Avaaz Foundation

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.3 Fte (13)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

51

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Avaaz Foundation

    EU Transparency Register

    475565317526-24 First registered on 27 May 2015

    Goals / Remit

    Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Avaaz’s model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force. By signing up to Avaaz emails, members are rapidly alerted to urgent global issues and opportunities to achieve change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 21 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. Avaaz takes action -- signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing "offline" protests and events -- to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform the decisions that affect humanity.

    Main EU files targeted

    Artificial Intelligence Act
    Directive of the EU Parliament and of the COUncil on combating violence against women and domestic violence
    Digital Services Act
    EU Code of Practice on Disinformation
    EU Green Deal
    EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities
    Platform Workers Conditions Directive (PWCD)
    Political Ads Transparency Directive
    REPowerEU

    Address

    Head Office
    Avaaz Foundation 27 Union Square West Suite 500
    NEW YORK 10003
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Avaaz Foundation 27 Union Square West Suite 500
    NEW YORK 10003
    UNITED STATES

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    13

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%1
    25%4
    10%8

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.3

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Nadia GUERLENDA CABRAL 03 May 2023 02 May 2024
    Mr Sam RYAN 29 Apr 2023 26 Apr 2024
    Ms Nadia GUERLENDA CABRAL 13 Apr 2023 03 May 2023
    Nadia GUERLENDA CABRAL 13 Apr 2023 20 Apr 2023
    Mr Sam RYAN 31 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2023
    Mr Luca NICOTRA 11 Mar 2022 11 Mar 2023
    Ms Sarah ANDREW 11 Mar 2022 11 Mar 2023

    Complementary Information

    Avaaz had approximately 13 team members that worked on the activities described in the box above in 2022. 1 of these people spent approximately 50% of its time on the listed activities, 4 spent on average approximately 4% of their time on such activities and 8 spent 10% of their time. The FTE is therefore approximately 2.3 persons.

    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

    Save Bees and Farmers ECI alliance
    People vs Big Tech
    EU Media Advocacy group (EDAG)

    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

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    - Campaigning activities

    Stop Fuelling Putin’s War public campaign (March 2022)
    Stop the war stunt in Brussels (March 2022)
    Peace sign Press release (March 2022)
    Consultation of the European Commission SAM Twitterstorm SAM
    EU Energy Twitterstorm SAM (March 2022)
    Twitter Storm Joann Video (March 2022)
    EU, France: DSA Trilogue Twitter Storm - hours left (March 2022)
    EU Taxonomy SAM: Ukraine Voices to EP (in May)
    EU Commission Ombudsman complaint SAM (in May)
    Europe: No Gift for Putin - EU Taxonomy (June 2022)
    EU Disinformation Code Press release (June 2022)
    EU Taxonomy SAM to EP before the vote - EU & Ukraine (June and July 2022)
    EU Windfall tax (September 2022)
    SuperPower EU Retweet (September 2022)
    EU deforestation 2022 push (September 2022)
    Sudan / Free Amal campaign letter to Borrell's office - EEAS (November 2022)
    Putting Big Oil CEOs on notice - Energy Charter Treaty SAM addressing EU (December 2022)

    Meetings
    Meeting with Annika Ojala, Lead Campaigner at the EU Parliament with MEP Terry Reintke (Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on combating violence against women and domestic violence)
    Meetings on Digital Services Act :
    ...with Estonian perm representative on EU Council (Feb 2022)
    ...with Latvian perm representative on EU Council (Feb 2022)
    ...with MEP Christel Schaldemose (March 2022)
    ...with MEP Alexandra Geese (March 2022)
    ...with Breton, Vestager and Viola (March 2022)
    ...with French perm representative on EU Council (March 2022)
    ...with Kriztina Stump EU Commission (November 2022)

    Meetings on Artificial Intelligence Act
    ...with Brando Benifei MEP SnD (March 2022)
    ...with Brando Benifei MEP SnD (March 2022)
    ...with Kim Van Sparrentech MEP (Greens - March 2022)
    ...with Ressler MEP (May 2022)
    ...with Lidiya Simova (on behalf of MEP Petar Vitanov) - (May 2022)
    ...with Laura assistant to to Brando Benifei MEP SnD (May 2022)
    ...with Killian Gross EU Commission (May 2022)
    ...with Sergey LAGODINSKY office (May 2022) (July 2022)
    ...with Filipe Antunes Batista perm representative on EU Council Portugal rep (July 2022)
    ...with Lidiya Simova (on behalf of MEP Petar Vitanov) - Nov 2022
    ...with Dan Nechita (on behalf of Dragos Turodache MEP renew) - Nov 2022
    ...with Lydia (on behalf of Vitanov MEP SD) - Nov 2022
    ...with Laura (on behalf of Benifei MEP S) - Nov 2022

    - Platform Workers Conditions Directive (PWCD)
    Meeting with Kim Van Sparrentech MEP (Greens) - June 2022
    Meeting with Kim Van Sparrentech office Simona MEP (Greens) - December 2022

    - Political Ads Transparency Directive
    Meeting with Magrida Marques MEP - March 2022
    Meeting with Sandro Gozi MEP - March 2022

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    51 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 05 Dec 2023 Location brussels
      Subject AI
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Attending
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Dec 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Artificial intelligence act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject AI Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Sep 2023 Location videoconference
      Subject AI Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject DSA and disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eleonora Ocello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject DSA and the fight against disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject DSA
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 10 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject DSA
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Dec 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Dec 2021 Location Online
      Subject Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Sep 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Fight against disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Webinar on disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 24 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Code of Practice on disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 May 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Apr 2021 Location Online
      Subject Presentation of their report on disinformation, Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Mar 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject Substainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Roundtable with NGOs on DSA and DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Nov 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA and EDAP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location video conference
      Subject DSA and EDAP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jul 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Responsibility and accountability of online platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Mar 2020 Location Brussels, videoconference
      Subject Climate action in the context of the European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Damyana Stoynova (Cabinet member)
      • Stefanie Hiesinger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Avaaz work and discussion with the Commission's role against Misinformation.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Maria Luisa Cabral (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Ulrik Trolle Smed (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet member)
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Oct 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Introducing Avaaz, Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet member)
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Election Security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julian King (Commissioner)
    • Date 15 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 12 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Election Security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julie Ruff (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Marine Protected Areas
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Andras Inotai (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Biodiversity, Ocean Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Andras Inotai (Cabinet member)
      • Andrew Bianco (Cabinet member)
      • Brian Synnott (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting on Digital taxation, FTT and CBCR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Pierre Moscovici (Commissioner)
    • Date 26 Jun 2018 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Civil Society Outreach
      DG Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
      Attending
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Neonicotinoids
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Leon Delvaux (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Aug 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Leon Delvaux (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Migration
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Carlo Zadra (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jun 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Climate Action and Energy
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Telmo Baltazar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Avaaz campaign on glyphosate: - IARC report, monograph, wording of the mandate for EFSA; - Role of corporate-funded science in public health regulation;- Next steps in glyphosate review process;- Further engagement with Avaaz members (Meeting with Bert Wander)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Migration Agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini
      Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
      Attending
      • Fabrizia Panzetti (Cabinet member)
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