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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 62193811660-44
Registration date: 08/05/09 14:54:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/05/14 20:07:33
The date of the last annual update was 05/05/14 20:07:33

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: CBM
Legal status: e.V. (German 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: Mr  Dave McComiskey
Position: Präsident

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Lars Bosselmann
Position: CBM Advocacy Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 124 Nibelungenstr. 
Bensheim 64625
Telephone number: (+49) 62511310
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause, and a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all.

Presence at EU level:
Since 2003, CBM is running an EU Liaison Office in Brussels. Its role and mandate is to
- Advocate for the inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities in the policies and programmes of the EU
- Strengthen relationship with other development and human rights NGOs as well as with Disabled People Organisations (DPOs)that are working at European level.

CBM is a member of CONCORD, and plays an active role in many CONCORD working processes including Policy Forum, HRBA, and Cotonou Working group, as well as the working group on the 2014-2020 EU budgetary framework.

Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. You can find the guidelines on “
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: 4
Complementary information:

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:

You have provided the following information on the subject of your organisation's main interest representation activities:

CBM focuses on making the EU's development and human rights policies and programs inclusive to persons with disabilities. In this broader context, we are currently working on
- The elections of the European Parliament and the new EU institutional arrangements
- The implementation of the new EU- joint programming.
- The implementation by the EU of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- The EU's contribution to the achievement of the MDGs and post 2015 agenda.
- The implementation of the EU Strategy on Human Rights and Democracy.

We also work to ensure that all relevant EU institutions include the rights of persons with disabilities in all overarching development and human rights policies and programs.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 11
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • CBM-Deutschland (0 members)
  • CBM-Schweiz (0 members)
  • CBM-Italien (0 members)
  • CBM-Irland (0 members)
  • CBM-UK (0 members)
  • CBM-Kenia (0 members)
  • CBM-USA (0 members)
  • CBM-Kanada (0 members)
  • CBM-Australien (0 members)
  • CBM-Neuseeland (0 members)
  • CBM-South Africa (0 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.

Your organisation is a member of the following associations/federations/confederations and/or belongs to the following network:
CBM EU Liaison Office is actively involved in Concord, the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and the European Disability Forum (eDF). We also contribute to the Beyond 2015 campaign.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 78,960,277
of which public financing: 14,674,329
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 1,850,619
- from national sources: 12,823,710
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 64,285,948
- donations: 64,285,948
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

2 staff members in Brussels, devoting 100 % of their working hours to lobbying the EU.
The lion’s share of our budget (approximately 90 %) are funded from donors.

Code of conduct

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