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Identification number in the register: 57238506728-24
Registration date: 19/09/2011 13:23:04

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/09/2014 17:19:18
The date of the last annual update was: 22/09/2014 17:19:18

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual




    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Lagasca, 50
Madrid 28001

(+34) 915784238

(+34) 915758683

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Carlos Carnicer


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Elena Córdoba Azcárate

Head of International Affairs Department

    Goals / remit

Unión Profesional is the national association representing the professional bodies of Spain. The association comprises 35 national professional bodies (Colegios Profesionales, Consejos Generales, Consejos Superiores) embracing over 1,000 local and regional bodies and close to one and a half million liberal professionals throughout the country. Unión Profesional ranges over the fields of law, healthcare, accountancy and finance, social care, science and technology. Its structure is inter-disciplinary. UP reflects the commitment of the professions to the reinforcement and advocacy of the culture and values of the professions in the wider community. UP is a key axis of intellectual, economic and social activity.

The association was created in 1980 for the furtherance and advocacy of the common interests of the professions and the coordinated attainment of public-interest aims. From its beginnings, UP has been a forum for debate, opinion and discussion on all issues relating to the professional bodies and their structures and the practice of the professions.

Unión Profesional plays an active international role. It is the vice chair of the World Union of the Professions (UMPL), a United Nations consultative body, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Council of the Liberal Professions (CEPLIS).
The Chairman of UP is Carlos Carnicer Díez, also the chair of the Consejo General de la Abogacía (the general council of the Spanish bar) and a member of the Consejo de Estado (the Spanish privy council).

Unión Profesional (UP) is the national association representing the regulated professional bodies of Spain. UP aspires to be a point of reference for the culture and values of the professions in the wider community, acting as a social, economic and intellectual linchpin. UP aims to be a body of recognised standing and reputation.

UP reflects the commitment of the Spanish liberal professions to the reinforcement and advocacy of their culture, values and codes of conduct in the wider community. The furtherance of the common interests of the professions entails that UP owes a duty to practising professionals and to citizens, the beneficiaries of the professionals’ role. Therefore, UP pursues the coordinated attainment of public-interest aims, and the preservation in good standing of the image of the professions.

Professional code of conduct, inter-disciplinarity, quality, responsibility, independence, social function, integrity, guarantee.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local


of 7 September 2005
on the recognition of professional qualifications
Public Consultation on environment and on Corporate Social Responsibility

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Environment
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

Unión Mundial de las Profesiones Liberales
Consejo Europeo de las Profesiones Liberales

    Financial data

12/2012  -  12/2013

100,000 €

0 €

0 €

    Code of conduct

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