of the Sofia University, the Guardian Foundation, UK, and others. We also develop applications for direct public oversight and participation in the enforcement of laws, meant to guarantee citizens rights to clean and healthy environment. BlueLink supports the Smoke-free Bulgaria intitiative and a number of environmental action groups.
Other functions maintained by BlueLink involve support for e-voting of NGO representatives to state bodies (http://vote.bluelink.net/) and online submission of citizens’ alerts on tobacco smoking ban violations (www.bezdim.org/signali.
BlueLink continues tto work for collaboration and joint action within Bulgaria's environmental civil sector towards sustainable development, democracy and active citizenship.
Freedom of Expression, freedom of speech: Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Aarhus Convention on the access to information, justice and public participation in environmental matters.
- Enhancing independent investigative journalism in the public's interest.
- Developing IT-based content and services for civil society and NGO purposes.
- Maintaining an electronic platform for NGO represeantation to local and national government bodies http://vote.bluelink.net/).
- Building up the capacity of NGO representatives and active citizens for the use of internet and Web 2.0 technologies.
- Supporting public participation for the protection or nature, individual and collective rights.
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BlueLink is run by an Executive Board, appointed by the Council of Founders. Board members are: Andrey Ralev of Balkani Wildlife Protection Society, Sofia; Evgenia Tasheva, of ZaZemiata/FoE - Bulgaria; Natalia Dimitrova, Chair of the Board; and Pavel Antonov, an individual co-founder and Managing Editor of BlueLink. Antonov is in charge of day-to-day management and operations of BlueLink. BlueLink's operatioanl team consists of a logictics' and events' co-orindator and an accountant. Experts and journalists work on various project on contractual or voluntary basis.
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Bluelink is a member of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), www.apc.org.
APC’s mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.
01/2014 - 12/2014
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
BlueLink's founding documents, strategies and rules of procedures are available at www.bluelink.net.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.