The EPC's funding sources
The European Policy Centre (EPC) is committed to sound financial management and to transparency in respect of its funding sources.
The EPC's total income in 2012 was €2,302,909. Approximately one-third of the EPC's funding in 2012 came from European foundations, mainly the EPC's strategic partners, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the King Baudouin Foundation. In 2012, these organisations awarded the EPC grants amounting to €600,000. These are untied funds; i.e. a general contribution to the EPC's operating costs which are not tied to specific activities. Click here for more information about the strategic partners. Click here for more information about the strategic partners.
Around one-third of the EPC's funding comes from membership fees. In 2012, the total income from membership fees was €798,565. Click here for information about EPC members, the fees and benefits.
Click here for information on all the organisations which made a significant contribution to the EPC's budget in this category in 2012.
For several years now, the EPC has been receiving an operating grant from the EU budget under the "Europe for Citizens" programme, alongside other similar think tanks and civil society organisations. This grant is untied and in no way affects the EPC's independence from the EU institutions. In 2012, the EPC received a grant of €123,000.
Click here for the annual accounts for the last financial year and the auditor's opinion. The EPC's auditor is Saskia Luteijn Bedrijfrevisor Burg. BVBA.
The Governing Board (conseil d'administration) is made up of non-executive directors (administrateurs) and is responsible for the overall management of the EPC, although day-to-day management is assigned to the Chief Executive (administrateur délégué), who is a member of the Board and accountable to the Board for his actions (in line with Belgian law). The Board in turn is accountable to the General Assembly.
The only overlap between the membership of the General Assembly and the Governing Board is that the Chairman of the Board is an ex officio member of the General Assembly.