Фондация БлуЛинк

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

0

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Фондация БлуЛинк   (BlueLink)

    EU Transparency Register

    13376004824-21 First registered on 18 Dec 2010

    Goals / Remit

    BlueLink is a foundation, registered in public interest in Bulgaria to uphold civil society, democracy, shared European values and environmental sustainability. BlueLink strives to its purpose by supporting internet networking, public interest journalism, policy advocacy and research.

    BlueLink's main fields of activity are in:
    -maintaining the BlueLink Civic Action Network - a networking, coordination and information exchange hub at www.bluelink.net;
    -supporting civil society participation, access to information and justice, and stakeholder engagement through strategic use of internet and other activities;
    -operating a virtual newsroom to publish Evromegdan (in Bulgarian) and BlueLink Stories (in English, for Central and Eastern Europe) as e-magazines for ethical journalism in public interest; and
    - fostering research and analysis of internet freedom, technological and social change, civil society, democracy and sustainable development, and shaping policies that foster them.

    Main EU files targeted

    Freedom of Expression, freedom of speech: Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
    European Green Deal
    Aarhus Convention on the access to information, justice and public participation in environmental matters.
    EU Directives on EIA, SEA and Habitats Directive, Water Framework Directive
    EU Tobacco Products Directive
    WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    Address

    Head Office
    Slivnitsa Blvd., 263
    Sofia 1202
    BULGARIA
    EU Office
    Slivnitsa Blvd., 257, 3rd floor
    Sofia 1202
    BULGARIA

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    50%4
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    BlueLink is governed by a Council of Trustees, which meets at least once a year. It appoints an Executive Board to oversee the foundation’s activities. Board members are: Milena Dimitrova of CEIE-Sofia, Chair of the Board; Natalia Dimitrova; and Pavel Antonov - an individual co-founder and Executive Editor of BlueLink. Antonov is in charge of day-to-day management and operations.
    BlueLink's core operational team includes Pavel Antonov, PhD, Executive Editor, Zoya Borisova, Head of Administration; Polina Slavcheva, Project Manager; Nina Leseva, Administrative Officer; Maria Lyutakova, Journalist/Researcher; Plamen Peev, PhD, Participation and Access to Justice and Information Programme Lead.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Association for progressive communications (APC), https://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.

    EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, https://eu-russia-csf.org/
    EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (Forum, or CSF) is a network of thematically diverse non-governmental organisations from Russia and the European Union, established as a bottom-up, non-partisan civic initiative. The Forum serves as a platform for members to engage in joint activities, articulate common positions, provide support and solidarity, and exert civic influence on policy- and decision-making on the (inter)governmental level. Driven by a vision of ‘the civil society beyond borders’, the Forum brings together organisations and people and therefore contributes to the integration between Russia and the EU, based on common values of pluralistic democracy, rule of law, human rights and social justice.

    Justice and Environment (http://www.justiceandenvironment.org)
    Justice and Environment is a network of environmental lawyers that work for a stronger environmental legislation and implementation on both the national and European Union stages to protect the environment, people and nature. The network covers 15 European countries, most of them EU Member States. The network focuses on EU law implementation experiences at national level and EU level.

    Smoke-Free Life Coalition, https://www.coalicia.bezdim.org/bg/
    The smoke-free coalition emerged spontaneously after the 2010 proposal to repeal the Total ban on smoking in public places. It is open to civil, public, municipal and state organizations that share its specific objectives at the present time – support of the Total ban on smoking in closed public places and the strict implementation of the Health Act in Bulgaria, as well as its common goals - restricting smoking in Bulgaria and reducing the number of smokers, especially among young people.

    Civil coalition Ravni BG, https://ravni.bg/
    Citizens for Europe (CFEU), https://www.citizensforeurope.eu/mission-statement
    Civic Europe, https://civic-europe.eu/civic-europe/
    ECPMF, https://www.ecpmf.eu/
    European Journalism Center, https://ejc.net/about
    БПМР, https://bpid.eu/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    183,165€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution America for Bulgaria Foundation 19,078€
    Contribution European Climate Foundation 46,664€
    Contribution Smokefree Life Coalition Bulgaria 15,458€
    Grant Life through Justice and Environment 15,300€

    Other financial info

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

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Unofficial groupings,Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Communication activities

    In 2023 BlueLink continued offering support support for climate defenders and improving European Climate Law in Bulgarias - with the help of the European Climate Foundation. A detailed analysis of existing legislation and necessary policy changes was produced together with WWF Bulgaria.
    BlueLink finalised implemented the project “Journalism and Science”, in partnership with Climateka (Bulgaria), Klima101 (Serbia), Masfel Fok (Hungary), InforClima (Romania). Funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) it aims to challenge the insufficient and often misleading coverage of climate mitigation topics in the media.
    The project aiming to activate underused cultural heritage and resources on the peripheral and border regions as part of the DANube Urban Brand + Building Regional and Local Resilience Project through the Valorization of Danube's Cultural Heritage (DANUrB +) was finalised. It is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, and by the national budget of the Republic of Bulgaria through the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

    Together with the Smoke-Free Life Coalition, investigated tobacco industry interference in policy making, analyzed compliance with the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control. Supported by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases and the World Health Organisation in Bulgaria. A roundtable on improving tobacco control was held in parliament, where analysis of tobacco taxation in Bulgaria was presented.
    Artistic heritage preservation in Sofia, funded by the Sofia Municipality.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    None declared

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