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Identification number in the register: 3978240953-79
Registration date: 13/01/2009 09:56:14

The information on this entity was last modified on: 07/01/2015 11:59:21
The date of the last annual update was: 06/01/2015 15:18:00

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


aisbl (association internationale sans but lucratif)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Avenue Cortenbergh, 168
Brussels 1000

(+32) 2 2376511


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Markus Beyrer

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Markus Beyrer

Director General

    Goals / remit

The objective of the Association is:

• To bring together national professional associations of European companies and employers, and to maintain and develop links of solidarity and cooperation between them;
• To study, encourage and propose any action which may contribute to the lasting development of companies in Europe;
• To identify appropriate means for promoting economic and social progress, and to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness;
• To participate, on the basis of a mandate given by the statutory bodies, in the dialogue between the social partners provided for in the Treaty establishing the European Community.

In the framework of realisation of this objective, the Association promotes the common professional interests of the firms represented by its members and disseminates their ideas, in particular in the economic, social, environmental, technical, scientific, fiscal, legal and external relations fields.

To this end, its task is to represent its member organisations as a whole, notably with regards to the institutions of the European Communities, and to act so that its member organisations coordinate their European policies.

  • European
  • global


All topics that matter to European companies.

Detailed information on our priorities ('Key Issues' and 'Go for Growth') as well as all the BUSINESSEUROPE staff and their dossiers can be found on our website.

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


All areas of activity of BUSINESSEUROPE and its staff can be consulted in our weekly publication 'Headlines'. Subscriptions can be obtained via our website.

Furthermore, all our letters, positions, publications and activities are made publicly available on our website

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Christian FEUSTEL 20/11/2014 18/11/2015
Markus J. BEYRER 20/11/2014 18/11/2015
Ana Mafalda Ceia Silva Moz Teixeira 23/01/2015 21/01/2016
Patrick Grant 20/01/2015 16/01/2016
Joana Pinheiro de Magalhaes Carvalhais Valente 23/01/2015 21/01/2016
Maria Luisa Rodrigues Gradim Dos Santos 12/11/2014 10/11/2015
Frederik Lange 11/09/2014 09/09/2015
Eleonora Catella 10/10/2014 08/10/2015
Maurice Fermont 20/01/2015 15/01/2016
Margarida Farias Alcobio Brandão Matias 19/12/2014 17/12/2015
Sofia Bournou 27/01/2015 22/01/2016
Erik Menso Berggren 20/01/2015 16/01/2016
James Watson 23/01/2015 21/01/2016
Alexandre AFFRE 09/12/2014 04/12/2015
Pedro Dos Santos Oliveira 20/01/2015 15/01/2016
Ilias Konteas 20/01/2015 16/01/2016
Jeroen Hardenbol 20/01/2015 16/01/2016
Cecilia Zappala 20/01/2015 16/01/2016
Guido LOBRANO 20/02/2015 18/02/2016
Jérôme CHAUVIN 20/01/2015 16/01/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • 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

For further information, please consult our website:

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

4,000,000  € - 4,250,000  €

0 €

630,697 €

In 2014, BUSINESSEUROPE received the following amounts in relation to the 2 grant agreements managed by BUSINESSEUROPE in the context of the integrated projects of the European social partners – BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP, UEAPME and ETUC – that are financed under the European Commission’s budget line on social dialogue:

1. €456.952,53 as first payment under the new grant agreement VS/2014/0325 for a project running over two years in 2014-2016 for a total budgeted cost of €1.202.506.66 over this period. This project includes activities with ETUC aiming to support EU social dialogue development; and separate employers’ and trade unions’ activities aiming to foster where appropriate social dialogue on apprenticeships.

2. €173.744,61 as final payment under the grant VS/2012/0447 for an 18-month project that was implemented in 2013-2014 for a total realised cost of 399.376.56€ over this period. This project included the development of a toolkit for gender equality in practice; as well as some activities on education and lifelong learning and to support EU social dialogue development.

    Code of conduct

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