Civil Liberties Union for Europe

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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 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

11.75 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Civil Liberties Union for Europe   (Liberties)

    EU Transparency Register

    544892227334-39 First registered on 08 Jun 2017

    Goals / Remit

    The mission of the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) is to promote protect and uphold human rights, civil liberties, the rule of law and democratic values in the European Union. Liberties is committed to its mission of protecting human rights and civil liberties in the European Union. The work of Liberties is guided by universal human rights, the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity for each human being. Liberties is also committed to promoting an inclusive human rights culture in the European Union without distinction of race, gender, nationality, social condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, functional diversity and ethnic, cultural, religious or any other background.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Promotion and protection of fundamental rights, democratic pluralism and rule of law by the EU.
    - Protection of the civic space
    - Freedom of expression
    - Privacy, Data protection
    - Media-related proposals
    - Digital rights related policies


    Head Office
    Ringbahnstraße 16-18-20.
    Berlin 12099
    EU Office
    Ringbahnstraße 16-18-20.
    Berlin 12099


  • 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 04 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Israel BUTLER 21 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Mr Israel BUTLER 08 Sep 2017 06 Sep 2018

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Liberties is not a member of any federations or networks.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    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

    Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Ford Foundation 140,000€
    Contribution OAK Foundation 75,000€
    Contribution EU AI Fund 40,000€
    Contribution Digital Freedom Fund 48,000€
    Contribution Netgain New Ventures Fund 30,000€
    Contribution Open Society Foundations 700,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU CERV Operating Grant (STRIVE Project) 610,661€

    Other financial info

    From the current EU CERV Operating Grant, Liberties provides 290.000 EUR to its member organizations (through regranting and contracting)

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert group against SLAPP#E03746#Linda Ravo# #Member #B#Civil society#LEGAL ASPECTS OF SLAPP

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    - Awareness raising
    - Advocacy and dialogue to increasing the protection of human rights at both the national level as well as the European level
    - Public education
    - Website & social media chanels
    - Newsletters
    - Monitoring and reporting
    - Public interest litigation
    - Conferences
    - Workshops

    Other activities

    Liberties is a membership-based association of European human rights, civil liberties watchdog non-governmental organisations who are based with their registered office in at least one of the Member States of the European Union. Liberties is a non-partisan, non-governmental and non-sectarian organisation.

  • Meetings


    12 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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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