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Profile of registrant

Save the Children EU Office

Identification number in the register: 11610562644-55
Registration date: 20/11/09 11:48:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/11/14 08:52:45
The date of the last annual update was 05/11/14 08:52:45

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Save the Children EU Office
Legal status: Registered in Belgium as Operational Centre of Save the Children International, registered Charity under UK 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: Ms  Ester Asin
Position: Director and EU Representative, Save the Children EU Office

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Ester Asin
Position: Director and EU Representative

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 60 Rue du Tröne 
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 025127851
Fax number: (+32) 25132903
Other contact information: Website

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Save the Children is the world's largest independent organisation for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. It is made up of 29 national organisations with a global staff of more than 14,000 working together.

From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children helps children to achieve a happy, healthy and secure childhood. Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

As long as there are children in need, Save the Children will find innovative ways to help them survive and thrive. Save the Children is growing and strengthening its capability to fight for children's rights and to deliver immediate and lasting improvements worldwide.

For 90 years, national Save the Children organisations have committed themselves to bring about a better world for children. Increasingly, over recent years, these organisations have brought together their different cultures, experiences and resources to achieve a greater impact in their work and provide a stronger global voice for children.

Our Vision: Save the Children's vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our Mission: Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our Values:

ACCOUNTABILITY: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.

AMBITION: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

COLLABORATION: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

CREATIVITY: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

INTEGRITY: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.

The Save the Children advocacy office in Brussels carries out advocacy on behalf of 13 European Save the Children organisations. Like other Save the Children organisations, its members work with and for children in their own countries and abroad.

The principle of children's rights lies at the heart of the advocacy of the Brussels office, which aims to help further children's rights in Europe and elsewhere by promoting children's interests in European policy making, funding and programmes.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information: Ester Asin
Jacqueline Hale
Manuela Smolinski
Frazer Goodwin
Olivia Mertens
Daphne Bouteillet
Stijn De Lameilleure

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Frazer Goodwin 07/11/14 05/11/15
Manuela Smolinski 07/08/14 05/08/15


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

On behalf of Save the Children the persons listed below have had, during 2009, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of Save the Children carrying out such activities:

In the advocacy office in Brussels:
Ester Asin, Director with specific focus on children's rights; child sexual abuse and exploitation, child abuse images; violence; child participation
Jacqueline Hale, Advocacy Manager, with specific focus on EU external affairs including development policy, humanitarian aid, foreign and security policy, including e.g. newborn child survival, education, child protection, children affected by crisis
Frazer Goodwin, Senior Advocacy Adviser, with specific focus on EU external affairs including development policy, including e.g. newborn and child survival, nutrition, education, and children rights
Daphne Bouteillet, Senior Advocacy Adviser, with specific focus on asylum, migration and trafficking including e.g. the rights of separated/unaccompanied minors
Manuela Smolinski, Child Rights Adviser with focus on child rights governance

None of these persons have worked for the EU institutions within 5 years of acting for Save the Children

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 30
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.

Save the Children is a member of the following networks that work specifically on EU affairs:

NGO Action Group on Children's Rights (CRAG)
Crisis Action
Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict
Child Protection in Crisis Coalition
UNHCR NGO Platform
Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN)

Save the Children places great emphasis on developing partnerships with other NGOs and organisations that work for children's rights and has established many partnerships with organisations in Europe and in developing countries.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 11/2013
Total budget: 389,584
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 389,584
- donations:
- contributions from members: 389,584
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 350000  € - 400000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Save the Children has stated here the budget for its Brussels advocacy office between January - December 2013.

Code of conduct

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