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Profile of registrant

Focus, association for sustainable development

Identification number in the register: 98048278485-29
Registration date: 03/04/12 09:23:57

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/03/14 12:12:15
The date of the last annual update was 07/03/14 09:09:36

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Focus, association for sustainable development
Acronym: Focus
Legal status: NGO
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Živa Gobbo
Position: chair

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Barbara Kvac
Position: head of climate programme

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 50 Trubarjeva 
Ljubljana 1000
Telephone number: (+386) 15154080
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Focus Association for Sustainable Development is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit and apolitical association of individuals.
Our work covers the following areas:
- climate change,
- energy,
- mobility,
- environmental fiscal reform and
- global responsibility and consumption.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

In 2013 we were engaging in the debate about post 2030 climate and energy framework, discussions on EU ETS - backloading, key issues in the international climate negotiation process (UNFCCC) and climate change policy developments in Slovenia. Regarding the European Energy policy we were following the process on state aid and Energy Efficiency Directive. We have provided several position papers and letters to the policy makers, press releases and had a number of meetings with policy makers. We have regularly shared information with CAN E, participated in the creation of position papers with European NGOs and have regularly informed public about activities through our website and social networks. Regarding the energy policy in Slovenia we were focusing primarily on project TES 6 and Energy Act. We have contributed comments to the proposal of draft amendments to the Energy Act. By working on the EU funds we wanted to ensure that at least part of the resources in European funds will be directed in sustainable energy and mobility. In the field of transport, we followed the policies in the field of vehicles and CO2 and biofuels. In the field of biofuels, we advocated for the inclusion of ILUC factors and to reduce production of biofuels from food. Focus had four main lines of international cooperation in 2013. With Climate Action Network Europe we followed European and international climate and energy politics. With Friends of the Earth Europe we cooperated in the field of community power projects and other energy and climate issues. Our cooperation with European Federation for Transport and Environment focused on the Cars&CO2 directive and biofuels. Focus has been promoting T&E positions and publications among the decision-makers and the public. We cooperated with CEE Bankwatch network on the TES 6 project by putting pressure on EIB and EBRD.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 90
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


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

Climate Action Network Europe
European Federation for Transport and Environment
Friends of the Earth Europe (cooperation)
CEE Bankwatch Network (cooperation)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 120,000
of which public financing: 120,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 115,000
- from national sources: 5,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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