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Profile of registrant

Federation of European Self Storage Associations

Identification number in the register: 52978731506-62
Registration date: 09/04/09 17:16:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/03/14 13:47:12
The date of the last annual update was 13/03/14 13:47:12

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Federation of European Self Storage Associations
Acronym: FEDESSA
Legal status: FEDESSA asbl
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rodney Walker
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Tony Richman
Position: European Representative

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 11 Rue Des Colonies (Building Park Atrium)
Brussels B-1000
Telephone number: (+32) 25177121
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Mr Tony Richman
FEDESSA - European Representative
c/o 17 Russett Close
Kent. ME20 7PL
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 1622 791358
Mob: + 44 7720 553451

Mr Rodney Walker
Secretary General FEDESSA
c/o c/o Stagpennant Limited

Merlin Cottage




Mob: +44 (0) 7771 856614

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: FEDESSA (Federation of European Self Storage Associations) is the European Trade Association representing Self Storage industry throughout Europe. FEDESSA was formed in March 2004 to provide a European focus for the growing self storage industry throughout Europe. The Members of FEDESSA are the National Associations for Self Storage.

FEDESSA provides a common voice for the industry throughout Europe. It also provides advice and support to its National Associations and Co-ordinates action when appropriate with help from its Members.

Through its membership FEDESSA indirectly represents over 1000 self storage facilities which equates approximately to over 70% of the self storage facilities in Europe.Its current membership includes the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. It is also in close contact with operators or potential operators in Austria, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Russia.

FEDESSA's objectives are to:

- Provide a common voice and a coordinated message for the industry to international and European legislative bodies (European Commission, European Parliament, Council) as well as standardisation bodies (CEN, ISO).
- Position the self storage industry as a responsible partner and business sector consulted by European and national authorities.
- Ensure that the regulatory frameworks, both at EU and national levels, allow the continuous expansion of the self storage industry in Europe under favourable conditions.
- Anticipate regulatory developments, analyse their business impact and influence policy outcomes.
- Advise national associations and their members on actions to take on European issues and, when appropriate, co-ordinate the actions of national associations at a European level.
- Provide advice and support to national associations (sometimes direct to their members) to avoid crises and, when necessary, to deal with them.
- Provide advice and support to national associations (sometimes direct to their members) in negotiations with national and local authorities.
- Support the development of national associations (whilst continuing to encourage countries where the industry is starting up to form their own national association).
- Provide a “European Knowledge Centre” to national associations and their members and ensure the dissemination of relevant information.
- Provide a forum for exchange of relevant national developments with possible cross-border implications.
- Encourage and develop, wherever possible, common values, policies, definitions, messages and guidelines using international working groups.
- Collate and distribute statistical information and data on the industry.
- Define and promote the industry in Europe.
- Establish a European customer standard for the European self storage industry through CEN.
- When appropriate, act as an interface with the relevant EU NGOs and consumer associations (ANEC, BEUC, etc.).
- Represent the interest of the European industry vis-à-vis its American and other non-EU counterpart
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 1
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:

Legislation/Information relating to

- Buildings/Property
- Energy/Environment
- Employment
- Taxation
- Consumer Affairs
- Security

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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