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Overview

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)

4.5 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

36

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    CEE Bankwatch Network   (BWN)

    EU Transparency Register

    93834493808-49 First registered on 30 Jun 2010

    Goals / Remit

    CEE Bankwatch Network is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with member organisations currently from 12 countries across the central and eastern European region.

    We monitor the activities of the international financial institutions (IFIs) which operate in the region and the spending of European Regional Development and Cohesion Funds in CEE, and propose constructive alternatives to IFI and EU policies and projects in the region.

    Bankwatch is working to prevent negative environmental and social impacts of IFI or EU financed projects, and promotes public participation and access to information about IFI activities and European cohesion policy across our region.

    Our goals:
    · To create public awareness about the activities of international financial institutions (IFIs) and EU funds in central and eastern European countries and its social and environmental impacts.

    · To promote public participation in the decision making process on the public investments

    Main EU files targeted

    We monitor the activities of the international financial institutions (IFIs) which operate in the region and the spending of European Regional Development and Cohesion Funds in CEE, and propose constructive alternatives to IFI and EU policies and projects in the region.

    Bankwatch is working to prevent negative environmental and social impacts of IFI or EU financed projects, and promotes public participation and access to information about IFI activities and European cohesion policy across our region.

    At EU level, Bankwatch is active on the various EU funding schemes that relate to the energy and environmental transition, such as the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the cohesion policy funds (such as the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund regulation and the Just Transition Fund), the Modernisation Fund, the InvestEU programme, the Connecting Europe Facility, Western Balkans Investment Framework and Ukraine Reconstruction Facility.

    Bankwatch works with EU institutions regarding the implementation of recovery and resilience plans, the programming of the EU funds, as well as the update of national strategies (such as the National Energy and Climate Plans) by Member States and their assessment by the European Commission.

    In its work relating to the EIB, Bankwatch influences and interacts with EU institutions regarding the various policy guidelines of the Bank such as the revision of climate energy and transport policies.

    Bankwatch aims to influence policy files such as the Fit for 55 package (in particular the Renewable Energy Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive, Social Climate Fund, Emission Trading Scheme, Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) and the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) and Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) list.

    Other pieces of legislation stemming from the European Green Deal initiative, such as the Biodiversity strategy, the Forestry strategy, the renovation wave and the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP) are also of interest for Bankwatch and a subject on which it will interact with EU institutions.

    Bankwatch works also on the transposition, implementation and monitoring of various files such as the Energy Union Governance Regulation, the Air Quality Directive, the National Emission Ceiling Directive, Industrial Emissions Directive and Large Combustion Plants Directive, also in relation to the Energy Community Treaty, the Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment and the Aarhus Convention and other EU environmental legislation (Birds and Habitats Directives, Water Framework Directive).

    Address

    Head Office
    Heřmanova 1088/8
    Prague 7 170 00
    CZECH REPUBLIC
    EU Office
    Rue d'Edimbourg 26
    Bruxelles
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    10

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%8
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Valeriya IZHYK 11 Jul 2023 10 Jul 2024
    Christophe JOST 15 Jun 2023 15 Jun 2024
    Francesca CANALI 15 Jun 2023 15 Jun 2024
    Joanna JAKUBOWSKA 16 Jun 2023 15 Jun 2024
    Mr Raphael HANOTEAUX 20 Jun 2020 20 Mar 2021
    Mr Daniel THOMSON 20 Jun 2020 01 Jan 2021
    Ms Desislava STOYANOVA 30 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2020
    Ms Ioana CIUTA 23 Nov 2019 21 Nov 2020
    Ms Anelia Stefanova 20 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2020
    Mr Nicolas HUBERT 05 Nov 2019 24 Mar 2020
    Mr Raphael HANOTEAUX 05 Jul 2019 13 Mar 2020
    Mr Raphael HANOTEAUX 09 Oct 2018 01 May 2019
    Mr Raphael HANOTEAUX 29 Mar 2018 13 Sep 2018
    Mr David Holyoake 25 Jan 2017 24 Jan 2018
    MARC PIPER 16 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2017
    Markus TRILLING 09 Oct 2015 07 Oct 2016
    Markus TRILLING 15 Oct 2014 09 Oct 2015
    Mr Jakub Jerzy Gogolewski 16 Jul 2014 14 Jul 2015
    Markus TRILLING 25 Jul 2013 23 Jul 2014
    Markus TRILLING 22 Jun 2012 25 Jul 2013
    Ms Anelia Stefanova 22 Jun 2012 01 Aug 2013

