Navigation path

Additional tools

    Profile of registrant

Context, international cooperation

Identification number in the register: 05982646430-25
Registration date: 15/08/2011 15:22:48

The information on this entity was last modified on: 17/09/2015 09:16:19
The date of the last annual update was: 17/09/2015 09:16:19
Next update due latest on: 17/09/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Context, international cooperation

private limited

    Section of registration

I - Professional consultancies/law firms/self-employed consultants

Professional consultancies

    Contact details

Ramstraat 31
Utrecht 3581 HD


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Fons van der Velden


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Fons van der Velden


    Goals / remit

Context, international cooperation was established as a social business in the Netherlands in 1998. Due to the fact that in the Netherlands it is not possible to register as a social enterprise, and facing regular difficulties functioning as a social business in the context of international cooperation, Context, international cooperation established its non-profit associate Context Foundation in 2012. The Context Foundation is fully owned by Context, i.e. it is entirely subsidised by Context, international cooperation.

Context, international cooperation offers research and dissemination packages, trainings and consultancy services at an international level to organisations that deliver genuine social change. Context’s staff believes that as change makers, it is our duty to support efforts made to combat poverty, resist exclusion and counter violation of human rights. Beyond its own staff members, Context has grown to include a network of social entrepreneurs, local businesses, development organisations, policy makers and academics in Asia (mainly South Asia and Indo-China), Africa (mainly East and South Africa) and Europe (mainly the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK).

Organisations that are inspired and passionate about creating a positive change in society and those that aim for competitiveness and financial sustainability can count on the support of Context. We provide support to organisations to (re)position themselves; to understand, grow and scale their business models; and to better understand how to increase social impact. Professional research expertise and tailor-made support are core to our work, as we believe that every case is unique, faces unique challenges and is embedded in a unique environmental context.

Context’s core areas of expertise include Social & Economic Impact Assessment; Monitoring & Evaluation; Action Research; Strategic Development; Operational Support; and Business Development Support. After its establishment in 2012, Context Foundation commenced its activities in 2013. The foundation’s core activities include research, consultancy services, facilitation of trainings, and knowledge dissemination regarding international cooperation and social business.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

International cooperation (in the fields of value chain development, lobby and advocacy, health, private initiatives et cetera)
Capacity development
Organisational learning
Social business







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2   75%: 3   25%: 1



No person is engaged in activities aiming at influencing the EU decision making process

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Development
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Public Health

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

50,000 € - 99,999 €

< 99,999 €


No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

The financial report of Context is on an annual basis submitted to the Chambers of Commerce in Utrecht and can be consulted

    Code of conduct

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