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Profile of registrant

Transparency International Liaison Office to the European Union

Identification number in the register: 501222919-71
Registration date: 23/06/08 17:00:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 23/07/14 12:09:28
The date of the last annual update was 27/05/14 12:33:57


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Transparency International Liaison Office to the European Union
Acronym: TI-EU
Legal status: AISBL
Website address: http://www.transparencyinternational.eu

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Carl Dolan
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Carl Dolan
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 10 Rue de l'industrie 
Brussels 1000
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 028932456
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Transparency International EU Office (TI-EU) is part of the global Transparency International (TI) movement, the leading civil society organisation in the fight against corruption around the world.

It is the mission of the TI-EU Office in Brussels to prevent and address corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in the EU institutions and in EU internal and external policies, programmes and legislation. It is its objective to create lasting, structural change at the EU level so that government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are characterized by integrity, justice and security.

The TI EU Office works in close cooperation with the TI Secretariat in Berlin and TI national chapters about 100 countries, and particularly with those located in 25 EU member states. The objective of the TI-EU Office is to fulfill the European dimension of the global TI movement – to provide Brussels-based advocacy at the EU level that aims to create a European Union in which the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

By its very nature, corruption is a cross-cutting issue that negatively affects all citizens of the EU. The many facets of corruption exacerbate the exploitation of the poor and underprivileged, and can have serious implications on the right to equality before law, the right to property, the freedom to perform business, fair and just working conditions, fair political representation and participation, and the basic rights to dignity, integrity and personal security. To alleviate these problems, TI-EU works to fight corruption and to create an EU in which all citizens can exercise their fundamental rights in full.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information: For more details, please see:
http://www.transparencyinternational.eu/contact-us/

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Nicholas Aiossa 15/07/14 11/01/15
Daniel Freund 15/07/14 11/07/15
Amanda McMenamin 09/07/14 07/07/15
Mark Perera 09/07/14 07/07/15
Nienke Palstra 09/07/14 07/07/15
Carl DOLAN 25/07/14 23/07/15
Paulina Pieprzyca 13/03/14 11/09/14
Mariam ALARD 15/07/14 11/01/15

Activities

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


The TI-EU Office runs 5 EU anti-corruption advocacy campaigns, details of which can be found here:
http://www.transparencyinternational.eu/focus-areas/

1. EU institutions policies to promote mandatory EU lobbying rules, robust access to EU documents rules, clear regulations on conflict of interest and transparency in all EU institutions, including the European Central Bank, in as well as integrity the spending of EU funds in EU-level party financing.

2. EU justice and home affairs policy to promote the implementation and enforcement of anti-corruption conventions and legislation, better judicial cooperation through the creation of a European prosecutor and the creation of an anti-corruption reporting mechanism (EU Anti-Corruption Report) for all EU countries.

3. EU private sector policy to promote anti-corruption in the corporate responsibility programmes of EU-listed companies, including the extractive industry; to promote anti-corruption as a cornerstone of EU private sector policy, in particular against foreign bribery; and to ensure the integration of transparency/accountability into the EU financial market recovery measures, the single supervisory mechanism and structures and supervision of the EU financial system.

4. Enlargement and European neighbourhood policy to enhance the efficacy of enlargement and ENP anti-corruption policy, programming and funding for these countries. Particular focus is on ensuring early, effective and sustainable implementation of anti-corruption conditions in the enlargement and ENP Policy frameworks.

5. EU development policy to raise awareness that corruption is a major obstacle to development and to integrate the anti-corruption measures and civil society participation into the EU development cooperation policies, programmes and instruments; preventing/fighting corruption within the EC aid management process and with regard to climate change related issues. Ensure anti-money laundering legislation and practices that prevent illicit flows of money acquired through corrupt means.


On behalf of TI-EU Office, the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period (2013-14), four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions in the areas mentioned above; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of TI carrying out such activities.

Dr. Miklos MARSCHALL (Chair of TI-EU Office)

Jana Mittermaier (Director of TI-EU Office until 31.07.2013)

Carl Dolan (Acting Director of TI-EU Office from 01.08.2013)

Emilie DELZESCAUX-SHORT (Office Manager)

Dr. Janina BERG (Senior EU Policy & Legal Officer)

Nienke PALSTRA (EU Policy Officer)

Jonny KÖRNER (EU Presidency Project coordinator)

Benjamin NORSWORTHY (EU Policy Officer)

Ronny PATZ (Communications & Policy Officer)

Mark PERERA (EU Policy Officer)

Amanda MCMENAMIN (EU Communications Officer)

Pablo BALLESTEROS PELAEZ (EU Policy Officer - Research)

Louis HANCISSE (EU Policy Officer - Research)

Darren Gleeson (EU Communications Officer)

Olivier LEWIS (EU Policy Officer - Research)

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 15
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • ARGENTINA
  • ARMENIA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BANGLADESH
  • BENIN
  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
  • CAMEROON
  • CANADA
  • CHILE
  • COLOMBIA
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • FIJI
  • GEORGIA
  • GHANA
  • GUATEMALA
  • GUINEA
  • HAITI
  • INDIA
  • INDONESIA
  • ISRAEL
  • JAPAN
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • KENYA
  • KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
  • LEBANON
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAYSIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • MEXICO
  • MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF
  • MOROCCO
  • NEPAL
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NICARAGUA
  • NIGER
  • NIGERIA
  • NORWAY
  • PAKISTAN
  • PALESTINIAN OCCUPIED TERRITORY
  • PANAMA
  • PAPUA NEW GUINEA
  • PARAGUAY
  • PERU
  • PHILIPPINES
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SENEGAL
  • SERBIA
  • SOLOMON ISLANDS
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SRI LANKA
  • SWITZERLAND
  • THAILAND
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  • UGANDA
  • UNITED STATES
  • VANUATU
  • VENEZUELA
  • ZAMBIA
  • ZIMBABWE
Complementary information: Transparency International National Chapters or partner organisations are independent legal entities. The TI-EU Office is closely linked to the Transparency International Secretariat based in Berlin/Germany.

Networking

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




The TI-EU Office is part of the Transparency International movement, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, which brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.
TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.

Transparency International challenges the inevitability of corruption, and offers hope to its victims. Since its founding in 1993, TI has played a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement. TI raises awareness and diminishes apathy and tolerance of corruption, and devises and implements practical actions to address it.

Transparency International is a global network including more than 90 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation. These bodies fight corruption in the national arena in a number of ways. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. TI’s global network of chapters and contacts also use advocacy campaigns to lobby governments to implement anti-corruption reforms.

Politically non-partisan, TI does not undertake investigations of alleged corruption or expose individual cases, but at times will work in coalition with organisations that do.

TI has the skills, tools, experience, expertise and broad participation to fight corruption on the ground, as well as through global and regional initiatives.

Now in its second decade, Transparency International is maturing, intensifying and diversifying its fight against corruption.


TI is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. TI believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, and a list of those who, on behalf of TI, carry out out such activities.
Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. Find the guidelines on http://www.act4europe.org/register or http://www.alter-eu.org

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 877,443
of which public financing: 877,443
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
Adessium Foundation : 388,845
European Commision, DG JUST : 118,950
Transparency International Secretariat : 322,036
Diverse Projects : 47,612
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 900000  € - 1000000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

In 2013, the TI-EU Office was mainly funded by operating grants from the Dutch foundation Adessium, a membership fee from the TI-Secretariat and the European Commission
(Directorate General of Education and Culture). More details can be found here:
http://www.transparencyinternational.eu/about-us/#Funding

For TI’s International Secretariat's income sources (including EU-funding), see: http://www.transparency.org/whoweare/accountability/who_supports_us/1/


Code of conduct

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