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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 16/08/13 09:28:01
The date of the last annual update was 16/08/13 09:28:01


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: 23
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:

Adrian Bebb (Food, agriculture, biodiversity)
Stanka Becheva (Food and agriculture)
Robbie Blake (Food and agriculture)
Natacha Cingotti (Transparency and ethics regulation)
Paul de Clerck (Corporate accountability, transparency, extractive industries)
Esther Bollendorff (Climate justice and energy)
Sonja Meister (Climate justice and energy)
Daniel Pentzlin (Accountable finance)
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)
Rachel Tansey (Accountable finance)
Joe Thwaites (Energy efficiency)
Muriel Treibich (Economic justice)
Darek Urbaniak (Extractive industries)

-Further employees and interns of Friends of the Earth Europe (2012) who spent less than 20% of their time on lobbying activities or their preparation:

Fabian Flues (Economic justice)
David Heller (Network development)
Magda Stoczkiewicz (Director)
Anne Van Schaik (Accountable finance)

-Further lobbyists who were involved in lobbying activities or their preparation in the name of FoEE (2012) but were not paid by FoEE:

Michael Warhurst (Waste & Sustainable Consumption) – FoE England, Wales, Northern Ireland
Richard Dyer (Resource Use) – FoE England, Wales, Northern Ireland

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
Robert Blake 31/08/13 29/08/14
Colin ROCHE 25/01/14 23/01/15
Natacha CINGOTTI 15/05/14 13/05/15
Antoine Simon 12/10/13 10/10/14
Ariadna Janariz Rodrigo 16/05/14 14/05/15
Erdmute Schimpf 03/07/14 27/06/15

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 2012 include:

Climate justice and energy
• Energy efficiency Directive (procedure 2011/0172(COD))
• Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050 (procedure 2011/2095(INI))
• 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 Impact Assessment Directive (2011/92/UE ).
• INI report on "Environmental impacts of shale gas and shale gas oil extraction activities" (2011/2308(INI))
• INI report on "Industrial, energy and other aspects of shale gas and oil" (2011/2309(INI))

Food and agriculture
• Commission consultations for amending the directive RED 2009/28/EC (on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC)
• Planned directive amending Council Directives 66/400/EEC, 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 66/403/EEC, 69/208/EEC, 70/458/EEC and Decision 95/232/EEC as regards additional conditions and requirements concerning the presence of genetically modified seed in seed lots of non-genetically modified varieties and the details of the information required for labelling in the case of seeds of genetically modified varieties
• Implementing regulation 611/2011 as regards additional conditions concerning the presence of non-authorised genetically modified food
• Commission proposal for a regulation amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory

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 (2010/2291(ACI))
• Code of Conduct for European Commissioners (C(2011) 2904)
• Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament with respect to financial interests and conflicts of interest (2011/2174(REG))

Corporate Accountability
• CSR Communication: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sustainable-business/corporate-social-responsibility/index_en.htm
• Brussels 1: Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters (OJ L 012, 16.01. 2001, p. 1 - 23).
• Rome 2: Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (OJ L 199/40, 31.7.2007, p.40-49)
• Accounting and Transparency Directives (Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC)
• EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Financial regulation
• Regulatory capital (Implementing the Basel Capital Accord, CRD IV), The Capital Requirements Directive IP/06/797, 14 June 2006.The Capital Requirements Directive, comprises Directive 2006/48/EC and Directive 2006/49/EC
• 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))

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: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 2,531,769
of which public financing: 1,345,069
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
EU DG Environment : 733,162
EU DG Development : 400,451
EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) : 39,453
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands : 172,003
from other sources: 1,186,700
- donations:
- contributions from members: 133,033
European Climate Foundation : 419,271
ECCJ Foundation : 133,166
James M. Goldsmith Foundation : 72,623
David and Lucille Packard Foundation : 35,000
Oxfam Novib : 4,990
Tides Foundation : 4,339
Isvara : 95,000
Heinrich Böll Foundation : 6,700
New Venture Fund : 43,486
Grassroots Foundation : 11,083
ATTAC : 10,000
Membership fees : 191,012
Other income : 13,989
Other private funders : 13,008
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 600000  € - 700000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Friends of the Earth Europe has calculated that it spent an estimated € 660,155 (27% of our total budget) in 2012 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.