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Profile of registrant

BlueLink

Identification number in the register: 13376004824-21
Registration date: 18/12/10 19:20:33

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/11/13 11:19:10
The date of the last annual update was 21/11/13 11:19:10


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: BlueLink
in the Latin alphabet: BlueLink Information Network
Acronym: BlueLink.net
Legal status: Foundation
Website address: http://www.bluelink.net

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Nataliya Dimitrova-Popova
Position: Chair of the Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Pavel Antonov
Position: Managing Editor / Board Member

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 263 Slivnitsa Blvd. 
Sofia 1202
BULGARIA
Telephone number: (+359) 888 704661
Fax number: (+359) 
Other contact information: office mobile: +359888704661, +359 884 018708
office email address: office@bluelink.net

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information: 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.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


- 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.
- Enhancing independent investigative journalism in the public's interest.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Transport
  • Youth

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 3
Number of member organisations: 8
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Еко-клуб 2000 (35 members)
  • Еко-клуб Тера (12 members)
  • Гео-екоклуб Академика (3 members)
  • Семпервива (15 members)
  • Обществен център за устойчиво развитие (45 members)
  • За земята (100 members)
  • Информационен и учебен център по екология (15 members)
  • Сдружение за дивата природа Балкани (27 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • BULGARIA
  • HUNGARY

Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




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.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 107,285
of which public financing: 99,600
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 63,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
донори от САЩ : 36,600
from other sources: 7,685
- donations: 6,840
- contributions from members:
стопански дейности : 845
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

BlueLink's founding documents, strategies and rules of procedures are available at www.bluelink.net.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.