Compassion in World Farming Brussels

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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: Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Compassion in World Farming Brussels   (CIWF Brussels)

    EU Transparency Register

    953480437831-04 First registered on 13 Apr 2020

    Goals / Remit

    Compassion in World Farming Brussels (CIWF Brussels) is the EU office of Compassion in World Farming International, an organization that works to end all factory farming practices, promote sustainable food systems and reduction in production and consumption of animal products. Through its advocacy work, the organization seeks to achieve significant improvements in farm animal welfare by strengthening legislation and enforcement, with a particular focus on Europe.
    Over the years, the work of the organization has contributed to the EU recognition of animals as sentient beings, along with key legislation regarding the banning of cruel factory farming practices, such as the barren battery cages for egg-laying hens, veal crates and sow stalls in the EU, as well as Directives and Regulations on farm animal welfare.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU food and farming policy, including the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy
    End the use of cages in animal farming
    Common Agricultural Policy
    EU promotion policy
    End exports of live animals outside the EU
    Limiting transport for live animals across the EU
    Improving fish welfare
    Transitioning towards more plant-based foods and alternatives to animal products
    Promotion of alternative proteins and incentives for plant-based production
    Sustainable Developments Goals
    Biodiversity Strategy
    Enforcement of acquis on animal welfare
    EU taxonomy
    Legislative proposals impacting farm animal welfare
    Sustainable food systems
    Antimicrobial resistance in agriculture
    Public procurement policies
    Labelling for method of production and animal welfare
    Reduction in production and consumption of animal products
    Sustainable farming and environmental protection


    Head Office
    Place du Luxembourg 12
    Ixelles 1050
    EU Office
    Place du Luxembourg 12
    Ixelles 1050


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Olga Kikou 21 Jun 2023 20 Jun 2024
    Ms Aleksandra Terzieva 03 Dec 2022 02 Dec 2023
    Ms Olga Kikou 18 Jun 2022 17 Jun 2023

    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


    We actively engage with many coalitions and networks.
    Aquaculture Advisory Council
    Climate Action Network Europe
    Eurogroup for Animals
    European Environmental Bureau
    EU Food Policy Coalition
    European Alliance for Plant-based Foods

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

    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


    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Compassion in World Farming International 214,439€
    Contribution Fondation Salvia 520,870€

    Other financial info


  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Advisory Group on Sustainability of Food Systems#E03832# #Member #C#Civil society#Working Group on Plant Health#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Animal Health Advisory Comittee#Antimicrobial Resistance One Health Network#E03853# #Member #C#Civil society#EU Platform on Animal Welfare#E03504# #Not a member #C#Civil society#Sub-group on animal welfare at the time of killing

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Welfare and conservation of animals#We follow closely the work of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and run the secretariat of the cage-free Working Group within the Intergroup.

    Communication activities

    We hold events, webinars, panel discussions and exhibitions and are involved in many communication activities throughout the year. We attend meetings and events organized by various stakeholders, including the EU institutions. We publish briefings and papers and we follow EU news as related to our work.

    Other activities

    We have lobbied the Parliament to:
    Move away from the use of cages in all animal farming
    change the CAP to help EU agriculture move away from industrial animal production to sustainable, humane forms of animal husbandry
    press for improved enforcement of EU legislation concerning the protection of farm animals
    require animal products to be labelled as to method of production, as eggs are
    continue to improve animal welfare legislation by introducing species specific directives on dairy cows, rabbits, turkeys, fish and other animals from whom there is no specific legislation
    ban live animal exports to non EU countries where they are not protected by EU legislation and properly enforce Reg 1/2005 on transport of animals within the EU
    work on the Farm to Fork strategy, announced review of animal welfare legislation
    Significantly reduce the production and consumption of animal products and promote policies help the shift towards more plant based foods
    prohibit the sale of food from cloned animals and their descendants
    ban foie gras production

  • Meetings


    8 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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