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Profile of registrant

House of the Dutch Provinces

Identification number in the register: 20620934484-91
Registration date: 05/11/10 16:28:09

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/10/14 12:39:33
The date of the last annual update was 21/10/14 12:26:14

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: House of the Dutch Provinces
Acronym: HNP
Legal status: Internationale Non Profit Associatie (INPA)
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rob Van Eijkeren
Position: Coordinator

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: diverse het betreft 16 provinciale vertegenwoordigers van de 12 provincies.
Position: diverse

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 59-61 Trierstraat / Rue deTrèves 
Brussel 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 27379957
Fax number: (+32) 27379961
Other contact information: In 2000 the twelve Dutch Provinces and the Association of provincial authorities IPO established the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels. Strong positioning and an effective representation in Brussels require close cooperation between the provinces and proactivity. The House of the Dutch Provinces is the joint front office of the provinces and the IPO in Brussels. Its main role consists of representing the joint interests of the provinces by looking ahead, liaising, and informing.

The provinces
The provinces form the link between the municipalities and the national government. The provincial administration is composed of the Provincial Council, the Provincial Executive and the Queen’s Commissioner (appointed by the Crown). The members of the Provincial Council are elected once every four years by the provinces’ inhabitants. The Provincial Executive is elected by the Provincial Council and is responsible for defining and implementing provincial policy.

Provinces have to comply with legislation originating from Brussels. In addition, they are responsible for the implementation and maintenance of many European rules and policies, such as meeting European environmental standards in for example the Air Quality Directive and the Water Framework Directive. Furthermore, the provinces have to abide by the European rules for state aid and public procurement. It is therefore crucial to take European policy and legislation into account throughout the process of provincial policy making. The House of the Dutch Provinces makes a joint effort to provide input in Brussels at the earliest possible stage.

The regional offices
The provinces have organised themselves into four regional offices: North Netherlands Alliance (SNN), East Netherlands Provinces, Randstad Region and South Netherlands Provinces. The House of the Dutch Provinces is governed by a board of thirteen provincial deputies: one deputy from each province along with the chair of the House on behalf of the IPO.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: - Improving the Dutch provinces’ contacts with European institutions, the Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU, and other regional offices in Brussels;
- Providing adequate and timely information on European policy making and the activities of the House of the Dutch Provinces;
- Creating synergy between the regional offices in order to come to an efficient representation of the joint regional interests;
- Offering the facilities for the appropriate reception of visitors.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

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

Number of persons: 20
Complementary information: Het HNP is de vooruit geschoven post van de 12 Nederlandse provincies en de interprovinciale koepelorganisatie IPO met in totaal 20 medewerkers.

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:

The House of the Dutch Provinces is the joint front office in Brussels of the 12 provinces Drenthe, Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Overijssel, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht and the Interprovinciaal Overleg (IPO).

Its main role consists of representing the joint interests of the provinces by looking ahead, liaising, and informing.

Activities include the representation towards the European institutions, providing adequate and timely information on European policy making and organising events.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 20
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.

De HNP bestuurders zijn lid of plaatsvervangend lid van het Comité van de Regio's. Het HNP is lid van de council of European municipalities and regions (CEMR).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 733,000
of which public financing: 733,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 733,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 700000  € - 800000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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