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Profile of registrant

Eurodiaconia

Identification number in the register: 4293010684-55
Registration date: 27/11/08 09:52:28

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/11/14 18:06:39
The date of the last annual update was 12/11/14 18:06:39


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Eurodiaconia
Acronym:
Legal status: aisbl registered in Belgium
Website address: http://www.eurodiaconia.org/

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Heather Roy
Position: Eurodiaconia Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Heather Roy
Position: secretary general

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 166 Rue Joseph II 
Bruxelles 1000
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 2 234 38 60
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Eurodiaconia is a federation of organisations, institutions and churches providing social and health services and education on a Christian values base in 23 European countries, territories and regions. We have three strategic aims: to ensure quality of life for all in a social Europe; link institutions of diaconia, social initiatives, and churches in Europe; and to be and enhance networks of competence.

Eurodiaconia is a member of the Social Platform. Rather than being merely interest representatives, NGO members of the Social Platform represent a structured voice of engaged citizens and civil society. They present the diversity of voices across Europe, channel viewpoints and values of thousands of people working at a grassroots level in the political decision-making process. Additionally, they make people and local organisations discuss European decision-making and propose appropriate measures to address these concerns.

In that respect, NGOs member of the 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.

Eurodiaconia is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. Eurodiaconia 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 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, and 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 guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of 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 Eurodiaconia, carry out such activities.

Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. Find the guidelines on http://www.act4europe.org/register or http://www.alter-eu.org
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: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Clotilde Foulquier 15/11/14 13/11/15
Catherine Storry 15/10/14 13/10/15
Stephan Burger 28/10/14 24/10/15
Heather Roy 14/11/14 12/11/15

Activities

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


On behalf of Eurodiaconia, the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, 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 institution.

Laura Jones, policy officer:
Dossiers:State aid, public procurement, European Social Fund, healthy ageing and elderly care, quality in social services, social innovation, social business, social impact measurement.
Worked as assistant to MEP Terry Wynn (UK) in the European Parliament from 1/05 to 6/06

Clotilde Clark Foulquier, policy Officer
Dossiers: Poverty and social exclusion, Europe 2020 and the European Semester, Homelessness, over-indebtedness and financial inclusion.

Catherine Mallet, policy Officer
Dossiers: Migration, Roma, active inclusion, child poverty, and volunteering.

Heather Roy, Secretary General, overall policy co-ordination and representation.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Youth

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • ARMENIA
  • ICELAND
  • NORWAY
  • SERBIA
  • 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.




Social Platform. European-Anti-Poverty-Network (EAPN).
Social Services Europe
European Alliance for Volunteering

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 464,274
of which public financing: 309,442
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
European PROGRESS grant : 309,442
from other sources: 154,832
- donations: 17,173
- contributions from members: 137,659
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying, Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU, Eurodiaconia has calculated that it spent an estimated €20,465 in 2008 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.”

NGOs member of the Social Platform funding are 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.