Date:30 October 2003
Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Internet Society - Bulgaria
- Organization's Name: Internet Society - Bulgaria
- Organization's email address: isoc-bulg@xxxxxx
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +359-88-8516359
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
Internet Society - Bugaria
1, Velchova zavera sq,
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): http://www.isoc.bg/
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Veni Markovski <veni@xxxxxx>
1, Velchova zavera sq,
Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
ISOC-Bulgaria has 334 members, all of them individual Internet users, distributed all over Bulgaria, from students to the current President of Bulgaria, who is also a member.
Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
Every Bulgarian, who is a member of the global Internet Society, is an honorary member of ISOC-Bulgaria (i.e. non-paying member). Application and acceptance are being done online, via <http://isoc.bg/memapply.html>.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
Board, consisting of 3 people, elected for 5 years, and General Assembly, consisting of all paying members. We also have a mailing list to provide members with questionnaires, etc.
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
We do that with a mailing list, generously provided by ISOC-Luxembourg, and through work in WG, usually consisting of a few of the most active members.
Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Chairman of the board: Mr. Veni Markovski, <veni@xxxxxx>
Secretary of the board: Mr. Dimitar Ganchev, <mitko@xxxxxx>
Member of the board: Ms. Albena Arnaudova, <aar@xxxxxx>
What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
Promote Internet usage, free exchange of information and freedom of speech; ensure Internet for schools and protect privacy.
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
Internet governance issues.
If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?
Veni Markovski, <veni@xxxxxx>
Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure