CirclesEurope is a private association, registered in Utrecht, the Netherlands (RSIN 8588.94.592), and subject to Dutch law. CirclesEurope is enabling membership from public and private organisations and natural persons from countries represented on the Council of Europe, and who support the aims and objectives of CirclesEurope.
The CirclesEurope Association is the result of Circles4EU, a European project which was operational in 2013 and 2014 and was funded by the European Commission. It aimed to establish a European Circles Network that is able to act as a centre for support to new Circles initiatives. In addition, it was to act as a unifying force to attract and commit new European Circle initiatives to unify values, standards and processes on shared principles of competence, practice and quality control.
The aim of CirclesEurope Association
The support, development and promotion of Circles of Support and Accountability Services (Circles) across Europe according to the commonly agreed Circles model and with the intention of assisting similar developments elsewhere.