SB OverSeas

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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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.75 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    SB OverSeas   (SB OverSeas)

    EU Transparency Register

    354194227301-15 First registered on 26 May 2017

    Goals / Remit

    SB OverSeas is a non-profit organization for sustainable development working in the fields of integration and inclusion of refugee and migrant communities. We help vulnerable groups fleeing conflict zones in Belgium and the Middle East. We run innovative educational development and empowerment programs for migrant and refugee communities in Brussels and Lebanon, while advocating for their rights at the local, national and European levels.

    SB OverSeas operates both in Belgium, where its headquarters are based, Africa and in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon. In the Middle East, we engage with local communities to support educational and empowerment programs targeted to local needs. For children, we provide informal education to save them from a lost generation and enable them to enter the formal school system. For women, we offer empowerment, capacity building and psychological support to build a better future.

    Main EU files targeted

    A world where women and children can feel safe, hopeful, healthy, and where they are able to shape their own future, notwithstanding their legal conditions and country of origin
    Responding to the ongoing migration crises currently affecting the economic, institutional, and social development of any given society
    Building peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all, and building inclusive institutions, as recommended by the SDG 16 of the United Nations Agenda 2030
    Building multicultural societies.
    • EU comprehensive strategy, EU regional strategy for Syria, EU resilience agenda, EU agenda on migration
    • migration and development
    • migration and integration
    • migration and local economic development
    • Social policies affecting migrants and refugees: employment, education, housing, youth, humanitarian aid
    • coping with humanitarian emergencies in the Middle East
    • AMIF funding programme and other EU funding relevant to the above issues


    Head Office
    Rue de Progrès 231Schaerbeek 1030
    Brussels 1030
    EU Office
    rue du progres
    BRESSELS 1030


  • 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 16 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ana LONDONO BOTERO 06 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Ms Mariana BATISTA 06 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Ms Niki PAPADOGIANNAKIS 06 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Mr Marco Christopher CAGNOLATI 21 Nov 2018 01 Aug 2019
    Ms Jade Leigh TENWICK 22 Aug 2018 25 Oct 2018
    Ms Zrinjka Dolic 27 Jun 2017 20 Sep 2017

    Complementary Information

    240 volunteers /yearly

    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



    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    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, EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution CAF 100,000€
    Contribution FD 124,029€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Our actions include:

    • Promoting social inclusion of vulnerable youths living in Brussels:
    - Promotion of European citizenship values and civic engagement through youth activities;
    - Pedagogical, recreational and sports activities in groups every weekend;
    - Monthly excursions and visits in Brussels (national and European institutions);
    - Promotion of discussion, debates, and round-table activities to foster dialogue and exchange of ideas;
    - Civic engagement activities: volunteering activities with homeless people, refugees and the elderly every trimester.

    • Promoting the integration of refugee youth in Belgium:
    - Fostering inclusion and dissemination of European ethics and values like mutual respect, appreciation of diversity, tolerance, equality, respect for human rights, peace, etc;
    - Promotion of intercultural dialogue and exchanges through the participation of local volunteers (young adults and youth);
    - Recreational and sports activities every weekend;
    - Special events (i.e. exchange with a school, visits in Brussels, organisation of special sports day such as bicycling trips etc.)

    • Responding to emergencies and crises:
    - Analysis and mapping of the immediate needs of internally displaced persons in Syria, and the most vulnerable refugees in Lebanon and Turkey.
    - Collecting donations from citizens in Belgium and other European countries (through partner organisations) such as warm clothing, footwear, bedding, non-perishable foods, school equipment, toys and books.
    - Shipment of donations in containers to Turkey and Lebanon.
    - Collection and distribution of donations to IDPs and refugees in conflict-affected areas in Syria, and in refugee camps in Lebanon and Turkey.

    • Participating in the global effort to provide education and life skills to refugee children:
    - running catch-up schools for refugee children who have not had access to education in the last 1 to 3 years.
    - Prioritising orphaned and unaccompanied children;
    - Working with international NGOs on the ground to train new teachers;
    - delivering literacy classes for illiterate youth who are no longer of compulsory school age;
    - delivering empowerment, awareness-raising and daily life skills programs for youth.

    • Empowerment programme for women refugees
    - Promoting economic empowerment of women through the provision of vocational trainings in a marketable skill (sewing, knitting, jewelry-making, hairstyling, etc.)
    - Job-finding support service, to help women find a job and support their families.
    - Literacy and numeracy classes to promote social empowerment
    - Self-development courses to allow women to strengthen their capacities and gain back their self-confidence, whilst simultaneously creating a mutual support network.

    • Providing support and counselling to women and children through trained professionals in social and psychological welfare:
    - Supporting mothers and single-parents to help rebuild and strengthen their capacities after bereavement, trauma and displacement.
    - Supporting families in planning ahead despite the current difficulties.
    - Extracurricular psychosocial activities for children preparing them to deal with and overcome their traumas.

    In addition to our programmes, SB OverSeas organizes various events and campaigns with volunteers to collect donations, and to bring our actions in development and humanitarian aid to the attention of the Belgian public. We also partner with various associations working towards the same goals to heighten the impacts of actions.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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