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Profile of registrant

UNI Europa

Identification number in the register: 43785827982-59
Registration date: 06/02/12 12:01:12

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/01/15 17:22:48
The date of the last annual update was 16/01/15 17:22:48

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: UNI Europa
Legal status: Association de fait
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade unions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Oliver Roethig
Position: Regional Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Dimitris Theodorakis
Position: Policy Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 40 Rue Joseph II 
Bruxelles 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 234 56 56
Fax number: (+32) 2 235 08 70
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Who we are, who we represent:
UNI Europa is a European trade union federation. It unites national trade unions organising in service and skills sectors in 50 different countries. With 320 affiliated trade union organisations, UNI Europa represents 7 million workers. UNI Europa represents workers in key service sectors vital to the welfare of European citizens: Commerce, Postal services and logistics, Information Technologies and Communication, Financial services, Temporary agency workers, Social insurance, Property services (cleaning, security), Graphical sector, Media, entertainment and the arts, Tourism, Hair and beauty, Gaming, Sport.
UNI Europa is the recognised European social partner of the above-mentioned sectors, representing the interest of workers and employees in the policy-making process in Europe.

Our structure:
UNI Europa is part of UNI global union whose headquarters are in Nyon (Switzerland). UNI Europa is based in Brussels. UNI Europa is organised by sector and regions. Each sector and region is directly represented on the Executive Committee. UNI Europa’s regional conference takes place every four years.
UNI Europa is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation.

How we work:
Social dialogue for democracy:
European integration demands a Europe-wide system of industrial relations. Sectoral social dialogue committees have been set up in 10 different UNI Europa sectors. UNI Europa aims to strengthen the social dialogue in sectors where it already exists and to establish sectoral social dialogue where it does not.

There are 931 European Works Councils in operation. Around 230 of them are wholly or jointly coordinated by UNI Europa. UNI Europa also supports and guides workers European Companies (SE).

UNI Europa is helping to build union solidarity among the many workers employed by multinational companies in different countries.

Monitoring European legislation: UNI Europa produces a Legislative Report keeping affiliates up-to-date with important EU initiatives.

UNI Europa is active in developing and carrying out European projects, many co-funded by the European Union.

UNI Europa supports the activities and priorities of its national affiliates and helps to promote them at European level. It creates a forum for affiliated unions to exchange their national experiences and to learn from one another.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information: Due to the organization into 10 different sectors with their own trade union constituency, each UNI Europa sector is represented by a policy officer. Each sector is individually influencing the EU policy-making. Therefore, all 10 sectors and their respective policy officers are all engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
DIMITRIS THEODORAKIS 11/07/14 08/07/15
HANNA SJÖLUND 30/07/14 29/07/15
Oliver Roethig 25/02/14 21/02/15
Christina Colclough 22/10/14 20/10/15


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

- retail market monitoring exercice. Meeting the Rapporteur Mrs Corraza Bildt and mail contacts with several others.
- Education and skills. Meeting the Rapporteur Regina Bastos.
- CSR and global trade: Telephone and mail contact with Mr Harlem Désir.
- European Alliance for work free Sunday: meeting several MEPs
- Cooperation with members of the ECON committee
- Contacts and cooperation with MEPs on postal liberalization (organization of a hearing and several events in the EP; launch of written declaration WD94/2010)
- Contacts regarding Commission, MEPs and political groups regarding the ICT sector

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Youth


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

We are member of the European Trade Union Confederation

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 956,969 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

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