Association of European Journalists

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Association of European Journalists   (AEJ)

    EU Transparency Register

    018214429231-64 First registered on 07 Dec 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Promoting free, independent and high quality journalism and media in Europe, safeguarding the welfare of journalists as professionals, engaging with EU institutions and bodies for the above goals, and promoting the AEJ as a network for sharing knowledge, skills and mutual support of members

    Main EU files targeted

    Everything on media freedom, protection of sources of journalists and fight against violence perpetrated on journalists while doing their job, innovation in media (technological and media literacy).


    Head Office
    Press Club Brussels Europe Rue Froissart 95 Bruxelles
    Brussels 1040
    EU Office
    Press Club Brussels Europe Rue Froissart 95 Bruxelles
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Javier Jimenez Moratalla is AEJ's Brussels Representative, acts as permanent liaison with European institutions in Brussels on media policy, media freedom matters and various events and activities. As such he participates from time to time in events organised by EC, MEP's and other EU institutions (EESC/COR...).
    Irina Nedeva, chair of AEJ-Bulgaria, promotes and supports EU policy concerning fake news and online disinformation as special AEJ representative on these items.
    William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative, writes and edits material and reports for the AEJ website, and takes part ad hoc in policy-related events of the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Europe.

    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


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    Observer status at Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society, CDMSI, since 2008
    Member of the CoE platform for alert on Press Freedom
    Observer Status at UNESCO.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    0€ - 10,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    News and publications related to European media policy, external relations, Eastern Partnership, Brexit negotiations etc on AEJ website and various national websites e.g.;;
    Letters to the new elected EC, MEP's,etc. concerning attention to be given to media freedom and support for the launch of an intergroup on media in the EP
    In 2020 follow up actions jointly with other members of the EU Media Advocacy Working Group (CPJ/EFJ/GFMD/FPU...) exchange of letters with MEP's of Budget Committee on MFF and funds to be allocated to Creative Europe Program, with EC Reynders, Jourova and Hahn on their respective portfolios in matters linked to media freedom (EDAP, ...) . Open letters and messages to be found on our website(s).

    Other activities

    William Horsley, AEJ Vice President and Media Freedom Representative, participated in several colloquia organised by the European, Commission
    Idem for Tibor Macek, Secretary General in the EP on invitation of Austrian MEP Josef Weidenholzer
    Idem for Otmar Lahodynsky, President, Lieven Taillie, Brussels Representative and Irina Nedeva of Bulgarian section

  • Meetings


    4 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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