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Profile of registrant

Baltic Environmental Forum Deutschland e. V.

Identification number in the register: 12403795227-28
Registration date: 03/02/11 17:42:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/01/15 12:15:55
The date of the last annual update was 21/01/15 12:15:55

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Baltic Environmental Forum Deutschland e. V.
Acronym: BEF Germany
Legal status: Incorporated association (e. V.)
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Heidrun Fammler
Position: Chairperson of the Board / President of the BEF Group

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Heidrun Fammler
Position: Chairperson of the Board / President of the BEF Group

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 58 Osterstraße 
Hamburg 20259
Telephone number: (+4940) 53307075
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: BEF Germany has registered also on behalf of the BEF Group,

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: BEF Germany was founded in 2003 and is registered and situated in Hamburg. By statute BEF Germany aims at promoting, environmental protection in the Baltic Sea region and beyond. It acts as mediator to German expertise and experience in different fields of environmental protection, best practice as well as making use of German funding potentials. BEF Germany manages a number of projects that are implemented in partnership with other members of the Group and third parties. In addition, BEF Germany is strongly involved in projects which deliver capacity building to EU candidate countries in South Eastern Europe or bring together European Union actors and neighbouring countries, like Russia or Belarus. The current working fields are energy efficiency and climate change, chemicals and hazardous substance management as well as capacity building for waste and water issues.

BEF Germany carries out own empirical studies on environmental awareness and attitude and performs training needs assessments. Furthermore, the team of BEF Germany develops tools and indicators for the evaluation of many large-scale international projects that are applied by other BEF Group member organizations.

Altogether, there are 7 people working for BEF Germany at present.
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: 5
Complementary information: The persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register are from different member organisations of the Baltic Environmental Forum Group, but represent the whole Group.

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:

Involvement in consultations about energy efficiency, water management issues and with regard to the new LIFE regulation.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Regional Policy
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 7
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.

The Baltic Environmental Forum Group (BEF Group) is a network of independent non-governmental, non-profit organizations in the three Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania –, Germany and Russia. The Group was established in a cooperation agreement between the member organizations in 2003, however its origins date back as far as 1995 with the establishment of the Baltic Environmental Forum as a ‘project’ jointly by the Ministries of Environment of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany and the European Commission to strengthen co-operation among the Baltic States in the field of environmental policy.

Today, the aims of the BEF Group are to promote environmental protection in different fields of environmental policy with regard to implementation questions and/or facilitation of different stakeholders’ dialogue. The geographical core region is the Baltic Sea region; however the Group’s activities go beyond this area covering all Central Eastern European EU Member states as well as the neighbouring countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine in the East, or Croatia, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in South Eastern Europe.

More specifically, the BEF Group organizations are involved in the fields of chemicals and hazardous substance management, nature protection, waste and water management, and energy efficiency and climate change (The specific goals for these working areas, are described in more detail in the work programme, below).

The organizational structure of the group is based on the aforementioned co-operation agreement. One member acts as headquarter, hosting and representing the Group, and amongst other is delegated to apply for the NGO Grant. The headquarter function is based on a rotational principle and is decided by the Executive Committee of the Group, which consists of the leading staff of the member organizations. This annually meeting body is also in charge of electing the President of the BEF Groups, which is the representative of the BEF Group. The member organizations pay annual membership fees to the acting headquarter organization to cover costs the meetings of the Executive Committee and maintaining a website.

Since 1 July, 2010 the Baltic Environmental Forum Deutschland e. V. (BEF Germany) is acting headquarter of the BEF Group, succeeding BEF Latvia, which had been the Group’s host since its initial establishment.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 915,250
of which public financing: 910,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 900,000
- from national sources: 10,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 5,250
- donations: 2,000
- contributions from members: 3,250
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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