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Profile of registrant

Fédération Internationale des Corps et Associations Consulaires

Identification number in the register: 39068194588-61
Registration date: 23/11/10 11:14:32

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/11/14 10:57:59
The date of the last annual update was 03/11/14 10:57:59


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Fédération Internationale des Corps et Associations Consulaires
Acronym: F.I.C.A.C.
Legal status: association internationale sans but lucratif
Website address: http://www.ficacworld.org

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Aykut Eken
Position: Secrétaire Général

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Patrick Debus
Position: Secrétaire Permanent

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 246/1 avenue de Tervuren 
Brussels 1150
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 27625146
Fax number: (+32) 27628667
Other contact information: Vice-President and Chairman of the International Relations Committee :
Mr. Costas Lefkaritis
126 B Franglinou Rousvelt Ave., P.O. Box 50042
3011 Limassol - Cyprus
Tel : +357 2536 2670
Fax : +357 2536 9060
Email : lefkos@spidernet.com.cy

Contact person : Mr. Patrick Debus
246 avenue de Tervuren
B1150 Brussels - Belgium
Tel : +32 2 762 51 46
Fax : +32 2 762 86 67
email : ficac@skynet.be

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Federation is the organization of Consular Corps and Consular Associations throughout the world.
The Federation is non-profit making. It shall abstain from all religious or political activities and from the practice of any dis-crimination on grounds of race, sex, colour, religion or such other grounds as enumerated in relevant international human rights trea-ties.
The main objectives of the Federation, as a global network, are:
a. to enhance the performance of consular services on behalf of sending States in receiving States,
b. to support and improve the status, legitimacy and effective-ness of all consular officers, and to seek the extension of such of the well-recognized facilities, privileges and immunities to Honorary Consular Officers by the receiving States as are necessary for the efficient discharge of their functions with dignity, while taking note of the fact that honorary consular officers, in comparison with ca-reer consular officers and diplomatic agents performing consular functions, do not enjoy all facilities, privileges and immunities granted by receiving States and, in many cases, do not have the same links with the sending States which appoint them,
c. to encourage the establishment of new Associations and their membership of the Federation,
d. to pursue clarity about the legal position of honorary consuls as compared to the legal position of career consuls
e. to promote and protect the interests of its Member Associa-tions and to encourage co-operation amongst them,
f. to promote and improve contacts and friendship amongst Consuls throughout the world,
g. to become a member and/or attend meetings of appropriate organizations whose activities affect the status, interests and func-tions of consuls,
h. to promote implementation of the Convention of Vienna, to encourage its ratification by non-signatory States and to seek, when appropriate, to influence any amendments to it,
i. to encourage States, in both their receiving and sending ca-pacities, to recognize and support Associations, Member Associa-tions and the Federation,
j. to educate a wider public about the nature and importance of consular functions, to work to ensure the rights of all persons to ac-cess to consular services.
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: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

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


a. to enhance the performance of consular services on behalf of sending States in receiving States,
b. to support and improve the status, legitimacy and effective-ness of all consular officers, and to seek the extension of such of the well-recognized facilities, privileges and immunities to Honorary Consular Officers by the receiving States as are necessary for the efficient discharge of their functions with dignity, while taking note of the fact that honorary consular officers, in comparison with ca-reer consular officers and diplomatic agents performing consular functions, do not enjoy all facilities, privileges and immunities granted by receiving States and, in many cases, do not have the same links with the sending States which appoint them,
c. to encourage the establishment of new Associations and their membership of the Federation,
d. to pursue clarity about the legal position of honorary consuls as compared to the legal position of career consuls
e. to promote and protect the interests of its Member Associa-tions and to encourage co-operation amongst them,
f. to promote and improve contacts and friendship amongst Consuls throughout the world,
g. to become a member and/or attend meetings of appropriate organizations whose activities affect the status, interests and func-tions of consuls,
h. to promote implementation of the Convention of Vienna, to encourage its ratification by non-signatory States and to seek, when appropriate, to influence any amendments to it,
i. to encourage States, in both their receiving and sending ca-pacities, to recognize and support Associations, Member Associa-tions and the Federation,
j. to educate a wider public about the nature and importance of consular functions, to work to ensure the rights of all persons to ac-cess to consular services.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Trade

