Alliance for the Freedom of the CAR Repair

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

14

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Alliance for the Freedom of the CAR Repair   (AFCAR)

    EU Transparency Register

    668292216120-05 First registered on 19 Feb 2015

    Goals / Remit

    Created in 1997, the AFCAR Alliance speaks on behalf of a wide range of stakeholders representing motoring consumers, the leasing and rental industry, the lubricants industry, and a major part of the automotive aftermarket ranging from test equipment and diagnostic tool manufacturers, parts wholesalers, data publishers as well as independent and authorised repairers (please find a more detailed description at the end of this paper).

    Our aim is to promote free competition and fair access to technical information and more generally to all features that allow multi-brand market operators, employing 3.5 million people in over 500.000 companies, to offer competitive repair and maintenance services to the 285 million motoring consumers and duty vehicles operators in the EU. Together, our SMEs constitute a dedicated supply chain, which ensures the competitiveness and dynamism of the automotive industry sector as a whole. Our members are an integral part of the European economy.

    Main EU files targeted

    - eCall & Telematics
    - C-ITS
    - Access to repair and maintenance information for passenger cars (Euro 5/6), heavy-duty vehicles (Euro VI), motorcycles (L-cat) and agricultural & forestry vehicles (T-cat)
    - Electric Vehicles
    - Revision of Vehicle Type-approval Framework Directive 2007/46/EC
    - GEAR 2030
    - Digital single market / Digitalisation / Digital Platforms
    - Internal market strategy
    - Industry 4.0
    - IoT
    - EU Data Economy
    - Free flow of data
    - Autonomous driving

    Address

    Head Office
    C/O FIGIEFA Boulevard de la Woluwe 42 bte 5
    Brussels 1200
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    C/O FIGIEFA Boulevard de la Woluwe 42 bte 5
    Brussels 1200
    BELGIUM
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Alessandro Salimbeni 01 Apr 2017 31 Mar 2018

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    14 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.

    • Date 13 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Access to vehicle data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Simon Genevaz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Data Act Regulation and Specific legislation on ‘Access to in-vehicle data & functions’
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Jan 2022 Location Conference call
      Subject Sector-specific legislation on “access to in-vehicle data and resources”
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject 'Access to in-vehicle data' and EC recommendation on '5G, cybersecurity and data governance'
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Connected and Automated Mobility
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Silke Obst (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Extended vehicles
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Data, mobility
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital automotive services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Connected cars topics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Silke Obst (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Connected Cars
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Alina-Stefania Ujupan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Vehicle Type Approval Regulation & RMI
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Marika Lautso-Mousnier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject digitalisation of vehicle repairs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Connected automatic driving
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digitalisation of vehicle repairs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
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