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Profile of registrant

Culture Action Europe

Identification number in the register: 11331097409-13
Registration date: 12/12/11 15:52:15

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/11/14 09:09:16
The date of the last annual update was 17/11/14 09:09:16

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Culture Action Europe
Acronym: CAE
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Mercedes Giovanizzo
Position: Présidente du comité exécutif

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Luca Bergamo
Position: Secrétaire Général

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 23 Ravenstein 
Bruxelles B-1000
Telephone number: (+32) 25344002
Fax number: (+32) 25341150
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Culture Action Europe est la principale plateforme politique pour la culture en Europe, représentant plus de 80 000 organisations dans 24 pays.

L’Association, dénuée de tout but lucratif, rassemble des personnes physiques et morales autour des objectifs suivants :
a) Placer la culture au cœur du débat public et des prises de décision à tout niveau – du local à l’européen - en tant que composante essentielle au développement de sociétés durables, fondées sur le respect des droits universels de l’homme, pour les générations présentes et à venir ;

b) Encourager le développement de l’Union Européenne, dans le cadre d’une démocratie fondée sur le respect des droits humains et la reconnaissance de l’identité complexe de l’Europe, excluant l’hégémonie d’une seule langue, culture ou religion.
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: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Luca BERGAMO 12/07/14 10/07/15
Louise PROUTEAU 11/09/14 09/09/15
Carmen Fenollosa Sanchez de Leon 06/11/14 03/11/15
Ewa MAJCZAK 12/07/14 10/07/15


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

2012 has been an important and positive year for Culture Action Europe (CAE), a turning point of the organisation’s life with many changes having been put into practice. CAE, its members and supporters of the campaign ‘we are more – act for culture in Europe’, launched in strategic partnership with the European Cultural Foundation, positively influenced the European Union legislative process and several of CAE’s and the campaign’s demands will be met once the new operational programmes for 2014-2020 have been approved.

During the year, CAE’s Executive Committee, staff and members invested substantial resources in reviewing the organisation’s position in the EU policy landscape, its relationships with its members and synergies with members’ activities, the functioning of the board and the long-term strategy of the organisation. In order to open up CAE’s reflection to a wider audience beyond the sector, CAE organized an international public conference in Brussels 9-11 Nov 2012 that mobilized more than 170 activists and campaigners from all across Europe. The response to the review by the membership has been very positive, and the 2013 work programme includes a long list of joint activities with old and new members and partners all across Europe.

Concerning the further development of the 'we are more' campaign, additional advocacy tools were developed in the form of a toolkit on the structural funds negotiations and a ‘Lobbying contacts pack’ including the contacts to all relevant institutions per objective and per country. In addition, several events were carried out in collaboration with the Danish and Cyprus EU Presidencies. CAE also produced three public campaign statements on ‘Creative Europe’ and one public campaign statement on the future Structural Funds. In the context of the negotiations of the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020, CAE set up an online letter to EU Heads of State and governments on the occasion of the extraordinary summit 22-23 November 2012, which was signed by more than 6.000 people in less than one week. CAE also contributed to the EC consultation on the “European year for Citizens 2013”.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Culture
  • Education
  • External Relations
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy


Total number of members that are natural persons: 113
Number of member organisations: 48
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • CEATL - Conseil Europeen des Associations de Traducteurs Litteraires (32 members)
  • Europa Cantat (41 members)
  • EWC - European Writers Council (60 members)
  • EMC - European Music Council (78 members)
  • AMATEO (18 members)
  • ENCC - European Network of Cultural Centres (24 members)
  • NEMO - Network for Museums Association Europe (32 members)
  • PEARLE* - Performing Arts Employers League (45 members)
  • Bundesvereiniging Soziokultureller Zentren Deutschland (14 members)
  • Riksteatern (350 members)
  • Voluntary Arts Network (300 members)
  • IGBK - European Secretariat of Cultural NGOs in Germany (70 members)
  • Forum voor Amateurkunsten (21 members)
  • BKJ-Bundesvereiniging Kulturelle Jugendbildung E.V. (54 members)
  • ACCR - Reseau Europeen des centres culturels installes dans les lieux (43 members)
  • AEC - Associations Européenne des Conservatoires (274 members)
  • Banlieues d'Europe (300 members)
  • Biennale des Jeunes Createurs de La Mediterrranee (73 members)
  • ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts (350 members)
  • EFA - European Festivals Association (100 members)
  • EJN - Europe Jazz Network (78 members)
  • ETC - European Theatre Convention (47 members)
  • IAMIC - International Association of Music Information Centres (43 members)
  • IETM - Informal European Theatre Meeting (450 members)
  • Jeunesses Musicales Internationales (200 members)
  • Opera Europa (114 members)
  • Resartis - International Association of Residential Arts Centres (300 members)
  • RESEO - Reseau Europeen des Services Educatifs d'Opera (70 members)
  • T E H - Trans Europe Halles (51 members)
  • IFEA Europe (90 members)
  • Association Francaise des Orchestras (AFO) (33 members)
  • BKO/RAB (70 members)
  • Clubture (80 members)
  • Danse og Teatersentrum - Norwegian Association for the Performing Arts (93 members)
  • Fédération nationale des arts de la rue (350 members)
  • GAI - Italy (39 members)
  • IG Kultur Austria (357 members)
  • KulturpolitischeGesellschaft (200 members)
  • ITI germany (35 members)
  • Kunsten '92 (410 members)
  • Kunstconnectie (183 members)
  • SYNDEAC (300 members)
  • Visual Artists Ireland (75 members)
  • VVC - Vereniging Vlaamse Cultuurcentra (141 members)
  • ARCI (5,400 members)
  • Drustvo Asociacija (47 members)
  • NKF Swedish Section (30 members)
  • VNT - Vereinignen Nederlandse Toneelzaal (110 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.


European Year for Citizens 2013

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 07/2014
Total budget: 271,604
of which public financing: 117,500
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 117,500
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 154,104
- donations:
- contributions from members: 63,960
subvention Fondation européenne de la Culture : 35,000
Frais de la plateforme pour l'Europe interculturelle hebergée par CAE : 6,857
Participation projets comme partenaires : 48,287
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 250000  € - 300000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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