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Profile of registrant

Fairwatch

Identification number in the register: 57965956569-66
Registration date: 05/09/11 15:08:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/08/13 22:18:01
The date of the last annual update was 09/08/13 22:18:01


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Fairwatch
Acronym:
Legal status: Association
Website address: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairwatch/445018358851242?ref=hl

Sections

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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Alberto Zoratti
Position: president

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Alberto Zoratti
Position: president

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 15 via Pilla 
Pisa 56121
ITALY
Telephone number: (+349) 6766540
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Fairwatch is an NGO working on international trade, fair trade and climate change. It's accreditated as observer organization to UNFCCC, to WTO and it's a member of Seattle to Brussels Network.The Association was founded in 2003. At its foundation, the main activities of the association were in the field of Fair Trade, sustainable and green economy, and comprehended the development of projects and campaigns for raising awareness on the topics connected with Fair Trade, the trading of services for Fair Trade Organizations and Education and Information activities on the topics of social-green economy and international trade. In 2006 the Association changed its name in “Fair Watch Cooperazione e Mondialità” and opened an operative office in Rome, where the work for Fair Trade and International Cooperation could be carried on also at the Institutional level. In 2009 Fairwatch decided to open an operative office also in Pisa. In January 2013 the association moved the legal offices from Genoa to Pisa. Fairwatch is currently giving an active contribution in Lobbying activities as part of Seattle to Brussels Network, represented by its Vice President, Monica Di Sisto. Part of the Lobbying work of the association takes place at the level of national government, international institution and European Commission, carrying on campaigns on international Trade and bilaterals in collaboration with some European Fair Trade organizations. At the present time, the activity of the association covers several fields: development of cooperation projects on green and sustainable economy, monitoring of projects in the South of the World, training courses for Fair Trade Organizations (expecially World Shops) and no-profit operators on green and social economy, elaboration of informative and training programmes and material. The activity of raising awareness is carried on by means of campaigns on Fair Trade, International Solidarity and International and solidarity cooperation. In the last years Fairwatch is following WTO ministerial conference as accreditated NGO focusing on impact of international trade on climate change and local communities.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Fairwatch is an NGO working on international trade, fair trade and climate change. It's accreditated as observer organization to UNFCCC, to WTO and it's a member of Seattle to Brussels Network.The Association was founded in 2003. At its foundation, the main activities of the association were in the field of Fair Trade, sustainable and green economy, and comprehended the development of projects and campaigns for raising awareness on the topics connected with Fair Trade, the trading of services for Fair Trade Organizations and Education and Information activities on the topics of social-green economy and international trade. In 2006 the Association changed its name in “Fair Watch Cooperazione e Mondialità” and opened an operative office in Rome, where the work for Fair Trade and International Cooperation could be carried on also at the Institutional level. In 2009 Fairwatch decided to open an operative office also in Pisa. In January 2013 the association moved the legal offices from Genoa to Pisa. Fairwatch is currently giving an active contribution in Lobbying activities as part of Seattle to Brussels Network, represented by its Vice President, Monica Di Sisto. Part of the Lobbying work of the association takes place at the level of national government, international institution and European Commission, carrying on campaigns on international Trade and bilaterals in collaboration with some European Fair Trade organizations. At the present time, the activity of the association covers several fields: development of cooperation projects on green and sustainable economy, monitoring of projects in the South of the World, training courses for Fair Trade Organizations (expecially World Shops) and no-profit operators on green and social economy, elaboration of informative and training programmes and material. The activity of raising awareness is carried on by means of campaigns on Fair Trade, International Solidarity and International and solidarity cooperation. In the last years Fairwatch is following WTO ministerial conference as accreditated NGO focusing on impact of international trade on climate change and local communities. The association is coordinating a national watchdog on international trade towards Bali WTO 2013 supported by Legambiente, CGIL, ARCS and Fairwatch
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

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

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

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


We have followed some meeting of the CSD and we have participated to EU calls on climate and trade issues

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Trade

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 6
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

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.




Fair Watch takes part in the activities of Climate Justice Now! and of the European Network Seattle to Brussels (part of the global network Our World Is Not For Sale). In Italy, the association actively participates in the national network of solidarity economy (Tavolo RES), in the Campaign Sbilanciamoci, yearly contributing to the draft of “Controfinanziaria”. Furthermore, it promoted Game Trade, an Observatory on Trade a national watchdog on international trade, bilaterals and climate change developed with CGIL, Legambiente and Arci association.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 60,082
of which public financing: 53,113
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 25,802
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources: 27,311
from other sources: 6,969
- donations: 6,969
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Fairwatch association is working with local, national and european institution to imrpove its awareness activities on sustainable development. It has decided not to look for grants from private sector for mantaining a specific autonomy from private economical interests

Code of conduct

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