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Profile of registrant

Open Europe

Identification number in the register: 73494557272-88
Registration date: 28/11/11 13:54:59

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/12/14 16:16:36
The date of the last annual update was 22/12/14 16:16:36

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Open Europe
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mats Persson
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Mats Persson
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 7 Tufton Street Faith House
London SW1P 3QN
Telephone number: (+44) 207 197 2333
Fax number: (+44) 207 197 2307
Other contact information: Brussels Office:

Open Europe
113-115 rue du Trône
B-1050 Brussels

Tel. +32 2 540 86 25

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Open Europe is an independent, not for profit think-tank, with offices in London and Brussels, dedicated to contribute bold new thinking to the debate about the direction of the EU. A leader in our field, we produce cutting-edge research on all aspects of EU policy, to provide fresh ideas on how to reform the EU and make it better equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our research and ideas are aimed at a range of audiences, including policy-makers around Europe, the business community, media and academia. We aim to disseminate our findings through regular publications and events, and to make EU policy more accessible to the public through a range of different channels.

Funded by individual donations, our research is strictly independent from party political, EU institutional or commercial interests.

Our research areas include:
Trade and development
Institutional reform and transparency
Single Market and regulation
Environment and energy
Polling and public opinion
Justice, home affairs and migration
EU budget and economic reform
Monetary union and the euro
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 11.5
Complementary information: Open Europe employs several researchers who produce a wide range of reports, studies and other publications which contain policy recommendations with the aim of contributing to better decision-making, both in the EU institutions and member state governments.

Open Europe also organises seminars and conferences both in Brussels and national capitals, aimed at encouraging debate and the formation of new policy ideas.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

EU budget, EU financial supervision and regulation, EU justice & home affairs, monetary policy, EU neighbourhood policy, EU development aid

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


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

Stockholm Network

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Total budget: 750,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 750,000
- donations: 750,000
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Open Europe does not engage in the direct representation of interests.

Code of conduct

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