European Dignity Watch
|European Dignity Watch|
|founded in the year||2010|
|address||14 Rue Limauge, Brussels 1050|
|type of institution||Lobbying group|
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The organisation seems to be part of a network of socially conservative organisations committed to fighting against abortion, euthanasia and gay rights. European Dignity Watch advocates "life, the family and fundamental freedoms." The organisation accuses the European Parliament of pressuring member states into legalising same-sex marriage, and the European Commission of bias for hosting a pro-gay photo exhibition.
Organizational Structure and Funding
It seems the organisation is amongst those lobbyists in the EU capital opposing gay rights who are in close contact with US neo-conservative organisations.
14 Rue Limauge, Brussels 1050
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).
Working mode, goals
Its website provides no contact details. It lists four board members, one of whom - Sophia Kuby - is accredited for access to the European Parliament. Its president, Jorge Soley, is a well-known figure within the European Christian-conservative movement. He is the founder of the Fundacion Burke in Spain, a conservative think-tank, and one of four board members of the Center for European Renewal, based in The Hague.
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
- family policy
- gay rights