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Profile of registrant

Quaker Council for European Affairs

Identification number in the register: 3960234639-24
Registration date: 14/11/08 11:24:31

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/02/14 16:39:01
The date of the last annual update was 28/10/13 20:26:22


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Quaker Council for European Affairs
Acronym: QCEA
Legal status: AISBL
Website address: http://www.qcea.org

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Alexandra Bosbeer
Position: Head of Office

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Alexandra Bosbeer
Position: Head of Office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 50 Square Ambiorix 
Brussels 1000
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+322) 2304935
Fax number: (+322) 2306370
Other contact information: QCEA blog: http://qceablog.wordpress.com

QCEA Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quaker-Council-for-European-Affairs-QCEA/208820802584092?ref=stream

QCEA Twitter account: @QCEA

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The twin goals of the Quaker Council for European Affairs are: first, to engage Quakers and those in close sympathy with Quakers in Europe, in the political processes of the European institutions; and, second, to influence, where possible, the policies of the European institutions in line with the values and concerns of Quakers and those in close sympathy with Quakers in Europe, on matters relating to peace, human rights, economic justice, energy security, sustainability, democratic governance, and transparency.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: We employ:
1 Representative/Head of Office
1 Deputy Representative
2 Programme Assistants (Stagaires/Interns)
All of these staff spend most of their time on advocacy, i.e. activities which fall under the scope of this register.
We also employ a part-time office manager.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Christopher Diskin 26/09/13 24/09/14
Andrew Lane 22/02/14 20/02/15
Alexandra Bosbeer 26/09/13 24/09/14

Activities

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


QCEA currently has a single Head of Office and a small team of three Programme Assistants.
On behalf of the Quaker Council for European Affairs, the persons listed below have had, during 2013, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of the Quaker Council for European Affairs carrying out such activities:

Alexandra Bosbeer - Representative and Head of Office
EU policy on sustainability
EU policy on peacebuilding
EIB Social and Environmental Standards
EU Policy in Israel/Palestine
Internal/external coherence with regard to human rights
CSR

Gordon Matthews - Joint Representative to March 2013
Horizon 2020, European Security Research Programme and Consultation about future direction in both
EU policy in Israel/Palestine

Bethany Squire (from September 2012 to September 2013)
EU climate, ecosystem services, and energy policy

Christopher Venables (from September 2012 to September 2013)
EU policy in defence and peace
EU policy in Israel/Palestine

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 9
Number of member organisations: 15
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (16,000 members)
  • Ireland Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1,500 members)
  • German Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (270 members)
  • Norway Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (150 members)
  • Sweden Yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (100 members)
  • Netherlands Yearly Meeting of the Relgious Society of Friends (100 members)
  • France Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (60 members)
  • Switzerland Yearly Meeting of the Religious Societh of Friends (75 members)
  • Belgium and Luxembourg Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Fri (40 members)
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation EMES (20,000 members)
  • Europe and Middle East Young Friends (100 members)
  • Denmark Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (30 members)
  • QCEA British Committee (15 members)
  • Friends of QCEA - Netherlands (VVQREA) (10 members)
  • Europe and Middle East Section of Friends World Committee for Consulta (120 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • NORWAY
  • PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORY
  • SWITZERLAND
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.




The Quaker Council for European Affairs belongs to the following networks:

European Peacebuiding Liaison Office
Human Rights and Democracy Network
Civil Society Contact Group

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 397,062
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 397,062
- donations: 80,669
- contributions from members: 145,692
Grant Giving Trusts : 49,232
Lettings Income : 22,705
Publications and Events : 7,025
Income towards renovation and maintenance of building : 54,294
Bank Interest : 1,208
Reimbursements of direct costs : 26,924
Restricted funds for specific projects : 9,313
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

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