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Profile of registrant

Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network

Identification number in the register: 03904371831-43
Registration date: 11/06/09 16:23:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/11/14 11:20:33
The date of the last annual update was 15/05/14 11:44:08


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
Acronym: AEFJN
Legal status: a.i.s.b.l.
Website address: http://www.aefjn.org

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Taratara Gervase
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Justus Onyejiuwa Chika
Position: Executive Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 174 Joseph II 
Brussels 1000
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 22346812
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: AEFJN promotes economic justice and sustainable human development policies between the European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa so that the African population may have a better future.
AEFJN's members, many of whom are or have been in Africa, have experience of the reality of life in the continent and maintain close links with its people.
AEFJN Mission:
Motivated by our Christian Faith, we are present wherever political decisions affecting the relations between African countries and the European Union are taken.
We advocate and lobby among our national and European policy makers and Institutions to positively influence the decisions which might affect the African peoples.
AEFJN disseminates information about the problems of structural injustice in the European policies that can be harmful to Africa.
We join other Church groups, as well as Civil Society groups and NGOs to push forward the building of a world based on respect, love and justice.
The work of AEFJN:
AEFJN gathers, and shares information about the impact of the EU and international policies on Africa, and on the underlying causes of poverty. Then does campaigns and lobby at national and European levels. The 14 European national groups lobby the governments of the member states, while the Secretariat in Brussels lobbies the European Institutions.
AEFJN respond to African crisis situations and offer suggestions for possible action at EU and international level.
AEFJN collaborates with African groups working on the same issues.
AEFJN’s main themes are:
1. Food Sovereignty for Africa, including the livelihoods of “small” farmers; also, the potential harmful effects on food sovereignty of certain EU and international trade and other policies.
2. Trade policies and its impact on Africa, with a special focus on Economic Partnership agreements (APE).
3. Corporate Social Responsibility and the Regulation of Transnational Corporations.
4. Access to Medicines of quality in Africa.
5. Arms Trade Control
AEFJN believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues they are trying to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed.
Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU (www.act4europe.org/register)

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: To promote economic justice and sustainable human development policies between the EU and African countries and regions.
To create awareness among EU and African christians: religious and lay people on structural injustices in the EU that affect Africa.
To do advocacy and lobbying so that the EU policies favour sustainable development and trade justice in Africa.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: 1. Chika Justus Onyejiuwa, Executive Secretary follows what concerns Africa and development in general. He is also in charge of the dossiers on Access to Quality Medicines, and Control of Arms Transfers.

2. José Luis Gutierrez Aranda, Policy Officer in charge of Trade, Raw Materials and Corporate Social responsibility.

3. Gino Brunswijck, Communicatio Officer and Policy Officer in charge of Food Sovereignty, Agriculture, Land; and Climate Change.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Gino Brunswijck 05/09/14 02/09/15
JOSE LUIS GUTIERREZ ARANDA 05/09/14 02/09/15

Activities

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


Lobbying and advocacy activities focus on the following issues:
- Agriculture
- Development
- Health
- Security and arms trade
- Africa
- Trade
- Climate change
- Security and development

Staff that work on these issues:
Begoña Iñarra ( in charge of external relations, health issues, arms transfer)
Thomas Lazzeri (Policy Officer Trade and Corporate Social Responsibility)

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 59
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame (3,500 members)
  • ciety of the Sacred Heart (2,753 members)
  • Society of the Divine Word - Societas Verbi Divini (6,131 members)
  • Comboni Missionary SistersComboni Missionary Sisters (6,850 members)
  • Marist Fathers (840 members)
  • Montfort Brothers of St Gabriel (2,135 members)
  • Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) (2,282 members)
  • Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy SpiritMissionary Sisters Serva (1,473 members)
  • Society of the Holy Child Jesus (1,567 members)
  • Bethlehem Mission Society (379 members)
  • Missionary sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM) (887 members)
  • St Joseph's Missionary Society (Mill Hill Missionaries) (214 members)
  • Medical Mission Sisters (1,850 members)
  • Holy Union Sisters (2,834 members)
  • (Ursulines of the Roman Union) (937 members)
  • Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Claretian Mis (3,004 members)
  • Holy-Family sisters of Bordeaux (810 members)
  • Carmelite Sisters of Charity (750 members)
  • Congregation of Christian Brothers (6,850 members)
  • Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (280 members)
  • Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (277 members)
  • Daughters of Mary and Joseph (200 members)
  • Brothers of the Immaculate Conception (329 members)
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (19,436 members)
  • Marist Brothers (6,900 members)
  • Brothers of the Christian Schools (6,850 members)
  • Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (497 members)
  • Consolata Missionaries (800 members)
  • Consolata Missionaries Sisters (417 members)
  • Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (1,932 members)
  • Missionaries of Mariannhill (6,298 members)
  • Mercederian Missionaries of Berriz (909 members)
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (850 members)
  • Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (950 members)
  • Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles (3,766 members)
  • Oblates of Mary Immaculate (1,000 members)
  • Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions (617 members)
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption (380 members)
  • Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good ShepherdSisters of Our Lady (4,160 members)
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (1,534 members)
  • Sisters of Mercy (1,945 members)
  • Society of African Missions (1,890 members)
  • Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (840 members)
  • Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur (1,620 members)
  • Sisters of St Paul of Chartres (360 members)
  • St. Patrick’s Missionary SocietySt. Patrick’s Missionary Society (789 members)
  • Sisters of St. Louis (3,313 members)
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame (680 members)
  • Servants of the Holy Spirit (1,260 members)
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent of Paul (9,400 members)
  • Religieuses de Saint André (320 members)
  • Dominican Misionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (155 members)
  • Brothers of Our Lady Mother of Mercy (760 members)
  • Congregação das Irmãs de Santa Doroteia (2,095 members)
  • Société des Filles du Coeur de Marie (850 members)
  • Congregação das Irmãs Franciscanas de Nossa Senhora das Vitórias (850 members)
  • Congregação das Religiosas do Sagrado Coração de Maria (1,900 members)
  • Soeurs Hospitalières de Ste Marthe de Fribourg (2,650 members)
  • / Petites Sœurs de l'Assomption / (911 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • ANGOLA
  • BURKINA FASO
  • BURUNDI
  • CAMEROON
  • CAPE VERDE
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN, REPUBLIC
  • CHAD
  • CONGO
  • CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF
  • COTE D'IVOIRE
  • DJIBOUTI
  • EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  • ERITREA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • GABON
  • GAMBIA
  • GHANA
  • GUINEA
  • GUINEA BISSAU
  • KENYA
  • LESOTHO
  • LIBERIA
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAWI
  • MALI
  • MAURITANIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • NAMIBIA
  • NIGER
  • NIGERIA
  • REUNION
  • RUANDA
  • SENEGAL
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • SOMALIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SUDAN
  • SWAZILAND
  • TANZANIA, UNITED RE UBLIC OF
  • TOGO
  • UGANDA
  • ZAMBIA
  • ZIMBABWE
Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)
Because Health
Plateforme Action Santé et Solidarité
European Trade Network (ETN)
Seattle to Brussels (S2B)
Action for Global Health
Intellectual Property Health (IP-Health)
International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)
Food Sovereignty Europe
European Biofuels Coalition

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2012 - 06/2013
Total budget: 11,677,797
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 11,677,797
- donations: 3,098,000
- contributions from members: 8,579,797
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

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