Internet Society Chapter Belgium
Internet Society Belgium is the Belgian section ("chapter") of Internet Society international and as such part of this international non-governmental organization. Internet Society strives for an open, neutral, decentralized and accessible and reliable internet for everyone. We encourage a broad social debate on internet-related topics in which all stakeholders are equally represented.
Internet Society (ISOC) is the international organization for global cooperation and coordination for the internet and related technologies and applications. Internet Society is an association that brings together forty-four thousand internet professionals in 170 countries, including a significant proportion of those who formed the foundation for the creation of the internet. ISOC was founded in 1992 at the instigation of internet pioneers Vinton G. Cerf and Bob Kahn.
Internet Society (ISOC) is officially recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in operational relations by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). This recognition and contacts help ISOC to work towards its objectives of worldwide access to information for everyone.
ISOC is a global leader in internet development and distribution. ISOC is the parent organization behind international bodies such as IETF, IAB and IRTF.
ISOC has also local "chapters". Through the chapters you can become more personally involved in the future of the internet in your own region. A chapter's focus is more strongly on local and regional topics, but the joining of forces and particular interests gives it the opportunity to contribute more effectively to the international ISOC community. There are ISOC chapters around the world.