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Platform of European Social NGOs

Identification number in the register: 85083981189-35
Registration date: 20/02/2009 09:54:26

The information on this entity was last modified on: 09/06/2015 11:25:35
The date of the last annual update was: 10/04/2015 12:38:40
Next update due latest on: 10/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Platform of European Social NGOs

Social Platform


    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Square de Meeus, 18
Brussels 1050


    Person with legal responsibility



    Person in charge of EU relations



    Goals / remit

Social Platform is the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice and participatory democracy in Europe. Consisting of 48 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 “"


    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013 (COM/2015/010 final - 2015/0009 (COD))
- Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM/2015/098 final - 2015/0051 (NLE))
- Trade and Investment Strategy for Jobs and Growth (European Commission Work Programme 2015, ne initiatives, no. 15) and in particular the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), including the Parliament recommendations (European Parliament Legislative Observatory – 2014/2228 (ini)
- DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC (Eur-lex database)
- Evaluation of Directive 2002/90/EC defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence and of Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA on the strengthening of the penal framework to prevent the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence to reconciling effective fight against smuggling with the need to avoid criminalising humanitarian assistance. Results expected for 2015. European Commission Annual Work Programme 2015: REFIT Actions no. 66
- Negotiations on the Proposal for a Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation European Parliament Legislative Observatory: Interinstitutional File: 2008/0140


13 February 2014: 9 principles for meaningful social innovation

8 April 2014: A better Europe now: launch of the Spring Alliance Manifesto

23-24 September 2014: European Citizens Summit – beyond Europe’s growth obsession 23-24 September

20 November 2014: Side event at the European Platform Against poverty: Social Economy Enterprises and public procurement - a win-win combination for social inclusion!

8-9 December 2014: Networking meeting and conference in Riga, Latvia

9 December 2014: The EU Social Clause - let’s use it

16 February 2015: Social impact investing and its role in the future social public/private investments: Continuing dialogue

Position papers & publications

Spring Alliance manifesto: A better Europe now (March 2014)
Employment - how to make labour markets inclusive (March 2014)
Annual report 2013 (May2014)
Mid-term review of Europe 2020 (June 2014)
EU directive on adequate minimum income (June 2014)
Maximising the potential of social economy and social enterprises (July 2014)
Rebalancing economic and social stabilisation in the EU: towards a common Unemployment Benefit Scheme? (July 2014)
Financing of social services (December 2014)
EU internal strategy to promote human rights (December 2014)
Minimum wage (February 2015)







- 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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Pierre BAUSSAND 19/01/2016 18/01/2017
Valentina CAIMI 19/01/2016 18/01/2017
Helen JOSEPH 19/01/2016 18/01/2017
Gilberto PELOSI 05/12/2015 03/12/2016
Annika RYNGBECK 19/01/2016 18/01/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


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


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

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

300,000 € - 399,999 €

745,662 €

598,785 €


Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

598,785 €

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

146,877 €

75,252 €

38,449 €

12,208 €

20,968 €

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.