POSITION STATEMENT ON TRANSPARENCY

EACH believes that transparency of a non-profit specialized network lies primarily

  • in its mission and values;
  • in the legitimacy of its membership base;
  • in its governance practices;
  • its internal and public policy practices.
 

The transparency of a non-profit specialized network also lies in:

  • the transparency of its financial information;
  • the transparency of its financial relationships with funding sources, both public and private;
  • the internal and external financial control by independent audits;
  • the transparency of its financial relationships with commercial companies;
  • the prevention of potential conflicts of interest, both public and private.

 

In all of its activities EACH respects and promotes the fundamental value of transparency, by following the principles of Legitimacy, Credibility, Independence, Responsibility, Accountability.

EACH SOURCES OF FUNDING
The general sources of funding for the organisation's core activities and specific projects come from a mixture of membership fees, donations from our publication partner, Elsevier, and charitable donations.

CORE FUNDING

  • Membership fees
  • Charitable donation
  • Donation from publication partner

SPECIFIC PROJECT FUNDING
Funding received for specific projects: a highly appreciated charitable donation from Julius and Regine Steffens specifically funds the junior investigators' workshop programme.

CONTRIBUTION IN KIND
It has to be highlighted that the main source of sustainment of EACH is its members themselves: experts from the different associated organizations even if not directly reimbursed by EACH give their direct support to the activities of EACH participating in the meetings, seminars, workshops according to the yearly work programme, making their professional skills available for the finalization of the outputs and deliverables and for the implementation of training courses, site visits, networking with other European organizations and support to European Member States that have at the moment rudimentary programmes in communication skills teaching for health professionals.

For the financial year 2010, the detailed sources of funding are:
1.      Membership fees: € 16,289
2.      Donation from publication partner Elsevier: € 18,298

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