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Profile of registrant

The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment

Identification number in the register: 0001976677-12
Registration date: 26/11/08 12:07:24

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/11/14 09:45:42
The date of the last annual update was 03/11/14 09:45:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
Acronym: EUROPEN
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: Ms  Virginia Janssens
Position: Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  François Paquet
Position: EU Affairs Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 Avenue de l'Armée 
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32-2) 736 3600
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: EUROPEN aims to achieve a fully accessible European market for packaging used for packaged products, whereby best use is made of the role, benefits and functions of packaging in society including its contribution to sustainability goals. These include protection of products and the environment while supplying information to and meeting the needs of consumers and customers.

We gather and disseminate information on European environmental legislation covering the marketing, sourcing, manufacture and distribution of packaging used for packaged products and the management of used packaging. We support legislation that is transparent, effective, and in proportion to the impacts of packaging and packaging waste and thus allows our members maximum scope to innovate, compete and operate in a resource efficient way.

We encourage our members to take their share of responsibility in continuously improving the “sustainable footprint” of their packaging and the impact of packaging waste and be committed to contribute to supply chain resource-efficiency as a crucial part of sustainable development as described in EUROPEN's Vision of packaging's contribution to sustainable development.

We stimulate stakeholder dialogue and implement a communication programme in support of these aims to serve the packaging value chain and ensure recognition of its interests.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Virginia Janssens 22/03/14 20/03/15
François Paquet 27/05/14 23/05/15
Daniela Stefan 27/05/14 23/05/15


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

advocacy and research related to packaging and environment, packaging and sustainability, sustainable consumption and production policy, economic instruments, labelling, packaging waste, development of global (ISO) Standards for Packaging and the Environment, Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability of the Consumer Goods Forum, Food & Drink Sustainable Consumption and Production Roundtable, Retail Forum.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation


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

European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production Round Table
European Policy Centre
The Consumer Goods Forum
Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Europe

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 11/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

EUROPEN’s activities are funded entirely from corporate fees, income from additional services provided and sales of our e-publications.

Code of conduct

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

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: