Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia   (CCIS)

    EU Transparency Register

    78423951746-42 First registered on 24 May 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) is the largest independent nation-wide business association in Serbia with over 150 years of tradition, established by Law (OJ 65/2001, 36/2009, 99/2011, 112/2015). The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) is an independent, non-governmental, business association set up by Law with compulsory membership. Last revision of the Chamber Law in 2015 has introduced integrated chamber system, which put all chambers of commerce, national and regional under one legal entity
    Chamber of commerce and industry in Serbia operate as a unified chamber system. Bodies that govern CCIS are Assembly, Managing Board, Supervisory Board and President of the Chamber. There are around 550 employees in the CCIS and the work is organized through six main divisions: Industry division; Agriculture division; Services Division; Economic system division, International economic relations division and Education division.
    Members of the CCIS are or (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    • Following the activities of the Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilization and Association Parliamentary Committee (D-RS);
    • Monitoring of the activities and maintaining communication with the officials and policy advisors within the DG NEAR, DG CONNECT, DG JUST, DG MOVE, DG ENERGY, DG ENVI; DG GROW, DG AGRI;
    • Monitoring legislative activities of the EP Committees – IMCO, ENVI, AFET, INTA, ECON, ENVI, INTRE, TRAN, AGRI, PECH;
    • Activities related to Berlin process


    Head Office
    Resavska, 13-15
    Belgrade 11000
    EU Office
    Square de Meeûs 35
    Bruxelles 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 16 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Gordana TIODOROVIC 29 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2020
    Mr Zdravko Ilić 21 Feb 2017 18 Feb 2018
    Ms Jelena Babić 21 Feb 2017 18 Feb 2018
    Ms Jelena Babić 20 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2017
    Ms Dušanka Samardžić 16 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2017
    Mr Zdravko Ilić 16 Jan 2016 15 Jan 2017
    Mr Zdravko Ilić 20 Feb 2015 15 Jan 2016
    Ms Jelena Babić 24 Jan 2015 15 Jan 2016
    Ms Dušanka Samardžić 23 Jan 2015 15 Jan 2016

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia implements multilateral co­operation through its membership in different international chamber associations:
    • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
    • Eurochambres;
    • Associations of Balkan Chambers (ABC);
    • Associations of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)
    • The Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce;
    • The Forum of Chamber of Commerce of CEFTA Region;
    • The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC);
    • Danube Initiative
    • Western Balkans Chamber Investment Forum (WB CIF).

    On sector level, many Chamber associations and groups are members of the European sectorial associations:

    • European Apparel and Textile Confederation;
    • European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP);
    • Confederation of European Security Services;
    • International Associations of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Group of National Coordinators to prepare the European SME Week#E02301# #Observer #C#SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia closely monitors the process of Serbia’s Accession Negotiation with the EU and coordinate its activities with governmental bodies through 29 of 35 Chapters of the acquis in order to represent and advocate the interests of its members in this process, while has delegated its representatives in 27 Negotiation groups set up by the Serbian Government.
    Along with this, CCIS also coordinate and monitor activities regarding implementation of Stabilisation and Association Agreement, and participate in the work of its subcommittees and other relevant bodies within Stabilisation and Association Process.
    The CCIS provide the advisory services to its members for participation in different EU programmes such as Single Market Programme and HORIZON, as well as participate within SEKO institutional mechanism for programming of EU pre-accession assistance (IPA).
    CCIS, together with ministries and other governmental institutions and bodies, initiate and organise TAIEX workshops, seminars, round table discussions and forums where over 5000 entrepreneurs and business representatives, as have the opportunity to get acquainted with the proposals, solutions, measures and steps in different policy areas within the European integration process of Serbia.
    Since 2014 CCIS started initiative "What do we negotiate about" – in order to present to the representatives of business community the chapters within EU – Serbia negotiation process and changes that will affect the business environment within the accession process.
    CCIS has been actively engaged within the activities under the Berlin process since regional economic integration and cooperation has become one of the key tools for contributing to the economic dimension of the region’s integration into the EU, for releasing new potential for economic growth and for underpinning political cooperation in the region.
    Chambers of commerce and industry in the region have recognized this process as significant source of business opportunities for their business communities and decided to set up a regional cooperation platform aimed at supporting businesses in benefiting from these developments in different areas. Chamber Investment Forum (CIF) was created in the framework of the Berlin Process as joint initiative of the chambers of commerce and industry of the Western Balkan 6, Croatia and Slovenia.
    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia is part of different project initiatives, as leading organisation or partner within the consortium.
    The list of projects is following:
    • European Enterprise Network (EEN Serbia) - the EEN services are aimed to SMEs and are available to other business institutions, research centres and universities throughout Europe;
    • Supporting SME internationalization - supporting SME internationalization-Increasing EU SME’s READINESS TO INTERNATIONALISE IN TARGET MARKETS;
    • Support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships: apprenticeship coaches for SMEs (AC4SME) - the aim of the project is building capacities in 13 chambers to support SMEs in hosting apprentices;
    • Anticorruption toolkit for SMEs (ACTS) - The overall objective of the project is to provide expertise and tools for combating the onset and spread of corruption in the private sector, with special focus on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs);
    • Multistakeholder training for the City of Future - Smart City Coaching - Introduction of best practices and concept of Smart City Coaching throught trainings and mentorings;
    • South East Europe harmonized qualification of professional drivers (SEED) - Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices;
    • Different project within Danube transnational Programme: SMART FACTORY; CITY WALK; SEN3S; EDU LAB

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    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: 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 20 Jan 2022 Location VTC
      Subject Western Balkans Economic and Investment Plan
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi
      Portfolio Neighbourhood and Enlargement
      • Olivér Várhelyi (Commissioner)
    • Date 07 Dec 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi
      Portfolio Neighbourhood and Enlargement
      • Olivér Várhelyi (Commissioner)
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