Out of the Box International

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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)

6.25 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Out of the Box International   (OTB)

    EU Transparency Register

    521645249142-93 First registered on 20 Feb 2023

    Goals / Remit

    Out of the Box International is European Network bringing together different organisations advocating for a more innovative, citizen-centered and solidar policies on European and city level. Our main mission is to provide expertise, ICT tools and network for dissemination of research, trainings and innovative practices.

    VISION: Out of the Box International stands for a Europe of innovation and solidarity powered by a dynamic economy based on social values where everyone has equal access to democratic and social life.

    MISSION: The mission of ‘Out of the Box International’ is to develop and shape innovative policies in social entrepreneurship, social cohesion, open digital environment and further enhancement of the European project.

    Main EU files targeted

    Out of the Box International is primary active in these three EU policies:

    1) Education and training, young people, culture and sport: OTB is active in contributing to those policies by taking part in consultations, organising advocacy visits to our partners and finally provide evidence based policy drafts. We have been part of 70 project initiatives (25 currently) working on youth, VET and HEI advocacy institutions. We are active in Erasmus +, Creative Europe and CERV project initiative targeting EU policy makers.

    2)EU relations with the rest of the world: OTB focuses on enlargement process esspecially in Western Balkans. We have organised more than 80 events and meetings with Western Balkan NGOs with representatives of EP, EC and think tanks in Brussels.

    3)Regional policies and city representation: OTB represents Union of the Baltic Cities in Brussels and assist cities and regions to influence regional policies at the EU institutions. We are active in within 4 European Macro strategies though supporting reagional actors to enagage and cointribute to policy processes.


    Head Office
    Rue D'Anderlecht 107
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue D'Anderlecht 107
    Brussels 1000


  • 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 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Marko Paunovic 08 Mar 2023 11 Mar 2024

    Complementary Information

    During the last closed financial year, we and 5 full time employees, IT specialist, Proofreader, Communication specialists and Board members in charge of projects and/or policies. Also, we were employing 7 experts from our OTB Expert Pool.

    Team: https://outofthebox-international.org/team/
    Pool of Experts: https://outofthebox-international.org/expert-pool/

    In the first registration we have declared also these 7 experts but since there is a suggestion to reduce it, we are taking it off. We can provide proves for those engagements.

    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


    Out of the Box International is the European network gathering its Member Organisations.

    Member organisations

    Youth Organisations (15):
    2. Innovadora Stockholm (SE-YNGO)
    3. Centrifuge (RS-YNGO)
    4. Peshkar (UK-YNGO)
    5. CALDERA Europe (NO-YNGO)
    6. The League for Education, Culture and Sport (RO-YNGO)
    7. LAB Design and Research Group (PL-YNGO)
    8. CCE – Gotse Delchev (BG-YNGO)
    9. Akson 2020 (SL-YNGO)
    10. PRONI Center (BH – YNGO)
    11. Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TR-YNGO)
    12. MOJU (PT-YNGO)
    13. The KEY (CYP-YNGO)
    14. Realisation (HR-YNGO)
    15. Center for Intercultural Dialogue (MK-YNGO)

    Civil Sector Organisations (8):
    16. ARS – Association for Development and Cooperation (BH-NGO)
    17. Global Impact Grid (GR-SME)
    18. BICC – Sandanski (BG-NGO)
    19. Association for Democratic Prosperity – ZID (MN-NGO)
    20. CiviKOs Platform (KO-NGO)
    21. European Academy for education and social research (IE-NGO)
    22. Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (GR-NGO)
    23. Supernatural (RS-NGO)

    Business and social partners (6):
    24. Malta Business Bureau (MT-Business partner)
    25. ARC Research and Consultancy (MT-SME)
    26. Independent Academic Research Studies – IARS (UK-NGO)
    27. Het Portaal (NL-SME)
    28. Mladi Plus (SL-Youth Trade Union)
    29. GAL Molise verso il 2000 (IT-Reg. Agency)

    Universities (3):
    30. Vytautas Magnus University (LT-UNI)
    31. Zagreb University of Applied Science (HR-UNI)
    32. College of Tourism (RS-UNI)

  • 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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Member's contribution, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution YEU International 12,858€
    Grant Erasmus + programme 263,259€
    Grant Erasmus + 50,000€

    Other financial info


  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    1. Policy Brief targeting EU policy makers
    2. Local European Campaigns
    3. Organisation of the EU Policy debates
    4. EU wide campaigns targeting young people, innovators or entrepreneurs
    5. Study Visits at the EU institutions
    6. Advocacy Visits at the EU institutions
    7. Research papers
    8. Educational tolls promoting EU values

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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