Volonteurope ASBL

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Volonteurope ASBL

    EU Transparency Register

    834514818751-23 First registered on 11 Sep 2015

    Goals / Remit

    We are a European, globally focused, non-profit network working to achieve more social justice in Europe and beyond, through active citizenship and volunteering.

    Our vision is a world where the principles of inclusion, collaboration, sustainability and equality guide the thinking and practices in Europe and beyond. Our mission is to work, in collaboration with members and partners, to foster civic engagement, social action and volunteering, as a way to build inclusive, tolerant, diverse and resilient communities.

    We defend the values of solidarity, social justice, equality and tolerance. We value inclusion and diversity.

    Through our work, we actively encourage political decision-makers to protect and improve the interests of citizens and volunteers, thus creating better social justice.

    Main EU files targeted

    We focus on a range of activities which are driven by our members, associates and partners, as well as contribute to campaigns, advocacy and projects undertaken by other civil society organisations, networks and platforms, where we are either direct members or partners, including project partners. We focus strongly on youth engagement, youth activism, civic rights, active citizenship, social justice, the rule of law and other issues associated with creating stronger, more cohesive, communities in Europe and beyond.

    The mission of Volonteurope consists of working, in collaboration with its members and partners, for the defence of volunteering and of citizens’ action as a way of bringing social justice to the world.

    Over the most recent period of time, we have, through our membership in networks such as European Civic Forum, Civil Society Europe, Social Platform and Lifelong Learning Platform, as well as having membership status in the EESC Civil Society Liaison Group, we have been focusing on the following EU legislative proposals and policies, targetting them specifically:
    * Minimum income directive proposal
    * Minimum wage directive proposal
    * European Pillar of Social Rights and its Action Plan, specifically being engaged in major events such as the Social Platform Flagship Conference, where we ran a workshop on lifelong and lifewide learning for just green transitions, the outcomes of which were then taken by Piotr Sadowski, in his capacity as President of Social Platform, to the Social Summit in Porto
    * Green and digital transitions; Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals
    * The application of the rule of law
    * Conference on the Future of Europe


    Head Office
    Volonteurope Mundo-j, 10 rue de l'Industrie
    Brussels B-1000
    EU Office
    Volonteurope Mundo-j, 10 rue de l'Industrie
    Brussels B-1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 29 Sep 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Furkan SORKUNCUK 14 Apr 2023 12 Apr 2024
    Mr Amer HABAYBA 21 Mar 2023 20 Mar 2024
    Mr PIOTR SADOWSKI 09 Mar 2023 08 Mar 2024
    Mr PIOTR SADOWSKI 03 Feb 2022 03 Feb 2023
    Ms OONAGH AITKEN 31 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Mr PIOTR SADOWSKI 15 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2020
    Mr PIOTR SADOWSKI 23 Jan 2018 15 Jan 2019
    Ms Laura de Bonfils 23 Jan 2018 16 Jan 2019
    Ms Rosalind Duignan-Pearson 23 Jan 2018 15 Jan 2019
    Ms Laura de Bonfils 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Ms Rosalind Duignan-Pearson 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Ms OONAGH AITKEN 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Mr PIOTR SADOWSKI 07 Jan 2017 06 Jan 2018

    Complementary Information

    The persons directly involved and paid in our actvities are:

    Piotr Sadowski, Secretary General (75%)
    Furkan Sorkuncuk, Project Coordinator (50%)
    Constantin Dedu, Project Manager (25%)

    The Board of Directors operates on fully voluntary basis, in accordance with our Statutes.

    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


    We are members of:
    • Social Platform
    • Lifelong Learning Platform
    • Civil Society Europe
    • European Civic Forum
    • Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe

    We are a partner of:

    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

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Erasmus+ 70,888€
    Grant Europe for Citizens 4,500€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Horizon 196,874€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    In addition to EU funding, we also receive income from our member and associate organisations in the form of annual membership fees, which are €100 for members and €50 for associates. These are reflected in our accounts.

    For 2023, we have secured now a Horizon project, under the "Oceans Mission" line, called "FLOW - Future Lives with Oceans and Waters". It is a two year project, starting 1 January 2023, with a grant of €262,500. In January 2023 we received the first payment for the delivery of this project in the amount of €196,874.86.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Green new deal#Volunteering Interest Group

    Other activities

    We are represented on the Advisory Board for the European Solidarity Corps General Online Training Platform (GOT), bringing in the years of expertise around youth cross-border volunteering. We are part of the Liaison Group of the EESC. We are also members of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe, linked to the Conference on the Future of Europe.

  • Meetings


    None declared

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