Future for Religious Heritage

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Registration as it was on 23 Jan 2023
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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Future for Religious Heritage   (FRH)

    EU Transparency Register

    256812113944-37 First registered on 23 Jul 2014

    Goals / Remit

    FRH is the only European network of charities, governmental, religious and university departments, that work to protect religious heritage buildings across Europe. It is a not for profit, non-religious organisation open to all peoples.

    To promote Europe’s rich religious heritage, which is a shared resource for cultural, social and economic development.
    To raise awareness of the threats facing Europe’s religious heritage.
    To provide a communication platform for those working to protect Europe’s religious heritage.
    To share expertise and experience on common challenges as well as promote successful national or regional initiatives at a European level.
    To identify areas where a Europe-wide response is appropriate and influence policy-makers on behalf of our members.

    Religious heritage buildings are under threat across Europe. Shrinking congregations, financial distress and lack of knowledge about conserving the buildings and treasures held within them, all cont (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    The communication on An integrated approach of cultural heritage presented by the European Commission on July 2014 - and all related communication and/or activities in the EU institutions. P.E. Comm. of the regions, Parliament, Council of Europe.

    Faro Convention, European Council Strategy 21, European Green Deal, New European Bauhaus

    All policy development linked to heritage and religious heritage


    Head Office
    Rue de Treves, 67
    Brussels 1040
    EU Office
    Rue de Treves, 67
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Oct 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Lilian Theuns Grootswagers 20 Feb 2015 18 Feb 2016
    Mr Michael Graham Hoare 20 Feb 2015 18 Feb 2016

    Complementary Information

    The Brussels office currently comprises two regular employees.
    The Council consists of 12 members.
    Furthermore, FRH has a number of active Groups and Committees.
    None of these persons are engaged full-time in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register.

    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


    FRH belongs to the European Heritage Alliance 3.3, an informal European sectoral platform composed of 49 European or international networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage, launched in 2011.
    The name of this Alliance refers to the article 3.3. of the consolidated version of the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union which stipulates that “[The Union] shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.”

    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

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EACEA 191,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    FRH CONNECT - EACEA grant 2017-2020

    FRH UNITE - EACEA grant 2022-2024

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on cultural heritage (Cultural Heritage Forum)#E03650#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3650 #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    On April 2, 2014, FRH first held a meeting in the European Parliament, entitled "What future for religious heritage in Europe?" and hosted by MEP Peter van Dalen.

    In the summer of 2014, FRH has started circulating letters and information material to EU officials concerned with the Directorate of Culture and the Digital Agenda for Europe.

    In 2014, FRH first received EU funding for its Lifelong Learning project ALTERheritage. FRH is the co-ordinating partner of the consortium.

    In 2015 ALTERheritage project finished in june.

    In September 2015 EUROPETOUR a project under Erasmus+ empowering rural areas to harvest the potential of cultural tourism aiming to unlock the economic potential of europe's outstanding cultural treasures.

    in 2015, FRH received EU funding being a projectpartner in EUROPETOUR under the ERASMUS plus funding stream. This project runs till august 2018.

    In 2017, FRH received EU funding via Creative Europe programme /Networks funding stream for the project FRH-CONNECT a 4 year project.

    In 2018, FRH received EU funding via Erasmus+ programme for the SKIVRE - Skills Development for the Valorisation of European Religious Heritageproject - under lead Media K GMBH

    In 2018, FRH was Stakeholder via Voices of Culture structured Dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector

    In 2019, FRH was included as a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Cultural Heritage

    In 2020, FRH joined the Climate Heritage Network

  • Meetings


    3 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 25 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject European Year of Cultural Heritage
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Alicja Magda Herbowska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Preservation of Europe's religious heritage
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion of areas of common interest
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Jonathan Michael Hill (Cabinet member)
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