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Light For The World

Identification number in the register: 74313108109-71
Registration date: 20/02/2012 11:38:33

The information on this entity was last modified on: 05/02/2015 18:18:24
The date of the last annual update was: 05/02/2015 18:18:24
Next update due latest on: 05/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Light For The World


gemeinnüteiger Verein

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Niederhofstraße, 26/3
Vienna 1120

(+43) 18101300

Rue de l'Industrie, 10
Brussels 1000

(+32) 28932495

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Rupert Roniger

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Steffie Neyens

EU Liaison Officer

    Goals / remit

Note: this covers activities for the year 2014.
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is one of the leading European NGOs dedicated to restoring eyesight, preventing blindness, providing rehabilitation and access to inclusive education, and promoting the human rights of people with disabilities. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD provides access to treatment and rehabilitation for persons with disabilities by supporting local partner organisations. We also commit ourselves to the task of creating new opportunities for persons with disabilities, to increase mobility with the help of devices, to start initiatives that will provide education and income, and to support people with disabilities to exercise their rights.
In addition, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is committed to raising awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities within their family, communities and national contexts, as well as within the wider development agenda. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is committed to transparency about EU interest representation.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is committed to transparency about EU lobbying. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD believes that the Transparency Register fails basic transparency standards and does not yet live up to its name. We support ALTER-EU's demand for a mandatory nature of the register, safeguards against underreporting, and publication of the names of interest
When registering, we have therefore chosen to provide additional information that we consider necessary and relevant 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 monitoring and 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 LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, 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 or

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

EP Report on the EU and the global development framework after 2015 (2014/2143(INI))
EC Communication "A decent Life for all: from vision to collective action" (COM (2014) 335)
Council conclusions on a transformative post-2015 agenda

ACP-EU JPA Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment draft report on the social and economic consequences of malnutrition in ACP countries

Annual Action Programme 2014 for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) to be financed under budget line 21 04 01 of the general budget of the European Union

EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on
Human Rights and Democracy

Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the European Union (SWD(2014) 182)





We follow the work of the Disability Intergroup


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

100%: 1   75%: 1   25%: 1



On behalf of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD 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 institutions; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD carrying out such activities:

Steffie Neyens, EU Liaison Officer

Johannes Trimmel, Director international Programmes and Policy

François Carbonez, Policy Officer

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Steffie Neyens 19/09/2014 17/09/2015
François Carbonez 15/04/2015 13/04/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • External Relations
  • Humanitarian Aid

    Membership and affiliation


Licht Für die Welt(9),
Light For The World Belgium(3),
Light For The World Netherlands(7),
Svetlo Pro Svet(4)

  • NETHERLANDS - International Agency for the Prevention of Blindess (IAPB) - VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight - International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) - International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) - Global Campaign for Education - International Coalition for Trachoma Control/ICTC - End Exclusion Project

    Financial data

01/2013  -  01/2014

< 9,999 €

21,824,687 €

3,780,112 €


642,957 €


3,137,155 €

18,044,575 €

12,245,377 €

3,000,458 €

435,221 €

1,071,202 €

1,160,946 €

47,002 €

84,369 €

Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has calculated that it spent an estimated € 90.000 in 2014 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.

    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:
Guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU