Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Special Olympics Europe Eurasia   (SOEE)

    EU Transparency Register

    984231215205-95 First registered on 18 Dec 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community

    SO Europe Eurasia Foundation (SOEEF) is a not for profit organization that provides year-round public health services and activities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through grass roots sports training and competition, multi-disciplinary health screening and intervention programs, promoting public health and early childhood development in all 27 European an Union Member States, serving over 450,000 participating athletes.

    Main EU files targeted

    Erasmus +
    policies impacting on people with intellectual disability and their families


    Head Office
    42 Mount Street Upper Dublin 2
    Dublin2 D02X3P2 - 000000
    EU Office
    42 Mount Street Upper Dublin 2
    Dublin2 D02X3P2 - 000000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    At the core, Special Olympics is a sports organization that uses the power of sport as a catalyst for social change. As Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does… Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair… It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.” Through sport, we challenge society. By highlighting how the needs of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are not being met, we expose inequity and exclusion. By drawing attention to the gifts of people with ID, we break down misperceptions and tackle negative attitudes. Our focus therefore needs to be on both providing a high quality sports experience and engaging communities with that experience in ways that help change negative attitudes and create inclusion and gives equal access and opportunity to practice sport to all.

    Person in charge of EU relations

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  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Special Olympics is a member of Dochas, the European Movement and the Sport plafform.

    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 Erasmus + Sports Unit & Health Unit 258,613€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    6 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 09 Feb 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Upcoming Special Olympics in Malta and Commissioner Dalli's support and participation therein.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      • Annelisa Cotone (Cabinet member)
      • Helena Dalli (Commissioner)
      • Silvan Agius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Special Olympics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Dec 2020 Location video call
      Subject Sports and Refugees
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Oct 2020 Location Teleconference
      Subject COVID-19 response
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      • Renaud Savignat (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Special Olympic activities in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 04 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Organisation of the winter Special Olympic Games in 2017 in Austria
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
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