ANBI Information and Annual Reports
Below is data necessary for national and international acknowledgements. Here you can find ANBI information, our annual report 2021, and the financial report of the same year.
The Foundation CBTVET/NGO COMMEET’s RSIN number is 8501.38.802. The Postal Address is, in conformity with its statutes: JHCM Hermans, Jodenstraat 27, 6166 CG Geleen, The Netherlands. Mail address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Board members do not receive any remuneration for their work. The only payments are for covering travel costs and other expenditures; there is an annual verification for these compensations.
The Board consists of the following people:
Mr Jos Hermans, Chair
Mr Peter Ramakers, Co-chair, treasurer
Mr Rob Braeken, Financial management
Mr Maarten Schrevel, Secretary
COMMEET FELLOWSHIP ANNUAL REPORT 2021
Below you will find summaries of our texts from last year’s Policy Plan, followed by analyses and evaluations.
For 2021 we decided to develop four Toolkits:
- A Toolkit on Climate Action
- A Toolkit on Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education (TVET)
- A Toolkit on Women Empowerment & Vulnerable Children (W&VC)
- A Toolkit on Racism.
The TVET Toolkit was originally composed in 2017, but needed a thorough update and also enrichment with Good Practices. The launch of the Climate Action and the TVET Toolkits was planned for the summer of 2021. The W&VC and Racism Toolkits’ development were scheduled to start after the summer.
The Toolkit on Climate Action was taken into production by the Schumacher Institute (Bristol, UK) in February 2021. A first draft is likely to be published in early spring 2022 and will be followed by reviews. The launch is expected in the summer of 2022.
The TVET Toolkit has been updated by former Fellows of the London Southbank University. Their first draft was presented in September 2021 as the “Toolkit on Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods through Community Empowerment”. The reviewing process started with the support of UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn (Germany). The official launch of the Toolkit is likely to take place in early spring 2022.
After the summer of 2021 a start was made with the W&VC and Racism Toolkits. Both Toolkit teams consist of 8 persons and their intensive deliberations started in September 2021. Both Toolkit teams expect to finish their work soon after the summer of 2022.
The Board has been too optimistic regarding the speed of production of Toolkits: a Toolkit’s production process should therefore be set at 12 months.
Meanwhile a Toolkit Coordination Group has been established, to deliver sufficient support and supervision. This group has produced the “Guidelines when Producing a COMMEET Toolkit”.
New PREMIUM Research Project
A new group of Maastricht University Premium students was invited to do research for us between January and May 2021. They investigated and advised us on two issues:
- How COMMEET had best communicate about its existence
- How COMMEET might develop an instrument for measuring the social impact of COMMEET’s activities and projects.
The students started their work in January and worked intensively on their research and the resulting advice. The final report was completed in June 2021 and was of outstanding quality.
After graduating, two of the students decided to join COMMEET as Fellows, suggesting to set up and work in a new Marketing & Communication Team. Two more persons have meanwhile been added to this team. The team’s assignment is putting the PREMIUM report advice into practice, from October 2021.
During 2020 it was noticed that the Fellowship was too small to cover all necessary project activities. It was decided to make the expansion of our Fellowship one of the core targets for 2021.
The recruitment campaign was also aimed at identifying new colleagues who could contribute to the new Toolkits. Special attention was paid to finding young experts. At the start of 2021 COMMEET counted 25 Fellows, at the end of the year this number had doubled (50 Fellows).
Recruiting new Fellows has appeared reasonably easy. Especially young people are happily surprised when they learn about COMMEET and its mission. Every new Toolkit demands the specific recruitment of new experts, who were happy to join COMMEET for their special tasks and for networking purposes. The recruitment campaign will be continued, focusing on a better geographical spread of Fellows across the world.
Start-up Migration Project Europe
COMMEET decided to join a consortium of 7 other partners applying for funding for a comprehensive project, in which the COMMEET Toolkit on Migrants could be used in several parts of Europe. The consortium aimed at supporting the EU Integration strategy. It applied for funding from the Asylum Migration Integration Fund (AMIF).
Unfortunately, the AMIF project proposal did not meet the EU criteria by 1 point out of 27. In the EU’s view the description of Community Empowerment activities the consortium had planned in 8 European cities was not detailed enough.
Despite the EU’s rejection, COMMEET enjoyed several positive effects from the AMIF initiative. IASIS, the Greek lead partner of the project proposal, appeared to be a very suitable partner for COMMEET. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between IASIS and COMMEET to continue the cooperation with regard to upcoming EU-proposals.
The COMMEET website was updated considerably in the course of 2020. In 2021 it suffered a major hacking attempt. Only after several months did the site work safely and correctly again.
The COMMEET website has continuously been adapted to the needs of an expanding organisation. An external ICT consultant helps keep the website up-to-date.
A thorough revision will have to take place in 2022 after the Premium students’ advice, and due to the expansion of the number of Toolkits and the project activities that will follow their realisation. Moreover, the website needs to be adapted to the need of our project clients and external partners, to enable them to communicate with each other. It is therefore necessary to develop a comprehensive and interactive website.
The Board considered whether one or two professionals should be hired to help COMMEET with managerial tasks, the development of the website and with the use of its social media channels.
Two professionals were hired, one for keeping the website up-to-date and one for managerial tasks.
As an NGO the COMMEET Fellowship cannot afford external expertise on a paid basis. Yet this type of support is needed in several fields. That is one of the reasons why, in the next couple of years, a reorientation on a business model for the Fellowship is necessary.
The financial reports for 2021 can be found below.
The COMMEET Foundation or COMMEET Fellowship aims to facilitate and stimulate regionally based community empowerment. The Foundation tries to reach this aim by establishing an information centre, by spreading relevant information and knowledge and by stimulating new developments for regionally relevant education. The Foundation also aims to engage in all the activities that can help it to achieve it aims. The Foundation was established on 19 April 2017 and is listed in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 51713284. The financial reports have been drawn up according to the rules mentioned below in this annual account. In 2021 the Board of the Foundation CBTVET / NGO Commeet consisted of J.H.C.M. Hermans, chair, M. Schrevel, secretary, R.W.J.M. Braeken, financial management and P. Ramakers, co-chair and treasurer.
General Principles for drawing up the annual account
The annual account has been drawn up on the basis of the historic opening balance. The assets and liabilities are valued against their nominal values, unless mentioned otherwise. This is based primarily on keeping accounts according to the principles of the cash accounting scheme. At the period closure corrections will be made for any possible accrued assets and liabilities.
Principles for the valuation of assets and liabilities
Cash and cash equivalents are valued against their nominal value.
Debts are valued against their nominal value, unless determined otherwise. With regard to debts owed to group companies and other related organisations affiliated to the Foundation, agreements have been made that such debts only need to be paid when the liquidity position of the Foundation allows.
Principles for determining the result The result is determined as the difference between the net turnover and the costs and other liabilities during the accounting period, with due regard to the above principles of valuation. Profits are recognized in the year the goods have been delivered or the services have been provided. Losses originating in the financial year are accounted for as soon as they are foreseen.
Assets and liabilities
bank account € 8,856.18 € 7,582.96
reimbursable VAT € 412.00 € 189.00
claims to be paid € 100.00
€ 9,368.18 € 7,771.96
reimbursements to be paid € 1,452.28 € 2,714.86
equity capital € 7,915.90 € 5,057.10
Profit and Loss account 2021
Donations € 13,518.95
Bank charges € 121.20
Bogaardt € 9,400.00
Website € 223.60
Travelling costs € 483.52
Various Board costs € 431.83
POSITIVE results € 2,858.80
€ 13,518.95 € 13,518.95
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