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 2021 - Dec 2021

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: over 25 years of action it has made a difference for more than 1.700.000 children and their families in Greece. TSOC 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
    - Possible revision of EU Anti-Trafficking Directive


    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 463 full-time staff members plus 5.782 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 the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)
    -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

    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

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

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU grants 1,077,704€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU grants 1,077,704€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities


    -“Direct and Holistic Medical and Psychosocial Intervention for Refugee and Migrant Children in Danger in Greece” (ECHO/-EU/BUD/2018/011007) funded by the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations of the European Union (DG ECHO) [2018-2021].
    -“Homes for children in danger”, within the framework of the action "Funding of Organizations for the Operation of existing Unaccompanied Minors’ Shelters" funded by the NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASYLUM, MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION FUND. (2018-2021)
    -Hellenic Integration Support for Beneficiaries of International Protection – HELIOS/ “Medical and psychological support to migrant children facing health and protection risks””, which is coordinated by the International Organization for Migration Office in Greece and funded by AMIF (2020-2021)
    -In the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme “Interreg V-A Greece Bulgaria” 2014-2020, the Organization “The Smile of the Child”, in the role of Lead partner, is implementing the project entitled “Integrated Territorial Synergies for Children Health and Protection ΙΙ - INTERSYC II”.
    -Virtual reality as a tool for countering bullying amongst youth –VR NOT BULLIES (2018-2021), funded by ERASMUS+
    - "AMINA - Safeguarding Migrant Children Across Europe", coordinated by the European Federation for missing and sexually abused children “Missing Children Europe (MCE)”. It is funded by the “H&M Foundation”. (2017-2021)
    -“Building knowledge from local practices: a solution for better care and support of unaccompanied minors in Europe”, which is funded by the European Program ERASMUS+. (2018-2021)
    - “Leaving with Care, Living with Care” (CARE) funded by REC (2020-2022)
    -“Project A12” funded by Erasmus + (2020-2021)
    -“Running Aways: Drivers, Awareness, Responses” (RADAR), coordinated by the European Federation for missing and sexually abused children “Missing Children Europe (MCE)”. The project is funded by REC (2020-2022)
    -DAB, Dance Against Bullying (2019-2021) which is coordinated by ESSEVESSE and funded by Erasmus +
    -HEBE (Help, Empowerment, Bridge, Engagement) –Empowering vulnerable families and children (i.e. migrants, asylum seekers, people with serious socioeconomic / health problems etc.) in Northern, Central Greece and Crete to adjust to the new circumstances following the COVID-19 outbreak (2021). It is funded by the German Organization KINDERNOTHILFE.
    -“Support and Social Inclusion of Vulnerable and Special Population Groups - The Child's Smile”, funded by ROP Program of C. Macedonia NSRF 2014-2020.
    -“YCreate: Voices for respect, celebrating difference and tackling hate”, 2021-2023, funded by Erasmus+

  • Meetings


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    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 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)
      Other Lobbyists
    • 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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