Transfers for sponsorship of conventions, congresses, conferences, training events and donations made through HCOs and third parties have been reported as aggregate amounts per individual organisation and broken down by category: sponsorship for the organisation of the event, registration fees, travel and hospitality, donations.
All payments for event-related services, sponsorship and donations are reported exclusive of VAT, except for transfers of value for hospitality services (e.g. train/airplane tickets, accommodation, etc.) reported gross, including VAT. In the case of consultancy services compensated with withholding tax, VAT is always included.
All values refer to transfers within the relevant calendar year and are reported on a cash basis in the local currency of the country of publication, i.e. the euro.