III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
(+43) 1 892 38 77
Mr Andrea Lichtenecker
Seda Orhan (Defranceschi)
Head of Brussels Office
NFI is an umbrella organisation of Naturefriends with 500’000 members in approximately 50member and/or partner organisations throughout the globe, the Naturefriends movement – which was founded in 1895 – is one of the largest non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide. Our members are active in local groups and are represented in regional, national and federal associations.
Environmental protection and social justice are the causes espoused by the Naturefriends movement, which is global in character and democratic in structure. The focus of Naturefriends activities is on designing and implementing sustainability schemes for the environment and for the society at regional, national and international level. Naturefriends stand for
*tourism and leisure activities that are socially equitable and in tune with nature
*the protection, preservation and dynamic interpretation of our natural and cultural heritage
*the promotion of sustainable mobility as a contribution to climate protection
nature interpretation: Inspiring people to connect with and to preserve the natural environment and to introduce them to biodiversity have been major concerns of the Naturefriends movement from its very inception.
respectful sustainable tourism:Naturefriends advocate a socially, culturally and ecologically benign development of tourism.
climate protection:Naturefriends are actively engaged in environment and climate protection, organising pertinent campaigns and projects.
sustainable regional development: Naturefriends activities are designed to support regions in opting for sustainable tourism.
political commitment: Naturefriends are engaged in lobbying and educational activities as well as in intensive networking with a view to popularising issues relating to the environment, to the climate and to social policy at regional, national and international level.
worldwide solidarity: Naturefriends put in train intercultural projects and encounters and demand fair and respectful behaviour vis-à-vis all people, irrespective of their ethnicity, sex or religious beliefs.
EU Tourism Policies
Biodiversity Protection-Natura 2000, EU Biodiversity Strategy
EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
EU Sustainable Development Strategy-EU 2020
Act for Nature Project
During this period, Seda Orhan Defranceschi has had contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy development and decision-making processes of the European institutions ( including meetings, sending position papers and advocacy letters):
Sustainable Development in general and regional development: EU Strategy for the Danube Region, upcoming EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
Sustainable Tourism: EU Tourism Policy and initiatives
50%: 1 25%: 1
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Union Francophone “Les Amis de la Nature(2000),
Naturefriends Czech Republic(5000),
Young Naturefriends IYNF(22),
Naturefriends Burkina Faso(1000)
01/2014 - 12/2014
We support the improvement of the current register with giving the names of individual lobbyists and providing precise and comparable financial information on lobbying.we believe that this register fails basic transparency standards and does not provide EU lobbying transparency. For a start, to provide real transparency, the register should be mandatory rather than voluntary .
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.