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Profile of registrant

Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten

Identification number in the register: 32705794105-55
Registration date: 01/09/10 14:48:08

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/08/14 17:57:37
The date of the last annual update was 15/08/14 17:55:17

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten
Acronym: VNG
Legal status: Vereniging
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Local, regional and municipal authorities (at sub-national level)

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Jantine Kriens
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Annemiek Wissink
Position: Directeur Europa

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Nassaulaan 
P.O. box: 30435
Den Haag 2500 GK
Telephone number: (+3170) 3738393
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: House of Cities, Municipalities and Regions
Square De Meeûs 1
1000 Brussel

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Represent the interests of Dutch municipalities.
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: 8
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:

State Aid
Cohesion Policy
Public Procurement
Climate Change
Multi-level governance

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of 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.

Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (CEEP)
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 52,804,000
of which public financing: 19,108,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 6,462,000
- from local/regional sources: 12,646,000
from other sources: 33,696,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 19,826,000
Financiele Baten en Lasten : 3,089,000
Resultaat deelnemingen : 3,116,000
Overige opbrengsten : 7,665,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 500000  € - 600000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

VNG annual financial statement is published online:
Overview of representation of Dutch Municipalities in EU organisations:

Code of conduct

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