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Friends of Europe

Identification number in the register: 99436366768-45
Registration date: 23/09/2011 11:14:09

The information on this entity was last modified on: 19/09/2014 17:09:36
The date of the last annual update was: 19/09/2014 17:09:36

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Friends of Europe



    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Rue de la Science, 4
Brussels 1000

(+32) 28939819

(+32) 28939828

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Geert Cami

Co-Founder and Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Geert Cami

Co-Founder and Director

    Goals / remit

Friends of Europe is an independent Brussels-based think-tank which offers a forum for lively and visible debate among EU and national policymakers, NGOs, business leaders, the media and civil society. Politically independent and not-for-profit, we aim to help bridge the understanding gap between EU policies and the EU’s citizens through reports, briefings and debates. By working with a wide range of partners in both the public and private sectors, Friends of Europe advances the debate on the issues and challenges facing Europe and its citizens.
For more information on our activities, see our website

  • European
  • global


Given the broad definition of the scope of the Transparency register, virtually all of Friends of Europe’s activities may be said to fall under it. Friends of Europe organises some 50 events and issues over 100 publications a year, details of all of which may be found on
Friends of Europe has developed special expertise in the areas of: Global Europe, Future of Europe, Greening Europe, Competitive Europe, Life Quality Europe and Security & Defence.
Our ground-breaking initiatives include the Development Policy Forum (DPF), the Greening Europe Forum (GEF), the Asia Programme, the Europe China Forum (中欧论坛) and Debating Europe. We have also co-initiated Europe's World, the only pan-European policy journal that offers policymakers and thought leaders across Europe a platform for new ideas and for forging consensus.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


Friends of Europe’s day-to-day activities include organising conferences and debates and publishing reports and policy briefs. In this sense, all of Friends of Europe’s staff involved in these activities may be said to be engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency register. However, it should be stressed that the objective of Friends of Europe’s events and publications is to foster discussion and debate among the EU’s leaders and citizens on the issues that shape their future, NOT to push a particular interest.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Geert Luc Frans CAMI 11/02/2015 10/02/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Home Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


