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Friends of the Earth Europe

Identification number in the register: 9825553393-31
Registration date: 12/09/2008 19:13:29

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/04/2015 17:12:16
The date of the last annual update was: 23/04/2015 16:26:23
Next update due latest on: 23/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Friends of the Earth Europe



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Rue d'Edimbourg, 26
Brussels 1050

(+32) 893 1000

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Magda Stoczkiewicz


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Natacha Cingotti

Transparency campaigner

    Goals / remit

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment.

We campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

We promote environmentally sustainable societies on the local, national, regional and global levels.

We seek to increase public participation and democratic decision-making. Greater democracy is both an end in itself and is vital to the protection of the environment and the sound management of natural resources.

We work towards environmental, social, economic and political justice and equal access to resources and opportunities on the local, national, regional and international levels.

Friends of the Earth Europe is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. Friends of the Earth Europe believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide full EU lobbying transparency. When registering, we have therefore chosen to give all relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation. Our registration is therefore providing a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, and a list of those who, on behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe, carry out such activities.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020
Directive 2009/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to improve and extend the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme of the Community.
COM/2011/0112 A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050

Energy efficiency
Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC)
The Commission’s 2050 Energy Roadmap (COM/2011/885 final of 15 December 2011)
Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC

The Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora)
Birds Directive (Directive 2009/147/EC)
Environmental Liability Directive (Directive 2004/35/EC)

Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)
Communication on Sustainable Food
European Strategy on Sustainable Protein Plant Production

Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC

European Commission’s Resource Efficiency Roadmap (COM(2011) 571)
Land as a Resource Communication
Communication "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe" COM(2014) 398 final/2

Extractive industries
2014/70/EU: Commission Recommendation of 22 January 2014 on minimum principles for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high-volume hydraulic fracturing
EU Funds
Cohesion Policy 2014-2020

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, CETA, Investor-State Dispute settlement mechanism







Subject of main interest representation activities since the last update:
- Agriculture: Agrofuels, Common agricultural policy (CAP), GMOs and biodiversity
- Climate justice and energy efficiency
- Resource use: resource consumption, resource efficiency
- Economic justice: corporate accountability, extractive industries, financial regulation, lobbying transparency and ethics regulation

Examples of legislative pieces we have been lobbying on in 2014 include:
- Climate justice and energy
Energy efficiency Directive (procedure 2011/0172(COD))
EU 2030 climate and energy targets, including the European Commission's White Paper COM(2014) 15
Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050 (procedure 2011/2095(INI))
Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RES Directive 2009/28/EC)
Fuel Quality Directive ( Directive 2009/30/EC)
European Commission Environmental assessment framework to enable a safe and secure unconventional hydrocarbon (e.g. shale gas) extraction
Environmental climate and energy assessment framework to enable safe and secure unconventional hydrocarbons extraction, COM(2014) 23 final
Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2011/92/EU of the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, COM(2012)0628 – C7-0367/2012 – 2012/0297(COD)
Local and regional authorities' perspective on shale/tight gas and oil (unconventional hydrocarbons), Committee of the Regions, ENVE-V/034

- Food and agriculture
REGULATION (EU) No 1305/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 december 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005
REGULATION (EU) No 1306/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008
REGULATION (EU) No 1307/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 december 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009
COMMISSION REGULATION No 619/2011laying down the methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of feed as regards presence of genetically modified material for which an authorisation procedure is pending or the authorisation of which has expired

- Resource use: Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe (COM(2011) 571) / procedure 2011/2068(INI))

- Transparency: Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the establishment of a transparency register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation
- Code of Conduct for MEPs
- Transparency and balance structure of the experts groups

-Corporate Accountability: Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups /* COM/2013/0207 final - 2013/0110 (COD) */ Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by large companies and groups

- Trade: Negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 0   75%: 1   50%: 5   25%: 5



On behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions; or they have spent 25 percent or more of their working time on behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe carrying out such activities:

Robbie Blake (Food and agriculture)
Natacha Cingotti (Transparency and ethics regulation)
Paul de Clerck (Corporate accountability, transparency, extractive industries)
Fabian Flues (Economic justice)
Brook Riley (Energy efficiency)
Ariadna Rodrigo (Resource use)
Mute Schimpf (Food, agriculture, GMOs)
Antoine Simon (Extractive industries)
Molly Walsh (Climate justice and energy)
Colin Roche (Economic Justice)
Emma Jane Geraghty (Campaign intern Economic Justice)

-Further employees and interns of Friends of the Earth Europe (2014) who spent less than 20% of their time on lobbying activities or their preparation:
Adrian Bebb (Food, Agriculture and Biodiversity)
David Heller (Network development)
Magda Stoczkiewicz (Director)
Anne Van Schaik (Accountable finance)
Stanka Becheva (Food and agriculture)
Sonja Meister (Climate justice and energy)
Michael Pidgeon (Climate justice and energy)
Susann Scherbarth (Climate justice and energy)

-Further lobbyists who were involved in lobbying activities or their preparation in the name of FoEE (2014) but were not paid by FoEE:
Michael Warhurst (Waste & Sustainable Consumption) – FoE England, Wales, Northern Ireland
Markus Trilling (EU Funds)

Friends of the Earth Europe is currently hosting the secretariat and the staff of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ). ECCJ has a separate entry in the Transparency Register, which accounts for its own lobbying-related costs, and can be seen here:

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Natacha CINGOTTI 19/05/2015 11/05/2016
Erdmute SCHIMPF 19/09/2015 18/09/2016
Colin ROCHE 28/04/2015 24/04/2016
Anne VAN SCHAIK 10/10/2014 08/10/2015
Magdalena Jadwiga STOCZKIEWICZ 14/05/2015 31/05/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation



Friends of the Earth Europe unites 31 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.
In Europe, two countries have more than one member group:
- Belgium: FoE in Wallonia and FoE Flanders and Brussels
- United Kingdom: FoE England Wales and Northern Ireland and FoE Scotland

Furthermore, Friends of the Earth Europe is a member of a large number of formal networks, alliances and coalitions, such as the Green 10, the Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethic Regulation (ALTER-EU), Finance Watch, Coalition for Sustainable EU Funds, European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), OECDWatch, European Environmental Citizens Organization for Standardisation (ECOS), Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B), Our World is not for Sale (OWINFS).

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

833,267 €

3,389,216 €

1,960,876 €


1,691,898 €

various EC funding lines

80,699 €

13,635 €

471,790 €

24,650 €

32,510 €

37,721 €

7,356 €

1,428,340 €

0 €

416,494 €

112,637 €

148,137 €

43,906 €

51,336 €

1,939 €

144,228 €

95,000 €

9,917 €

41,337 €

18,000 €

15,725 €

66,062 €

59,148 €

16,942 €

24,327 €

59,148 €

16,942 €

99,850 €

Friends of the Earth Europe has calculated that it spent an estimated € 833,267 (25% of our total budget) in 2014 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.

    Code of conduct

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