Refugees 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)

1.2 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Refugees International

    EU Transparency Register

    506358744146-39 First registered on 28 Sep 2021

    Goals / Remit

    Refugees International focuses on the important refugee, displacement, humanitarian, and human rights issues that need urgent attention and action. Our advocates travel to some of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises to investigate first-hand the challenges displaced people face, create policy solutions, and demand action. We advocate for lifesaving assistance, human rights, and protection for displaced people and promote solutions to displacement crises. Our powerful advocacy helps focus planning in the international response to ensure that resources go to those who need it most. We do not accept any government or UN funding, ensuring the independence and credibility of our work.

    Main EU files targeted

    >> EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, including nine legislative and non-legislative instruments: 1-Screening Regulation; 2-Asylum Procedures Regulation (APR); 3-Eurodac Regulation; 4-Asylum and Migration Management Regulation (RAMM); 5-Crisis and Force Majeure Regulation; 6-Migration Preparedness and Crisis Blueprint; 7- Recommendation on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways; 8-Recommendation on Search and Rescue (SAR) operations by private vessels; 9-Guidance on the Facilitators Directive > new clarifications on the Facilitators Package.

    >> Relatedly, asylum-related instruments introduced during 2016 and 2018 reforms but which were not concluded: 1-Reception Conditions Directive; 2-Qualification Directive; 3-Union Resettlement Framework; 4-Return Directive. Other related proposals, e.g. the Instrumentalisation Proposal.

    >> Initiatives identified in the Commission’s Roadmap for Implementation for the EU Pact, including: 1-Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion, 2021-2027; 2-Strategy on voluntary returns and reintegration; 3-Operational strategy on returns; 4-Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings, 2021-2025; 5-Action Plan against Migrant Smuggling; 6-Skills and Talent package

    >> Policies related to humanitarian action and external relations that include migration cooperation, including: 1-Strategic Outlook for Global Humanitarian Action; 2-Region-specific foreign policies (e.g., EU/Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Agenda for the Mediterranean) and readmission agreements; 3-Commitments under the Grand Bargain, including localization.

    >> Policies governing related funding sources, including 1-the renewed Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF); 2-the Neighborhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI); 3-the Humanitarian Aid budget ; 4-the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+); 5-the European Regional Development Fund (ERDC); 6-Cohesion Fund


    Head Office
    1800 M Street NW Suite 405N
    Washington 20036 - 33036
    EU Office
    1800 M Street NW Suite 405N
    Washington 20036 - 33036


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    A Senior Advocate for Europe is primarily responsible for the Europe portfolio full time. As of January 2023, this position has been vacated and is pending replacement. A temporary consultant is responsible for work on aid efforts inside Ukraine. The Director for the Americas and Europe directly supervises the Senior Advocate for Europe and engages on EU-related issues part-time. The Vice President for Policy & Programs helps supervise the Ukraine consultant. The Director and VP, with two staff members in the Communications Office, also support review and publication of the Senior Advocate's and consultant's products. Other advocates may also engage EU policymakers/actors in the course of their work.

    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


    (1) International Council of Voluntary Agencies;

    (2) Civil Society Action Committee

    (3) InterAction

    (4) Refugee Council USA

    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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Wellspring Philanthropic Fund 593,017€

    Other financial info

    Budget ($5,108,347) and grant ($575,000) amounts were converted from U.S. dollar amounts to Euros via on September 28, 2022 at the rate of 1 USD = 1.03180 EUR.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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