Bitkom e.V.

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

900,000€ - 999,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.75 Fte (25)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

41

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Bitkom e.V.   (Bitkom)

    EU Transparency Register

    5351830264-31 First registered on 31 Jul 2008

    Goals / Remit

    Bitkom is the voice of the information technology, telecommunications and new media industry in Germany. Bitkom represents more than 2,200 members. They include nearly all global players as well as more than 1000 small and medium-sized enterprises and more than 500 start-ups. Bitkom's members generate an annual turnover of 200 billion Euros in total, including exports in high-tech goods and services worth 50 billion Euros per year.

    Bitkom provides a wide-ranging network that brings together the best minds and top companies of the digital world. Bitkom organizes a permanent exchange between experts and executives, offering its members platforms for co-operation and for interaction with key clients.

    Creating a favorable environment for innovation is Bitkom's highest priority. Core topics of Bitkom's political agenda are education and the training of tomorrow’s IT and telecommunications specialists, Green IT, e-government, e-health, economic policy, copyright and patent law, (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Artificial Intelligence Act, Data Act, European Chips Act, Digital Decade Principles, TTC, Cyber Resilience Act, CSAM, eIDAS, Standardisation Strategy, ESPR, Product Liability Directive, AI Liability Directive, Mobility Data Space, Open Finance, Right to Repair, Green Claims

    Address

    Head Office
    Albrechtstr. 10
    Berlin 10117
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Rue de la Science 37
    Bruxelles 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    25

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    25%3
    10%20

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 13 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Sabrina CAROLI 22 Dec 2023 20 Dec 2024
    Mr David Adams 22 Dec 2023 20 Dec 2024
    Mr Felix KUHLENKAMP 28 Sep 2023 30 Dec 2023
    Ms Esther STEVERDING 18 Jan 2023 15 Jul 2023
    Ms Sabrina CAROLI 29 Nov 2022 29 Nov 2023
    Mr David Adams 29 Nov 2022 29 Nov 2023
    Mr Gustav SPÄT 13 Aug 2022 01 Nov 2022
    Ms Sabrina CAROLI 09 Nov 2021 09 Nov 2022
    Mr David Adams 09 Nov 2021 09 Nov 2022
    Mr Benjamin Ledwon 21 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2020
    Mr Torben DAVID 26 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2020
    Mr Benjamin Ledwon 06 Sep 2018 21 Aug 2019
    Mr Torben DAVID 13 Feb 2018 13 Feb 2019
    Mr Benjamin Ledwon 31 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2018
    Ms Martina Krauss 23 Feb 2017 11 Feb 2018
    Mr Constantin Gissler 25 Aug 2016 23 Aug 2017
    Ms Martina Krauss 20 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2017
    Mr Constantin Gissler 01 Aug 2015 30 Jul 2016
    Ms Martina Krauss 19 Nov 2014 17 Nov 2015
    Mrs Martina Krauss 19 Nov 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Constantin Gissler 15 Jul 2014 11 Jul 2015
    Mr Nils Hullen 26 Sep 2013 12 Jul 2014

    Complementary Information

    The main focus of Bitkom's policy work is at the German national level. Currently there are two employees in Brussels who mainly cover EU digital policy. Three employees located in the Berlin headquarters are involved in EU issues working each about 25% on activities falling within the scope of the transparency register, while 20 employees are involved in EU activities by each 10%.

    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

    DIGITALEUROPE (www.digitaleurope.org)
    BDI (www.bdi.eu)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Digital Transport and Logistics Forum#E03280#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3280 #Member #C#Industry#Consumer Safety Network #E00935#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=935 #Not a member #C#Industry#Sub-Group on Artifical Intelligence (AI), connected products and other new challenges in product safety

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Position papers & press releases (https://www.bitkom.org/EN/Press-Media/index-EN.html)
    Events:
    - Bitkom Bento Cyberresilience Act
    - Bitkom Bento Skills
    - CSAM & Metaverse Roundtable
    - Europawahlevent

    Other activities

    Creating a good environment for doing business in Europe is Bitkom's highest priority.

    Education and the training of tomorrow’s IT and telecommunications specialists, green ICT, e-government, e-health, economic policy, copyright and patent law, security and privacy issues, software technologies, consumer electronics, climate protection, and sustainability as well as a new legal framework for telecommunications and the media are the core of Bitkom's political agenda. With the coming digital convergence, Bitkom seeks to promote the collaboration of all those working in the realm of information technology and telecommunications.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    41 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 29 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject on digital policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Jul 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject cybersecurity policy and digital skills policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Attending
      • Chris Uregian (Cabinet member)
      • Despina Spanou (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Presentation of Bitkom project related to the Internet
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2023 Location brussels
      Subject Metaverse
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital in the EU green deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Tour d’horizon of EU digital policies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Attending
      • Despina Spanou (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jun 2022 Location Bruxelles - Virtual
      Subject VTC meeting on European Health Data Space
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Ralf Kuhne (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jun 2021 Location Online
      Subject EU digital policy priorities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Apr 2021 Location virtual
      Subject digital finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Various digital issues: digitalisation in response to COVID-19 in Germany, GAIA-X governance & use cases, start-ups, cybersecurity, DSA-DMA, data spaces.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Jan 2021 Location Video conferencing
      Subject RRF, industry strategy, digital strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Nov 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Gaia X
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Jun 2020 Location Brussels (video conference)
      Subject Digital issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject Digital Trade. Covid -19
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject Digital Trade. Covid -19
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 26 Aug 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Carl-Christian Buhr (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject digital policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2019 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Digital Sovereignty
      DG Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
      Attending
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 05 Apr 2019 Location Berlin
      Subject Exposure of 5G Infrastructure
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Apr 2019 Location Berlin
      Subject Exposure of 5G Infrastructure
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Governance in digital policy, data, artificial intelligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject ePrivacy, AI, open data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Oct 2018 Location Munich
      Subject MFF and Digital
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 30 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM mid-term review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Dual use
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject trade policy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Kilian Gross (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Safe Harbour
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Dec 2015 Location Berlin
      Subject Digitisation of industry, startups, eGovernment, data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 02 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom review
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Jun 2015 Location BERL
      Subject cybersecurity
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Bodo Lehmann (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 May 2015 Location BERL 9
      Subject Cybersecurity
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Bodo Lehmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Feb 2015 Location BXL
      Subject Copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Digitale Agenda / Digitaler Binnenmarkt
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject The new Commission and its priorities
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
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