Access Info Europe

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Access Info Europe   (Access Info)

    EU Transparency Register

    49931835063-67 First registered on 22 Jan 2011

    Goals / Remit

    Access Info promotes and protects the right of access to information as a tool for defending human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, for advancing public participation in decision making, and for combatting corruption and holding power to account.

    Access Info's mission is that the right of access to information be enshrined in law and work in practice. This includes the right of access to EU documents as established by Article 15 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

    Main EU files targeted

    The main policy areas and legislative files that Access Info follows are:
    * Regulation 1049/2001 on access to EU documents (when relevant);
    * Transparency of the EU institutions, including Council and Commission, including transparency of policy making and spending;
    * Rules on the EU Transparency Register and related regulation of lobbying and transparency related to influence;
    * The legislation related to transparency of EU Funds at EU and national level;
    * Reform of the fishing control regulation with respect to transparency;
    * The Open Data Directive and its implementing act;
    * Legislative files that affect whistleblower protection, fight against corruption, money laundering rules, copyright, data protection, public procurement (transparency of), and media freedom.


    Head Office
    Calle Principe de Anglona 5, 2 Centro
    Madrid 28005
    EU Office
    Calle Principe de Anglona 5, 2 Centro
    Madrid 28005


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The following Access Info team members will be involved in promoting the transparency of the EU during 2024:

    Helen Darbishire
    Rachel Hanna

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Freedom of Information Advocates Networks (

    Open Government Partnership – Helen Darbishire is an Envoy of the OGP Steering Committee and Access Info is a part of the government-civil society forum in Spain. (

    United Nations Convention against Corruption Coalition ( - Access Info is a member of the steering committee of the UNCAC Coalition

    Global Data Barometer ( - Access Info is the regional coordination hub for Europe

    Open Spending EU Coalition member

    Coalición Pro Acceso - Spanish civil society network to advance transparency, Access Info coordinates

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Adessium Foundation 100,000€
    Contribution mySociety 40,685€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Relevant policy implementation, public relations and communication activities such as projects, events and publications:
    - Access Info runs the website, an online platform where citizens can file access to documents requests to any EU institutions. All responses and requests are published online and in real-time. Access Info also regularly files information requests of our own.

    * Transparency of the European Institutions (Council, Commission, Parliament) and other EU bodies and agencies with a specific focus on:
    - ensuring an open legislative process
    - promoting open decision making
    - promoting good record keeping
    - identifying and challenging procedural issues related to Regulation 1049/2001
    - identifying and challenging overuse of exceptions
    Access Info undertakes appeals, complaints to the European Ombudsman as well as legal challenges to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

    * To read our priorities and action please visit:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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