Confederation of Danish Enterprise
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
Copenhagen K 1217
Square de Meeus 22B
Mr Jens Klarskov
Mr Kasper Ernest
Director, EU & International Department
The Confederation of Danish Enterprise / Danish Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-for-profit, private business association, financed by its 17.000 member companies and more than 100 trade associations in e.g. retail, transport, IT, tourism and knowledge services sectors.
The Confederation covers a broad range of activities such as direct business counselling to companies, collective agreements and political advocacy on key issues to ensure the best framework conditions for the members. The Confederation works to ensure a competitive business environment for all its members in a national and international context. We represent our members interests to the decisions makers at the local and national level, vis-à-vis the ministries, the government and other political stakeholders.
The Brussels office closely follows the development of new EU initiatives and legislation in order to inform the head office in Copenhagen on all issues of interest to the members. We work through a number of European umbrella organisations and are also having regular direct contacts with the European Commission and the Parliament.
EU Internal markets
European policy for the service sector
Innovation and R and D
Audit & Accounting
EU-policy of the Confederation of Danish Enterprise
REFIT-platform, Mr Geert Laier Christensen
100%: 5 25%: 8
The Confederation of Danish Enterprise’s office employs what is equivalent to 5 full-time employees per year. On a daily basis, the office is staffed by 1) a full-time manager, who is running the office 2) two European affairs consultants 3) a stagiaire, who is employed for 10 months, and 4) a posted worker, who is seconded for 3 months. Over the year, three colleagues are seconded to the office from Copenhagen with the purpose of acquiring knowledge and understanding of the European Union’s legislative process. In order not to disturb the MEPs, their assistants, and the administrators unnecessarily, we provide the posted worker with an access badge. Moreover, some colleagues from time to time attend meetings in Brussels (around 4-6 times per year), wherefore it is convenient for them to hold accreditation for the European Parliament.
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World Employment Confederation http://www.weceurope.org/
ICC - International Chamber of Commerce http://www.iccwbo.org/
The Confederation of Danish Enterprise is also a member of a number of Brussels based Thinktanks and other informal networks.
01/2016 - 12/2016
400,000 € - 499,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
Relating costs from the EU & International Department to EU affairs activities is relatively precise. However, all the man-power and travel expenses incurred by other departments of the organisation in relation to participation in meetings etc. in Brussels is far more difficult. Thus, it becomes an estimate in the above given range for the totality of the organisation.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.
The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: