Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union

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Overview

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 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

9

High-level Commission meetings

16

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union   (COFACE)

    EU Transparency Register

    93283396780-85 First registered on 26 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    COFACE Families Europe promotes the well-being, health and security of families and their members in a changing society and serve as a trusted entity for family mainstreaming and for the voice/needs of families in the EU and beyond.

    COFACE’s focus is essentially on policies and legislation that impact the lives of children and families, in particular in the fields of social protection and inclusion, safeguarding the rights of disabled and dependent persons, prevention and fighting child poverty, reconciling family and work life, migration, inclusive education and early childhood education and care, parenting support services to families, information and communications technologies, health and consumer policies and other relevant policy areas.

    COFACE Families Europe advocates for policies of non-discrimination and equal opportunities between persons and between family forms, and specifically supports policies aimed at increasing equality between women and men, with a speci (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Work-life balance, Gender equality, Transnational families, Family reunification, Education, ECEC, Inclusive education, Disability, UN CRPD, Deinstitutionalisation, Family carers, Digitalisation, Online safety, Financial inclusion, Health, Family policy, EU Pillar of Social Rights.

    Address

    Head Office
    rue de Londres, 17
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    rue de Londres, 17
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    10

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%10

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    9 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 07 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Martino SERAPIONI 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms Bettina GUIGUI 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms Holly SHOREY 25 May 2022 31 Dec 2022
    Mr Attila BOHM 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms Beybin TUNC 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms Camille ROUX 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms Elizabeth GOSME 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Mr Florian CHARRON 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Ms Camille ROUX 19 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2022
    Ms Nienke BROEKSTRA 19 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2022
    Ms Isabell WUTZ 17 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2022
    Mr Pascual Martinez 12 Feb 2021 11 Feb 2022
    Mr Florian CHARRON 10 Feb 2021 09 Feb 2022
    Ms Elizabeth GOSME 05 Feb 2021 04 Feb 2022
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 05 Feb 2021 04 Feb 2022
    Mr Pascual Martinez 26 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2021
    Ms Nienke BROEKSTRA 26 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2021
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 05 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Ms Irene Bertana 05 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Mr Florian CHARRON 01 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 01 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Ms Elizabeth GOSME 01 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Ms Isabell WUTZ 01 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Mr Pascual Martinez 11 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2020
    Mr Florian CHARRON 10 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2019
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 10 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2019
    Ms Paola PANZERI 10 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 10 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2019
    Ms Isabell WUTZ 10 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2019
    Ms Irene Bertana 10 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2019
    Ms Magdolna BIRTHA 01 Jun 2018 31 May 2019
    Ms Elizabeth GOSME 30 May 2018 29 May 2019
    Mr Florian CHARRON 05 Oct 2017 28 Sep 2018
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 05 Oct 2017 28 Sep 2018
    Ms Paola PANZERI 05 Oct 2017 28 Sep 2018
    Ms Ana PEREZ 05 Oct 2017 28 Sep 2018
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 05 Oct 2017 28 Sep 2018
    Ms Elizabeth GOSME 09 Jun 2017 24 May 2018
    Ms Magdolna BIRTHA 09 Jun 2017 24 May 2018
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 15 Oct 2016 13 Oct 2017
    Mr Florian CHARRON 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017
    Ms Paola PANZERI 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017
    Ms Ana PEREZ 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017
    Ms Elizabeth GOSME 03 Jun 2016 31 May 2017
    Ms Magdolna BIRTHA 31 May 2016 30 May 2017
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 17 Oct 2015 15 Oct 2016
    Mr Florian CHARRON 01 Oct 2015 29 Sep 2016
    Ms Paola PANZERI 01 Oct 2015 29 Sep 2016
    Ms Agnes UHERECZKY 01 Oct 2015 29 Sep 2016
    Mr Zoltan VADKERTI 01 Oct 2015 29 Sep 2016
    Ms Ana PEREZ 01 Oct 2015 29 Sep 2016
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 01 Oct 2015 29 Sep 2016
    Ms Ana PEREZ 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Ms ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 11 Apr 2014 09 Apr 2015
    Mr Florian CHARRON 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Ms Paola PANZERI 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Ms Agnes UHERECZKY 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Mr Zoltan VADKERTI 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Mrs Ana PEREZ 03 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015
    Mrs ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 11 Apr 2014 09 Apr 2015
    Mrs Ana PEREZ 18 Sep 2013 16 Sep 2014
    Mr Florian CHARRON 11 Sep 2013 09 Sep 2014
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 11 Sep 2013 09 Sep 2014
    Ms Paola PANZERI 11 Sep 2013 09 Sep 2014
    Ms Agnes UHERECZKY 11 Sep 2013 09 Sep 2014
    Mr Zoltan VADKERTI 11 Sep 2013 09 Sep 2014
    Mrs ANNE-MARIE DRIESKENS 23 Mar 2013 21 Mar 2014
    Ms Agnes UHERECZKY 27 Oct 2012 30 Aug 2013
    Mr Zoltan VADKERTI 27 Oct 2012 30 Aug 2013
    Mrs Ana PEREZ 27 Oct 2012 30 Aug 2013
    Mr Martin SCHMALZRIED 26 Oct 2012 30 Aug 2013
    Ms Paola PANZERI 26 Oct 2012 30 Aug 2013
    Mr Florian CHARRON 17 Oct 2012 30 Aug 2013
    Mr Zoltan VADKERTI 18 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012
    Mr William LAY 09 Feb 2012 31 Oct 2012
    Mr Martin SCMALZRIED 09 Feb 2012 31 Oct 2012
    Mrs Ana PEREZ 09 Feb 2012 31 Oct 2012
    Mrs Paola PANZERI 17 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012

