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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 10/06/13 10:49:08
The date of the last annual update was 10/06/13 10:49:08

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  Philip Amaral
Position: Advocacy and Communication 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: 10
Complementary information: - Michael Schöpf
- Stefan Kessler
- Isabelle de Sazilly
- Carola Jimenez-Asenjo
- Philip Amaral
- Eddy Jadot
- Gianluigi Campogrande
- Davide Oddo
- Kate Putney
- Benedetta Kojanet

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date


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

In 2012 JRS-E worked on the following EU legislative files and projects/actions:
-Amended proposal Directive laying down minimum standards for reception asylum seekers (Recast)
-Amended proposal for Directive on commun procedures granting and withdrawing international protection status (Recast)
-Proposal Regulation determining Member State responsible examining application international protection lodged in one MS by third-country national or stateless person (Recast)
-Proposal Regulation establishing Eu. Border Surveillance System (Eurosur)
-Green Paper on right of family reunification third-country nationals living in EU
-Commission's Communication on Evaluation EU Readmission Agreements
-Commission's Communication on enhanced intra-EU solidarity in the field of asylum, etc.
-DIASP Assessing Dublin Regulation's Impact (ERF Program): to gather information and assess impact od Dublin Ragulation on asylum seekers and advocate for better implementation standards

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • External Relations
  • Home Affairs
  • 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: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 624,379
of which public financing: 202,106
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 202,106
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 422,273
- donations: 422,273
- 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.