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Profile of registrant

Austrian Botanic Gardens Working Group

Identification number in the register: 59846467501-19
Registration date: 19/12/11 17:54:23

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/11/14 09:40:56
The date of the last annual update was 24/11/14 09:40:56

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Austrian Botanic Gardens Working Group
Acronym: ABGW
Legal status: No
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Kiehn
Position: elected representative

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Michael Kiehn
Position: elected representative

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 14 Rennweg 
WIEN 1030
Telephone number: (+43) 1 4277 54198
Fax number: (+43) 1 4277 9548
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Founded in 1998, the Austrian Botanic Gardens Working group (ABGW) today comprises 18 members. They represent different types of Botanic Gardens (federal, state, public university, private) as well as different collection sizes (from less than 400 species in a specialized university garden to more than 25.000 species in the Austrian Federal Gardens).
One aim of the ABGW is to coordinate and optimize seed exchange and conservation programs (incl. seed banking) in accord with CBD-regulations incl. ABS issues and in line with Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation of the CBD, e.g. by looking into seed collection activities.
More information about the ABGW (in German) can be found at the ABGW-homesite:
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: 20
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:

EU-Richtlinie zur Umsetzung des Nagoya-Protokolls der Convention on Biological Diversity

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
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.

EU Consortium of Botanical Gardens
IABG International Association of Botanical Gardens

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 0
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- 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  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Allfällige Kosten (z.B. Reise- oder Veranstaltungskosten) werden derzeit von den Mitgliederorganisationen direkt übernommen, so dass die Arbeitsgemeinschaft selbst kein eigenes Budget benötigt.

Code of conduct

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