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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 64270747023-20
Registration date: 26/10/11 09:42:25

The information on this organisation was last modified on 29/09/14 11:23:45
The date of the last annual update was 29/09/14 11:10:26

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: DIGITALEUROPE
Acronym: DE
Legal status: Aisbl
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  John Higgins
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Patrice Chazerand
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 14 rue de la Science 
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32 2) 609 53 10
Fax number: (+32 2) 431 04 89
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital technology industry, which includes large and small companies in the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry sectors. It is composed of major multinational companies and national associations from 28 European countries.

DIGITALEUROPE is the association for the European Digital Technology Industry, which includes inter alia the information technology, communications technology and the consumer electronics industry sectors (together the "Digital Technology Industry”). Given the increasingly global nature of the Digital Technology Industry, DIGITALEUROPE’s activities, including consideration of membership, cover Europe in a geographic sense, including EU accession countries, EU accession candidate countries and non EU countries.

DIGITALEUROPE aims to facilitate non-commercial collaboration and coordination between member companies and national trade associations across the European Union, and assist them in sharing best-practices in many business operations and facilitating the agreement of international standards in close collaboration with international standards bodies. DIGITALEUROPE provides a full range of services to its membership and generally to stakeholders in the digital economy, including:

Promoting the development of best practices and benchmarking within the DIGITALEUROPE membership;

Providing up-to-date, high-value industry data and information to members on all aspects of the Digital Economy in Europe and around the world;

Delivering a forum for knowledge exchange and information sharing between members through industry programmes and pan European events;

Monitoring all relevant initiatives to industring, informing members through regular mailings, emails, newsletters and information transfer, as well as the hosting and and organisation of meetings and events.

Corporate Members:
Acer, Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, Apple, BlackBerry, Bose, Brother, CA Technologies, Canon, Cassidian, Cisco, Dell, Epson, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hewlett Packard, Huawei, IBM, Ingram Micro, Intel, iQor, JVC Kenwood Group, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lenovo, Lexmark, LG Electronics, Loewe, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, NEC, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nvidia Ltd., Océ, Oki, Oracle, Panasonic Europe, Philips, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Ricoh Europe PLC, Samsung, SAP, Schneider Electric IT Corporation, Sharp Electronics, Siemens, Sony, Swatch Group, Technicolor, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TP Vision, Western Digital, Xerox, ZTE Corporation.

National Trade Associations:
Belgium: AGORIA
Bulgaria: BAIT
Cyprus: CITEA
Estonia: ITL
Finland: FTTI
France: Force Numérique, SIMAVELEC
Greece: SEPE
Hungary: IVSZ
Lithuania: INFOBALT
Netherlands: Nederland ICT, FIAR
Portugal: AGEFE
Slovakia: ITAS
Slovenia: GZS
Sweden: Foreningen Teknikföretagen, IT&Telekomföretagen
Switzerland: SWICO
United Kingdom: techUK
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:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Patrice François CHAZERAND 11/09/14 09/09/15
John Higgins 04/07/14 01/07/15
Sylvie Feindt 25/06/14 23/06/15
Valentina BOLOGNESI 24/09/14 22/09/15
Marion Ebel 12/03/14 10/03/15
Diane Mievis 24/06/14 20/06/15
Jean-Marc Leclerc 12/03/14 10/03/15
Klaus-Dieter Axt 13/09/14 11/09/15
Marc Soignet 26/06/14 24/06/15


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

The main activities of DIGITALEUROPE in the previous year include work related to the following programmes
Drafting Technical Regulations of the Customs Union on Energy Efficiency Requirements
Consultations on Smart cities
Public consultation on the Green Paper on a common strategic framework for EU research on Innovation funding
Commission Green Paper on the Modernisation of EU Public Procurement Policy Towards a More Efficient European Procurement Market
Commission consultation on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data
European Commission’s reflection document on "Creative Content in a European Digital Single Market: Challenges for the Future"
The European Commission's public consultation on universal service principles in e-Communications
Consultation on open internet and net neutrality in Europe
Future of Cohesion Policy
Framework Directive on Collective Rights Management
Work for the harmonisation of mobile phone chargers.
e-Skills Week campaigns

DIGITALEUROPE organised several events in the European Parliament in collaboration with MEPs.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


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

DIGITALEUROPE is a founding member of the ICT4EE Forum created in response to the EC Recommendation to adopt and implement a common framework to increase the sector’s energy and carbon footprints, set targets and benchmark progress.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 01/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 800000  € - 900000  €
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:

DIGITALEUROPE estimates that the amount declared above, which represents approximately 45% of the overall costs budgeted of the association is associated with the direct lobbying of EU institutions. Further costs are dedicated to activities such as information gathering and distribution, policy and sector/ industry monitoring, preparation of publications and participation on an ad hoc basis in EU funded service contracts/

Code of conduct

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