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Profile of registrant

CEE Bankwatch Network

Identification number in the register: 93834493808-49
Registration date: 30/06/10 19:58:51

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/07/14 09:57:18
The date of the last annual update was 10/06/14 11:02:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: CEE Bankwatch Network
Acronym: BWN
Legal status: civic organization
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark Fodor
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Markus Trilling
Position: EU Funds Coordinator

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1434/6 Na Rozcesti 
Prague 9 190 00
Telephone number: (+420) 274 822 150
Fax number: (+420) 274 816 571
Other contact information: Brussels Office
Mundo-B Building
Rue D'Edimbourg 26
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
t: +32 (0) 2 893 10 00
fax: + 32 (0) 2 893 10 35

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: CEE Bankwatch Network is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with member organisations currently from 12 countries across the central and eastern European region.

We monitor the activities of the international financial institutions (IFIs) which operate in the region and the spending of European Regional Development and Cohesion Funds in CEE, and propose constructive alternatives to IFI and EU policies and projects in the region.

Bankwatch is working to prevent negative environmental and social impacts of IFI or EU financed projects, and promotes public participation and access to information about IFI activities and European cohesion policy across our region.

Our goals:
· To create public awareness about the activities of international financial institutions (IFIs) and EU regional development policies in central and eastern European countries and its social and environmental impacts.

· To promote public participation in the decision making process about the policies and projects of the IFIs and EU funds, at the local, national and regional levels.

· To help non-governmental environmental organisations and citizen groups to monitor what the IFIs are doing in central and eastern Europe and how investments fostered by EU development funds are planned and executed.

· To change - or stop - the environmentally and socially destructive policies and projects of IFIs or EU funds in central and eastern Europe, and to promote alternatives.

· To cooperate with environmental citizen organisations in order to stop the destructive activities of transnational corporations, and to limit their overall impacts on the environment in central and eastern Europe.
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: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Markus Trilling 15/10/14 13/10/15
Jakub Jerzy Gogolewski 16/07/14 14/07/15


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

On behalf of CEE Bankwatch Network the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions; or they have spent 30 percent or more of their working time on behalf of CEE Bankwatch Network carrying out such activities:
1. EU Cohesion Policy and ERDF/CF
Markus Trilling, CEE Bankwatch Network
Anelia Stefanova, CEE Bankwatch
2. EIB (operations inside/outside EU)
Ana Colovic, CEE Bankwatch
Anna Roggenbuck, CEE Bankwatch
3. Climate and Energy
Kuba Gogolewski, CEE Bankwatch
Anne-Sophie Semper, CEE Bankwatch

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Regional Policy
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 16
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Bulgaria: Centre for Env. Inform. and Education (CEIE) (1 members)
  • Bulgaria: For the Earth! (Za Zemiata!) (1 members)
  • Croatia: Green Action, (1 members)
  • Czech Republic: Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE) (1 members)
  • Czech Republic: Hnuti DUHA (1 members)
  • Estonia: Estonian Green Movement-FoE (ERL) (1 members)
  • Georgia: Green Alternative (1 members)
  • Hungary: National Society of Conservationists - Friends of the Earth H (1 members)
  • Latvia: Latvian Green Movement (1 members)
  • Macedonia: Eco - sense (1 members)
  • Poland: Polish Green Network (1 members)
  • Serbia: Center for Ecology and Sustainable Development (CEKOR), (1 members)
  • Slovak Republic: Friends of the Earth - (1 members)
  • Ukraine: National Ecological Centre of Ukraine (NECU) (1 members)
  • Russia: Sakhalin Environment Watch, (1 members)
  • Lituania: Atgaja (1 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.

The Green 10 are ten of the largest European environmental organisations/networks. They coordinate joint responses and recommendations to EU decision makers. Membership of the Green 10 alone is more than 20 million people.

Counter Balance
Counter Balance is a European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations, formed in 2007 to specifically challenge the European Investment Bank. Counter Balance's mission is to make the EIB an open and progressive institution delivering on EU development goals and promoting sustainable development to empower people affected by its work.
Counter Balance includes members from:
· Central and Eastern Europe: CEE Bankwatch Network
· France: les Amis de la Terre
· Germany: urgewald and WEED
· Italy: Re:Common
· Netherlands: BothEnds
· United Kingdom: Bretton Woods Project

Friends of the Earth International


Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 1,874,501
of which public financing: 1,312,402
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 1,312,402
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 562,099
- donations: 562,099
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 350000  € - 400000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU, CEE Bankwatch Network has calculated that it spent an estimated 374,900 € (20% of our total budget) in 2013 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.

More details on our income sources in 2013 is available in our annual report:

Code of conduct

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