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Profile of registrant

Friends of the Earth Europe

Identification number in the register: 9825553393-31
Registration date: 12/09/08 19:13:29

The information on this organisation was last modified on 25/09/14 13:39:49
The date of the last annual update was 05/09/14 18:32:12


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Friends of the Earth Europe
Acronym: FoEE
Legal status: a.s.b.l.
Website address: http://www.foeeurope.org

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Magda Stoczkiewicz
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Natacha Cingotti
Position: Transparency campaigner

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 26 Rue d'Edimbourg 
Brussels 1050
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 893 1000
Fax number: (+32) 8931035
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.

Guidelines for transparent registration have been developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU; these can be found here http://www.alter-eu.org/sites/default/files/documents/2012_ALTER-EU_CSCG_guidelines_Transparency_Register.pdf
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

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

Number of persons: 21
Complementary information: 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 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe carrying out such activities:

Stanka Becheva (Food and agriculture)
Robbie Blake (Food and agriculture)
Natacha Cingotti (Transparency and ethics regulation)
Paul de Clerck (Corporate accountability, transparency, extractive industries)
Fabian Flues (Economic justice)
Sonja Meister (Climate justice and energy)
Michael Pidgeon (Climate justice and energy)
Brook Riley (Energy efficiency)
Ariadna Rodrigo (Resource use)
Susann Scherbarth (Climate justice and energy)
Mute Schimpf (Food, agriculture, GMOs)
Antoine Simon (Extractive industries)
Darek Urbaniak (Extractive industries)
Molly Walsh (Climate justice and energy)

-Further employees and interns of Friends of the Earth Europe (2013) who spent less than 20% of their time on lobbying activities or their preparation:
Adrian Bebb (Food, Agriculture and Biodiversity)
David Heller (Network development)
Natasa Ioannou (Economic Justice)
Magda Stoczkiewicz (Director)
Anne Van Schaik (Accountable finance)

-Further lobbyists who were involved in lobbying activities or their preparation in the name of FoEE (2013) 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:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/public/consultation/displaylobbyist.do?id=48872621093-60

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Magdalena Jadwiga STOCZKIEWICZ 09/05/14 07/05/15
Erdmute Schimpf 03/07/14 27/06/15
Colin ROCHE 25/01/14 23/01/15
Paul De Clerck 26/09/14 24/09/15
Anne van Schaik 10/10/14 08/10/15
Natacha CINGOTTI 15/05/14 13/05/15
Antoine Simon 04/10/14 02/10/15
Robert Blake 04/10/14 02/10/15
Ariadna Janariz Rodrigo 16/05/14 14/05/15

Activities

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


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 2013 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

-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

- Financial regulation: Recast of the Directive (MIFID) on markets in financial instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2011/0298(COD))

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

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • GEORGIA
  • MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
  • NORWAY
  • SWITZERLAND
  • UKRAINE
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 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

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 2,663,176
of which public financing: 1,396,048
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
EU DG Environment : 751,064
EU DG Development : 414,931
EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) : 21,897
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands : 130,569
Ministry of Environment, Germany : 32,510
EU IEE Energy Union : 37,721
Council of Europe : 7,356
from other sources: 1,267,128
- donations:
- contributions from members: 135,045
European Climate Foundation : 339,967
ECCJ Foundation : 148,137
James M. Goldsmith Foundation : 43,906
David and Lucille Packard Foundation : 51,336
Misereor : 1,939
Tides Foundation : 144,228
Isvara : 95,000
Grassroots Foundation : 9,917
Ford Foundation : 41,337
Smart Energy Europe : 18,000
Membership fees : 195,907
Other income : 4,922
Other private funders : 37,487
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 500000  € - 600000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Friends of the Earth Europe has calculated that it spent an estimated € 562,057 (21.5% of our total budget) in 2013 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.