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Profile of registrant

The Europeans Throughout the World

Identification number in the register: 33853033151-19
Registration date: 29/01/10 19:20:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/01/14 16:20:46
The date of the last annual update was 03/01/14 16:20:46

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Europeans Throughout the World
Acronym: ETTW
Legal status: AISBL under Belgian Law
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Niels Jørgen THØGERSEN
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Marie-Claude Hayoit de Termicourt
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 11 Rue d'Egmont 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 02 545 0456
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: c/o Fondation Universitaire

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: THE EUROPEANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD serve the more than thirteen million European nationals living in Europe in another country than their own and the tens of millions of Europeans living elsewhere in the world. One of the statutory aims of The Europeans Throughout the World is to act as a Spokesman for the European expatriates towards all authorities and to be their defender.

Its objectives in summary are to:

- Promote international collaboration between the associations of nationals residing abroad and foster development of such associations.
- Advance the study and knowledge in the widest sense of the rights and duties of the Europeans abroad and to act towards all authorities as their spokesman and defender.
- Perform studies and joint activities in the spirit of the European Union, and disseminate information.

From the Statutes:

Art.3- L'association est une organisation non gouvernementale. Elle a pour buts:
1° de promouvoir le développement de la coopération internationale entre les associations d'expatriés européens, qu'ils résident dans un de ses pays membres tels que définis à l'Article 1 ci-dessus ou dans les pays-tiers ;
2° de se faire, auprès de toute autorité concernée, le porte-parole et le défenseur des expatriés européens qu'elle représente, pour la sauvegarde de leurs droits ;
3° de réunir des informations sur les activités des dites associations et sur tous les organismes, institutions, fondations, services officiels et privés s'occupant de la présence temporaire ou permanente à l'étranger des expatriés européens ;
4° de susciter la création d'associations à buts similaires dans les pays mentionnés à l'Article 1 où elles n'existent pas encore, ainsi que de cercles européens regroupant, dans des pays tiers, des expatriés européens de nationalité différente ;
5° de mettre ses informations à la portée de tous et d'en assurer la diffusion ;
6° de faire des études et des publications sur les problèmes communs aux associations d'expatriés européens ; d'établir et de mettre en œuvre, à partir de ces propositions, un programme d'actions conjointes ;
7° de faciliter les relations mutuelles entre les associations existantes ou à créer ;
8° de promouvoir l'étude et la connaissance des droits et devoirs des expatriés européens ;
9° d'agir conformément aux principes de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne.
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: 10
Complementary information:

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:

Contacting Commissioners, Members of the European Parliament and national authorities to alert them to the concerns of EU expatriates both within and outside the EU Member States, in order to solve problems of uneven treatment between citizens of different member states as well as concrete problem areas such as:
- voting rights,
- nationality issues,
- diplomatic and consular protection,
- social security,
- pensions,
- education,
- mutual recognition of diplomas and professional training,
- justice,
- access to a "European referent "in the national public services
- encourage the Commission to give at least one Commissioner a specific portfolio concerning EU expatriates, etc

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
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 5
Number of member organisations: 16
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Association for the Righs of Britons Abroad - ARBA (5 members)
  • Confederazione Italiani nel Mondo CIM-Belgio (500 members)
  • Danes Worldwide (5,000 members)
  • Españoles en el Mundo, Fundación Ramon Rubial (10,000 members)
  • Finland Society Suomi-Seura R.V. (10,000 members)
  • GlobalIrish (2,000 members)
  • Mission Laïque Française (200,000 members)
  • Swedes Abroad (500,000 members)
  • Union Francophone des Belges à l'Etranger UFBE (10,000 members)
  • Vlamingen in de Wereld VIW (10,000 members)
  • World Council of Hellenes Abroad SAE (700,000 members)
  • World Association of Slovaks living Abroad S.Z.S.Z. (10,000 members)
  • British European Association in Denmark (200 members)
  • Norse Federation (5,000 members)
  • European Latvian Association (200 members)
  • Maltin fil-Belģju (50 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.

- European Movement

- Forum on the Civil Society

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 8,000
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 8,000
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 8,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The total budget comes from membership subscriptions and covers the basic running and office expenses, with no salaries as all staff are voluntary unpaid officers.

From time to time we organise projects or conferences, on condition that we are successful in obtaining grants from member organisations, national or EU authorities. In these cases the extra budget obtained is spent entirely on the projects concerned. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 there was no such project.

Code of conduct

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