About us

Association Femmes d’Europe a.i.s.b.l.
Honorary President Mrs. Irene Timmermans

Our association is a non-political, independent organization based in Belgium and Luxembourg. Mrs Irene Timmermans, married to Mr Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, is our Honorary President. Most of our 800 members are women from EU and EFTA member states; women of other nationalities living in Brussels have also joined.

We raise funds to finance small-scale humanitarian projects, mainly focused towards education, training and health programs for women and children, often the first victims of poverty and exclusion.

We exercise great care in the choice and control of our projects. This ensures that we can guarantee our sponsors and supporters that the funds we raise with their help are put to effective use.

The funds are generated through cultural and other events organized by our members.

We work in a spirit of friendship and on a purely voluntary basis; as a result, our overhead costs are below 3% of our overall annual budget. Since its foundation in 1976, our association has distributed nearly €9 million on projects both in developing countries and in Europe.


The Association is subdivided into 21 different groups: 19 national groups representing different member states of the EU, one EFTA group and one multinational group made up of women from all over the world.

The Annual General Meeting is the sovereign authority of the Association.

The Administrative Council is its executive body

The Executive Board carries out the day-to-day management of the Association and reports to the Adminstrative Council.

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Bernadette Ulens


Eva Töttösy Tackoen

Vice President Projects

Niovi Kyriazakou

Secretary General

Bernadette Grünhage


Ghislaine Troubetzkoy

Vice President Events

Lilian Damsten


Renate Smith

Vice President Press/Communication


Press article

NederBelgischMagazine februari 2016
Article published in Magazine Sabato in April 2013.

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About us

Small scale projects
Education and training
Hygiene, water and sanitation
Agriculture and animal rearing
Emergency relief

Upcoming Events



Association Femmes d'Europe a.i.s.b.l.
Avenue de Beaulieu, 5

B-1160 Brussels

Business hours: Monday to Friday
from 10h00 to 12h00

IBAN: BE47 3100 7081 9180