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Profile of registrant

European Syriac Union

Identification number in the register: 92293607693-72
Registration date: 12/01/12 14:01:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/09/14 09:44:29
The date of the last annual update was 16/12/13 12:40:52

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: European Syriac Union
Acronym: ESU
Legal status: 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: Mr  Lahdo Hobil
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Rima Tüzün
Position: Head of Foreign Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 152 Rue Bara 
Brussels 1070
Telephone number: (+32252) 34181
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Phone number on a mobile for Brussels:
0032 - 484 5444 36 (Mr. David Vergili)


Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The European Syriac Union (ESU) goals mainly are the representing, promoting and working for Syriac (Chaldean-Assyrian-Aramean) people around Europe and in Middle East countries. To achieve these important points different methods are used; especially meeting with European partners and with national actors for the creation public opinion about the situation and demands of the of Syriacs in the origin countries.

The other important point is the activities/works etc. for the integration of Syriac people present in European countries especially among the youth and women. Also for this step until today, we organised different activities/projects to advance at this field.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: Lahdo Hobil
Rima Tüzün
Tony Vergili
David Vergili

PS: Above mentioned people work as volunteer for the organisation and no one receiving any salary.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Tony VERGILI 16/09/14 02/08/15
Rima TÜZÜN 16/09/14 02/08/15
Lahdo HOBIL 16/09/14 02/08/15


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

Main activities in the EU:

we are holding regular meeting with the MP's regarding the situation and demands of Syriac people who live in the Middle East countries.

we are preparing workshops, breefings and conferences in the EU Parliament in order to sensibilize European leaders about the fate of our people.

we are doing humanitarian aid projects towards our people, other vulnerable groups and IDP's in Middle East.

we submit regularly annual report about Syriac people in Turkey to European Commission authorities.

we are participating in the EU events to be aware of the developments.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 33
Number of member organisations: 12
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Institute Mesopotamie de Bruxelles (50 members)
  • Centre Culturel de peuple de Mesopotamie (50 members)
  • Assyrer-Suryoye Kulturverein Österreich (120 members)
  • Union der Suryoye Vereine in der Schweiz (800 members)
  • Bethnahrin Informationsnetz Schweiz (50 members)
  • Bethnahrin Kulturverein in Deutschland (50 members)
  • Bethnahrin Frauen Union Deutschland-Schweden (1,500 members)
  • Syrianska-Assyriska Riksförbundet i Sverige (1,700 members)
  • Stichting Bethnahrin Informatie Bureau Netherland (150 members)
  • Institute Assyro-Chaldeo-Syriac France (170 members)
  • Qenneshrin Newspaper (1,100 members)
  • Turabdin Associazone Italia (40 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.

As European Syriac Union, we have and provide close relationship and partnership with the Bethnahrin National Council which has been established in 2005 and working as umbrella organisation within Syriac political parties in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 158,477
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 158,477
- donations: 70,130
- contributions from members: 5,000
projects funds : 83,347
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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