Stichting Lezen & Schrijven

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Stichting Lezen & Schrijven

    EU Transparency Register

    658822313443-95 First registered on 14 Apr 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The goal of the Public Libraries 2020 programme (PL2020) is to raise awareness about the importance of public libraries as modern learning hubs close to citizens and (potential) learners. Public libraries have been expanding their role in local communities enormously over the last decades – many of them now help people develop their digital skills, advance or acquire other skills (such as literacy) through various lifelong learning opportunities and offer a neutral and trusted space for people to create, learn, and connect.

    PL2020 brings together library organisations and advocates from across the EU to raise awareness of the value of public libraries as partners for social and economic development under the Europe 2020 strategy. PL2020 promotes how libraries are contributing to European policy objectives in three main areas: social inclusion, digital inclusion, and lifelong learning.

    The PL2020 programme is run by The Reading & Writing Foundation (in Dutch: Stichting Lezen & Schrijven), which was founded in 2004 by H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands with the aim of structurally solving illiteracy in the Netherlands. Over the course of the years, The Reading & Writing Foundation has also started working towards this goal internationally. We believe that literacy is a basic requirement for a healthy and sustainable society. All individuals have the right to acquire good literacy skills, allowing them to unlock their talents and potential. To ensure equal opportunities for all through literacy, we encourage debate on the issue, connect relevant stakeholders to our societal movement, and guide struggling readers to a training that is right for them.

    Main EU files targeted

    Education and Training 2020, Europe 2020, Digital Agenda for Europe, Skills Agenda, Copyright


    Head Office
    Parkstraat, 105
    Den Haag 2514-JH
    EU Office
    Avenue de Broqueville 40
    Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 1200
  • 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 19 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Hannah THOMINET 01 Dec 2018 29 Mar 2019
    Ms Ilona Kish 14 Mar 2018 14 Mar 2019
    Ms Sara PETTI 14 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2019
    Ms Hannah THOMINET 03 Jan 2018 01 Dec 2018
    Ms Helga Baars 10 Aug 2017 09 Aug 2018
    Ms Sara PETTI 23 Feb 2017 14 Feb 2018
    Ms Ilona Kish 01 Mar 2017 28 Feb 2018
    Ms Catharina Rinzema 01 Mar 2017 28 Feb 2018
    Ms Petti Sara 23 Feb 2017 29 Mar 2017
    Ms Hannah MULVEY GENT 23 Jan 2017 13 Jan 2018
    Ms Helga Baars 19 Jul 2016 08 Jul 2017
    Ms Agne Kaufman 09 Mar 2016 08 Mar 2017
    Ms Ilona Kish 09 Mar 2016 08 Mar 2017
    Ms Catharina Rinzema 09 Mar 2016 01 Mar 2017
    Ms Hannah MULVEY GENT 05 Nov 2015 03 Nov 2016
    Ms Laura Velcea 22 Apr 2015 20 Apr 2016
    Ms Agne Kaufman 04 Nov 2014 30 Oct 2015
    Mrs Agne Kaufman 04 Nov 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Ms Ilona Kish 28 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2015
    Mr Lorenzen Christian 25 Oct 2014 01 Aug 2015
    Mr Vennik Jelle 25 Oct 2014 23 Oct 2015

    Complementary Information

    A small team in Brussels supported by the Reading and Writing Foundation based in the Netherlands

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Ilona Kish (Programme Director)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Geke van Velzen (Director)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    European Internet Forum (EIF)

    Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

    Copyright for Creativity (C4C)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2017 - Mar 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    45,757 € (Source: Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships)

    Other financial info

    Estimated costs include outsourced activity costs, i.e. payment to consultants who are not employees of the organisation but who work in activities covered by the register.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    PL2020 European programme established in January 2014. Relationship and coalition-building with bodies working with public libraries at local, and European level.

  • 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 24 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Citizen empowerment and education via digital technologies
      DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Skills Agenda, European Semester
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Raquel Lucas (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject New Skills agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Raquel Lucas (Cabinet member)
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
    • Date 21 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Literacy skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      • Marianne Thyssen (Commissioner)
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