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Profile of registrant

Demographic Change Regions Network

Identification number in the register: 45030368579-96
Registration date: 13/04/12 09:37:48

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/03/14 17:26:15
The date of the last annual update was 20/03/14 17:26:15

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Demographic Change Regions Network
Acronym: DCRN
Legal status: informal network
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  Paul Engelen
Position: co-speaker

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul Engelen
Position: co-speaker

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 59-61 Trierstraat 
Bruxelles 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 2 737 99 74
Fax number: (+32) 2 737 99 61
Other contact information: c/o P.R.J. (Paul) Engelen
EU Public Affairs Officer
Provincie Limburg (NL)

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: • raising the awareness of European institutions on the specific needs of regions affected by demographic change,
• cooperating with EU institutions – in particular the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Committee of Regions,
• sharing information and experiences on demographic change issues,
• improving the cooperation among Brussels based regional offices,
• developing common projects,
• promoting cooperation between the regions and stakeholders such as NGO’s and universities.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • European

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

Number of persons: 15
Complementary information: All persons engaged to DCRN activities are members of the staff of regional offices in Brussels or regional administrations. They are all paid by regional authorities; their engagement for DCRN is part of their job as an employee of their region.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

Regular meetings and brainstorming sessions, seminars and workshops, meetings with relevant officials and also disseminating best practises in form of consultation responses and presentations.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 8
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Representation of the Land Brandenburg to the EU (1 members)
  • HanseOffice (1 members)
  • Sächsisches Verbindungsbüro in Brüssel (1 members)
  • Office of the Province of Limburg (1 members)
  • Informationsbüro des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bei der EU (1 members)
  • Castilla y León Office in Brussels (1 members)
  • North Finland EU Office (1 members)
  • Le Bureau Bourgogne Franche-Comté de Bruxelles (1 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: DCRN is an informal network of European regions. The acitve persons belong to the staff of the regional offices and representations in Brussels, which are not listed in the transparency register, according to Art. 10 no. 13 ("scope of the register") of the interinstitunioal agreement.


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: 500
of which public financing: 500
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 500
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

DCRN has no own budget and no own staff. All non-personnel-costs for DCRN activities (e.g. for events, prints, translations) are shared by the regions who are member of the network. Only public resources are used to finance the DCRN activities.

Code of conduct

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