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Profile of registrant

Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.

Identification number in the register: 20396927547-17
Registration date: 24/12/11 18:19:42

The information on this organisation was last modified on 27/11/14 10:55:24
The date of the last annual update was 27/11/14 10:55:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.
Acronym: VCD e.V.
Legal status: NGO
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  Michael Ziesak
Position: Bundesvorsitzender

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Ziesak
Position: Bundesvorsitzender

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 58 Wallstr. 
Berlin 10179
Telephone number: (+49) 302803510
Fax number: (+49) 3028035110
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Als gemeinnützige Organisation setzt sich der Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) e.V. für eine zukunftsfähige Verkehrspolitik ein. Das einfache Credo lautet: Wir machen uns stark für eine umwelt- und sozialverträgliche, sichere und gesunde Mobilität! Zukunftsfähige Verkehrspolitik ist für den VCD nicht nur auf ein einziges Verkehrsmittel fixiert, sondern setzt auf eine intelligente Kombination und das sinnvolle Miteinander aller Arten von Mobilität. Dabei arbeitet der VCD auf zwei unterschiedlichen Ebenen: Zum einen berät er als Fach- und Lobbyverband Politik und Wirtschaft, initiiert innovative Projekte, setzt Themen auf die Agenda und begleitet Gesetzgebungsprozesse. Zum anderen vertritt der VCD als Mitglieder- und Verbraucherverband die Interessen aller umweltbewussten mobilen Menschen.

VCD is an association for sustainable mobility and a major German transport and environmental organisation. It was founded in 1986 and has about 60.000 members and supporters. VCD is divided into 160 local groups in 12 regional sections, the headquarter is in Berlin with 55 employees. VCD offers information for the public on sustainable means of transportation. We lobby for better jurisdiction on sustainable mobility.

VCD stands up for environmentally friendly mobility, more public transport, more cycling, more walking and better traffic safety. That means:

more buses and trains
better service in public transport, in particular more passenger rights
better conditions for cycling, e. g. more bike lanes
better climate and environmental protection
better and cleaner cars, buses and motorcycles; less traffic noise, less toxic emissions
more space for children on the pavement
more safety for children on their way to school
more education on sustainable mobility
no road casualties − realisation of »Vision Zero«

VCD offers its members advice on all issues concerning transportation worldwide, e. g. technical advice on environmentally friendly cars and travel information. It releases the »fairkehr«, a bimonthly magazine on new developments in sustainable transport. The assistance helps and supports in cases of emergency in Europe and some neighbouring states, e. g. with advice and information on car rentals and garages, train connections, doctors, interpreters. VCD alos offers an ecological automobile insurance, the only one in Germany whose fee is directly related to C02-emission. Furthermore it provides the breakdown assistance in Germany and abroad, the foreign health and travel cancellation insurance, the eco-logical old-age pensions and the eco-funds.

Some of our publications are »VCD Auto-Umweltliste« − annual environmental rating of cars focused on pollution and gas consumption, »Zügig durch Europa« − information about the European railway connections and fares, »Mobil im Urlaub« − tips for »car-free« holidays, »FahrRad!« − internet based campaign to motivate young people to bike to school, »Schule bewegt« − financial support for pupils‘ proposals on improved safety on their way to school, »Masterplan Vision Zero − Null Verkehrstote« − information and policy recommendations to reduce casualties in road accidents, Alternative engines and fuels − information and advice for car drivers and Air traffic − information on environmental impact.

Partners in Europe are Verkehrsclub Österreich (VCÖ), Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz (VCS) and Transport & Environment (T&E)
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European

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

Number of persons: 55
Complementary information:

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:

CO2-Grenzwerte Autos
Lärm-Grenzwerte Kfz
Emissionshandel Luftverkehr
4. Eisenbahnpaket
Saubere Kraftstoffe

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Environment
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 53,628
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.

Transport& Environment (T&E)

European Passengers Federation epf

Allianz pro Schiene

Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 2,867,253
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 2,867,253
- donations: 535,513
- contributions from members: 1,918,680
Spenden, Vermächtnisse, Bußgelder : 413,060
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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