The Smile of the Child

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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)

11 Fte (11)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Smile of the Child   (TSOTC)

    EU Transparency Register

    66055258617-28 First registered on 18 Apr 2012

    Goals / Remit

    “The Smile of the Child” is the largest internationally recognized non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization in Greece in the critical field of child protection, search and rescue of missing children, support of children and families with children in need, as well as free public health service for children, both in prevention, intervention and treatment. The Organization was founded by a 10-year-old boy, Andreas Yannopoulos, before he succumbed to brain cancer in late 1995. His father Costas Yannopoulos, President of the Board of Directors, inspired by the wish of well-being for all children in the world, expressed by his son, has gradually led TSOC to what it is today: nearly 28 years of action it has made a difference for more than 1.900.000 children and their families in Greece. TSOTC implements nationwide, 365 days/year, 24hrs/day, direct and effective actions to prevent phenomena threatening children and provide free services to every child & family in Greece.

    Main EU files targeted

    -Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights
    -EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child
    -EU Child Guarantee
    -National Recovery and Resilience Plans
    -Conference on the Future of Europe
    -EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse
    -EU strategy onPreventing and combatting gender-based violence against women and domestic violence
    -EU Strategy to tackle organised crime
    -New Pact on Migration and Asylum
    -New EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings and Roadmap
    -New EU Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights
    -EU Victims’ Rights Directive
    -EU Anti-Trafficking Directive
    -EC Proposal for a Regulation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse


    Head Office
    1 Sp. Loui street, Maroussi
    Athens 15124
    EU Office
    80 Garyttou street, Aghia Paraskevi
    Athens 15343


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The Smile of the Child has 456 full-time staff members plus 4.655 active volunteers.

    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 of CHI (Child Helpline International) (and member of the Supervisory Board)
    -Member of the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN)
    -Member of Missing Children Europe (MCE) (and member of the Board of Directors)
    -Member of Eurochild
    -Founding member of European Antibullying Network (EAN)
    -Country partner of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
    -Member of WeProtect Global Alliance to end child sexual exploitation online
    -Local Code Representative (ECPAT- The Code for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism)
    -Member of Migration Committee of INGO Conference of the Council of Europe
    -Member of SupportCY
    -Associate member of Victim Support Europe

    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

    Other, Public financing, Grants, Member's contribution, Donations, EU funding

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EACEA, Erasmus+, DG Justice and Consumers Programme and Financial Management, AMIF, Interreg, EEA 903,757€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EACEA, Erasmus+, DG Justice and Consumers Programme and Financial Management, AMIF, Interreg, EEA 903,757€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    -On 29 Sept 2022 the TSOTC’s YouSmile received the JWF SDGs 2022 Award
    -On 5 Oct 2022 members of the Technology Group for the Child of TSOTC received 5 awards at the Impact BITE Awards 2022
    -On 15 Oct 2022 TSOTC inaugurated a new multi-center dedicated to providing holistic support to children in need
    -On 21 Oct 2022 the TSOTC received Silver Award for its program of Preventive Medical and Dental Care HIPPOCRATES at the Healthcare Business Awards 2022
    -On 15 Nov 2022 TSOTC received an award from MCE as founder member of the European Hotline for Missing Children 116000
    -On 16-24 Nov 2022 TSOTC organized seminars on best practices in handling cases of missing children/adults in N. Greece
    -On 21-23 Nov 2023 TSOTC hosted a visit in Greece of Representatives of the Migration Committee, INGO, Council of Europe
    -On 24 Nov 2022 TSOTC organized the 2nd Int. Conference "Child Sexual Abuse: It Remains a Secret. We must become their voice” in Athens
    -On 23 Dec 2023 TSOTC received an award for the Pediatric Home Care Program
    -On 10 Jan 2023 TSOTC announced the support/accommodation of additional mothers/children from Ukraine
    -On 17 Febr 2023 TSOTC presented findings of the research survey that YouSmile conducted to highlight the danger of attracting minors through anonymous chat platforms/SoMe apps
    -On 18 Febr 2023 TSOTC held a Press Conference to present its 2022 statistics
    -On 6 March 2023 TSOTC organized an event in the context of its Panhellenic School Awareness Campaign “Speak Now” (“Mila Tora”) on school violence and bullying
    -On 21 March 2023, TSOTC presented the findings from its research on Bullying in Greece
    -On 18 April 2023 TSOTC welcomed in Athens students from DIS Stockholm
    -On 26 April 2023 the MoU between Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki,3rd Pediatric Clinic of the Univ. and TSOTC was renewed to continue the Pediatric Home Care Programme in support of children with chronic health issues
    -On 7 and 13 May 2023 TSOTC and its student volunteers participated for the 22nd year in the European Environmental Campaign
    -On 11 May 2023 the short film “Nefeli’s thoughts” was launched in Athens aiming to showcase the feelings of a child that is being bullied
    -On 17 May 2023,on the occasion of Int. Child Helpline Day, TSOTC and COSMOTE joined forces in an online event dedicated to its Helplines
    -On 24 May 2023, TSOTC hosted a visit of students from the Univ. of Wisconsin Oshkosh, for the 16th year, in cooperation with ARISTOTLE TRAVEL
    -On 25 May 2023, on the occasion of International Missing Children Day, TSOTC presented a video on its 20-year journey, actions and services for missing children/adults
    -On 30-31 May 2023, TSOTC participated in an int. expert meeting on child protection in Sofia
    -On 7-8 June 2023 TSOTC welcomed in Athens educators from Portugal,in the framework of project B-Part & Engage in European Citizenship
    -On 9 June 2023 TSOTC participated in a 3-day training in Nicosia in the framework of project ARiSE-The Right(s) School
    -On 14-15 June 2023 TSOTC participated as speaker in a training in Tirana on implementing AmberAlert in Albania
    -On 22 June 2023 TSOTC hosted the YouSmile Awards for the 7th year
    -On 24-27 June 2023 YouSmile participated in a meeting of the Eurochild Children's Council in Brussels
    -On 7 July 2023 TSOTC presented the results of its program of direct and holistic support of refugee families from Ukraine
    -On 11 July 2023 TSOTC held a press conference to announce the statistics of the first 6 mm of 2023 and its actions to support 60,468 children/families
    -On 13 July 2023 TSOTC was awarded NGO of the Year 2023 for Child Protection at the annual Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2023
    On 30 Aug 2023 TSOTC called on the Prime Minister to support EC regulation on child sexual abuse
    -On 6-7 Sept 2023 TSOTC and Bris co-organized an international event on Responding to children in crisis

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    • Date 12 Mar 2020 Location Athens
      Subject Discussion on the current situation in Greece
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Ylva Johansson
      Portfolio Home Affairs
      • Alexandra Cupsan-Catalin (Cabinet member)
      • Brian Synnott (Cabinet member)
      • Ylva Johansson (Commissioner)
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    • Date 21 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Children - Humanitarian Aid
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Christos Stylianides
      Portfolio Humanitarian Aid &amp; Crisis Management
      • Christos Stylianides (Commissioner)
    • Date 24 Feb 2015 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject Actions on issues of unaccompanied children and abused children
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos
      Portfolio Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
      • Dimitris Avramopoulos (Commissioner)
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