Application for registration

Applicants wishing to become a European Political Party or a European Political Foundation can apply for registration.

Once registered, European Political Parties and European Political Foundations enjoy legal recognition in all Member States and can apply for funding from the general budget of the European Union.

An application for registration shall be filed with the Authority.

An application for registration as a European political foundation shall be filed only through the European political party with which the applicant is formally affiliated.

The application shall be accompanied by:
  • documents proving that the applicant satisfies the conditions laid down in Article 3 of Regulation No 1141/2014, including a standard formal declaration in the form set out in the Annex to Regulation No 1141/2014
  • the statutes of the party or foundation, containing the provisions required by Articles 4 and 5 of Regulation No 1141/2014, including the relevant annexes and, where applicable, the statement of the Member State of the seat referred to in Article 15(2) of Regulation No 1141/2014
  • the documents required by Articles 1 and 2 of COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION 2015/2401 of 2 October 2015 on the content and functioning of the Register of European political parties and foundations
Once submitted, the application will be examined by the Authority in order to determine whether the applicant satisfies the conditions for registration.

Applications should be sent to the Authority by post and also electronically to the no-reply mail box mentioned below.

Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations

Postal address:
Rue Wiertz 60
TRI 05 V 024
1047 Brussels

Offices location:
Rue Belliard 73
TRI 05 V 024
1000 Brussels

Protection of personal data

The Authority applies a policy for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, which is based on Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. Users can access information on, or via, the Authority's website without having to supply personal data. In any event, the Authority will not process personal data for any purpose other than for the purposes set out in Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. For more detailed information, please send an email to the Authority's functional mailbox or to the mailbox of the Authority's Data Protection Officer.