Tax-efficient giving

Friends of the College of Europe Fund

The 'Friends of the College of Europe Fund' within the King Baudouin Foundation was created thanks to the initiative of the Joseph Bech Promotion, wishing to support one of the College's students yearly with a scholarship. Recently the Friends of the College of Europe Fund has been extended and now its purpose is to collect financial support from alumni, sympathizers and companies to support one of the following College's projects in a tax-efficient way:

  • Granting of scholarships
    • Donate to your own Promotion Scholarship Fund - a fund for each promotion up to the 'Artistole Promotion' has been created so far (pledge form). 
    • Donate to the College of Europe Scholarship Fund
    • Create a new personalised scholarship with your promotion or with your company
  • Offer financial support for a course or an academic chair
  • Contribute to the financing of College's infrastructure
  • General support

Create your own scholarship

Other College's promotions can also create their own scholarship within the Friends of the College of Europe Fund, in order to help future students to study at the College of Europe.
If your promotion would like to create its own funded scholarship, please contact Prof. N. VANHOVE for more information.

Creation of a scholarship by companies or foundations
Several organisations and companies have already granted one or more scholarships to College of Europe students in the past. A list of those companies can be found here.
Please contact Prof. N. VANHOVE for more information if your organisation or company wishes to create a new scholarship.

Tax-efficient giving through the TGE (Transnational Giving Europe) network

Transnational Giving Europe’ (TGE) is a partnership of leading European foundations and associations that facilitates tax-efficient cross-border giving within Europe.
The TGE network enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support the College of Europe in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.

TGE is currently operational for donations from:

For further information, please contact the relevant foundation in the country you wish to make your gift from. 

Donations from the USA

Tax-efficient giving also applies for donations from the USA if they are made through the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS)
Address: 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th floor, New York, NY 10020
Tel: 212-713-7660
Email: info [at] kbfus.org
Website: www.kbfus.org
 

 

TGE PARTNERS & BANK ACCOUNTS

 

Bulgaria

Bulgarian donors can make their donations to the following account:
Account holder: Bcause
Bank: Unicredit Bulbank
Address: 7, St. Nedelya sq. – Sofia 1000
IBAN: BG 54 UNCR 7630 100 711 02 07
BIC: UNCRBGSF
Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Lyudmila Atanassova – lucy [at] bcause.bg – T+359 2 981 19 01

 

Croatia

Croatian donors can make their donations to the following account:
Account holder: Europska zaklada za filantropiju i drustveni
Bank: Privredna banka Zagreb
Address: Radnicka cesta 50, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR1123400091110660216
BIC: PBZGHR2X
Communication: TGE - College of Europe - Belgium
Contact person: Branko Logaric - tge [at] europskazaklada-filantropija.hr - T+38 5 1 6458 949

 

Estonia

Estonian donors can make their donations to the following account:
Account holder: SA Avatud Eesti Fond
Bank: Swedbank
Address: Liivalai 8, 15040 Talinn, Estonia
IBAN: EE282200221019874750
BIC: HABAEE2X
Communication: TGE - College of Europe - Belgium
Contact person: Jete Alsmäe - jete [at] oef.org.ee - T+372 6 155 700

 

France

French donors can make their donations to the following account:
By cheque
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Fondation de France/00459/College of Europe’ and sent to:
Fondation de France
For the attention of Mme Noura Kihel
40, Avenue Hoche
FR-75008 Paris
By bank transfer
Account holder: Fondation de France
Bank: HSBC FRANCE PARIS CBC 502
Address: 103 Avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris
Account number: 0502 000 3636
IBAN: FR76 3005 6005 0205 0200 0363 678
SWIFT: CCFRFRPP
Bank code: 30056
Branch code: 00502
RIB: 78
Communication: 00459/TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Noura Kihel – Noura.Kihel [at] fdf.org – T+33 1 442 187 60

 

Germany

German donors can make their donations to the following account:
Account holder: Maecenata Stiftung
Bank: Bankhaus Löbbecke
Address: Bankhaus Löbbecke, Behrenstrasse 36, D-10 117 Berlin
Account number: 1061 0007 01
IBAN: DE89 1003 0500 1061 0007 01
BIC: LOEB DEBB XXX
Bank code/BLZ: 10030500
Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Marie Schwager – mcs [at] maecenata.eu (mcs)csc [at] maecenata.eu (@maecenata.eu) – T+49 30 28 38 79 09

 

Greece

Greek donors can make their donations to the following account: 
Account holder: HIGGS
Bank: Piraeus Bank
Address: Olymionikon 208, Neo Psychiko 15451
Account number: 6737-137763-057
IBAN: GR23 0171 7370 0067 3713 7763 057
BIC: PIRBGRAA
Paypal account: Higher Incubator Giving Growth & Sustainability (HIGGS) (https://goo.gl/irzyW1)
Communication: TGE - College of Europe - Belgium
Contact person: Sotirios Petropoulos - s.petropoulos [at] higgs3.org - T+30 211 411 63 00

 

