Dear Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

A complete of list of all meetings held by any member of your team/staff with churches, religious associations or communities, as well as with philosophical and non-confessional organisations, from 1 January 2014 onwards, specifying the status of the organization (church, religious association or community, philosophical association or non-confessional association).
All documents, including all emails, minutes, reports or other documents received or drawn up before, during or after the meetings, and any other briefing papers related to these meetings.
I would prefer to receive this information in a machine-readable electronic format.
Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions related to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Josefina Martí
Calle de Juan Bravo 62
Madrid
28006
Spain

REMIS NICOLAS Carlos, Generaldirektion Humanitäre Hilfe und Katastrophenschutz

[1]Ares(2019)2360965 - RE: access to documents request - Meetings between
Humanitarian Aid and Churches ---- Ref. Gestdem 2019/2054

Sent by REMIS NICOLAS Carlos (SG) <[email address]>. All
responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par REMIS NICOLAS Carlos (SG) <[email address]>.
Toutes les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 02/04/2019 providing us with your postal
address in the framework of your request for access to documents. We
hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 03/04/2019 under reference number GestDem
2019/2054.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days.

The time limit will expire on 29/04/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
Charl. 03/21

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Generaldirektion Humanitäre Hilfe und Katastrophenschutz

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Dear Ms Marti,

Subject:       Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/2054

We refer to your e-mail dated 02/04/2019 to Secretariat-General in which
you make a request for access to documents, registered on 03/04/2019 under
the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 29/04/2019.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 22/05/2019.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

 

ECHO Access to Documents

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European Commission
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (ECHO)

Contracts and Finanace (Unit E3)
L-86 05/09
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

E-mail: [2][email address]

Websites: [3]EN - [4]FR - [5]AR | [6]Blog | [7]YouTube | [8]Flickr |
[9]Twitter | [10]Facebook  | [11]Instagram

 

 

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Generaldirektion Humanitäre Hilfe und Katastrophenschutz

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Dear Ms Marti,

 

Subject:       Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/2054

We refer to your e-mail dated 02/04/2019 to Secretariat-General in which
you make a request for access to documents, registered on 03/04/2019 under
the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in your application does not enable
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (DG ECHO) to identify relevant documents which would correspond
to your request. Please note that, on the one hand, in a group of more
than 200 DG ECHO’s partners, faith-based NGOs hold a significant place. On
the other hand, this is not because of the faith-based engagement that DG
ECHO works with such NGOs; when reviewing applications what DG ECHO has
tested applicants against is their professionalism and  respect of
humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, independence and
humanity. The same holds for any other organisation who wants to become DG
ECHO partner.

Therefore, DG ECHO does not record or track applicants or partners in
relation to their faith-based affiliations or on their non-confessional,
philosophical approach. Consequently, your request for access to the
documents could not be replied to in view of no such tracking.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as
references, specific topics or persons or bodies who drafted the documents
etc.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us by email to: [1][email address]

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

 

ECHO Access to Documents

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European Commission
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (ECHO)

Policy Coordination, International & Multilateral Relations and Legal
Affairs (Unit D1)
L-86 05/09
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

E-mail: [3][email address]

Websites: [4]EN - [5]FR - [6]AR | [7]Blog | [8]YouTube | [9]Flickr |
[10]Twitter | [11]Facebook  | [12]Instagram

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Marti,

 

This is just a reminder about the message sent to you on 6 May,

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

ECHO Access to Documents

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European Commission
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (ECHO)

Policy Coordination, International & Multilateral Relations and Legal
Affairs (Unit D1)
L-86 05/09
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

E-mail: [2][email address]

Websites: [3]EN - [4]FR - [5]AR | [6]Blog | [7]YouTube | [8]Flickr |
[9]Twitter | [10]Facebook  | [11]Instagram

 

 

From: ECHO DOC ACCES <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38 PM
To: '[FOI #6760 email]'
<[FOI #6760 email]>
Cc: ECHO DOC ACCES <[email address]>
Subject: Request for clarification on your application for access to
documents – Ref GestDem No 2019/2054

 

Dear Ms Marti,

 

Subject:       Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/2054

We refer to your e-mail dated 02/04/2019 to Secretariat-General in which
you make a request for access to documents, registered on 03/04/2019 under
the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in your application does not enable
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (DG ECHO) to identify relevant documents which would correspond
to your request. Please note that, on the one hand, in a group of more
than 200 DG ECHO’s partners, faith-based NGOs hold a significant place. On
the other hand, this is not because of the faith-based engagement that DG
ECHO works with such NGOs; when reviewing applications what DG ECHO has
tested applicants against is their professionalism and  respect of
humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, independence and
humanity. The same holds for any other organisation who wants to become DG
ECHO partner.

Therefore, DG ECHO does not record or track applicants or partners in
relation to their faith-based affiliations or on their non-confessional,
philosophical approach. Consequently, your request for access to the
documents could not be replied to in view of no such tracking.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as
references, specific topics or persons or bodies who drafted the documents
etc.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us by email to: [12][email address]

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

 

ECHO Access to Documents

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European Commission
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
Operations (ECHO)

Policy Coordination, International & Multilateral Relations and Legal
Affairs (Unit D1)
L-86 05/09
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

E-mail: [14][email address]

Websites: [15]EN - [16]FR - [17]AR | [18]Blog | [19]YouTube | [20]Flickr |
[21]Twitter | [22]Facebook  | [23]Instagram

 

 

 

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Josefina Martí

Dear Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection,

I can not give you more detailed information, as that is all the information the law I am based on provides. Please, understand those terms in the same way the article 3 of COMMISSION DECISION of 25 November 2014 (on the publication of information on meetings held between Directors-General of the Commission and organisations or self-employed individuals) does.

Moreover, the Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the transparency register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation (19.9.2014) establishes that transparency register does not apply to churches, religious communities. As such, I cannot identify them in advance.

However, please notice that I am refering to churches and religious communities (or their members), such as a Bishops, COMECE, a Caridinal, a nuncio or Opus Dei (this is not an exhaustive list, they are just examples). I cannot identify them all, for the reasons mentioned before. I am not refering to NGOs with faith based values, such as Caritas.

Yours faithfully,

Josefina Martí

Generaldirektion Humanitäre Hilfe und Katastrophenschutz

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Please find attached document Ares(2019)3374583 from PARIAT Monique (ECHO) dated 23/05/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)3374583 de PARIAT Monique (ECHO) daté du 23/05/2019.