AVSI Foundation

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.8 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    AVSI Foundation

    EU Transparency Register

    37924887335-21 First registered on 05 Dec 2011

    Goals / Remit

    AVSI Foundation is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1972, with headquarters in Milan, Italy and an office in Washington, DC.
    AVSI works for a world where the person, aware of her value and dignity, is the protagonist of his/her own integral development and that of his/her community, even in crisis and emergency contexts.
    At present, AVSI is operating in 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
    AVSI implements cooperation projects in various sectors with a preferential focus on education, meaning that the person is accompanied towards self-discovery and recognition that the other person is a resource.
    Each project is conceived of as an instrument to promote this awareness in everyone involved, has in itself a need for communicating and sharing, and creates an impact capable of generating a positive change.

    Main EU files targeted

    - New European Consensus on Development and 2030 Agenda (implementation)
    - European Parliament, Procedure file on the conclusion of the Partnership Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific (OACPS) States, of the other part 2021/2213(INI)
    - A new EU-Africa Strategy - a partnership for sustainable and inclusive development
    - Consultation on Commission delegated regulation establishing the Neighbourhood, development and international cooperation instrument- Global Europe 2021–2027
    - Participation in the Commission public consultation on the integration and inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant background (EU action plan launched in November 2020)
    - Structured dialogue hosted by the Policy Forum on Development Engaging together on GAP III implementation: Focus on country level one year after GAP III adoption
    - Consultation on DG ECHO's draft minimum environmental requirements


    Head Office
    Via Donatello 5/B
    Milan 20131
    EU Office
    Via Donatello 5/B
    Milan 20131


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 20 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Guido CALVI 28 Feb 2024 27 Feb 2025
    Giampaolo SILVESTRI 06 Feb 2024 05 Feb 2025
    Gloria LORENZONI 06 Feb 2024 05 Feb 2025
    Maria Laura CONTE 20 Mar 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 15 Feb 2022 15 Feb 2023
    Giampaolo SILVESTRI 05 Feb 2022 05 Feb 2023
    Guido CALVI 04 Feb 2022 04 Feb 2023
    Gloria LORENZONI 04 Feb 2022 04 Feb 2023
    Giampaolo SILVESTRI 23 Feb 2021 05 Feb 2022
    Ms Carolina JAMAN 20 Feb 2021 19 Feb 2022
    Gloria LORENZONI 20 Feb 2021 04 Feb 2022
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 20 Feb 2021 15 Feb 2022
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 25 Feb 2020 20 Feb 2021
    Gloria LORENZONI 25 Feb 2020 20 Feb 2021
    Giampaolo SILVESTRI 25 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2021
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 09 Mar 2019 25 Feb 2020
    Gloria LORENZONI 09 Mar 2019 25 Feb 2020
    Giampaolo SILVESTRI 09 Mar 2019 25 Feb 2020
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 12 Feb 2018 13 Feb 2019
    Ms Lucia Conti 12 Feb 2018 13 Feb 2019
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 21 Feb 2017 12 Feb 2018
    Ms Lucia Conti 21 Feb 2017 12 Feb 2018
    Ms Lucia Conti 01 Mar 2016 22 Feb 2017
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 27 Feb 2016 22 Feb 2017
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 11 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2016
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 04 Feb 2014 25 Jan 2015
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 02 Feb 2013 01 Feb 2014
    Ms DANIA TONDINI 11 Apr 2012 08 Feb 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    AVSI is:
    - Associated member of the Cities Alliance
    - Associated member of Friends of Europe
    - Associated member of Concord – the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs
    - Associated general member of the CDO Opere Sociali

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Donations, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Unione Europea 13,995,695€
    Grant Civil Society Organisations - DG DEVCO/INTPA 6,221,224€
    Grant Humanitarian Aid - DG ECHO 6,064,021€
    Grant Civil Society Organisations - DG NEAR 1,062,105€
    Grant Trust Fund Emergency 648,345€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Humanitarian AId Programme (DG ECHO) 6,744,061€
    Grant Civil Society Organisations (DG INTPA) 1,899,655€
    Grant EDF 10,499,376€
    Grant NDICI Africa 4,499,062€

    Other financial info

    All the other contributions except the ones specified above are less than 10 % of the total budget.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    We contribute to policy brief, reaction and letter that Concord Europe adress to Commission, Parliament and Council on development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
    In particular we collborate on the following communication activities:
    -Letter to Commissioner for International Partnerships ahead of Development FAC
    -Recommendations for EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe
    - Position paper to EEAS, Towards EU-AU Summit - Sharing AVSI’s Experience on migration and education

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 12 Mar 2019 Location Rue de la Loi 41
      Subject Meeting Dir. Silvestri - Exchange on last developments at EU level
      DG Directorate-General for International Partnerships
      • Stefano Manservisi (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Presentation of civil society position on the main development themes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Neven Mimica
      Portfolio International Cooperation &amp; Development
      • Paolo Berizzi (Cabinet member)
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