Hungary

Hungarian donors can make their donations to one of the following accounts:
Bank account in HUF
Account holder: Kárpátok Alapítvány-Magyarország
Bank: ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt.
Bank account: 1160 0006 0000 0000 7891 0845
IBAN: HU83 1160 0006 0000 0000 7891 0845
SWIFT: GIBAHUHB
Bank account in Euro
Account holder: Kárpátok Alapítvány-Magyarország
Bank: ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt.
IBAN: HU70 1160 0006 0000 0000 6173 7617
SWIFT: GIBAHUHB
Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Bata Boglárka – boglarka.bata [at] cfoundation.org – T+36 36 516 750

 

Italy

Italian donors can make their donations to the following account: 
Account holder: Fondazione Donor Italia
Bank: Intesa Sanpaolo
Address: Branch 55000 - Milan - Italy
Bank account: 1000/155347
IBAN:  IT04 B030 6909 6061 0000 0155 347
BIC: BCITITMM
Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Elena Redini - elena.redini [at] fondazioneitaliasociale.org - T+39 02 806 29 20

 

Luxembourg

Thanks to Luxembourg's legal framework, donors living in Luxembourg can make their donations directly to the foreign beneficiary without passing through TGE and will benefit, under certain conditions, from income tax deductibility in Luxembourg.
Contact person: Audrey Lesperoy - tge [at] fdlux.lu – T+352 274 74 81

 

Poland

Polish donors can make their donations to one of the following accounts:
Bank account in PLN
Account holder: Akademia Rozwoju Filantropii w Polsce (Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland)
Bank: Getin Noble Bank SA
IBAN: PL89 1560 0013 2000 1706 4021 0901
BIC: GBGCPLPK
Bank account in PLN
Account holder: Akademia Rozwoju Filantropii w Polsce (Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland)
Bank: Getin Noble Bank SA
IBAN: PL13 1560 0013 2366 2499 7000 0013
BIC: GBGCPLPK
Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Kaja Petryka-Siemionczyk – k.petryka [at] filantropia.org.pl

 

Portugal

Unfortunately, due to recent jurisdiction, the Fondaçao Oriente needs to negotiate with the Portuguese fiscal authorities, before transmitting donations from Portuguese donors to foreign beneficiaries will be possible.
Contact person: Luisa Silva Santos – administracao [at] foriente.pt – T+351.21.358.52.00

 

Romania

Romanian donors can make their donations to the following account:
Account holder: Fundatia Comunitara din Odorheiu Secuiesc
Bank: OTP Bank – Sucursala Odorheiu Secuiesc
Address: Odorheiu Secuiesc – 20, str. Kossuth Lajos – jud. Hargita - Romania
IBAN: RO26 OTPV 2610 0020 7775 RO01
BIC: OTPVROBU
Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium
Contact person: Csaki Rozalia – rozi [at] szka.org – T+40-741-644773

 

Slovenia

According to the Slovenian law, donors living in Slovenia can make their donations directly to the foreign beneficiary without passing through TGE and will benefit from income tax deductibility in Slovenia.
Contact person: Primoz Sporar - primoz.sporar [at] skup.si 

 

Spain

Spanish donors can make their donations by following the steps below:

  1.  Send an email to fabad [at] empresaysociedad.org indicating: 
    • The amount of the donation
    • The beneficiary entity, which must have been approved after evaluating the documentation requested through the GEAF.
    • Donor identification data:
      • Name and surnames (individual donor) or business name (corporate donor)
      • Postal address
      • Telephone number
      • Email
      • Tax identification (NIF, NIE or CIF)
  2.  Attach a copy of your ID or card with the CIF of the donor (if it is in Spanish) or with the NIE (otherwise). It is a key document to process the information to the AEAT about the tax treatment of the donation in Spain.
  3.  Make the payment by transfer to the following account:
    • Bank: Banco Caminos
    • Account holder: Fundación Empresa y Sociedad
    • Address: Almagro 8 / 28010 Madrid (Spain)
    • IBAN: ES 79 0234 0001 0490 3028 5466
    • BIC: CCOCESMM
    • Communication: TGE - College of Europe – Belgium

Contact person: Francisco Abad – fabad [at] empresaysociedad.org – T+34 676 27 08 16

 

Switzerland

Donors living in Switzerland and wanting to make a donation of at least 500 CHF should first contact the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation before making their donations.
Contact person: Aïssata Traoré –  TGE [at] swissphilanthropy.ch – T+41 22 732 55 54

 

The Netherlands

The College of Europe has been registered with the Dutch fiscal authorities under the status 'ANBI' (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). 
RSIN-number: 8256.32.201

Donations can therefore be make directly to the College of Europe, being tax-deductible in the Netherlands: 
IBAN: BE32 0013 7058 1102
BIC: GEBABEBB
Communication: 'Your Promotion Name' Scholarship Fund

 

The United Kingdom

Donors living in the UK and wanting to benefit form Gift Aid should first contact the Charities Aid Foundation before making their donations.
After a short KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure, CAF will provide the donor with all the instructions to make his/her donation.
Contact person: Andrew Fakley – tge [at] cafonline.org – T+44 30 00 12 33 80