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Profile of registrant

Friends of the Countryside asbl

Identification number in the register: 76014811270-77
Registration date: 27/02/09 19:19:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/02/14 14:22:31
The date of the last annual update was 21/02/14 14:22:31


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Friends of the Countryside asbl
Acronym: FCS asbl
Legal status: non profit making association
Website address: http://www.friendsofthecountryside.net

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Thierry de l'ESCAILLE
Position: Secretary General - CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Marie-Alice BUDNIOK
Position: Director of legal affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 67 Rue de Trèves 
Brussels 1040
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 02 234 30 00
Fax number: (+32) 02 234 30 09
Other contact information: tel: +32 (0)2 234 30 06
fax: +32 (0)2 234 30 09
thierry.delescaille@elo.org
legal@elo.org

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Friends of the Countryside network is a non-profit association founded in 1998,and grouping more than 600 private property owners and entrepreneurs in the 28 EU Member States and candidate countries. Not only does it allow eminent persons to express their support for rural private property and its various functions, but also
to establish a network of decision-makers, entrepreneurs and rural property owners.This network of "family business network” aims to defend the role of rural private property on a European scale.
Friends of the Countryside promotes the holistic economic, social and environmental management of the countryside,
Supporting private business and rural property throughout the European Union and its adherent members.
The future of Europe’s countryside is dependent on the individual management decisions of its millions of entrepreneurs and private landowners. The future depends on a strong relationship between them and the public authorities
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

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

Number of persons: 3
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:


Friends of the Countryside, and its sister organisation ELO, have dedicated themselves to:
Promoting the holistic economic, social and environmental management of the countryside,
Supporting private business and rural property throughout the European Union and its adherent members.
It is our belief that the future of Europe’s countryside is dependent on the individual management decisions of its millions of entrepreneurs and private landowners. The future depends on a strong relationship between them and the public authorities. Friends of the Countryside participated to a series of publications (a book in 2009-2010 available upon request) available on the website and upon request.

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

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 600
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • SWITZERLAND
  • UNITED STATES
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.




European Landowners Organization; Young Friends of the Countryside

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 566,000
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 566,000
- donations: 266,000
- contributions from members: 300,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

external auditing, publicity, annual report

Code of conduct

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