Damen Shipyards Group

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


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Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Damen Shipyards Group   (Damen)

    EU Transparency Register

    777334028873-86 First registered on 07 Nov 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Our Purpose
    Seventy percent of the earth is made up of water. Water connects worlds and allows us to discover. To trade. To provide help. To produce food and generate energy. To relax and enjoy. In order to ensure global prosperity for next generations and keep the earth habitable with an ever-increasing world population, it is essential that we use the water and the seabed as optimally, but also as responsibly, as possible. At Damen, we provide unprecedented maritime solutions to utilise and protect these possibilities.

    Our vision
    At Damen, we believe that oceans, seas, lakes and rivers offer humanity a growing range of possibilities in the areas of trade, food, energy and recreation. We offer unprecedented maritime solutions for this through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services. We offer versatile platforms to connect the world and enable you to be successful. Innovative ships that inspire and raise the standard in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency,

    Main EU files targeted

    The Damen Shipyards group actively participates in various Horizon 2020 projects through the co-programmed partnership on zero-emission waterborne transport. This is a co-program partnership between the European maritime industry and the European Commission (DG RTD)

    Damen Naval (the military department of the Damen Shipyards Group) is active in various projects of the European Defence Fund (DG DEFIS)

    Damen closely monitors the European Defense Industry Strategy (EDIS published in March 2024)

    Together with our European Trade Association SEA Europe, Damen strives for a 'European Maritime Industrial Strategy' in order to safeguard high-tech shipbuilding capabilities for Europe and to sustain our strategic autonomy.

    We closely follow the developments of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the Fuel EU Maritime Directive.
    Together with SEA Europe Damen wishes the European Trading Scheme revenues from shipping to be re-invested in the decarbonization of ships in order to live up to the Green Deal targets.


    Head Office
    Avelingen-West 20
    Gorinchem 4202 MS
    EU Office
    Aarlenstraat 25
    Brussels 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 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Harriet Elisabeth Slager 02 Apr 2024 02 Apr 2026
    Ms Harriet Slager 07 Mar 2020 06 Mar 2021
    Ms Harriet Slager 15 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2020

    Complementary Information

    Damen has one Brussels Based employee who works 60%.

    Various other Damen employees who are based in the Netherlands spent part of their time on EU projects or EU related topics as described under heading 9.

    As of the 1st of May, one more Damen employee will spend about 50% of his time in Brussels on EU related Affairs.

    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


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    European Trade Association: SEA Europe: www.seaeurope.eu

    Dutch Trade Association for Security and Defense Industries: NIDV: www.nidv.eu

    Dutch Trade Association for Civil Shipbuilding & maritime equipment suppliers and service providers: Netherlands Maritime Technology: www.maritimetechnology.nl

    FME Dutch Employers' organisation in the technology industry: www.fme.nl

    Waterborne Technology Platform for EU Maritime R&D: www.waterborne.eu

    Member organisations

    The Damen Shipyards group is a company who represents itself in Brussels.

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Most of Damen's EU communication activities such as press releases, events and meetings are executed by SEA Europe.

    Damen's engagement in Horizon 2020 Zero Waterborne projects are published on the Waterborne website.

    Damen's engagement in European Defence Projects are published on the DG DEFIS website.

    Sometimes we organise working visits for Members of European Parliament or Officials of the European Commission to our shipyard(s) in the Netherlands.

    Sometimes we publish an article on an EU project or about a certain EU topic in our Damen Magazine for information purposes.

    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 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.

    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 25 Aug 2020 Location video call
      Subject Recovery in the waterborne sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jul 2020 Location video call
      Subject Green recovery opportunities for shipping
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
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