The Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe (ACLEU)

The Association is an alliance between the charity lotteries in Europe, whose main objective is to raise money for charity. In 2020, our members supported over 12.000 projects and civil society organisations with more than 830 million EUR by selling lottery tickets. Without our members, these additional funds would not exist, as the money raised is additional to state subsidies and private donations. 

The Association's objective is to represent and promote the interests of its members concerning all subject matters relating to games of chance in general and the raising of money for charity in particular.

The Association intends to achieve its objective by:

  • Promoting the interests of its members by defending common positions;

  • Promoting the interests of its members with the European Union institutions and with all government and inter-government institutions established in Europe;

  • Providing a forum for the exchange of experiences, good practices and information.

The Association has one category of Members. More info about the current members of ACLEU may be found in this document.

With more members, we increase our clout on the European stage. Hence, we are always looking for more members that fit the following criteria:

  • That their main aim consists of raising funds for private law organisations through lotteries;
  • That a substantial part of their proceeds is earmarked for non-governmental organisations or non-profit institutions;
  • That they have obtained a license or authorisation from a jurisdiction located in Europe, which conforms to applicable laws, licenses or authorisations for the organisation of lotteries and games of chance as defined above.

If you are interested in joining ACLEU, you may send a request in writing to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is free to decide whether or not to submit the application to the Executive Body. The Executive Body decides on the admission of an Applicant, who has presented itself as such. Such a decision is final; it cannot be appealed and does not require any justification from the Executive Body. Each Member is obliged to pay contribution to the Association based on its turnover.

Request for membership can be sent to:

Laura Santacreu
Executive Director ACLEU
p/a Nationale Postcode Loterij
P.O. Box: 75025
1070 AA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Board & secretariat

Board of directors
Mrs Eva Struving (president)

Mrs Marie Wilén

Mr Malcolm Fleming

Mr Michiel van Dijk

Mr John Fleming

Laura Santacreu
(executive director)

Roar Daatselaar
(deputy executive director)

Toon Zegers

Sébastien Garnier



Joost Mulder