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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 04/02/14 13:53:16
The date of the last annual update was 29/09/13 13:55:34

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: 56 Gubener Str. 
Berlin 10243
Telephone number: (+30) 61655890
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

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 'sustainble 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

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Peter Fuchs 01/10/13 29/09/14


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
-> and EU International Investment Policy
(in particular with regard to EU Investment Agreements with third countries, bilateral FTAs, 'Trade and Environment' and 'Trade and Raw Materials')

We also follow EU Energy policy- and raw materials-issues.

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: 27
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:

Code of conduct

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