European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children (Missing Children Europe)

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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 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.1 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

6

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children (Missing Children Europe)   (MCE)

    EU Transparency Register

    11823899666-63 First registered on 10 Oct 2012

    Goals / Remit

    Missing Children Europe is the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children connecting 32 grassroot organisations in 27 countries across Europe. Missing Children Europe aims to prevent that children go missing, and to protect children from any violence, abuse or exploitation that leads to or results from them going missing. Established in 2002, Missing Children Europe has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in research, training, advocacy and awareness raising. Missing Children Europe coordinates the network of 116 000 hotlines for missing children, a dedicated service for children (at risk of) going missing and their families; and the cross-border family mediators’ network that prevents and resolves parental abductions.

    Main EU files targeted

    Missing Children Europe advocates for holistic and integrated child protection systems that respect the rights of children and responds to the needs of children (at risk of) going missing across Europe. Missing Children Europe actively follows all EU files that affect this priority, with a particular emphasis on the following EU legislations and policy frameworks:

    • EU Strategy on the rights of the child (COM/2021/142 final)

    • European Child Guarantee (ST/9106/2021/INIT; SWD(2021) 62 final)

    • Victim Rights Directive (Directive 2019/29)

    • EU Strategy on Victims' Rights (COM/2020/258 final)

    • Directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography (Directive 2011/92)

    • Proposal for a Regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services (COM/2020/825 final)

    • European Electronic Communications Code (Recast) directive (Directive 2018/1972)

    • Interim Regulation on the processing of personal and other data for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse (Regulation 2020/0259)

    • EU Strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse (COM/2020/607 final)

    • EU Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims (Directive 2011/36)

    • Directive on the right to family reunification (Directive 2003/86)

    • Communication on the Protection of Children in Migration (COM/2017/211 final)

    • Common European Asylum System

    • Regulation on the establishment, operation and use of the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) (Regulation 1987/2006)

    • Pact on Migration and Asylum (COM/2020/609 final) and accompanying legislative proposals

    • Regulation concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility (Regulation 2201/2003)

    • Directive on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters (Directive 2008/52)

    • Proposal for a regulation on the digitalisation of judicial cooperation and access to justice in cross-border civil, commercial and criminal matters, and amending certain acts in the field of judicial cooperation (COM/2021/759 final)

    • EU Strategy on the Training of Justice Professionals (COM/2020/713 final)

    • EU Strategy for LGBTIQ Equality (COM/2020/698 final)

    • EU Strategy for gender equality (COM/2020/152 final)

    • EU Strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities (COM/2021/101 final)

    • EU Strategy to fight child sexual abuse

    • Directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography (Directive 2011/93/EU)

    • EU Roma strategic framework for equality, inclusion and participation (COM/2020/620 final)

    • European Commission staff working document on Confronting Homelessness in the European Union (SWD/2013/42 final)

    • Commission Recommendation on Investing in children (2013/112/EU)

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue de l'Industrie, 10
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue de l'Industrie, 10
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    50%1
    25%3
    10%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.1

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Efthymios ANTONOPOULOS 23 Mar 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Patrica MORAIS 01 Jul 2023 28 Jun 2024
    THERESA ROUGER 14 Feb 2024 13 Feb 2025
    Aagje IEVEN 26 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Mr Andrea RAIMONDI 13 Apr 2023 25 Jan 2024
    Efthymios ANTONOPOULOS 07 Mar 2023 11 Mar 2024
    Ms Olena SAMAR 07 Mar 2023 11 Mar 2024
    Syed HASNAIN 28 Jul 2022 28 Jul 2023
    Jadwiga LUTO 28 Jul 2022 05 Mar 2023
    Aagje IEVEN 27 Jul 2022 27 Jul 2023
    Eugenia Yumi MIYASHITA 23 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2023
    Mr Grzegorz KOSTKA 23 Jul 2022 05 Mar 2023
    Louise BONNEAU 23 Jul 2022 05 Mar 2023
    Ms Musu KARGBO-REFFELL 21 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Aagje IEVEN 31 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2021
    Federica TOSCANO 29 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2020
    laure Vierset 29 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2020
    Ms Hilde DEMARRE 29 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2020
    Ariane POISSON 07 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2020
    Aagje IEVEN 31 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2020
    Ms Gail REGO 20 Nov 2018 24 Oct 2019
    Federica TOSCANO 20 Nov 2018 29 Oct 2019
    laure Vierset 14 Nov 2018 29 Oct 2019
    Ms Hilde DEMARRE 08 Nov 2018 29 Oct 2019
    Ms Liuska SANNA 24 Feb 2018 27 Jun 2018
    Lisa BRONSELAER 17 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2019
    Ms Gail REGO 30 Nov 2017 08 Nov 2018
    Federica TOSCANO 29 Nov 2017 03 Nov 2018
    laure Vierset 29 Jun 2017 28 Jun 2018
    Ms Gail REGO 10 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017
    Hilde DEMARRÉ 10 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017
    Federica TOSCANO 10 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017
    Ms Mette DRIVSHOLM 10 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017
    Hilde DEMARRÉ 20 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016
    Ms Gail REGO 17 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016
    Federica TOSCANO 17 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016
    Ms Mette DRIVSHOLM 17 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016
    Mrs Valeria Setti 07 Nov 2012 11 Oct 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

