Bodensee-Stiftung (Lake Constance Foundation)

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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)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


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Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Bodensee-Stiftung (Lake Constance Foundation)   (LCF)

    EU Transparency Register

    368272115503-48 First registered on 09 Jan 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The Lake Constance Foundation is a private organisation for environmental protection and nature conservation in Radolfzell, Germany. The project-oriented foundation works towards more sustainability and nature protection in the international Lake Constance area and beyond. We work in the areas of Agriculture & the Food Sector, Business & Biodiversity, Energy Transition and Nature & Lake Conservation.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Water Directive and other water related policies and legislation
    EU Biodiversity Strategy and nature protection legislation
    EU Agricultural policies and environmental /biodiversity protection
    EU Environmental Management Scheme EMAS; EU Product Environmental Footprint, EU Ecolabel
    EU Road to Resource Efficiency
    European Climate Pact
    EU strategy on adaptation to climate change
    EU Farm to Fork Strategy
    EU Green Deal


    Head Office
    Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4
    Radolfzell 78315
    EU Office
    Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4
    Radolfzell 78315


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Interdisciplinary team with professionals covering different fields of expertise (agriculture, environmental sciences, forestry, tourism, biology, environmental education, economics)

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Living Lakes Network for the protection of lakes and wetlands.

    ECOTRANS - European Network for Sustainable Tourism Development

    ECOCAMPING - Environmental and Quality Management on Camping Sites

    ELSA – European Land and Soil Alliance e. V.

    Deutsche Klima Allianz - German Alliance for Climate Protection

    European Business and Biodiversity Campaign

    Umweltgutachter Ausschuss (German Environmental Auditors Body)

    ISO German Mirror Group "Sustainability Management for Communities (ISO 37101)

    ISO German Mirror Group "Biodiversity" and ISO German Mirror Group Water (14002)

    German Initiative "Food for Biodiversity : Biodiversity in the German Food Sector"

    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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Public financing, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution EU Horizon 2020 20,759€
    Contribution EU EFREATMOS for INTERREG Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein 56,935€
    Contribution EU LIFE for LIFE Blue Lakes, LIFE Responsible Sourcing 769,736€
    Contribution EU Interreg Danube Transnational Programme 38,919€
    Contribution EU Horizon Europe 154,855€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Lakes Paper: Recommendations for action for municipalities
    The LIFE Blue Lakes Lakes Paper describes the causes of microplastic pollution, proposes measures to prevent microplastics and how citizens can be made aware of and informed about the problem. It is aimed at municipalities, districts, regional authorities and social groups and offers assistance by means of a catalogue of measures to prevent microplastics and a voluntary commitment to engage in the fight against microplastics.

    Guideline “Guidance 2023 – How to address biodiversity protection through environmental management systems”

    Position Paper: How to reinforce biodiversity performance in the future Common Agricultural Policy. For download:

    LIFE AgriAdapt Manual: Methodology, tools and experiences on pilot farms regarding sustainable adaptation measures of agriculture to impacts of climate change. Download:

    Guidelines "Protection of biodiversity in the frame of ISO management systems" in german and English. For download:

    Guidelines "EMAS and Biodiversity: How to adress biodiversity protection through environmental management systems". For download under:

    Recommendations to improve biodiversity in policy and criteria of food standards and sourcing requirements of food companies. Download:

    Training modules on biodiversity and material for the food sector: Farmers and farm assessors, auditors, product and quality manager.

    Community Energy Toolkit:
    This Toolkit developed by the COALESCCE partners for the project will enable the dissemination of community energy initiatives and knowledge sharing across all EU member countries. It has been designed to specifically support the implementation of our Regional Action Plans

    Other activities

    EU LIFE Project "Responsible Sourcing" aims not only to further disseminate proven measures for the promotion of pollinating insects in agriculture, but also to resolutely break new ground. In Insect-Responsible Sourcing Regions, a positive ecological impact is no longer limited to the individual farm. Landscapes benefit holistically and the concept is transferable to many cultivation regions in Germany and the EU.

    EU LIFE Project "Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector": Recommendations to improve biodiversity criteria in standards and sourcing guidelines, training modules for advisors, certifiers, product and quality manager, Biodiversity Performance Tool to support the implementation of sound Biodiversity Action Plans, 50 pilot projects to document implementation of biodiversity measures on certified farms, elaboration and implementation of a cross-standard monitoring system on biodiversity and initiation of a European sector initiative "Biodiversity Performance in the Food Sector".

    AgriAdapt: Analysis and tool to support the sustainable adaptation of agricultural practises to climate change. EU LIFE Project; partners in France, Spain, Estonia.

    Agri-Climate Change: Tool for farmers to increase energy efficiency and to reduce energy consumption. EU LIFE-Project with partners in France, Spain and Italy.

    LIFE Clean Air Farming: Reducing Ammonia and Methane Emissions from Agriculture to Improve Air Quality and Climate Protection

    Integrated urban-rural concept for the production of activated carbon and energy sources from residual biomass (CoAct): CoAct pursues the goal of converting residual biomasses available in Friedrichshafen and in the Lake Constance district into an energy carrier and activated carbon. The project will develop innovative governance arrangements that will facilitate the reconciliation of interests and the long-term coordination of relevant urban-rural actors.

    COALESSCE (Community owned and led energy for security climate change and employment) aims to increase the capacity for community-based approaches to local renewable energy provision across Europe in order to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy security and tackle fuel poverty whilst driving ‘Green Growth’.

    CSSC Lab (City Storage and Sector Coupling): The main objective of CSSC Lab is to familiarize the municipalities and smaller cities in the Danube region with innovative approaches to solutions in the field of sector coupling, i.e. the networking of power generation, primarily from renewable energy sources, with the main consumption sectors of heat and transport. This is intended to improve the energy security and energy efficiency of the smaller towns and municipalities in the Danube region and to increase their contribution to the achievement of the EU climate targets.

    SocialRES (Together we make energy) promotes socially innovative enterprises, such as cooperatives, crowdfunding platforms and aggregators. This leads to higher citizen involvement and energy democracy.

    European Business and Biodiversity Campaign: Motivation of companies to analize their impacts on biodiversity and to initiate a process of continuos improvement. Elaboration and promotion of practical tools such as Biodiversity Fact Sheets, Biodiversity Checks, cross sectoral biodiversity indicators, overview on methodologies of natural capital valuation.

    Biodiversity criteria for standards and labels for the food industry: Analysis of the current situation, elaboration of recommendations, assessment of standard organisations and companies.

    Managing Urban Europe and CHAMP: Sustainablity management for local governments and regional administrations. Elaboration and implementation. Input into the up coming ISO 37101 (Sustainability Management System for Communities).

  • Meetings


    None declared

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