European Small Business Alliance

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Small Business Alliance   (ESBA)

    EU Transparency Register

    741179426673-35 First registered on 07 Apr 2017

    Goals / Remit

    The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) is a non-party political group, which cares for small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed and represents them through targeted EU advocacy and profiling activities.

    In 2023, the European Small Business Alliance celebrated its 25th anniversary as a Brussels based pan-European body representing micro and small companies from across the EU. Today, ESBA is one of the largest organisations based on voluntary membership in Europe. Through its direct membership, associate membership and cooperation agreements, the Alliance now represents almost one million small businesses and covers 35 European countries. The two main pillars in ESBA's lobbying are the two main pressing issues for SMEs across Europe: Access to Finance and Better Regulation.

    Main EU files targeted

    Consumer and marketing law
    European Services Card
    Internal Market for Goods
    Mutual Recognition of Goods
    Single Market Information tool
    VAT action plan
    Digital Single Gateway
    Collaborative economy
    Start-up Initiative
    Standardisation package
    Better admin cooperation and a simplification package
    Eurovignette and EETS
    Circular economy
    Eco design
    Waste Directive
    Posted workers
    Work-life balance
    Initiative on skills
    Pillar of Social Rights
    Quality frameworks for apprenticeships and proposal on increased mobility for them
    Implementation of Working Time Directive (non-legislative)
    Insolvency II
    Corporate Taxation
    Online Platforms
    Digital Contract Law
    Parcel Delivery
    Cross border VAT


    Head Office
    Regus Business Centre, Box 5, Rond Point Schuman 6
    Brussels 1040 - Box 5
    EU Office
    Regus Business Centre, Box 5, Rond Point Schuman 6
    Brussels 1040 - Box 5


  • 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 16 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Andrew CAVE 22 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024
    Mr Andrew CAVE 22 Sep 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr David CARO 20 Jun 2018 01 Jun 2019
    Mr David CARO 27 Apr 2017 26 Apr 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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    ERENET, Budupest Associate membership of each other's organisations, non voting.
    CEAPME, Brussels, Friendship agreement, Associate membership of each other's organisations. Non voting.
    Early Warning Europe.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • 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

    Grant COSME WEgate Project 135,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    ESBA was the Project Lead, for the COSME WEgate Project, for which we engage consultants and sub contractors to deliver. The Project ended 31st January 2023
    As at January 2024, we are not involved with any EU Projects

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Network of SME Envoys#E02666# #Observer #C#SMEs#SME Envoy Sherpas

    Groups (European Parliament)

    SME Intergroup

    Communication activities

    Project: WEgate. ended 31st January 2023. COSME

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 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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