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Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.

Identification number in the register: 20396927547-17
Registration date: 24/12/2011 18:19:42

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/11/2014 10:55:24
The date of the last annual update was: 27/11/2014 10:55:24

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.

VCD e.V.


    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Wallstr., 58
Berlin 10179

(+49) 302803510

(+49) 3028035110

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Michael Ziesak


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Michael Ziesak


    Goals / remit

Als gemeinnützige Organisation setzt sich der Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) e.V. für eine zukunftsfähige Verkehrspolitik ein. Das einfache Credo lautet: Wir machen uns stark für eine umwelt- und sozialverträgliche, sichere und gesunde Mobilität! Zukunftsfähige Verkehrspolitik ist für den VCD nicht nur auf ein einziges Verkehrsmittel fixiert, sondern setzt auf eine intelligente Kombination und das sinnvolle Miteinander aller Arten von Mobilität. Dabei arbeitet der VCD auf zwei unterschiedlichen Ebenen: Zum einen berät er als Fach- und Lobbyverband Politik und Wirtschaft, initiiert innovative Projekte, setzt Themen auf die Agenda und begleitet Gesetzgebungsprozesse. Zum anderen vertritt der VCD als Mitglieder- und Verbraucherverband die Interessen aller umweltbewussten mobilen Menschen.

VCD is an association for sustainable mobility and a major German transport and environmental organisation. It was founded in 1986 and has about 60.000 members and supporters. VCD is divided into 160 local groups in 12 regional sections, the headquarter is in Berlin with 55 employees. VCD offers information for the public on sustainable means of transportation. We lobby for better jurisdiction on sustainable mobility.

VCD stands up for environmentally friendly mobility, more public transport, more cycling, more walking and better traffic safety. That means:

more buses and trains
better service in public transport, in particular more passenger rights
better conditions for cycling, e. g. more bike lanes
better climate and environmental protection
better and cleaner cars, buses and motorcycles; less traffic noise, less toxic emissions
more space for children on the pavement
more safety for children on their way to school
more education on sustainable mobility
no road casualties − realisation of »Vision Zero«

VCD offers its members advice on all issues concerning transportation worldwide, e. g. technical advice on environmentally friendly cars and travel information. It releases the »fairkehr«, a bimonthly magazine on new developments in sustainable transport. The assistance helps and supports in cases of emergency in Europe and some neighbouring states, e. g. with advice and information on car rentals and garages, train connections, doctors, interpreters. VCD alos offers an ecological automobile insurance, the only one in Germany whose fee is directly related to C02-emission. Furthermore it provides the breakdown assistance in Germany and abroad, the foreign health and travel cancellation insurance, the eco-logical old-age pensions and the eco-funds.

Some of our publications are »VCD Auto-Umweltliste« − annual environmental rating of cars focused on pollution and gas consumption, »Zügig durch Europa« − information about the European railway connections and fares, »Mobil im Urlaub« − tips for »car-free« holidays, »FahrRad!« − internet based campaign to motivate young people to bike to school, »Schule bewegt« − financial support for pupils‘ proposals on improved safety on their way to school, »Masterplan Vision Zero − Null Verkehrstote« − information and policy recommendations to reduce casualties in road accidents, Alternative engines and fuels − information and advice for car drivers and Air traffic − information on environmental impact.

Partners in Europe are Verkehrsclub Österreich (VCÖ), Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz (VCS) and Transport & Environment (T&E)

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local


CO2-Grenzwerte Autos
Lärm-Grenzwerte Kfz
Emissionshandel Luftverkehr
4. Eisenbahnpaket
Saubere Kraftstoffe

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Environment
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



Transport& Environment (T&E)

European Passengers Federation epf

Allianz pro Schiene

Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

2,867,253 €






2,867,253 €

535,513 €

1,918,680 €

413,060 €

    Code of conduct

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