Confederation of European Senior Experts Services (CESES)(0),
European Cocoa Association (ECA)(0),
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)(0),
Mission of Morocco to the EU(0),
Mission of Brunei Darussalam to the EU(0),
Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU(0),
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)(0),
European Coil Coating Association (ECCA)(0),
Mission of the Russian Federation to NATO(0),
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations(0),
Mission of India to the EU(0),
The Dow Chemical Company(0),
Mission of Belize to the EU(0),
Merck Serono(0),
Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC)(0),
APCO Worldwide Brussels Office(0),
Mission of Uruguay to the EU(0),
Ferrero Group(0),
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group (LVMH)(0),
BP Europe(0),
Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU(0),
Confederation of Danish Industries(0),
European Space Agency (ESA)(0),
Mission of the United States of America to the EU(0),
European Investment Bank (EIB)(0),
European Landowners' Organisation (ELO)(0),
ExxonMobil Petroleum and Chemical(0),
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)(0),
Mission of Switzerland to the EU(0),
European Petrochemical Association (EPCA)(0),
European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-Line Wholesalers (GIRP)(0),
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)(0),
Yara International(0),
Bertelsmann Stiftung(0),
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)(0),
European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW)(0),
Mission of Mexico to the EU(0),
White & Case(0),
European Committee for the Cooperation of the Machine Tools Industries(0),
UN Women(0),
Green Planet Association(0),
Fuels Europe(0),
Corporate and Public Strategy Advisory Group (CPS)(0),
Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU(0),
Mission of Albania to the EU(0),
Mission of Indonesia to the EU(0),
International Organization for Migration (IOM)(0),
Deutsche Post DHL(0),
European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)(0)Statnett(0),
International Fragrance Association (IFRA)(0),
Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU(0),
Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU(0),
Mission of Liechtenstein to the EU(0),
World Health Organization (WHO)(0),
Belgrade Chamber of Commerce(0),
European Federation of Twine, Rope and Netting Industries(0),
Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSIAD)(0),
European Dairy Association & European Whey Products Assoc.(0),
Representation of Steiermark to the EU(0),
New Bulgarian Media Group Holding (NBMG)(0),
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)(0),
European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)(0),
European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS)(0),
Mission of Norway to the EU(0),
Taipei Representative Office to the EU & Belgium(0),
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)(0),
European Salt Producers' Association (EUSALT)(0),
Evens Foundation(0),
International Monetary Fund (IMF)(0),
Mission of Australia to the EU(0),
Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU(0),
Energy Charter Secretariat(0),
Fertilizers Europe(0),
Tetra Pak International(0),
Transparency International EU Office(0),
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE)(0),
Visa Europe(0),
PepsiCo International(0),
Mission of Japan to the EU(0),
Cambre Associates(0),
Mission of Montenegro to the EU(0),
Polish Chamber of Insurance(0),
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)(0),
Cargill Europe(0),
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)(0),
European Association for Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL)(0),
International Council for Human Development (ICHD)(0),
Mission of Canada to the EU(0),
European Atomic Energy Forum (FORATOM)(0),
Procter & Gamble(0),
Union of European Petroleum Independents (UPEI)(0),
OMV Aktiengesellschaft(0),
Korean International Trade Association (KITA)(0),
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)(0)BT Group(0),
Novartis European Affairs(0),
The Coca-Cola Company(0),
Merifin Capital(0),
The Brussels Office(0),
Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU(0),
Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU(0),
Regional Cooperation Council(0),
Interel European Affairs(0),
Shell International(0),
Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)(0),
Toyota Motor Europe(0),
Schuttelaar and Partners(0),
De Warande(0),
Strategy Analytics(0),
Mostra Communications(0),
Belgian Finance Federation (FEBELFIN)(0),
Permanent Representation of France to the EU(0),
The Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA vzw)(0),
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)(0),
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)(0),
British Council(0),
Electricité de France (EDF)(0),
American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU)(0),
Bellona Europa(0),
Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP)(0),
Compassion in World Farming(0),
Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)(0),
Covington & Burling(0),
International Debate Education Association(0),
EPODE European Network (EEN)(0),
European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina(0),
European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB)(0),
International Finance Corporation (IFC)(0),
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)(0),
Ingepo Consulting(0),
European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI)(0),
Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the EU(0),
COLEACP - PIP (Pesticides Initiative Programme)(0),
FTI Consulting Belgium(0),
European Cultural Foundation (ECF)(0),
Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)(0)Teva Pharmaceuticals(0),
Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)(0),
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office(0),
Association Belge de Services (ABS)(0),
Mission of Kuwait to the EU(0),
Finnish Energy Industries (FINERGY)(0),
Belgian Foreign Trade Agency(0),
Sociedad de Inversiones Norte Sur/EuroChile Foundation(0),
The International Polar Foundation(0),
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)(0),
Fipra International(0),
21st Century Fox(0),
European Youth Forum (YFJ)(0),
Allianz Group European Affairs Office(0),
European Industry Association for Medical Technology (EUCOMED)(0),
RRA Vendôme(0),
Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU(0),
Baxter World Trade(0),
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)(0),
Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)(0),
Central Bank of Indonesia(0),
Directions Internationales Associées(0),
Huawei Technologies(0),
AFP Foundation(0),
Energy Cities(0),
EU-Georgian Abkhazian and Ossetian International Movement (EUGAO)(0),
Mission of Thailand to the EU(0),
European Heating Oil Association (EUROFUEL)(0),
European University Institute(0),
Representation of Somaliland to the EU(0),
Low Carbon Facts(0),
Open Society European Policy Institute(0),
Internet Society(0),
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)(0),
Aurel Vlaicu University(0),
Institute for Scientific Advancement of the South (ISAS)(0),
Mission of Peru to EU(0),
International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP)(0),
Energy Norway(0),
International Federation of Private Water Operators (AQUAFED)(0),
Mission of Singapore to the EU(0),
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)(0),
Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU(0),
Japan Machinery Centre for Trade & Investment (JMC)(0)Lightbringer Foundation(0),
Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)(0),
Mission of Chile to the EU(0),
Mission of New Zealand to the EU(0),
Weber Shandwick(0),
Representation of Carinthia to the EU(0),
Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU(0),
Mission of Turkey to the EU(0),
Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU(0),
Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU(0),
Kreab Gavin Anderson(0),
G+ Europe(0),
Renault Representative Office to the EU(0),
Sanofi Pasteur MSD(0),
Schjødt Law Firm(0),
Sif Banat Crisana(0),
MOL Group(0),
Spiru Haret University(0),
Swiss German University(0),
VDG Executive(0)

  • PERU

Friends of Europe is a member of Think-Tank Europe (TTE), a network established by the pan-European policy journal Europe’s World. This brings together 150+ think-tanks, universities, associations and NGOs from across the European continent and beyond.
Friends of Europe is also a member of the Brussels Think-Tank Dialogue.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

2,281,515 €

954,899 €

0 €

432,562 €

267,217 €

0 €

255,120 €

1,326,616 €

0 €

483,064 €

150,456 €

693,096 €

< 50,000  €

Friends of Europe has a strong track record of successful partnerships with a range of public and private organisations. These partnerships enable Friends of Europe to cement its pan-European standing and to achieve its aim of improving communication between the EU and its citizens.
Friends of Europe’s sources of finance include business and industry, SMEs, trade associations, chambers of commerce, European and international organisations, diplomatic missions, regional offices, foundations and NGOs. All organisations that contribute over €5,000 a year are listed on our website
In addition to membership, Friends of Europe offers a number of partnership packages (project support), ranging from small agreements for a single debate or report to multi-annual agreements for a series of high-level activities.
Friends of Europe is an independent think-tank for EU policy analysis and debate. It is politically neutral, does not have party-political or national bias and does not represent any corporate or other interest. It only advocates a better understanding of the challenges facing Europe and its citizens. Friends of Europe therefore does not have or use any funds for lobbying.
For full information on Friends of Europe’s members and sources of financing, including membership and partnership fees, please see the Financing and Membership pages on our website:

    Code of conduct

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