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Profile of registrant

Municipal Waste Europe

Identification number in the register: 75395701551-94
Registration date: 21/04/09 11:48:33

The information on this organisation was last modified on 04/11/14 17:02:47
The date of the last annual update was 26/03/14 12:03:17

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Municipal Waste Europe
Acronym: -
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Vanya Veras
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Vanya Veras
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 26/5 Rue les Deux Églises 
Bruxelles 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 229 2145
Fax number: (+32) 2 218 1213
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Municipal Waste Europe is the European association which represents municipalities responsible for waste management and their publicly owned waste management companies. The association was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting public responsibility for municipal waste management and to provide a platform for national and local municipalities to have an active role in policy at EU level.

Municipal Waste Europe aims to give municipal waste management a higher profile in Brussels by promoting the joint policy principles towards the EU authorities and others. The association also encourages the exchange of information among network members as well as sharing success stories involving local and regional systems.

Waste management services are a crucial aspect of social responsibility for the environment and public health in Europe. The collective waste management infrastructure, including collection systems, is best developed through national, regional and local planning. Municipal Waste Europe promotes waste management as a service of general interest. Public sectors participation in the market is also important in order to foster greater competition, innovation and diversity between operators.
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: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Mercedes Berenguer Bodi 17/09/14 30/09/15
Vanya Veras De Suys 03/07/14 27/06/15
Weine Wiqvist 18/10/14 15/10/15


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

Municipal Waste Europe is active in areas of waste, environment, services of general interest from the point of view of local and regional waste management authorities.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology


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):

Complementary information:


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

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 200,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 200,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 200,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Municipal Waste Europe is currently financed entirely through membership fees and has plans to participate in European projects to increase its working capital.

Code of conduct

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

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
SEAP-The Society of European Affairs Professionals