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Confederation of Danish Enterprise

Identification number in the register: 0330934426-12
Registration date: 25/09/2008 09:48:29

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/02/2017 14:12:30
The date of the last annual update was: 23/02/2017 14:12:30
Next update due latest on: 23/02/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Confederation of Danish Enterprise

Dansk Erhverv


    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Copenhagen K 1217


Square de Meeus 22B
Bruxelles 1050


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Jens Klarskov


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Kasper Ernest

Director, EU & International Department

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

EU Internal markets
Better regulation
European policy for the service sector
Innovation and R and D
International Trade
Audit & Accounting

EU-policy of the Confederation of Danish Enterprise




REFIT-platform, Mr Geert Laier Christensen



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

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.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Kasper ERNEST 15/09/2016 13/09/2017
Frederik Bergenfelt Friis 21/02/2017 06/07/2017
Lasse Hamilton HEIDEMANN 02/12/2016 01/12/2017
Michael Bremerskov Jensen 07/12/2016 05/12/2017
Poul Noer 09/12/2016 08/12/2017
Lone RASMUSSEN 30/09/2016 22/09/2017
Katinka Clausdatter WORSØE 21/04/2016 19/04/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


World Employment Confederation

ICC - International Chamber of Commerce

The Confederation of Danish Enterprise is also a member of a number of Brussels based Thinktanks and other informal networks.

    Financial data

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.

    Code of conduct

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: