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Profile of registrant

Friends of Europe

Identification number in the register: 99436366768-45
Registration date: 23/09/11 11:14:09

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/09/13 14:39:25
The date of the last annual update was 23/09/13 13:15:33


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Friends of Europe
Acronym: FoE
Legal status: Asbl
Website address: http://www.friendsofeurope.org

Sections

Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Geert Cami
Position: Co-Founder and Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Geert Cami
Position: Co-Founder and Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Rue de la Science 
Brussels 1000
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 28939819
Fax number: (+32) 28939828
Other contact information: Legal address:
Bibliotheque Solvay
137 Rue Belliard
1040 Brussels

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Friends of Europe is an independent Brussels-based think-tank which offers a forum for lively and visible debate among EU and national policymakers, NGOs, business leaders, the media and civil society. Politically independent and not-for-profit, we aim to help bridge the understanding gap between EU policies and the EU’s citizens through reports, briefings and debates. By working with a wide range of partners in both the public and private sectors, Friends of Europe advances the debate on the issues and challenges facing Europe and its citizens.
For more information on our activities, see our website www.friendsofeurope.org.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information: Friends of Europe’s day-to-day activities include organising conferences and debates and publishing reports and policy briefs. In this sense, all of Friends of Europe’s staff involved in these activities may be said to be engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency register. However, it should be stressed that the objective of Friends of Europe’s events and publications is to foster discussion and debate among the EU’s leaders and citizens on the issues that shape their future, NOT to push a particular interest.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Geert Luc Frans CAMI 18/05/13 16/05/14

Activities

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


Given the broad definition of the scope of the Transparency register, virtually all of Friends of Europe’s activities may be said to fall under it. Friends of Europe organises some 50 events and issues over 30 publications a year, details of all of which may be found on www.friendsofeurope.org.
Our main pillars are: International Development • Greening Europe • Asia-Europe • Global Europe • Competitive Europe • Social Europe • The Future of Europe • Communicating Europe.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Communication

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 201
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Telefónica (0 members)
  • European Cocoa Association (ECA) (0 members)
  • Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) (0 members)
  • Mission of Morocco to the EU (0 members)
  • Mission of Brunei Darussalam to the EU (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU (0 members)
  • Weber Shandwick (0 members)
  • European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) (0 members)
  • Mission of Croatia to the EU (0 members)
  • The Climate Group, Brussels (0 members)
  • United Nations Regional Information Center for Western Europe (UNRIC) (0 members)
  • Union of European Beverages Assocations (UNESDA) (0 members)
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (0 members)
  • Mission of India to the EU (0 members)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (0 members)
  • Mission of Belize to the EU (0 members)
  • Merck Serono (0 members)
  • Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst (AECC) (0 members)
  • European Affairs Consultancy (0 members)
  • APCO Worldwide Brussels Office (0 members)
  • Mission of Uruguay to the EU (0 members)
  • Ferrero Group (0 members)
  • Fleishman-Hillard (0 members)
  • Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group (LVMH) (0 members)
  • BP Europe (0 members)
  • Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU (0 members)
  • Confederation of Danish Industries (0 members)
  • European Space Agency (ESA) (0 members)
  • Mission of the United States of America to the EU (0 members)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB) (0 members)
  • European Landowners' Organisation (ELO) (0 members)
  • ExxonMobil Petroleum and Chemical (0 members)
  • European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) (0 members)
  • Mission of Switzerland to the EU (0 members)
  • European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) (0 members)
  • European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-Line Wholesalers (GIRP) (0 members)
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) (0 members)
  • Yara International (0 members)
  • Bertelsmann Stiftung (0 members)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (0 members)
  • European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) (0 members)
  • Mission of Mexico to the EU (0 members)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) (0 members)
  • White & Case (0 members)
  • European Committee for the Cooperation of the Machine Tools Industries (0 members)
  • UN Women (0 members)
  • Philips International (0 members)
  • Open Society Institute (OSI) Brussels (0 members)
  • European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB/GEBC) (0 members)
  • GPlus Europe (0 members)
  • Corporate and Public Strategy Advisory Group (CPS) (0 members)
  • Fondation Hippocrène (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU (0 members)
  • Plastics Europe (0 members)
  • Mission of Albania to the EU (0 members)
  • akkanto (0 members)
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) (0 members)
  • Deutsche Post DHL (0 members)
  • European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) (0 members)
  • Statnett (0 members)
  • International Fragrance Association (IFRA) (0 members)
  • Global FairNet (0 members)
  • Kreab Gavin Anderson (0 members)
  • Mission of Liechtenstein to the EU (0 members)
  • Mission of Gambia to the EU (0 members)
  • World Health Organization (WHO) (0 members)
  • Belgrade Chamber of Economy (0 members)
  • Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (0 members)
  • European Federation of Twine, Rope and Netting Industries (0 members)
  • Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSIAD) (0 members)
  • European Dairy Association & European Whey Products Assoc. (0 members)
  • Representation of Steiermark to the EU (0 members)
  • New Bulgarian Media Group Holding (NBMG) (0 members)
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (0 members)
  • European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) (0 members)
  • European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) (0 members)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) (0 members)
  • Mission of Norway to the EU (0 members)
  • Taipei Representative Office to the EU & Belgium (0 members)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) (0 members)
  • European Salt Producers' Association (EUSALT) (0 members)
  • Evens Foundation (0 members)
  • Burson-Marsteller (0 members)
  • Mission of Australia to the EU (0 members)
  • ENI (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU (0 members)
  • Ferrovie dello Stato (0 members)
  • Energy Charter Secretariat (0 members)
  • European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) (0 members)
  • Transnafta (0 members)
  • Universitatea Aurel Vlaicu (0 members)
  • Tetra Pak International (0 members)
  • Consulate of Turkmenistan to Belgium (0 members)
  • Transparency International (0 members)
  • The Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE) (0 members)
  • Visa Europe (0 members)
  • European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA) (0 members)
  • PepsiCo International (0 members)
  • Cabinet DN (0 members)
  • Mission of Japan to the EU (0 members)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (0 members)
  • Plant Location Europe (PLE) (0 members)
  • Michelin (0 members)
  • Cambre Associates (0 members)
  • Mission of Montenegro to the EU (0 members)
  • Edelman|The Centre (0 members)
  • Polish Chamber of Insurance (0 members)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) (0 members)
  • Cargill Europe (0 members)
  • Total (0 members)
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (0 members)
  • European Association for Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL) (0 members)
  • Bunge (0 members)
  • Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to NATO (0 members)
  • Chevron EU Office (0 members)
  • Mission of Canada to the EU (0 members)
  • European Atomic Energy Forum (FORATOM) (0 members)
  • Procter & Gamble (0 members)
  • Schellter Strategy Consults (0 members)
  • Union of European Petroleum Independents (UPEI) (0 members)
  • OMV Aktiengesellschaft (0 members)
  • Research in Motion (RIM) (0 members)
  • Turkish Social Democratic Party (CHP) (0 members)
  • Korean International Trade Association (KITA) (0 members)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (0 members)
  • BT Group (0 members)
  • Novartis European Affairs (0 members)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (0 members)
  • Union of the Electricity Industry (EURELECTRIC) (0 members)
  • Merifin Capital (0 members)
  • The Brussels Office (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU (0 members)
  • Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU (0 members)
  • Regional Cooperation Council (0 members)
  • Interel European Affairs (0 members)
  • Shell International (0 members)
  • Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) (0 members)
  • Toyota Motor Europe (0 members)
  • Schuttelaar and Partners (0 members)
  • De Warande (0 members)
  • Microsoft (0 members)
  • Mostra Communications (0 members)
  • Belgian Finance Federation (FEBELFIN) (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of France to the EU (0 members)
  • The Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA vzw) (0 members)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (0 members)
  • Statoil EU Affairs Office (0 members)
  • BNP Paribas Fortis (0 members)
  • Siemens (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU (0 members)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (0 members)
  • Vodafone (0 members)
  • ENEL (0 members)
  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) (0 members)
  • AFP Foundation (0 members)
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) (0 members)
  • Belgoprocess (0 members)
  • Bellona Europa (0 members)
  • Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) (0 members)
  • Compassion in World Farming (0 members)
  • Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) (0 members)
  • Consulate of the Republic of Latvia to Belgium (0 members)
  • Covington & Burling (0 members)
  • Energy Norway (0 members)
  • EPODE European Network (EEN) (0 members)
  • European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (0 members)
  • European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) (0 members)
  • International Crisis Group (ICG) (0 members)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) (0 members)
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) (0 members)
  • Leonidas (0 members)
  • Federation of the Belgian Food Industry (FEVIA) (0 members)
  • Barclays Capital (0 members)
  • Ingepo Consulting (0 members)
  • Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU (0 members)
  • European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) (0 members)
  • European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) (0 members)
  • Sanofi (0 members)
  • Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the EU (0 members)
  • Prudential (0 members)
  • COLEACP - PIP (Pesticides Initiative Programme) (0 members)
  • Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD) (0 members)
  • FTI Consulting Belgium (0 members)
  • European Cultural Foundation (ECF) (0 members)
  • Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) (0 members)
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals (0 members)
  • RRA Vendôme (0 members)
  • Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (0 members)
  • Marketosis (0 members)
  • Mission of Kuwait to the EU (0 members)
  • Sociedad de Inversiones Norte Sur (0 members)
  • Finnish Energy Industries (FINERGY) (0 members)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (0 members)
  • Selex Sistemi Integrati, S.p.A. (0 members)
  • Association of EU Chocolate, Biscuit & Confectionery Industries (0 members)
  • MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Corporation (0 members)
  • The International Polar Foundation (0 members)
  • Huawei (0 members)
  • Mission of Costa Rica to the EU (0 members)
  • Arab Region Center for Agricultural and Developmental Studies (0 members)
  • Fipra International (0 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • ALBANIA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • BELIZE
  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
  • BRUNEI
  • CANADA
  • COSTA RICA
  • GAMBIA
  • INDIA
  • JAMAICA
  • JAPAN
  • KUWAIT
  • LIECHTENSTEIN
  • MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
  • MEXICO
  • MONTENEGRO
  • MOROCCO
  • NORWAY
  • OMAN
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SERBIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TURKEY
  • TURKMENISTAN
  • UNITED STATES
  • URUGUAY
Complementary information:

Networking

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




Friends of Europe is a member of Think-Tank Europe (TTE), a network established by the pan-European policy journal Europe’s World. This brings together 150+ think-tanks, universities, associations and NGOs from across the European continent and beyond.
Friends of Europe is also a member of the Brussels Think-Tank Dialogue.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 2,197,387
of which public financing: 750,358
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 435,876
- from national sources: 270,925
- from local/regional sources: 0
International organisations (various) : 43,557
from other sources: 1,447,029
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 472,594
Non-corporate members and partners : 353,842
Corporate sources : 620,593
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Friends of Europe has a strong track record of successful partnerships with a range of public and private organisations. These partnerships enable Friends of Europe to cement its pan-European standing and to achieve its aim of improving communication between the EU and its citizens.
Friends of Europe’s sources of finance include business and industry, SMEs, trade associations, chambers of commerce, European and international organisations, diplomatic missions, regional offices, foundations and NGOs. All organisations that contribute over €5,000 a year are listed on our website www.friendsofeurope.org.
In addition to membership, Friends of Europe offers a number of partnership packages (project support), ranging from small agreements for a single debate or report to multi-annual agreements for a series of high-level activities.
Friends of Europe is an independent think-tank for EU policy analysis and debate. It is politically neutral, does not have party-political or national bias and does not represent any corporate or other interest. It only advocates a better understanding of the challenges facing Europe and its citizens. Friends of Europe therefore does not have or use any funds for lobbying.
For full information on Friends of Europe’s members and sources of financing, including membership and partnership fees, please see the Financing and Membership pages on our website:
http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Functionalnavigation/Aboutus/Financing/tabid/1179/Default.aspx
http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Membership/Fivereasonstobecomeamember/tabid/1314/Default.aspx

Code of conduct

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