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Profile of registrant

Highlands and Islands European Partnership Office

Identification number in the register: 37223266880-58
Registration date: 05/10/11 13:04:57

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/09/14 12:20:55
The date of the last annual update was 22/09/14 12:20:55

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Highlands and Islands European Partnership Office
Acronym: HIEO
Legal status: Public Authority
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Marie-Yvonne Prévot
Position: Head of Office

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Marie-Yvonne Prévot
Position: Head of Office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 Rond-Point Schuman 
Bruxelles 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 02 282 83 60
Fax number: (+32) 02 282 83 63
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Highlands & Islands European Partnership is a partnership between Highlands & Islands Enterprise,the development agency for the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, the 7 local authorities from the Highlands & Islands, and UHI, our university. The Brussels Office is managed by Highlands & Islands Enterprise on behalf of the Partnership.

Our role is to monitor EU policies and debates of strategic interest to our area, to analyse their impact on our region, to enable our members to make their voices heard, and to network with the institutions and key partners as well as to raise the Highlands & Islands' profile in Europe. We provide intelligence and advance warning of policy development and funding opportunities, and act as a facilitator for our region.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national

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

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marie-Yvonne Prévot 20/03/14 18/03/15


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

We provided regular intelligence and information notes for our members. We attended seminars and conferences on rising issues and issues of interest to them. We fed in information and views to Commission staff, the MEPS, Brussels-based networks, and key players. We supported the members of our partnership in achieving their main objectives by keeping them informed through our analyses and by involving them in Brussels activities and debates. We provided comprehensive support to visiting colleagues and maintained contact with the Scottish MEPs and relevant Commission staff. We prepared responses to consultations. We worked with other regions and regional networks with similar interests.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Information Society
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 2
Number of member organisations: 9
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Highlands & Islands Enterprise (1 members)
  • The Highland Council (1 members)
  • Argyll & Bute Council (1 members)
  • Orkney Islands Council (1 members)
  • Shetland Islands Council (1 members)
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (1 members)
  • Moray Council (1 members)
  • North Ayrshire (1 members)
  • University of the Highlands and Islands (1 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.

The Conference of Peripheral and Martime Regions
Scotland Europa

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 03/2014
Total budget: 94,121
of which public financing: 94,121
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 76,246
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 11,625
European Funding : 6,250
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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