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Profile of registrant

International Crisis Group

Identification number in the register: 72899131664-09
Registration date: 10/05/09 13:06:22

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/05/14 15:48:03
The date of the last annual update was 06/05/14 15:47:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Crisis Group
Acronym: Crisis Group
Legal status: The International Crisis Group is an independent, multinational, not-for-profit organisation, based as a legal entity at 1629 K Street NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20006, USA.
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Louise Arbour
Position: President and CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul Quinn-Judge
Position: Director, Europe and Central Asia Program

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 149 Avenue Louise 24th floor
Brussels 1050
Telephone number: (+32) 2 502 90 38
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: For contact details of other Crisis Group advocacy representations, go to:

To read our 2014 Annual Report, go to:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, the European Union and the World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.

Crisis Group’s reports, and the advocacy associated with them, aim to have direct impact on conflict prevention, management and resolution across the world. Crisis Group has been visible and effective in assisting policymakers determine how best to handle terrorism, nuclear proliferation, impunity for international crimes, trafficking in arms and drugs and other problems associated with fragile or conflict-prone states. Increasingly, high-level interlocutors tell Crisis Group that its work in support of international peace and security has become indispensable.

There are five main ways in which Crisis Group plays a key role in preventing and resolving conflict:

- Ringing early warning alarm bells through its long-term presence in and coverage of many conflict situations, in its reports, in the monthly CrisisWatch bulletin and in specific ‘conflict risk alerts’ (eg in Mali, Sudan, Syria);

- Producing independent and expert field-based analysis and advice on specific policy issues vis-à-vis scores of conflict or potential conflict situations around the world, helping policymakers in the UN Security Council, the European Union, regional organisations, donor countries and the countries at risk themselves do better in preventing, managing and resolving conflict;

- Providing objective analysis and detailed actor mapping unobtainable elsewhere on developments regarding conflict, mass violence and terrorism (eg, on the Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia and the FARC in Colombia);

- Offering new strategic thinking on some of the world’s most intractable conflicts and crises, challenging or refining prevailing wisdom (eg, on Kosovo, Myanmar, Sudan/South Sudan, Somalia, the Arab-Israeli conflict and Afghanistan/Pakistan); and

- Focusing international attention on forgotten conflicts and peacebuilding processes (eg, on Guinea-Bissau, Sri Lanka, Nagorno-Karabakh, Colombia and Guatemala) when the world’s attention has shifted elsewhere.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

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

Number of persons: 130
Complementary information: The majority of Crisis Group's staff might at one point or another be engaged in activities falling under the scope of the register. The permanent staff responsible specifically for EU research and advocacy are 3 persons.

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:

Presenting and advocating field-based analysis for conflict prevention and resolution.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Development
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Humanitarian Aid


Total number of members that are natural persons: 130
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

  • IRAQ
Complementary information:


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

Crisis Group is a member of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO). A platform of European NGOs, networks of NGOs and think tanks active in the field of peacebuilding, who share an interest in promoting sustainable peacebuilding policies among decision-makers in the European Union:

Crisis Group is a partner orgasnisation of Crisis Action, an international, non-profit organisation which aims to help avert conflicts, prevent human rights abuses and ensure governments fulfil their obligations to protect civilians.

Crisis Action works closely with a diverse range of partners who are all concerned with tackling the immediate effects or long-term consequences of conflict. We aim to help them increase the impact of their responses to current and emerging conflict-related crises.

Crisis Action operates in a flexible manner with partners choosing to engage in temporary "opt-in" alliances on specific crises:

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2013 - 05/2014
Total budget: 14,291,843
of which public financing: 5,906,339
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 972,973
- from national sources: 4,467,155
- from local/regional sources:
Third Countries (public bodies) : 466,211
from other sources: 8,385,504
- donations: 2,467,386
- contributions from members:
Donations (other sources) : 5,918,118
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 1500000  € - 1750000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Crisis Group's 2013 Financial Statements and Auditors' Report is available at:

Code of conduct

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