Centre for Democracy & Technology, Europe

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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)

3.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

29

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Centre for Democracy & Technology, Europe   (CDT Europe)

    EU Transparency Register

    57305017757-64 First registered on 17 Jan 2012

    Goals / Remit

    At CDT Europe, we work to increase equality, amplify voices, and promote human rights in European level law and policy debates. We champion policies, laws, and technical designs that protect against invasive, discriminatory, and exploitative uses of new technologies. We work on the discriminatory impact of algorithms and participation in online debates.
    CDT Europe is closely following European-level legislative files such as the Digital Services Act. CDT Europe insists that online platforms be transparent, accountable, and respect human rights. We also advocate that regulation should set limits on the collection and use of personal information and give people greater control.
    CDT Europe also works at the European-level to ensure that people are free from unwarranted surveillance. In line with international human rights law standards, we advocate that government surveillance should have strict, independent oversight and checks against bias.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Services Act

    Digital Markets Act

    European Democracy Action Plan

    Upcoming law on online political advertising

    Terrorist Content Online Regulation: CDT has written several blogposts and held meetings with MEPs on this Regulation, focused on free expression

    E-Evidence Regulation and Directive: CDT has written several papers on these pieces of draft legislation.

    E-Privacy Regulation: CDT submitted two analyses and blogposts for the attention of Members of the European Parliament.

    Proposed Regulation on Child Sexual Abuse Material Online

    EU Artificial Intelligence Act

    Address

    Head Office
    1401 K Street NW Floor 2
    Washington, DC 20005
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Rue d'Arlons 25
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%3
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Asha ALLEN 23 Aug 2023 22 Aug 2024
    Ms Vânia REIS 11 Jan 2023 11 Jan 2024
    Ms Rachele CERAULO 11 Jan 2023 11 Jan 2024
    Ms Iverna MCGOWAN-SMYTH 15 Sep 2022 15 Sep 2023
    Ms Ophelie STOCKHEM 04 Feb 2022 04 Feb 2023
    Ms Asha ALLEN 30 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2022
    Ms Iverna MCGOWAN-SMYTH 05 Mar 2021 05 Mar 2022
    Mr Pasquale ESPOSITO 07 Mar 2020 07 Feb 2021
    Mr David NOSAK 12 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 10 Jan 2020 24 Jun 2020
    Ms Carla Farre Montel 29 Oct 2019 08 Jan 2020
    Ms Carla Farre Montel 21 May 2019 29 Oct 2019
    Mr Vincenzo TIANI 22 Mar 2019 20 Nov 2019
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 10 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2020
    Ms Ana Laura Blanco Gutierrez 24 Jan 2018 20 Jan 2019
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 01 Dec 2017 29 Nov 2018
    Mr Adar CARVER 31 Aug 2017 17 Dec 2017
    Ms Ana Laura Blanco Gutierrez 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 10 Oct 2016 08 Oct 2017
    Mr Scott Craig 13 Jan 2016 31 Jan 2017
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 14 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 20 Jun 2014 18 Jun 2015
    Mr Jens-Henrik Jeppesen 10 Jul 2013 20 Jun 2014

    Complementary Information

    There are three full time staff members in our Europe Office, two consultants and two interns. Colleagues from our HQ input to some of our policy papers but the main policy and advocacy work is done directly through our office in Brussels. We are in the course of hiring new staff members who should be in place by 2024 which will bring our staff numbers up to 5 full time.

    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

    Global Network Initiative
    World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    Digital Due Process
    Global Encryption Coalition

    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

    402,000€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Open Society Foundations, in cooperation with the Europe and Central Asia Program 24,561€
    Contribution Civitates - a philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe 22,500€
    Contribution European AI & Society Fund 10,466€
    Contribution Omyidar Foundation 11,250€
    Contribution Center for Democracy & Technology, HQ 325,821€

    Other financial info

    The annual budget for CDT Europe Office (registered as an AISBL under Belgian law) is listed above. This covers the costs of three full time staff, some consultancies fees for office management and accountancy and activity costs.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital#Children's rights
    European Internet Forum (https://www.eifonline.org/)

    Communication activities

    We have responded to EU consultations in the area of Artificial Intelligence, the Digital Services Act, the European Democracy Action Plan, the proposed CSA Regulation. Our position papers are all available on the website provided.We engage with MEPs across these files and others where people's rights are at risk in relation to tech law and policy proposals.

    Other activities

    Introductory meetings with MEPs with our new Europe Director.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    29 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 17 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Defence of democracy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Jan 2022 Location Online
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Oct 2021 Location Online
      Subject Digital Services Act, EU Action Plan on Democracy and Human Rights
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      • Mette Dyrskjot (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Filomena Chirico (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
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Nov 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject EDAP, DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 05 May 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject 1.COVID-19 situation - Role of digitial technologies and data in combating the outbreak 2. E-evidence proposals 3. Terrorist Content Online. State of negotiations: possible areas of compromise. 4. AI policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Jan 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Political advertising and European Democracy Action Plan Digital policies and strategies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Cooperation in fight against terrorism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Ylva Johansson
      Portfolio Home Affairs
      Attending
      • Ylva Johansson (Commissioner)
      • Monika Maglione (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jan 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Disinformation, Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Sep 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Cyber security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Ulrik Trolle Smed (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Dec 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Terrorist Content Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julie Ruff (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Online content
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Tackling illegal content online
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Tackling Illegal Content Online
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Tackling illegal content online
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos
      Portfolio Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
      Attending
      • Giorgios Rossides (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Cyber / data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Carl-Christian Buhr (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject NetzDG
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 May 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject The draft German Social Media Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Sep 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Agreement with the United States on mutual legal assistance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Freedom of expression
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Marlene Holzner (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Data protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Internet governance, copyright, data protection, telecoms single market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Jasmin Battista (Cabinet member)
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Internet Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
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