Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure

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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.1 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure   (CEC)

    EU Transparency Register

    13497369622-37 First registered on 17 Sep 2012

    Goals / Remit

    To contribute to the growth and competitiveness of the footwear industry through different activities:

    A) Lobbying
    Maintain dialogue with EU institutions with a view to ensuring that the interest of EU footwear industry is taken into account at the appropriate level in the different EU policies.

    B) Information and coordination
    Liaise with Members associations, technology and education centers to collaborate on EU and other international initiatives.
    Coordinate Members’ activities in relation to the EU where appropriate.

    C) Research and Innovation
    Initiate research on topics approved by the General Assembly on technical, safety, social and environmental aspects, digitalisation, new business models, etc. Identify EU funding opportunities and participate in EU projects with relevant stakeholders.

    D) Increase international collaboration with other worldwide footwear associations to promote free trade and a level playing field.

    Main EU files targeted

    - EU Trade agreements with MERCOSUR, Mexico, Chile, Australia, etc.
    - - Revision of EU GSP Regulation
    - Foreign subsidies
    - EU Industrial Strategy and EU Textile Strategy
    - Fight against counterfeiting and IPR
    - Consumer product safety and market surveillance
    - EU flagship initiative: Multi-stakeholder forum on CSR
    - EU Green Deal, environmental initiatives towards a Circular Economy, Product Environmental Category Rules, etc.
    - Sustainable Products Policy Initiative
    - General Product Safety Regulation
    - CSR legislative proposals
    - REACH and related chemical regulations
    - Modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments
    - Footwear Social Dialogue
    - EU Skills Agenda, VET modernisation, Centres of Vocational Excellence, Pact for Skills
    - ERASMUS+, LIFE, Horizon 2020, and Interreg Europe
    - - Internationalisation of SMEs


    Head Office
    Square de Meeûs nº37
    Bruxelles 1000
    EU Office
    Square de Meeûs nº37
    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 02 Oct 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Carmen ARIAS CASTELLANO 16 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Andreea Nicoleta STEFAN 16 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Paul LASSERRE 16 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Carmen ARIAS CASTELLANO 12 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2019
    Ms Andreea Nicoleta STEFAN 04 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Ms Michela Valentina Reino 22 Nov 2014 29 Sep 2015
    Mrs CARMEN ARIAS CASTELLANO 25 Sep 2013 24 Sep 2014
    Ms Michela Valentina Reino 19 Sep 2013 18 Sep 2014
    Ms Michela Valentina Reino 27 Sep 2012 19 Sep 2013
    Mrs CARMEN ARIAS CASTELLANO 27 Sep 2012 21 Sep 2013

    Complementary Information

    The CEC has 3 full time employees and 1 President (honorary position):

    Ms Carmen Arias Castellano: Secretary General
    Ms Andrea-Eleonora MASOTTO: Policy Officer
    Ms Mathilde Rozé: Communications and EU Project Assistant

    Mr Luis ONOFRE: President

    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



    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU Programmes (LIFE; Interreg Europe; Erasmus+) 188,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU programmes (LIFE; Interreg Europe, Erasmus+) 110,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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