    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

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    GREEN 10. www.green10.org
    The Green 10 are ten of the largest European environmental organisations/networks. They coordinate joint responses and recommendations to EU decision makers. Membership of the Green 10 alone is more than 20 million people.

    Counter Balance www.counterbalance-eib.org/
    Counter Balance is a European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations, formed in 2007 to specifically challenge the European Investment Bank. Counter Balance's mission is to make the EIB an open and progressive institution delivering on EU development goals and promoting sustainable development to empower people affected by its work.
    Counter Balance includes members from:
    · Central and Eastern Europe: CEE Bankwatch Network
    · France: les Amis de la Terre
    · Germany: urgewald and WEED
    · Italy: Re:Common
    · Netherlands: BothEnds
    · United Kingdom: Bretton Woods Project

    Euro-IFIs

    Member organisations

    Bulgaria: For the Earth! (Za Zemiata!) www.zazemiata.org(1),
    Croatia: Green Action, http://zelena-akcija.hr/(1),
    Czech Republic: Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE) www.cde.ecn.cz(1),
    Czech Republic: Hnuti DUHA www.hnutiduha.cz(1),
    Estonia: Estonian Green Movement-FoE (ERL) www.roheline.ee(1),
    Georgia: Green Alternative www.greenalt.org(1),
    Hungary: National Society of Conservationists - Friends of the Earth H(1),
    Latvia:Green Liberty https://www.zalabriviba.lv/en/(1),
    Macedonia: Eco - sense www.ekosvest.com.mk/home_eng.html(1),
    Poland: Polish Green Network www.zielonasiec.pl(1),
    Slovak Republic: Friends of the Earth - www.priateliazeme.sk/cepa(1),
    Ukraine: National Ecological Centre of Ukraine (NECU) www.necu.org.ua(1), Ecoaction to
    Kyiv, https://en.ecoaction.org.ua/ (1)
    Russia: Sakhalin Environment Watch, http://www.sakhalin.environment.ru(1),
    Lituania: Atgaja(1)

  • 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

    3,085,297€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Public financing, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution European Climate Foundation 885,193€
    Contribution Swedish International Development Agency 835,620€
    Contribution European Commission 778,892€
    Contribution Foundation Open Society Institute 167,542€
    Contribution EuroNatur Foundation 114,674€
    Contribution Schwab Charitable Fund 65,232€
    Contribution Partners cofinancing 42,319€
    Contribution Carbon Market Watch 39,118€
    Contribution WWF Adria 35,611€
    Contribution Europe Beyond Coal 28,956€
    Contribution Both Ends 28,275€
    Grant European Commission 778,892€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Life Operating Grant 422,500€
    Grant Life CET Programme 791,325€
    Grant CERV Programme 149,873€
    Grant DG Regio 12,839€
    Grant Horizon Europe - Bolster 35,100€
    Grant Hirizon Europe - Shared Green Deal 71,040€

    Other financial info

    More details on our income sources in 2022 is available in our annual report:https://bankwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2022-Bankwatch-Annual-Report.pdf

