Christian Council International

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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)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Christian Council International   (CCI)

    EU Transparency Register

    529200533286-85 First registered on 21 Nov 2018

    Goals / Remit

    CCI is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to influence public policy on both sides of the Atlantic and broader at international organizations from a Christian and politically conservative perspective, with the broad objective of fostering and protecting the greatest achievements of our political systems: limited government, the free market and individual liberty, especially religious freedom and freedom of education, with the family as the foundational building block of society.

    CCI stands up for Christian standards at international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), African Union (AU). CCI is able to do this because it has acquired the powers and access to speak and lobby with these organizations and representatives.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Equal Treatment Directive or anti-Discrimination Directive is followed as a piece of proposed legislation.
    Furthermore we want to develop ourselves further as an organization and will, based on the goals in our mission statement, analyse and act on policies which concerns our main areas of concern: Life, Family and Freedom (of religion, education, ..).

    So, as further explanation and in addition to things mentioned here above, (and for example also after several meetings in the EC Charlemange Building and the EP (around the European Prayer Breakfast) with several MEP’s and others, some more main EU initiatives, policies and legislative files currently followed by our organization include:
    - (Next to the ETD, the Article 17 TFEU dialogue):
    - Proposal for the creation of an inter-institutional EU-Ethics body
    - Proposal to make Hate Speech an EU crime
    - Proposal to adopt a Directive on Gender-Based violence
    - Proposal to adopt Horizontal Equal Treatment Directive
    - EP Intergroup and EU guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief
    - Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter.
    - 10-year anniversary of the EU Guidelines on the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU.
    - EU-Strategy for Gender Equality
    - 2020 FEMM INI-Report MEP Fred Matic on 'The situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU in the frame of womens health', which is now temporrily withdrawn.
    - Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD)
    - EU adn States' Ascession to the Istanbul Convention
    - EU-ACP - Partnership Agreement - Post Cotonou


    Head Office
    Krooslaan 11 Bodegraven
    Bodegraven 2411ZP
    EU Office
    Krooslaan 11 Bodegraven
    Bodegraven 2411ZP


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 14 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    H J VAN SCHOTHORST 27 Jun 2023 26 Jun 2024
    Mr H J VAN SCHOTHORST 27 Jun 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Mr H J VAN SCHOTHORST 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Mr H J VAN SCHOTHORST 08 Jun 2021 21 Apr 2022
    Mr H J VAN SCHOTHORST 16 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2020

    Complementary Information

    At this moment we have two employees: 1 fulltime and 1 parttime (25%). 1 person is involved with the activities under heading 9.

    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



    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


    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    CCI had a total income of euros in 2022. CCI is fully funded by different private donors. We didn't get donations that exceeded 10% of the total budget AND was above €10 000.

    The budget for the activities covered by the Register is based on 0,25 FTE. The budget will be 20000 euros.
    Costs pro rato in euros:
    Staff costs: 15000
    Office and administrative expenses: 1000
    In-house operational expenditure: 2000
    Representation costs: 2000

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance

    Communication activities

    We work on a project called 'Free, brave - For Life, Family and Freedom Worldwide'. This includes a Christian approach with meetings with politicians, intellectuals and other involved people worldwide, the use of our consultative status at international organizations such as at UN-ECOSOC and the organization of annual international conferences.
    The year 2021 was characterised with several cancelations of meetings and events including in Strasbourg, Brussels and in the Netherlands due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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