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Profile of registrant

EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Identification number in the register: 0014082722-83
Registration date: 04/12/08 14:14:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 11/11/14 09:46:05
The date of the last annual update was 11/11/14 09:46:05

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Acronym: eurochambres
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Richard Weber
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Arnaldo Abruzzini
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 19AD avenue des arts 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 282 08 50
Fax number: (+32) 2 230 00 38
Other contact information: Secretary General Arnaldo Abruzzini

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: (1) The main purpose of the association is on the one hand to promote the European integration and on the other hand to identify related actions in favour Chambers of Commerce, their member companies and their national organisations.
To achieve its purpose, it shall engage in an economic, scientific and technical examination of the proposals formulated by the European Union institutions as well as in research and in the organisation of projects.

(2) The association’s secondary purpose, and without prejudice to the main purpose is to present to the European Union institutions the needs, aspirations and opinions of its members in the strongest possible manner.
It shall also indicate to the European Union institutions the capacity of its members - owing to their geographical distribution, and proximity to European enterprises - in providing information on Community policies and programmes and in promoting economic and trade relations with the European Union Member States and non-EU countries.
It also intends to improve the capacity of its members to supply high quality services to the European business community and to develop joint actions and programmes.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 25
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Bettine Friederike Gola 16/07/14 14/07/15
RICHARD WEBER 28/01/14 24/01/15
Guendalina COMINOTTI 03/07/14 27/06/15
Philippe Adriaenssens 13/11/14 11/11/15
Ben Joseph BUTTERS 10/12/13 06/12/14
Michael Steurer 16/07/14 14/07/15
Daniel SAHR 04/07/14 27/06/15
Iwona Mertin 18/07/14 16/07/15
Dirk Pol VANTYGHEM 03/07/14 30/06/15
Typhaine BEAUPERIN 11/07/14 08/07/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

SMES policy ( better regulation, SBA , Services directive )
Competition (Lisbon 2020 strategy )
Vocational training
External trade WTO
Research and technology (EIT)
Equal opportunities
Economic affairs
Cooperation with third countries
Internal market

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

EUROCHAMBRES is the founding member of The Global Chamber Platform (GCP) which brings together the major national and trans-national Chamber organisations from Latin America, China, India, Iran, the Mediterranean countries and the African, Caribbean and Pacific region. The objectives of the GCP is to facilitate trade and market access internationally and to develop a coherent answer to the challenges of globalisation, by fully using the potential of Chambers around the world..

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 11/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 2000000  € - 2250000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 1,500,000 €
Grants: 4,200,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.