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Profile of registrant

CEDAG - Comité Européen des Associations d'intérêt Général - European Council for non-profit organisations

Identification number in the register: 1815241602-21
Registration date: 03/11/08 15:55:43

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/11/13 09:40:07
The date of the last annual update was 07/10/13 12:15:12

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: CEDAG - Comité Européen des Associations d'intérêt Général - European Council for non-profit organisations
Acronym: CEDAG
Legal status: AISBL
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  Patrick De Bucquois
Position: Président

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Patrick De Bucquois
Position: Président

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 37-41 Rue du Congrès 
P.O. box: 3
Bruxelles B-1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 230 39 27
Fax number: (+32) 2230 23 77
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: CEDAG - The European Council for non-profit organisations (Comité européen des associations d’intérêt général), was created in Brussels in 1989 by a number of associations, civil society and umbrella organisations from various EU Member States. It was established as a network to provide the voice for the non-profit sector at the European level on specific issues which are common to all non-profit organisations and associations. For many years CEDAG has closely followed policy developments in the area of social policy, but over the last few years this focus area has been prioritised even further.

CEDAG’s members are national and regional umbrella bodies, involved in social fields of activities such as education, citizenship, culture, social and health issues, environmental issues, consumer protection and sport, uniting a big number of organisations with millions of members and, taking into account the informal networks with the new Member States, this number is likely to be multiplied.

This specific membership group works actively on policy development in both the social policy and civil dialogue fields. CEDAG’s uniqueness is that it currently is the only European network which represents national overarching or sector-wide umbrellas and that it is mainly ran by its national members. This allows a quicker and more direct link to the national implementation of EU policy initiatives and in return concrete examples and input of the effects of EU policy on the local, regional and national level.CEDAG is neither linked to any political party or trade union, nor to any religion, nor to any public or private institution. It is basically pluralist, open to the world and very attached to democratic governance.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 30
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Lina D'Amico 07/02/14 05/02/15
Patrick Debucquois 03/07/14 30/06/15


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

Social Policy
SGI and more specifically SSGI and HSGI
Active Inclusion
Integration and anti-discrimination policies
Social Economy
Civil Dialogue at national and European Level
European Governance and European Charter for Civil Society
Future of the EU and the role of Civil Society in this context
Participatory Democracy
European Statute of Association
Corporate Social Responsability
Satellite Accounts for NPOs
Public Procurement
Company Law

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 12
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Caritas Belgica (100 members)
  • UNIPSO - B (100 members)
  • Fonda - F (100 members)
  • UNIOPSS - F (133 members)
  • BAGFW - D (100 members)
  • Europa Haz - H (100 members)
  • EGCA - Luxembourg (76 members)
  • FAMNA - S (48 members)
  • Asociace NNO - CZ (13 members)
  • Frivillighet Norge N (100 members)
  • ACW-Belgium (8 members)
  • MOC-Belgium (6 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 network of non-profit social services providers


Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 56,000
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources:
0 : 0
from other sources: 56,000
- donations: 5,000
- contributions from members: 51,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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