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Profile of registrant

The Values Foundation (EFE)

Identification number in the register: 96694317125-34
Registration date: 12/11/11 19:20:46

The information on this organisation was last modified on 19/10/13 10:22:00
The date of the last annual update was 19/10/13 10:22:00

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Values Foundation (EFE)
Acronym: TVF
Legal status: charitable non-profit association registered in Sweden
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  David Skinner
Position: Chairman of the Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  David Skinner
Position: EU desk officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: o o 
P.O. box: Box 487
Gothenburg 414 51
Telephone number: (+46) 303 24 55 65
Fax number: (+46) 31 55 49 40
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: To actively promote moral and ethical values in legislation and policy-making. EFE was set up by a group of business-owners and other interested persons, to represent them throughout EU and work to the promotion of right moral principles, based on the Christian heritage of Europe. EFE participates in seminars, submits opinion papers to parliamentarians and attends plenary debates at Brussels and Strasbourg. It publishes a newsletter called EUpdate for it´s subscribers which outlines key and relevant issues.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 15
Complementary information: Ethics for Europe is a legal body registered with the Swedish Authorities, registration no. is 802451-7800. It is recognised as charitable and without commercial interest.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Keith BIRCH 08/01/14 26/12/14


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

Presented Submission to LIBE during the Seminar on Fundamental Rights.
Presented Opinion on the freedom of non-association to PETI committee.
Participation in various intergroup meetings.
Actively engaging in working with the EU-USA and EU-Israel delegations.
Participation in the HDIM Conference organised by OSCE in 2013.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 15
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.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 74,000
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 74,000
- donations: 22,000
- contributions from members: 52,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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