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Profile of registrant

PowerShift - Verein fuer eine oekologisch-solidarische Energie- & Weltwirtschaft e.V.

Identification number in the register: 34621194332-56
Registration date: 11/10/10 15:26:13

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/09/14 14:28:27
The date of the last annual update was 15/09/14 14:28:27

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: PowerShift - Verein fuer eine oekologisch-solidarische Energie- & Weltwirtschaft e.V.
Acronym: PowerShift
Legal status: gemeinnuetziger Verein / Non-Profit Association (under German Law)
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Peter Fuchs
Position: Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Peter Fuchs
Position: Managing Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Greifswalder Str. 
Berlin 10405
Telephone number: (+30) 420 85 295
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Weitere Adresse in Deutschland f. Vorstand/Geschäftsführung:
PowerShift e.V.
c/o Peter Fuchs
Friedenstr. 9
10249 Berlin

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: On the basis of the ethical concepts of 'climate justice' and 'resource justice' PowerShift tries to contribute to a more sustainable, socially and ecologically fair economic system (including a more sustainable energy system) in Germany, Europe and internationally.
PowerShift works on awareness-raising, research, educational work, campaigning and lobby activities around issues such as 'trade and environment', 'climate change and trade', 'investment policy for sustainable development', 'renewable energy', 'raw materials/natural resources', and 'sustainable energy for all'. In networks and campaigns we work together with like-minded NGOs, trade unions and academics from Berlin (our current centre of activity), Germany, Europe and other countries.
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: 5
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:

PowerShift does awareness raising and lobby work on
-> EU trade policy
-> EU International Investment Policy
-> EU Raw Materials Policy (Conflict Minerals, etc.)

We also follow EU Energy policy.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Energy
  • Trade


Total number of members that are natural persons: 28
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.

PowerShift is a member of:
- BER (Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag)
- Berlin Global Village e.V. (non profit association aiming at creating a 'One world house' in Berlin)
- AG Handel im Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung (Working Group on Trade in German NGO Forum Environment & Development)
- Seattle to Brussels-Network (
- CorA. Corporate Accountability - German Network on Corporate Responsibility (
- and of attac (Germany Network)

and in addition we work in various informal networks with other NGOs and trade unions (on trade, raw materials and energy-related issues). We coordinate the German NGO-coalition working on Resource Politics/Raw Materials (AK Rohstoffe).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 65,670
of which public financing: 56,800
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 29,800
- from local/regional sources: 27,000
from other sources: 8,870
- donations:
- contributions from members: 770
other private sources : 8,100
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

2012 figures above will soon be updated with 2013 figures. Due to important private reasons this can only happen around November/December 2014.

Code of conduct

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