    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

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    COFACE is a member of the following European networks :
    - Social Platform
    - European Disability Forum
    - Finance Watch

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    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

    598,566€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution, EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant EaSI programme/ DG EMPL 400,760€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant EaSI programme/DG EMPL 611,952€

    Other financial info

    COFACE is a partner in other EU projects under Erasmus+ and Horizon2020

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Disability Platform#E03820#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3820 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Disability#Demographic challenges, family-work balance and youth transition#Green new deal#Children's rights#Fighting against poverty#LGTBI#Committees such as FEMM, EMPL, the interest groups (such as the Interest Group on Carers, interest group on Solidarity between Generations).

    Other activities

    We represent family organisations (an estimated 25 million families), which directly represent people and support services to people. We represent all types of families in a spirit of pluralism and non-discrimination. They are the prime target of our work. We in addition represent families in vulnerable situations: single-parent families, families of people with disabilities, large families, and also provide support services to migrant families through our members. The main target groups of our EASI activities and actions, on behalf of 25 million families, are the following:

    -National member organisations: COFACE Member organisations, select stakeholders at national level (especially those involved in our conferences)

    - EU institutions and public authorities: COFACE has disseminated all of its reports/output with the relevant EU institutions at EU level including EU Commission DGs (DG EMPL, DG EAC, DG JUST, DG FISMA, DG SANTE, DG REGIO, DG CNECT, SECGEN), the European Parliament (via select Committees such as FEMM, EMPL), interest groups (such as the Interest Group on Carers), National Governments.

    - NGOs and civil society: COFACE has disseminated all of its reports/ output with key NGO and/or civil society stakeholders at EU and National level. Among these, we find: Eurochild, Women's, Lobby, ETUC, the Social Platform, BEUC, Finance Watch, EFIN, EU Alliance for Investing in Children, European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration, EDF...

    - EU Agencies: The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND); European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE); Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA); European Banking Authority (EBA); European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

    - EU stakeholder groups: European High-Level Group on Disability; European Platform for Diet, Physical activity and Health; Financial Services Users Group; CEO Coalition for a Better Internet for Kids; European Consultative Consumer Group; Stakeholder Group for the Fitness Check of EU Consumer Law; European Migration Forum

    -International agencies: United Nations (special consultative status at the Economic and Social Council); Council of Europe; OECD.

    - EESC via the EESC Liaison Group, and co-hosting two events with them in 2016

    - Corporate Networks: Toy industry, Advertising industry, sitting in multistakeholder groups with the digital industry, finance industry, food industry.

    - Research projects/academics: FP7 European Research project "Families and Societies", Work, Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance (WAF), Societal Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative "More Years, Better Lives", Female-Breadwinners in Europe, and "European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments" (ENABLE)

    More here: http://www.coface-eu.org/about-2/partnerships/

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    16 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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