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(14) Internet Society - Catalan Chapter

19 January 2004

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Internet Society - Catalan Chapter

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Catalan Chapter of ISOC (ISOC-CAT)
  2. Organization's email address: info@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): n/a
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    Passatge Concepció, 11
    08008 Barcelona
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Andrés Oliva (aoliva@xxxxxx)
    Passatge Concepció, 11
    08008 Barcelona
    +34 627 87 52 00


  1. 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?
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    The Catalan Chapter of ISOC has currently 124 private individual members. These member are basically located in Catalonian speaking areas (Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Valencia) under the Spanish State territory, the South of France, and the sovereign state of Andorra. The defining characteristic of its members, in general terms, is the shared interest in developing internet with the needed technical and social standards, and in particular developing the Internet in the Catalan speaking areas and developing worldwide the Catalan culture through internet.
  3. 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):
    There are no eligibility requirements for membership. The membership application can be found at:
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    Mostly in Catalan, secondarily in Spanish and English.
  5. 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):
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    The General Assembly of its members elects the President and Board of the Catalan Chapter of ISOC. ISOC-CAT is a registered association in Spain and conducts its activities according to Spanish laws. ISOC CAT is a Chartered Chapter of the Internet Society.
  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    General Assembly, email list, member meetings and the web site.
  9. 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)?
    Yes. (Material is mostly in Catalan)
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Full members of the board:
    Dr. Andreu Veà - President
    Francesc Gras - Secretary and relations with the media
    Llorenç Valverde - Relations with ISOC's chapters in the Spanish territory.
    Toni Mascaró - Sponsoring and relations with private sector
    Jordi Guim - E-learning
    Joan Batet - Institutional Relations
    Oscar Garcia - Technology
    Andrés Oliva - International Relations
    Jordi Solé - Treasurer


  1. 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):
    Our mission is to increase awareness of the Internet and constructive and responsible ways to use it. As part of the international Internet community we do our part to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the Catalan speaking areas and throughout the world. Promote Internet usage, free exchange of information and freedom of speech; ensure Internet for schools and protect privacy.
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    Many. Internet governance issues and DNS issues (".eu" and special interest domain names (i.e. ".cat" for the linguistic domain of sites in Catalan language).
  3. 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?


Dr. Andreu Veà
President ISOC-CAT

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure