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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)

2 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

19

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Foundation Centre   (EFC)

    EU Transparency Register

    78855711571-12 First registered on 23 Apr 2009

    Goals / Remit

    The European Foundation Centre (EFC) is the association and the leading voice of institutional philanthropy in Europe. We represent foundations, corporate funders and other players that are independently governed and have their own financial resources which they deploy strategically for public good. With over 200 members across 38 countries spending around 22 billions euros annually in public-benefit programmes, EFC represents a third of the total estimated philanthropic spending in Europe.
    EFC’s work aims at strengthening and making the case for institutional philanthropy.
    With 30 years of experience, the EFC has a wealth of knowledge on the sector and strong relationships with a range of actors. Our European and global perspective on institutional philanthropy and the landscape it inhabits gives us a “helicopter view” that presents a unique opportunity for us as an organisation, hand in hand with our members, to reflect on, understand, engage with and together strengthen th (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Company law legislation
    Social Economy Action Plan
    VAT Directive
    Tax policy
    Review of Anti-money Laundering Directive - new AML Package
    Review of Directive on Combating Terrorism
    SNRA
    Rule of Law report
    Democracy Action Plan
    Implementation of Article 11TEU
    Conference on the Future of Europe
    Freedom of capital
    MFF / InvestEU
    Taxonomy

    Address

    Head Office
    rue Royale, 94
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    rue Royale, 94
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    50%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Feb 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Hanna SURMATZ 07 Mar 2020 06 Mar 2021
    Ms Nikoleta BITTEROVA 06 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2020
    Ms Maria Orejas 06 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2020
    Ms Hanna SURMATZ 06 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2020
    Ms Hanna SURMATZ 13 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Maria Orejas 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Marilena VRANA 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Ms Emamnuelle Faure 28 Feb 2017 27 Oct 2017
    Ms Emamnuelle Faure 27 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2017
    Ms Maria Orejas 26 Jan 2017 25 Jan 2018
    Ms Marilena VRANA 23 Jan 2017 18 Jan 2018
    Emamnuelle Faure 27 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2017
    Ms Emmanuelle Faure 25 Feb 2015 23 Feb 2016
    Ms Giulia Lombardi 27 Feb 2015 25 Feb 2016
    Ms Emmanuelle Faure 04 Mar 2014 03 Mar 2015
    Mrs Emmanuelle Faure 04 Mar 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Emmanuelle Faure 12 Apr 2013 04 Mar 2014
    Ms Giulia Lombardi 05 Apr 2013 04 Apr 2014
    Ms Giulia Lombardi 26 Jun 2012 06 Apr 2013
    Mrs Emmanuelle Faure 29 Mar 2012 12 Apr 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

    • Charity Security Network
    Launched in late 2008, the Charity & Security Network is made up of a broad cross-section of nonprofits, including charities working on humanitarian aid, development, peacebuilding, human rights and civil liberties, along with grantmakers, donors and faith-based groups.The network’s mission is to protect civil society’s ability to carry out peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, human rights and development work without being unduly constrained by counterterrorism laws and policies.
    http://www.charityandsecurity.org

    • European Charities Committee on VAT (ECCVAT) is a group of associations and charitiesthat has come together to research the impact of VAT and other taxes on the work of NGOs and to make representations to the EU institutions. In 2018, EFC is chairing ECCVAT
    http://www.eccvat.org/

    • Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium (FAIB) is a non-profit, non-political association that promotes and defends the interests and activities of its Members
    http://faib.org/

    • International Society for Third Sector Research
    Founded in 1992, the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector
    http://www.istr.org/

    • Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the EU-level representative institution for social economy. It was set up in November 2000 under the name of CEP-CMAF. SEE aims to promote social economy as a sector that produces both economic and social wealth, to promote the role and values of social economy actors throughout Europe, and to reinforce political and legal recognition of social economy and the cooperatives, associations, mutual societies and foundations at the European level. http://www.socialeconomy.eu.org/

    • Worldwide Initiatives from Grantmaker Support (WINGS) is a global network of more than 140 membership associations and support organisations serving grantmakers which was formally created in January 2000. Organisations have joined together to create opportunities to learn from and support one another, develop modes of communication and collaboration among themselves, and contribute to the strengthening of philanthropy worldwide. http://www.wingsweb.org/

    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

    5,416,402€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Member's contribution, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on social economy and social enterprises #E03576#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3576 #Member #C#Other

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Social economy#Social Economy

    Other activities

    EFC is a member of the EESC Liaison Group

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    19 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.

    • Date 06 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Participation at the Philea event to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Social economy action plan.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Philanthropy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Mar 2022 Location video conference
      Subject Social society and social economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Nov 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Social Economy Action Plan Conference on the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Maria Luisa Cabral (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Sep 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Philanthropy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Commission
      • Chris Uregian (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Sep 2021 Location virtual
      Subject Barriers to philantropy's cross border activity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
      Portfolio Economy
      Commission
      • Estelle Göger (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Sep 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Barriers to philanthropy's cross border activity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Fabien Dell (Cabinet member)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Sep 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Social economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jul 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Philanthropy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Commission
      • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President)
      • Chris Uregian (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Jul 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Support of Media
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 20 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Africa Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Jutta Urpilainen (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Sep 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Lunch Meeting organized by the European Foundation Centre
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Commission
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
      • Keith Sequeira (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jul 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Single Market for Philanthropy
      Commission
      • Jean-Eric Paquet (Director-General)
    • Date 28 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Rule of Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Research partnerships with Foundations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Commission
      • Keith Sequeira (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting to present their activities
      Commission
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Nov 2018 Location Philanthropy House, Rue Royale 94, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Making the European Pillar of Social Rights Real
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      Commission
      • Ruth Paserman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views on Civil Society Organisations
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Thomas Zerdick (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Cicrular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
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