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Profile of registrant

Jesuit Refugee Service-Europe

Identification number in the register: 14804329032-30
Registration date: 25/06/12 12:38:54

The information on this organisation was last modified on 10/06/14 09:33:25
The date of the last annual update was 04/06/14 13:18:00

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Jesuit Refugee Service-Europe
Acronym: JRS-E
Legal status: Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif under the belgian law
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Schöpf
Position: Chief Executive Officer

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Stefan Kessler
Position: Policy/Advocacy Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 333/2 Rue du Progrès 
Bruxelles 1030
Telephone number: (+32) 22503220
Fax number: (+32) 22503229
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: To accompany, to serve and to plead the cause of refugees and migrants, in order to support them towards a fuller and more independent life. Advocating for refugees and migrants, JRS-E
- studies in the field situations and emerging EU and national laws on asylum;
- advocates at relevant stages of the legislative procedures for just asylum policies based on the dignity of the person;
- brings the concerns of JRS workers in developing countries to the attention of the decisions makers in the EU.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

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

Number of persons: 8
Complementary information: - Michael Schöpf
- Stefan Kessler
- Isabelle de Sazilly
- Carola Jimenez-Asenjo
- Davide Oddo
- Oscar Spooner
- Gianluigi Campogrande
- Joseph Poncin

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
STEFAN KESSLER 12/06/14 10/06/15


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

In 2013 JRS-E worked on the following EU legislative files and projects/actions:
- Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person
- Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection
- Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection
- Regulation (EU) No. 1052/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 22 October 2013 establishing the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)
- Regulation (EU) No.2014 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of operational cooperation coordinated by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union
- Guidelines of the Commission on the application of Directive 2003/86/EC of the Council on the right to family reunification, COM(2014) 210 final
- Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on EU Return Policy, COM(2014) 199 final

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • External Relations
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights


Total number of members that are natural persons: 18
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


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

- ECRE-European Council on Refugees and Exiles
- PICUM-Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 488,099
of which public financing: 189,709
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 189,709
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 298,390
- donations: 298,390
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 400000  € - 450000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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