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III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
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Ms Heather Roy
Eurodiaconia Secretary General
Ms Heather Roy
Eurodiaconia is a federation of organisations, institutions and churches providing social and health services and education on a Christian values base in 23 European countries, territories and regions. We have three strategic aims: to ensure quality of life for all in a social Europe; link institutions of diaconia, social initiatives, and churches in Europe; and to be and enhance networks of competence.
Eurodiaconia is a member of the Social Platform. Rather than being merely interest representatives, NGO members of the Social Platform represent a structured voice of engaged citizens and civil society. They present the diversity of voices across Europe, channel viewpoints and values of thousands of people working at a grassroots level in the political decision-making process. Additionally, they make people and local organisations discuss European decision-making and propose appropriate measures to address these concerns.
In that respect, NGOs member of the Social Platform build European solidarity and help reduce the gap between politicians and citizens by enabling local organisations and people to participate in European decisions which have an impact on their lives.
Eurodiaconia is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. Eurodiaconia 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 that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, and a list of those who, on behalf of Eurodiaconia, carry out such activities.
Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. Find the guidelines on http://www.act4europe.org/register or http://www.alter-eu.org
Meetings with MEPS and Commission Official, letters, hearings in the European Parliament on:
Social and health policy
Funds for Social Inclusion
Debt/Credit issues/Consumer policy
Meetings and Seminars for members with input from MEPs and Commission officials
Information on our website
Stakeholders on E@SI funding for European Networks
European Platform Against Poverty
Social Economy Intergroup
Public Services Intergroup
Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Intergroip
Child Rights intergroup
On behalf of Eurodiaconia, the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institution.
Laura Jones, policy officer:
Dossiers:State aid, public procurement, European Social Fund, healthy ageing and elderly care, quality in social services, social innovation, social business, social impact measurement.
Worked as assistant to MEP Terry Wynn (UK) in the European Parliament from 1/05 to 6/06
Clotilde Clark Foulquier, policy Officer
Dossiers: Poverty and social exclusion, Europe 2020 and the European Semester, Homelessness, over-indebtedness and financial inclusion.
Catherine Mallet, policy Officer
Dossiers: Migration, Roma, active inclusion, child poverty, and volunteering.
Heather Roy, Secretary General, overall policy co-ordination and representation.
100%: 6 25%: 1
6.1 FTE plus one person working on a consultancy basis 2 days a month for accountancy.
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Social Platform. European-Anti-Poverty-Network (EAPN).
Social Services Europe
European Alliance for Volunteering
01/2013 - 12/2013
< 9,999 €
Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying, Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU, Eurodiaconia has calculated that it spent an estimated €20,465 in 2008 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.”
NGOs member of the Social Platform funding are used to help reduce the gap between politicians and citizens by enabling local organisations and people to participate in European decisions which have an impact on their lives. NGOs do so through their participatory structures and by organising working groups, seminars, workshops in which participants from all over Europe gather and propose appropriate measures to address their concerns. In that respect, their bottom-up and participatory approach build European solidarity.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.