Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation

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Overview

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 (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

6

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation   (ALTER-EU)

    EU Transparency Register

    2694372574-63 First registered on 29 Oct 2008

    Goals / Remit

    The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) is a coalition of over 200 civil society groups concerned with the increasing influence exerted by corporate lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe. This can result in the loss of democracy in EU decision-making and the postponement, weakening, or rejection of urgently needed progress on social, environmental and consumer-protection reforms.

    ALTER-EU is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. ALTER-EU believes that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency.

    Main EU files targeted

    The main objective of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU is to promote transparency of the EU decision-making process and effective ethics regulations for EU decision-makers.

    - EU Transparency Register, its implementation and review via Inter-institutional Agreements with the Commission, the Parliament and the Council
    - Commission Work Programmes for 2022 and 2023, including the establishment of a mandatory transparency register for interest representatives
    - Qatargate and subsequent proposals for reform in EU institutions
    - Ongoing implementation of the 2017 Code of Conduct for Members of the European Parliament with respect to financial interests and conflicts of interest
    - Ongoing implementation of 2014 European staff regulations
    - Ongoing implementation of the 2018 Code of Conduct for Commissioners
    - The proposed EU inter-institutional ethics body
    - Transparency and accountability of the European Council, Council of the EU, and Permanent Representations
    - Corporate capture of EU institutions and decision-making in Europe, including in the areas of: climate (Fossil free politics) finance, trade, tax, pharmaceuticals, data privacy, arms, car industry, digital services

    Address

    Head Office
    c/o Corporate Europe Observatory Rue d'Edimbourg, 26
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    c/o Corporate Europe Observatory Rue d'Edimbourg, 26
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    10%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Claudio Mario CESARANO 03 May 2018 01 May 2019
    Mr Olufemi Oluwole 30 Sep 2016 01 Mar 2017

    Complementary Information

    On behalf of ALTER-EU the persons counted had, during 2022, 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 ALTER-EU carrying out such activities. All of these are employed by steering committee members and not ALTER-EU directly. Some may be registered to have European Parliament access passes via their own organisations.

    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

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    - Fossil free politics coalition https://fossilfreepolitics.org/

    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

    0€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Other

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    We very much regret that non-commercial organisations no longer need to provide a lobby budget and we hope this changes very soon.

    ALTER-EU's 2022 lobby expenses amounted to €8121. This is explained below.

    Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU, we have calculated that in 2022 ALTER-EU directly spent €0 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.

    The organisations represented in the steering committee contributed relevant in-kind staff time to ALTER-EU for activities covered by the EU Transparency Register:

    - Corporate Europe Observatory €2621
    - LobbyControl €3000
    - Friends of the Earth Europe €2500

    Total in-kind lobbying contributions: €8121. These figures are not part of ALTER-EU's financial budget.

    Please note that the organisations in the ALTER-EU steering committee have all registered individually. The in-kind contributions listed here are also included in the total costs attributable to activities covered by the Register as declared by those individual registrations.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    All this information is available on our website: http://www.alter-eu.org/

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    6 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 14 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject IIA for a Mandatory Transparency Register
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Antoine Colombani (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views on stakeholders' meetings
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 01 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Transparency Register
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Antoine Colombani (Cabinet member)
      • Michelle Sutton (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject transparency
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 26 May 2015 Location Berlaymont, Brussels
      Subject Transparency Register
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Michelle Sutton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2014 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Mandatory transparency register
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Michelle Sutton (Cabinet member)
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