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Profile of registrant

Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe

Identification number in the register: 11397891124-13
Registration date: 11/02/09 13:01:16

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/01/14 11:13:26
The date of the last annual update was 15/01/14 11:13:26

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe
Acronym: PURPLE
Legal status: Not available
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  Paul Van Der Sluys
Position: Treasurer of PURPLE

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Hilary Lowson
Position: Secretary-General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Regional Council of Rhone Alpes Esplanade Francois Mitterand
P.O. box: CS20033
Lyon 69260
Telephone number: (+33) 4 26 73 62 34
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Délégation de la Région Rhône-Alpes,
62, rue du Trône,
1050 Bruxelles, Belgique
Tel: 0032-2-2820020

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: PURPLE was set up in 2004 and brings together regions from across the EU. These regions are working together to maximise the advantages resulting from their location in proximity to large towns and cities, and minimise adverse impacts on the urban/rural character, landscape and environment that make them distinct and special. Specifically we aim to:
•Promote successful socio-economic transition in peri-urban areas.
•Influence relevant European policy making.
•Develop a distinctive role as the primary interlocutor with Brussels-based institutions, and with politicians and stakeholders across the EU on issues of special relevance to Europe’s peri-urban regions.
•Act as a platform for peri-urban regions to share knowledge and good practice, allowing connections and productive cross-fertilisation between existing projects, as well as promoting new trans-European initiatives in the field.
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: 30
Complementary information: Currently a network of 15 European regions involving input by political representatives and experts based in the regions and Brussels-based officers

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:

PURPLE is interested in policy development and funding support relating to peri-urban areas. It has so far focused its efforts on agricultural and rural policy issues (CAP and EAFRD) and regional policy(ERDF and Territorial Cohesion). However PURPLE is interested in all aspects of the economic, environmental and social sustainability of peri-urban areas and tries to follow as much relevant policy development in these fields as resources allow.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 90
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.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 01/2013
Total budget: 56,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 56,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 56,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Member regions pay an annual subscription to PURPLE (€4000). The finances are administered by a member region acting as Treasurer for PURPLE. This role is currently filled by Flanders region.

Code of conduct

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