European University Continuing Education Network

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Lobbying Costs

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European University Continuing Education Network   (EUCEN)

    EU Transparency Register

    27779561950-28 First registered on 03 Jul 2009

    Goals / Remit

    EUCEN’s main aims are to contribute to the economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and advancement of lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere and to foster universities' influence in the development of lifelong learning knowledge and policies throughout Europe.

    To achieve these objectives, the association strives to: enable the exchange of experience and information between members on current lifelong learning regulations and policies and establish contacts with the relevant European bodies; provide contacts for members with lifelong learning policy makers and practitioners in a range of universities throughout Europe; seek to harmonise levels of quality for University Lifelong Learning (ULLL) among members and to maintain standards for effective monitoring; contribute to the development of an effective university credit transfer system that would be acceptable within the network; and seek to influence European polic (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Education and Training 2020
    Europe 2020 Strategy
    Open up education
    Digital agenda for Europe (Grand coalition for digital jobs)
    Stronger VET for better lives
    EPALE platform
    2030 Agenda for SDGs
    Up-skilling agenda
    University-Business forum


    Head Office
    Balmes, 132-134
    Barcelona 08008
    EU Office
    Balmes, 132-134
    Barcelona 08008


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Apart from the 4,5 members of staff working in the activities described under heading 9, eucen's Steering Committee members are very much involved in the development of these activities, always in close collaboration with the representatives of ULLL national networks. Some eucen members also have a mandate to do specific tasks, for example one member is appointed as second contact person in the expert group E03298.

    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


    - The LLL Platform
    - ESREA (European society for research on the education of adults)
    - Organisations like universities, students associations, adult education, vocational education and training, voluntary sector, trade unions, etc.
    - Other European Higher Education networks or organisations like EUA, ENQA, EURASHE, EDEN, etc
    - National Networks of university lifelong learning (18 different networks)
    - EUCEN has collaborate with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning recently in the publication of one of their monographs. They have been one of the keynote speakers at the Policy Talks mentioned above
    - GUNi, Chain5, Magna Charta Observatory, UPCEA, AAACE and EURAS with mutual membership between each of them and eucen

    More details are available online

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Cost 76€
    Grant Erasmus+ 596,857€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Other financial info

    The total amount of EU grants in 2021 shown above represent the sum of grant received from 18 projects (2 of them coordinated by our association) - i.e. 1 Cost and 17 Erasmus+.

    The EU grants received in 2022 are ongoing. The accounts for 2022 are not closed yet and as soon as these are closed, the information will be updated. Currently (as per 30 August 2022) we are involved in 22 projects (2 of them coordinated by our association) - i.e. 1 Horizon and 21 Erasmus+.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert group on European Quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)#E02415# #Member #C#Academia/Research#Working group on Adult learning  -  opening up opportunities for all#E03797# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society, Professionals#Platform of European Associations of VET Providers#E03298# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    One of the core activities of EUCEN is to develop policy statements. In September 2001 EUCEN coordinated a response to the Staff Working Paper on lifelong learning which was later developed by the European Commission into a Memorandum on Lifelong Learning. In 2003 the association contributed to the Trends Report on progress in the Bologna Process. In Bergen in 2005, EUCEN organised its conference around the production of recommendations for the Bologna group on LLL. This particular activity has been repeated in 2007 in Ljubljana and recently in 2009 in Leuven with a new set of recommendations which were passed onto the Ministries before their meeting in Leuven in May.

    More recently eucen has contributed to the modernisation of the HE policy agenda in 2016, the position paper on HE-VET collaboration in 2017 and the position paper on micro-credentials on 2021. EUCEN's policy is to invite members to comment and contribute to the position papers that are drafted by the Steering Committee and the Executive Director of the association. This guarantees that different perspectives are taken into account and that EUCEN contributions have a transnational approach.

    Through such actions, EUCEN tries to reach its lobbying and representation at the EU level objectives.

  • Meetings


    1 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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