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Missing Children Europe is an active member of multiple networks and unofficial coalitions, including We Protect Global Alliance, the Initiative for Children in Migration, Child Rights Action Group, European Child Sexual Abuse Legislation Advocacy Group, etc.

    In its day-to-day work, Missing Children Europe is closely cooperating with some other organisations, working directly or indirectly in the field of missing children, social affairs, justice, human rights, poverty, etc.

    Member organisations

    Missing Children Europe, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, is a network organisation in itself. It represents 32 NGOs in 27 European countries (23 EU Member States + Switzerland, Albania, Ukraine & Serbia), all of them active in the prevention and fight against child sexual exploitation and/or child disappearance. An overview can be found on our website: https://missingchildreneurope.eu/about-us/

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    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

    1,061,711€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, EU funding, Donations, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Membership fee from member organisations 41,747€
    Contribution STIFTELSEN CHILD 10 & The International Center for Missing 70,508€
    Contribution OAK Foundation 40,516€
    Contribution OREA CAPITAL SA 25,000€
    Grant Operating Grant 2023 ( CERV- 101105009) 652,386€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant CESAGRAM ( ISF - 101084974) 1,717,964€
    Grant DATA MISSING ( CERV - 101096817) 624,059€
    Grant Operating Grant 2024 (CERV - 101140569) 779,897€
    Grant Guard Up (AMIF - 101140692) 129,349€
    Grant LGBTIQ MISSING (CERV - 101144825) 392,383€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Children's rights#Child Rights Intergroup
    Victim Rights Platform

    Communication activities

    Missing Children Europe has undertaken, amongst others, the following activities:

    • Coordination of 116 000 European network for missing children (e.g. capacity building, accreditation, awareness raising, etc.) (https://missingchildreneurope.eu/hotline-116-000/)

    • Coordination of the Cross-Border Family Mediators Network (https://crossbordermediator.eu/)

    • Production and contribution to a number of publications and positions, including (but not limited to): Memorandum to the EU and Joint Position Paper on a Comprehensive Child Rights Strategy

    • Participation in European campaign ‘Vote for Children’ which successfully led to the re-establishment of EP Child Rights Intergroup in the 2019-2023 term (https://www.childrightsmanifesto.eu/about/)

    • Annual collection of data on missing children in Europe, leading to Figures and Reports from Hotlines for Missing Children and cross-border family mediations (https://missingchildreneurope.eu/annual-reports/)

    • Supporting frontline professionals (workshops and trainings, cross-border family mediator trainings, other trainings upon request)

    • Missing Children Europe Publication Hub section updated with relevant child protection resources (research, policy and news) (https://missingchildreneurope.eu/publication-hub/)

    • Organizing high-level symposiums and conferences, such as the Lost in Migration conferences (https://missingchildreneurope.eu/lost-in-migration-conference/)

    • Leading EU projects, including the INTERACT Project (cross-border cooperation for missing children in migration), RADAR Project (Running Away: Drivers, Awareness, and Responses), INCLUDE Project (Wellbeing of children in international child abduction cases) and iCare project (better judicial cooperation and family mediation in international child abduction cases) (https://missingchildreneurope.eu/)

    • Raising awareness and challenging narratives through campaigns, presence on social networks and publication of press articles

    • Developing tools and trainings for members and other stakeholders, including Miniila application providing child-friendly information on services for children in migration (220 European organisations providing 400 services) (https://miniila.com/) and online course on runaways for educators, social workers and law enforcement (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/running-away-drivers-awareness-and-responses)

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    6 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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