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Profile of registrant

Platform of European Social NGOs

Identification number in the register: 85083981189-35
Registration date: 20/02/09 09:54:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/02/14 09:38:47
The date of the last annual update was 17/02/14 09:38:47

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Platform of European Social NGOs
Acronym: Social Platform
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Pierre BAUSSAND
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Pierre BAUSSAND
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 18 Square de Meeus 
Brussels 1050
Telephone number: (+32) 5113714
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Social Platform is the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice and participatory democracy in Europe. Consisting of 42 pan-European networks of NGOs, Social Platform campaigns to ensure that EU policies are developed in partnership with the people they affect, respecting fundamental rights, promoting solidarity and improving lives.

Rather than being merely interest representatives, NGOs member of Social Platform represent a structured voice of engaged citizens and civil society.

In that respect, NGOs member of Social Platform build European solidarity and help reduce the gap between politicians and citizens by enabling local organisations and people to participate in European decisions which have an impact on their lives.

Social Platform is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. Social Platform believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all the relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow the guidelines that result from consultation with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobbying transparency as well as experts on US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, and a list of those who, on behalf of Social Platform, carry out such activities.

Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. You can find the guidelines on “"
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: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Pierre BAUSSAND 24/01/14 22/01/15
Valentina CAIMI 24/01/14 22/01/15
Herlinde VANHOOYDONCK 25/01/14 22/01/15
Annika RYNGBECK 24/01/14 22/01/15


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

- Future of Europe and the Lisbon Treaty
- EU strategy on sustainable development
- EU social agenda
- Active European citizenship, civil dialogue and participatory democracy
- EU Budget
- Transparency
- Equality and the fight against discrimination
- Work life balance
- Fight against poverty
- Services of General Interest
- Inclusive labour market
- Social Economy
- Migration policies

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 45
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • AGE Platform Europe - The European Older People's Platform (150 members)
  • ATD Fourth World International Movement (33 members)
  • Autism Europe (77 members)
  • Caritas Europa (50 members)
  • Combined European Bureau for Social Development (CEBSD) (9 members)
  • Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU (COFACE) (54 members)
  • Eurochild (106 members)
  • Eurodiaconia (33 members)
  • European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN) (49 members)
  • European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) (27 members)
  • European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilitie (121 members)
  • European Blind Union (EBU) (45 members)
  • European Platformfor Rehabilitation (26 members)
  • European Confederation of Workers' Co-operatives, Social Cooperatives (29 members)
  • European Council for Non-Profit Organisations (CEDAG) (30 members)
  • European Disability Forum (EDF) (108 members)
  • European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeles (100 members)
  • European Federation of Older Persons (EURAG) (41 members)
  • European Federation of Unpaid Parents and Carers at Home (FEFAF) (18 members)
  • CECODHAS Housing Europe (55 members)
  • European Network Against Racism (ENAR) (600 members)
  • European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) (100 members)
  • European Social Action Network (ESAN) (45 members)
  • European Women's Lobby (EWL) (58 members)
  • European Youth Forum (YFJ) (97 members)
  • International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) (15 members)
  • Mental Health Europe (MHE) (79 members)
  • Solidar (53 members)
  • The European Association of Societies of Persons with Intellectual Dis (66 members)
  • The European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association ( (323 members)
  • The European Volunteer Centre (CEV) (75 members)
  • The International Federation of the Christian Associations of Italian (7 members)
  • Workability Europe (42 members)
  • Association des Femmes de l'Europe Méridionale (AFEM) (1 members)
  • European Roma Information Office (ERIO) (77 members)
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) (40 members)
  • Red Cross EU Office (27 members)
  • Youth and European Social Work (YES Forum) (18 members)
  • European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN) (36 members)
  • World Association of Girls Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS) (39 members)
  • International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) (32 members)
  • European Forum of Muslim Momen (EFOMW) (16 members)
  • International Union of Tenants (IUT) (59 members)
  • Platform for international cooperation on undocumented migrants (PICUM (100 members)
  • Transgender Europe (TGEU) (26 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.

Social Platfrom is a member of the civil society contact group ( and of the Spring alliance (

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 798,625
of which public financing: 700,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 700,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 98,625
- donations:
- contributions from members: 49,939
Expert fees : 15,510
Other income : 12,208
non eligible membership fees : 20,968
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 700000  € - 800000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group, Social Platform has calculated that it has spent an estimated 250 000 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision making processes of the European Union Institutions. This figure is arrived at by calculating 50% of the staff costs for staff who work on policy, plus 50% of meetings organised where an element of such meetings included trying to influence policy.

Funding of Social Platform is used to help reduce the gap between politicians and citizens by enabling local organisations and people to participate in European decisions which have an impact on their lives. NGOs do so through their participatory structures and by organising working groups, seminars, workshops in which participants from all over Europe gather and propose appropriate measures to address their concerns. In that respect, their bottom-up and participatory approach build European solidarity.

Code of conduct

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