About us

Association Femmes d’Europe aisbl.
Honorary President Mrs Irene Timmermans

Who are we?

Our Association is a non-political, independent organization based in Belgium and Luxembourg. Most of our 800 members are women from EU and EFTA member states; women of other nationalities who live in Belgium join us as well.

Our philosophy

We work in a spirit of friendship and on a purely voluntary basis. As a result, our overhead costs are less than 3 % of the total funds raised per year. Our members work together to help those in need, while getting to know each other and learning to appreciate our different cultures.

How do we raise funds and where does the money go?

We generate funds by organizing various events: sconcerts, exhibitions, lectures, dinner and our  Annual Christmas Bazaar. Every year, we welcome thousands of people to all these events which are open to everyone. 

We use our funds to finance small-scale humanitarian projects focussing mainly on education, training and health programmes for women and children, often the first victims of povery and exclusion.  

We exercise great care in the choice and follow-up of these projects and guarantee to our sponsors and supporters that the funds we raise with their help are put to effective use.   

How do we use the funds?

We use our funds to finance small-scale humanitarian projects focusing mainly on education, training and health programmes for women and children, often the first victims of poverty and exclusion.

We exercise great care in the choice and follow-up of these projects and guarantee to our sponsors and supporters that the funds we raise with their help are put to effective use.

In 2015, we provided aid in excess of € 350,000:

  • European Union: 54%
  • Other European countries: 3 %
  • Africa: 27 %
  • Asia: 14 %
  • Latin America: 2 %

Since its foundation in 1976, our Association has distributed over € 9 million in support of projects all over the world.

OUR ORGANIZATION

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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THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Bernadette Ulens

President


Eva Töttösy Tackoen

Vice President Projects

Niovi Kyriazakou

Secretary General


Bernadette Grünhage

Treasurer

Ghislaine Troubetzkoy

Vice President Events


Lilian Damsten

Vice-Treasurer

Renate Smith

Vice President Press/Communication

About us

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

Upcoming Events

06 Dec 2016
08:00PM - 11:00PM
Piano Concert - Chopin
16 Jan 2017
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Cancer prevention
 

Contact

Association Femmes d'Europe aisbl
Avenue de Beaulieu, 5
B-1160 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 660 56 96 
(Mo-Fr: 10:00-12:00)

e-mail: info@assocfemmesdeurope.eu
www.assocfemmesdeurope.eu

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