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission's expert group on the European Network of Environmental Authorities - Managing Authorities for the Cohesion Policy#E00510#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=510 #Observer #C#Civil society#Dialogue with CPR partners 2021-2027 - Group of experts on the funds established by Regulation (EU) No 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council#E03802#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3802 #Member #C#Civil society#Commission's expert group Greening the European Semester / Environmental Implementation Review#E02987#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2987 #Observer #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Bankwatch regularly publishes results of its monitoring activities, as well as policy briefings developped to inform the various processes.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    36 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.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 14 Feb 2024 Location Videoconference
      Subject 2030 climate and energy targets and role of NECPs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Attending
      • Dino Toljan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Jan 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Green Deal, 2040 climate target, strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture in the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Attending
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Dec 2023 Location DG REGIO
      Subject Cohesion policy funding
      DG Regional and Urban Policy
      Attending
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 05 Dec 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject CEE Bankwatch shared most current information and views about the Just Transition process in Central and Eastern Europe.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
      Attending
      • Francisco Barros Castro (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Dec 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Just Transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Baranska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Nov 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Transition towards sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Nov 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Transition towards sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
      Attending
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Civil society views on current and future challenges in climate and energy policies issues in selected CEE countries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Riccardo Maggi (Cabinet member)
      • Stefanie Hiesinger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Implementation of the Just Transition Fund
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject CEE Bankwatch shared information and views about the Just Transition process on the ground in Central and Eastern Europe.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elisa Ferreira
      Portfolio Cohesion and Reforms
      Attending
      • Francisco Barros Castro (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Fit for 55, Repower EU and events planned under CZ Presidency
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
      • Riccardo Maggi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2022 Location Video Conference
      Subject To discuss the role district heating could play in the Repower EU package.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Apr 2022 Location Video call
      Subject Contribution and engagement from CSOs, local authorities and social partners on Polish RRP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Mirzha De Manuel (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject VTC meeting: Revision of the SUD Proposal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Roberto Reig Rodrigo (Cabinet member)
      • Giorgios Rossides (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Dec 2021 Location Online
      Subject Discussion on upcoming Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Markets Package (adoption foreseen for 14.12.2021)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Tatiana Marquez Uriarte (Cabinet member)
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Dec 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject Colossal Western Balkans coal pollution must prompt EU action
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
      • Tatiana Marquez Uriarte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2021 Location video-call
      Subject state of play on just transition planning in coal regions in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Apr 2021 Location video-conference
      Subject Recovery and resilience plans
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Mirzha De Manuel (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Jan 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject To discuss the implementation of the Biodiversity strategy, the actions under the zero-pollution ambition as well as green funding under the new MFF and the recovery funds.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Camilla Bursi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Apr 2020 Location video-conferencing
      Subject Economic recovery, sustainable finance taxonomy, EIB energy lending policy, Just Transition Mechanism, Industrial Strategy, Integrating SDGs in the European Semester
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Vanessa Mock (Cabinet member)
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Priorities for the Coronavirus recovery
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Sofja Ribkina (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on Struma Motorway, Bulgaria and Kresna Gorge case
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Sep 2017 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Sustainable Development Goals
      DG Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
      Attending
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jul 2017 Location Grodno
      Subject RENEWABLES IN PL & CONSUMERS' INVOLVEMENT
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Attending
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
    • Date 20 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject EU budget
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Mar 2017 Location BRUSSELS
      Subject COHESION POLICY - NEXT MFF, etc.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Attending
      • Ioannis Latoudis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Semester
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Miguel Gil Tertre (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Sep 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Environment Council Preparation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Attending
      • Pierre Schellekens (Cabinet member)
      • Yvon Slingenberg (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Jun 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject ETS review, Energy Union implementation and International Climate negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Attending
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      • Isaac Valero Ladron (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 May 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EFSI
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Representatives of Green 10 on CWP 2015
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject CEE Bankwatch Network
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Attending
      • Corina Crețu (Commissioner)
    • Date 15 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Follow-up to Lima and climate action diplomacy up to Paris / Energy Union (state of play)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Attending
      • Isaac Valero Ladron (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Telmo Baltazar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Nov 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Lima climate talks; climate and energy priorities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Attending
      • Isaac Valero Ladron (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
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