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Profile of registrant

Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe

Identification number in the register: 01765274994-03
Registration date: 14/01/11 14:43:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/12/13 11:03:24
The date of the last annual update was 18/12/13 11:03:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe
Acronym: CCME
Legal status: international non-profit organisation (aisbl)
Website address:


Section: V - Organisations representing churches and religious communities
and more precisely: Organisations representing churches and religious communities

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Doris PESCHKE
Position: General Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Doris PESCHKE
Position: General Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 174 rue Joseph II 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 22346800
Fax number: (+32) 22311413
Other contact information: e-mail: info(at)

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: "CCME is an ecumenical organisation that serves the churches in their commitment to strangers, responding to the message of the Bible, which insists on the dignity of every human being.
CCME aims at promoting an inclusive policy at European and national level for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups.” (CCME mission statement)

Founded in 1964, the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) is an organisation of churches and ecumenical councils from currently eighteen European countries.

Since the General Assembly of CCME in October 1999 in Järvenpää/Finland the mandate of CCME has been expanded to cover the whole area of migration and integration, refugees and asylum, and racism and xenophobia. CCME´ s work on uprooted people is part of the cooperation with the Conference of European Churches and the World Council of Churches.

CCME provides a space for churches and Christian agencies to share their experiences in the ministry among migrants, refugees, and minority ethnic persons. CCME is part of a wider ecumenical network of the World Council of Churches and the Conference of European Churches. It participates in a network of NGOs throughout Europe and has launched the Migration News Sheet and the Migration Policy Group.

CCME maintains regular contacts with the European Commission, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union. CCME also holds official observer status with the Council of Europe (Strasbourg/F) and observes the Migration Committee of the Council of Ministers. This enables CCME to monitor European policy-making in the migration, integration and asylum spheres and to present the concerns of the churches to the relevant institutions.

CCME promotes the adoption and implementation of international standards such as the European Social Charter, the European Convention on the Protection of the Legal Status of Migrant Workers, and the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. CCME has also made specific proposals for the adoption of a European immigration policy and for equal treatment of European citizens and third-country nationals.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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
Torsten MORITZ 20/11/14 18/11/15


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

European asylum and migration policy, including integration and anti-discrimination/racism

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 25
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Diakonie Austria (0 members)
  • United Prot. Church Belgium (0 members)
  • Czech Ecum. Council of Churches (0 members)
  • Finnish Lutheran Church (0 members)
  • Ev. Kirche in Deutschland (0 members)
  • Diakonie Germany (0 members)
  • Church of Greece (0 members)
  • French Prot. Federation/CIMADE (0 members)
  • Hungarian Reformed Church (0 members)
  • Churches Together In Britain and Ireland (0 members)
  • Fed. Protestant Churches Italy (0 members)
  • Protestant Church Netherlands (0 members)
  • ARCA Romania (0 members)
  • Slovak Ecum. Council (0 members)
  • Evang. Church Spain (0 members)
  • Church of Sweden (0 members)
  • Council of Afro carribean Churches (0 members)
  • Methodist Church UK (0 members)
  • Church of Norway (0 members)
  • Swiss Fed. of protestant Churches (0 members)
  • Church of Cyprus (0 members)
  • AIDRom Romania (0 members)
  • Council of Churches NL (0 members)
  • Council of Churches SE (0 members)
  • CIMADE FR (0 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: CCME Member organisations are national churches/umbrella organisations of churches with membership widely varying (some with natural persons as members, some with organisations as member; with direct/indirect membership between a few thousand to several millions of "natural persons")


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

CCME is co-chair of the European NGO platform on asylum and migration

CCME maintains close collaboration with the Conference of European Churches and represents this in the European Council on Refugees and Exiles ECRE.

CCME is part of the Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM) of the World Council of Churches

CCME is a (founding) member of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 337,912
of which public financing: 115,523
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 115,523
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 222,389
- donations: 91,425
- contributions from members: 130,964
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:

CCME's core activities are financed by members'contributions, specific fundraising is undertaken for project activities

Code of conduct

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