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Identification number in the register: 64270747023-20
Registration date: 26/10/2011 09:42:25

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/09/2014 11:23:45
The date of the last annual update was: 29/09/2014 11:10:26

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




    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

rue de la Science, 14
Brussels 1040

(+32 2) 609 53 10

(+32 2) 431 04 89

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  John Higgins

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Patrice Chazerand


    Goals / remit

DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital technology industry, which includes large and small companies in the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry sectors. It is composed of major multinational companies and national associations from 28 European countries.

DIGITALEUROPE is the association for the European Digital Technology Industry, which includes inter alia the information technology, communications technology and the consumer electronics industry sectors (together the "Digital Technology Industry”). Given the increasingly global nature of the Digital Technology Industry, DIGITALEUROPE’s activities, including consideration of membership, cover Europe in a geographic sense, including EU accession countries, EU accession candidate countries and non EU countries.

DIGITALEUROPE aims to facilitate non-commercial collaboration and coordination between member companies and national trade associations across the European Union, and assist them in sharing best-practices in many business operations and facilitating the agreement of international standards in close collaboration with international standards bodies. DIGITALEUROPE provides a full range of services to its membership and generally to stakeholders in the digital economy, including:

Promoting the development of best practices and benchmarking within the DIGITALEUROPE membership;

Providing up-to-date, high-value industry data and information to members on all aspects of the Digital Economy in Europe and around the world;

Delivering a forum for knowledge exchange and information sharing between members through industry programmes and pan European events;

Monitoring all relevant initiatives to industring, informing members through regular mailings, emails, newsletters and information transfer, as well as the hosting and and organisation of meetings and events.

Corporate Members:
Acer, Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, Apple, BlackBerry, Bose, Brother, CA Technologies, Canon, Cassidian, Cisco, Dell, Epson, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hewlett Packard, Huawei, IBM, Ingram Micro, Intel, iQor, JVC Kenwood Group, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lenovo, Lexmark, LG Electronics, Loewe, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, NEC, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nvidia Ltd., Océ, Oki, Oracle, Panasonic Europe, Philips, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Ricoh Europe PLC, Samsung, SAP, Schneider Electric IT Corporation, Sharp Electronics, Siemens, Sony, Swatch Group, Technicolor, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TP Vision, Western Digital, Xerox, ZTE Corporation.

National Trade Associations:
Belgium: AGORIA
Bulgaria: BAIT
Cyprus: CITEA
Estonia: ITL
Finland: FTTI
France: Force Numérique, SIMAVELEC
Greece: SEPE
Hungary: IVSZ
Lithuania: INFOBALT
Netherlands: Nederland ICT, FIAR
Portugal: AGEFE
Slovakia: ITAS
Slovenia: GZS
Sweden: Foreningen Teknikföretagen, IT&Telekomföretagen
Switzerland: SWICO
United Kingdom: techUK

  • European
  • global


The main activities of DIGITALEUROPE in the previous year include work related to the following programmes
Drafting Technical Regulations of the Customs Union on Energy Efficiency Requirements
Consultations on Smart cities
Public consultation on the Green Paper on a common strategic framework for EU research on Innovation funding
Commission Green Paper on the Modernisation of EU Public Procurement Policy Towards a More Efficient European Procurement Market
Commission consultation on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data
European Commission’s reflection document on "Creative Content in a European Digital Single Market: Challenges for the Future"
The European Commission's public consultation on universal service principles in e-Communications
Consultation on open internet and net neutrality in Europe
Future of Cohesion Policy
Framework Directive on Collective Rights Management
Work for the harmonisation of mobile phone chargers.
e-Skills Week campaigns

DIGITALEUROPE organised several events in the European Parliament in collaboration with MEPs.

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


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Patrice François CHAZERAND 11/09/2014 09/09/2015
Annika Eberstein 13/01/2015 08/01/2016
Marion Ebel 06/03/2015 04/03/2016
Patrick Alexander Whalen 18/12/2014 16/12/2015
John Higgins 04/07/2014 01/07/2015
Sylvie Feindt 25/06/2014 23/06/2015
Marc Soignet 26/06/2014 24/06/2015
Diane Mievis 24/06/2014 20/06/2015
Jean-Marc Leclerc 06/03/2015 04/03/2016
Valentina BOLOGNESI 24/09/2014 22/09/2015
Klaus-Dieter Axt 13/09/2014 11/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

DIGITALEUROPE is a founding member of the ICT4EE Forum created in response to the EC Recommendation to adopt and implement a common framework to increase the sector’s energy and carbon footprints, set targets and benchmark progress.

    Financial data

01/2012  -  01/2013

800,000  € - 900,000  €

0 €

0 €

DIGITALEUROPE estimates that the amount declared above, which represents approximately 45% of the overall costs budgeted of the association is associated with the direct lobbying of EU institutions. Further costs are dedicated to activities such as information gathering and distribution, policy and sector/ industry monitoring, preparation of publications and participation on an ad hoc basis in EU funded service contracts/

    Code of conduct

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