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Profile of registrant

Partnership for European Environmental Research

Identification number in the register: 00356256730-84
Registration date: 19/09/11 15:11:49

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/09/14 09:50:40
The date of the last annual update was 09/09/14 09:50:40

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Partnership for European Environmental Research
Acronym: PEER
Legal status: Partnership
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jean-Marc Bournigal
Position: Chair

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Denis Despréaux
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 
Antony 92761
Telephone number: (+33) 140 96 61 21
Fax number: (+33) 140 96 89 24
Other contact information: Secretary General - Denis Despréaux,

Secretary for PR - Trevor Lawson,

Partner Institutes:

Alterra Wageningen UR(the Netherlands) - Henk Wolfert, +31 317 481653,

Irstea (France) - Denis Despréaux, +33 140 96 61 80,

CEH (U.K.) - Nick Wells, +44 149 1692583,

CIENS (Norway)- Erik Framstad, +47-4063 1752,

JRC - IES (Italy) - Marios Avraamides, +39 0332 786613,

DCE at Aarhus University (Denmark) - Anja Skjoldborg Hansen, +45 4630 1340,

SYKE (Finland) Mikael Hildén, +358 204 902401,

UFZ (Germany) Ursula Schmitz, +49 341 2352802,

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: PEER is a partnership of eight of the largest European environmental centres founded in 2001 with the aim of combining forces to follow a joint strategy in environmental sciences and to enhance research on ecological sustainability. This co-operation was confirmed by a Framework Agreement signed on 25 June 2002 in Roskilde, and renewed in 2007.

PEER member centres carry out basic and applied research combining different disciplines from natural and social sciences. Research covers all fields of the environment, particularly addressing the interaction between man and nature.

To be a world leader in integrating knowledge and expertise for sustainable development.

- to build a strategic partnership of major European public environmental research centres;
- to lead a European Research Area that strengthens the knowledge base for the sustainable development of a changing world;
- to foster innovative interdisciplinary research and cross-cutting approaches in support of national and European policy-makers, industry and society.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 22
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:

Elaboration of position papers on European Programmes, especially research and innovation programmes

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 5,000
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.

Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 430,000,000
of which public financing: 430,000,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 430,000,000
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 0
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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