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 6
Number of member organisations: 71
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • ACHA Argentina (11 members)
  • ACCA Aruba (12 members)
  • Honorary Consular Corps Bahamas (33 members)
  • Forum of Consuls in Bangladesh (23 members)
  • HCC Barbados (27 members)
  • Belgian Consular Union (170 members)
  • HCC Bolivia (42 members)
  • Corpo Consular Brazil (66 members)
  • HCC Columbia (11 members)
  • Cuerpo Consular de Curaçao (30 members)
  • HCC Cyprus (104 members)
  • HCC Czech Republic (21 members)
  • HCC Dominican Republic (26 members)
  • HCC Ecuador (7 members)
  • HCC Egypt (9 members)
  • Helsinki Consular Corps (70 members)
  • HCC Ghana (15 members)
  • HCC Greece (20 members)
  • HCC Guatemala (5 members)
  • HCC Haiti (42 members)
  • HCC Honduras (8 members)
  • Association of Honorary Consuls in Hong Kong & Macau (20 members)
  • HCC Hungary (15 members)
  • Corps Consulaire Icelande (88 members)
  • HCC-Diplomatique India (60 members)
  • HCC Indonesia (13 members)
  • HCC Israel (150 members)
  • HCC Jamaica (48 members)
  • HCC Jordan (24 members)
  • HCC Liechtenstein (22 members)
  • HCC Madagascar (5 members)
  • HCC Malaysia (12 members)
  • HCC Malawi (3 members)
  • HCC Malta (15 members)
  • HCC Marocco (7 members)
  • HCC Mauritius (11 members)
  • Andeco Mexico (84 members)
  • Association des Consuls Honoraires de Monaco (57 members)
  • HCC Nepal (28 members)
  • HCC New Zealand (7 members)
  • HCC Nicaragua (5 members)
  • HCC Nigeria (3 members)
  • Corps Consulaire de Norvège (170 members)
  • HCC Pakistan Lahore (45 members)
  • HCC Pakistan Karachi (30 members)
  • HCC Panama (13 members)
  • HCC Paraguay (12 members)
  • HCC Peru (11 members)
  • HCC Philippines (27 members)
  • Russia Honorary Consul League (11 members)
  • HCC Sint Christopher and Nevis (3 members)
  • Corps Consulair Aragon Spain (8 members)
  • HCC Slovenia (28 members)
  • Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka (44 members)
  • HCC Suriname (26 members)
  • HCC Thailand (57 members)
  • HCC Turkey (30 members)
  • HCC Trinidad and Tobago (30 members)
  • HCC Uruguay (7 members)
  • HCC Las Vegas USA (15 members)
  • HCC Seattle USA (12 members)
  • HCC Vietnam (11 members)
  • HCC Puglia & Basilicata Italy (21 members)
  • AHC Serbia (6 members)
  • AHC Georgia (8 members)
  • AHC Belarus (19 members)
  • AHC FYROM (10 members)
  • Netherlands Consusular Association (130 members)
  • AHCA Albania (27 members)
  • HC Benin (15 members)
  • UCHF France (162 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • BELGIUM
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • ITALY
  • MALTA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN

  • ALBANIA
  • ARGENTINA
  • ARUBA
  • BAHAMAS
  • BANGLADESH
  • BARBADOS
  • BELARUS
  • BENIN
  • BHUTAN
  • BOLIVIA
  • BRAZIL
  • COLOMBIA
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • ECUADOR
  • EGYPT
  • GEORGIA
  • GHANA
  • GUATEMALA
  • HAITI
  • HONDURAS
  • HONG KONG
  • ICELAND
  • INDIA
  • INDONESIA
  • ISRAEL
  • JAMAICA
  • JORDAN
  • LAOS, PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • MACAO
  • MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAWI
  • MALAYSIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • MEXICO
  • MONACO
  • MOROCCO
  • MYANMAR
  • NEPAL
  • NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NICARAGUA
  • NIGERIA
  • NORWAY
  • PAKISTAN
  • PANAMA
  • PERU
  • PHILIPPINES
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
  • SRI LANKA
  • SURINAM
  • THAILAND
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  • TURKEY
  • UNITED STATES
  • URUGUAY
  • VIETNAM
Complementary information:

Networking

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




Recognized as NGO with ECOSOC Status by United Nations since 1993.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 23,440
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 23,440
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 23,440
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Personal financial contribution (travel cost, accomodation and meals) of each delegate attending our meetings, forum, events.

Code of conduct

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