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Profile of registrant

Médecins du monde / Doctors of the World International Network Head Office

Identification number in the register: 01914089427-29
Registration date: 27/08/12 16:00:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/08/14 09:06:24
The date of the last annual update was 05/08/14 09:06:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Médecins du monde / Doctors of the World International Network Head Office
Acronym: MdM
Legal status: international NGO
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  Brigaud Thierry
Position: President of MdM-France

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Vanbiervliet Frank
Position: European project coordinator

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 62 rue Marcadet 
Paris 75018
Telephone number: (+33) 144921437
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: EU representation of the MdM international network

Fank Vanbiervliet
European project coordinator
75 rue Botanique
B - 1000 Bruxelles
+32 2 225 43 26
+32 498 901 780

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Médecins du monde / Doctors of the World is an international aid organisation that provides medical care and gives a voice to vulnerable people all over the world: to victims of natural catastrophes, disease and armed conflicts, to refugees, minorities, children living on the streets and basically all people excluded from health care (including socially excluded groups such as homeless people, drug users, sex workers, undocumented migrants, asylum seekers, Roma communities, etc.)

Besides providing medical attention, we document and assess our patients’ situation to raise awareness on the condition of populations who have difficulties accessing healthcare. MdM uses as a basis for our advocacy work the data we systematically collect, which includes information on the social determinants of health and the patients’ state of health. Field work and data serve as the mainstay of the work we carry out with health professionals and institutions to obtain positive and long lasting changes in laws and practices.

Médecins du monde - Doctors of the World have been working in Europe since 1986. In total we run over 170 health programs in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Médecins du monde - Doctors of the World head a Europe wide
health advocacy project aimed at the enforcement of a fundamental human right: the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.

Our goals include:
• to ensure that everyone living in the EU benefits from equal access to health care coverage, especially for the
most vulnerable segments of the population. This includes effective access to prevention, diagnosis and adequate healthcare;

• to obtain changes in European Union policies on measles, HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, all of which fall within the EU’s mandate, in order to ensure access to treatment; and

• to provide healthcare and protection from deportation for seriously ill undocumented migrants in the EU, who cannot access adequate healthcare in their country of origin, because sending them back to a country where they will not receive adequate care leads to the serious deterioration of their health and, in certain circumstances, death.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Frank Vanbiervliet 18/11/14 14/11/15


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

- participation to parliamentary hearings
- contacts with MEPs
- contacts with members of the Commission and of independent EU agencies
- contacts and concrete collaborations with other civil society partners

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health


Total number of members that are natural persons: 15
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: Currently, our network has autonomous associations present in 15 countries: in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.

In total, these associations have run 342 programmes (national and international) in 76 countries in 2011.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

MdM International Network is a member of:
- the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
- the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

Financial data

Financial year: 05/2012 - 05/2013
Total budget: 198,333
of which public financing: 98,333
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 88,333
- from national sources: 10,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 100,000
- donations: 100,000
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The European project of Médecins du monde benefits from an EPIM grant during 3 years: from September 2012 to September 2015 onwards. EPIM is the European Programme for Integration and Migration,

Over three years, the total EPIM contribution will be 265.000€.

Code of conduct

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

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
European Charter of Humanitarian Aid - Krakow, March 31st 1990