European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

18

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities   (EASPD)

    EU Transparency Register

    120906010805-50 First registered on 12 Mar 2013

    Goals / Remit

    EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the affairs of 20000 social services and their umbrella associations. There are over 80 million people with a disability throughout Europe. The main objective of EASPD is to promote the equalisation of opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high quality service systems.
    The principles of EASPD are aiming at high quality of services facilitating full participation and inclusion in society in an appropriate way for persons with a disability. To achieve this EASPD is committed to:
    • User participation in the development and delivery of services§ The implementation of governance principles
    • Active lifelong learning opportunities for staff
    • Focus on Accessibility, availability, affordability and adaptability of services

    The main objective of EASPD, based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), is to promote the equalisation of opportunities for people with dis (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    - European Disability Rights Strategy
    - European Semester & Economic Governance
    - EU Budget
    - European Pillar of Social Rights
    - Child Guarantee
    - EU Care Strategy
    - Public Procurement and State Aid
    - Anti-Discrimination Directive
    - Social Economy Action Plan

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue du Commerce, 72
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue du Commerce, 72
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    8

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%4
    25%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 21 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Thomas Bignal 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Timothy Ghilain 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Rachel Vaughan 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Lea ROLLIN 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Sydney VON IHERING 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 01 Feb 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Mr Thomas Bignal 26 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 26 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Mr Timothy Ghilain 26 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Rachel Vaughan 26 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Lea ROLLIN 26 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Sydney VON IHERING 26 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Mr Thomas Bignal 05 Jan 2018 04 Jan 2019
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 05 Jan 2018 04 Jan 2019
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 05 Jan 2018 04 Jan 2019
    Mr André Filipe Ruivo Félix 05 Jan 2018 04 Nov 2018
    Mr Timothy Ghilain 05 Jan 2018 04 Jan 2019
    Ms Rachel Vaughan 05 Jan 2018 04 Jan 2019
    Mr Thomas Bignal 23 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 23 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 23 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Mr Timothy Ghilain 23 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Mr André Filipe Ruivo Félix 22 Aug 2016 20 Jul 2017
    Mr Thomas Bignal 28 Jan 2016 24 Jan 2017
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 28 Jan 2016 24 Jan 2017
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 28 Jan 2016 24 Jan 2017
    Ms Nieves Tejada Castro 28 Jan 2016 24 Jan 2017
    Mr Thomas Bignal 11 Feb 2015 28 Jan 2016
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 11 Feb 2015 28 Jan 2016
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 11 Feb 2015 28 Jan 2016
    Ms Nieves Tejada Castro 11 Feb 2015 28 Jan 2016
    Mr Thomas Bignal 22 Feb 2014 12 Feb 2015
    Mr Luk Zelderloo 22 Feb 2014 12 Feb 2015
    Ms Sabrina Ferraina 22 Feb 2014 12 Feb 2015

    Complementary Information

    For EASPD's lobbying activities, we have four staff members working 50% and 4 staff member working 25%

    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

    EASPD is a member of several organisations and networks dealing with disability, social and poverty issues:
    • Participatory status with the Council of Europe, Member of the CAHPAH monitoring committee of the Disability Action Plan and of the Conference of INGO of the Council of Europe
    • Full member of the NGO Liaison Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (representing the group of European social service providers)
    • Full Member of the Platform of European Social NGO’s
    • A seat in the High Level Group on Disability of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
    • Social Services Europe
    • Member of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant EaSI - ESF+ 1,065,189€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant EaSI 1,065,351€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    https://www.easpd.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/EASPD_Annual_Report_2022.pdf

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Disability Platform#E03820#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3820 #Member #C#Civil society#Sub-group on Independent Living#SUB-GROUP ON EMPLOYMENT PACKAGE #Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care#E03811#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3811 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Demographic challenges, family-work balance and youth transition#Disability#Social economy#Disability, social economy, public services

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    The current main advocacy/lobbying subjects of EASPD are the following.
    Disability:
    • European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and its implementation
    Social Services of General Interest:
    • Legal framework
    • Funding of Services
    • Quality of services
    • Employment and working conditions
    • Social Dialogue
    • Innovation of services
    Social inclusion:
    • EU 2020 Strategy
    • Users involvement
    • Person Centred Technology
    Implementation of CRPD
    • Right to Employment
    • Right to Inclusive Education
    • Right to independent living
    On this matters during 2012 EASPD responded to consultations, wrote briefing papers, organised roundtables and meeting with European representatives.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    18 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.

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