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Save the Children EU Office

Identification number in the register: 11610562644-55
Registration date: 20/11/2009 11:48:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 05/11/2014 08:52:45
The date of the last annual update was: 05/11/2014 08:52:45

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Save the Children EU Office

Registered in Belgium as Operational Centre of Save the Children International, registered Charity under UK law

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Rue du Tröne, 60
Brussels 1040

(+32) 025127851

(+32) 25132903


    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Ester Asin

Director and EU Representative, Save the Children EU Office

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Ester Asin

Director and EU Representative

    Goals / remit

Save the Children is the world's largest independent organisation for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. It is made up of 29 national organisations with a global staff of more than 14,000 working together.

From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children helps children to achieve a happy, healthy and secure childhood. Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

As long as there are children in need, Save the Children will find innovative ways to help them survive and thrive. Save the Children is growing and strengthening its capability to fight for children's rights and to deliver immediate and lasting improvements worldwide.

For 90 years, national Save the Children organisations have committed themselves to bring about a better world for children. Increasingly, over recent years, these organisations have brought together their different cultures, experiences and resources to achieve a greater impact in their work and provide a stronger global voice for children.

Our Vision: Save the Children's vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our Mission: Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our Values:

ACCOUNTABILITY: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.

AMBITION: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

COLLABORATION: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

CREATIVITY: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

INTEGRITY: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.

The Save the Children advocacy office in Brussels carries out advocacy on behalf of 13 European Save the Children organisations. Like other Save the Children organisations, its members work with and for children in their own countries and abroad.

The principle of children's rights lies at the heart of the advocacy of the Brussels office, which aims to help further children's rights in Europe and elsewhere by promoting children's interests in European policy making, funding and programmes.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local


On behalf of Save the Children the persons listed below have had, during 2009, 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 institutions; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of Save the Children carrying out such activities:

In the advocacy office in Brussels:
Ester Asin, Director with specific focus on children's rights; child sexual abuse and exploitation, child abuse images; violence; child participation
Jacqueline Hale, Advocacy Manager, with specific focus on EU external affairs including development policy, humanitarian aid, foreign and security policy, including e.g. newborn child survival, education, child protection, children affected by crisis
Frazer Goodwin, Senior Advocacy Adviser, with specific focus on EU external affairs including development policy, including e.g. newborn and child survival, nutrition, education, and children rights
Daphne Bouteillet, Senior Advocacy Adviser, with specific focus on asylum, migration and trafficking including e.g. the rights of separated/unaccompanied minors
Manuela Smolinski, Child Rights Adviser with focus on child rights governance

None of these persons have worked for the EU institutions within 5 years of acting for Save the Children

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


Ester Asin
Jacqueline Hale
Manuela Smolinski
Frazer Goodwin
Olivia Mertens
Daphne Bouteillet
Stijn De Lameilleure

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Frazer Goodwin 07/11/2014 05/11/2015
Manuela Smolinski 07/08/2014 05/08/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation



Save the Children is a member of the following networks that work specifically on EU affairs:

NGO Action Group on Children's Rights (CRAG)
Crisis Action
Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict
Child Protection in Crisis Coalition
UNHCR NGO Platform
Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN)

Save the Children places great emphasis on developing partnerships with other NGOs and organisations that work for children's rights and has established many partnerships with organisations in Europe and in developing countries.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  11/2013

389,584 €






389,584 €


389,584 €

350,000  € - 400,000  €

Save the Children has stated here the budget for its Brussels advocacy office between January - December 2013.

    Code of conduct

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