The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association which represents over 340,000 dentists across Europe. It was formerly called the EU Dental Liaison Committee (EU DLC), but its name was changed in May 2006. The association was established in 1961 and is now composed of 32 national dental associations from 30 European countries.
On 26 May 2006, the General Meeting of the EU DLC voted to change the association's name to CED - Council of European Dentists. At the same time, new Statutes and Internal Rules of the association were adopted. The Statutes were modified by the CED General Meeting of 23 May 2014.
The Council of European Dentists (CED) is registered in the joint Transparency Register of the European Parliament and of the European Commission and adheres to the Code of conduct for interest representatives, formulated on the basis of principles of openness and transparency.
The CED defines its policy independently. The CED's political positions are published on the CED’s website.
The CED’s core activity is financed exclusively from membership fees, paid by CED Member and Observer organisations.
The CED contributes to Joint Actions and is eligible for partial reimbursement of its contribution from the European Commission; this sum appears in the CED’s budget and final accounts as “Co-funding from Community budget”.
For further information about the CED's funding, please see our latest profit and loss account statement.
The 2017 CED Annual Report, summarising our political priorities and most important activities is now available on our website. Political resolutions adopted in 2017 and the main focus of CED working groups and task forces are also presented.Read more