Environmental Coalition on Standards

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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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

21.25 Fte (29)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Environmental Coalition on Standards   (ECOS)

    EU Transparency Register

    96668093651-33 First registered on 21 May 2010

    Goals / Remit

    ECOS was established in 2001 to enhance the voice of the environment within the European and international standardisation system.

    Our vision is a healthy and clean environment, protected by robust rules that respect nature and its resources.

    We are an international NGO with a network of members and experts advocating for environmentally-friendly technical standards, policies and laws.

    We ensure the environmental voice is heard when they are developed and drive change by providing expertise to policymakers and industry players, leading to the implementation of strong environmental principles.

    Main EU files targeted

    - European Green Deal
    - Circular Economy Action Plan
    - Climate Change & Clean Energy
    - Trade Policy
    - Standardisation Policy

    More details about the objectives, priorities and activities in these work areas is available on www.ecostandard.org


    Head Office
    Rue du Commerce, 31 WeWork
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue du Commerce, 31 WeWork
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    12 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 06 Dec 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Luca Boniolo 05 Dec 2023 04 Dec 2024
    Mr Fernando TARTAGLIA 22 Nov 2023 20 Mar 2024
    Mr Joao ANTONUCCI REZENDE 22 Nov 2023 20 May 2024
    Mr Joao ANTONUCCI REZENDE 31 Aug 2023 22 Nov 2023
    Mr Michael Edward Wipperman NEAVES 21 Jul 2023 18 Nov 2023
    Ms Martina FORBICINI 21 Jul 2023 31 Jan 2024
    Ms Valeria Carlotta BOTTA 24 May 2023 23 May 2024
    Ms Rita TEDESCO 24 May 2023 23 May 2024
    Ms Margaux Louise A LE GALLOU 18 May 2023 17 May 2024
    Mr Erwin CORNELIS 17 May 2023 18 Nov 2023
    Ms Luka DE BRUYCKERE 17 May 2023 16 May 2024
    Ms Federica POZZI 17 May 2023 16 May 2024
    Ms Fanny RATEAU NEE GROSSIN 17 May 2023 16 May 2024
    Ms Emily BEST 21 Jan 2023 19 Jan 2024
    Mr Mathias Falkenberg 13 Jan 2023 12 Jan 2024
    Mr Andrew Murphy 27 Oct 2022 05 May 2023
    Mr Mathieu Rama 24 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2023
    Ms Ioana POPESCU 22 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2023
    Mr Erwin CORNELIS 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Carolina KORONEN 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Valeria Carlotta BOTTA 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Rita TEDESCO 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Mr Michael Edward NEAVES 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Margaux Louise A LE GALLOU 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Luka DE BRUYCKERE 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Federica POZZI 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Fanny RATEAU NEE GROSSIN 21 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2023
    Ms Melissa ZILL 08 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Mr Ernestas Oldyrevas 02 Oct 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Ms Ioana POPESCU 27 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2020
    Ms CHLOE FAYOLE 22 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2020
    Ms Melissa ZILL 22 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2020
    Ms Ioana POPESCU 22 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2019
    Mr Justin WILKES 31 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2016
    Mr ALUN JONES 31 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2016
    Mr Stamatis SIVITOS 10 Jul 2015 07 Jul 2016
    Mrs Dania CRISTOFARO 08 Jun 2013 08 Jun 2014
    Mrs Blanca Morales Bailon 27 Feb 2013 17 Jun 2013
    Mrs Dania CRISTOFARO 03 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2013

    Complementary Information

    ECOS has grown recently and now the full team is composed by 39 people + 5 trainees with the majority of them working on EU public 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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    1. ECOS is a Partner Organisation of CEN, the European Committee for Standardization (EC Register Identification Number: 14168793342-48) and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (EC Register Identification Number. 58258552517-56).

    It is ECOS core mission to represent the environmental NGOs (eNGOs) within the European Standardisation Bodies. “Representation” in that sense has two aspects:
    - Representing eNGOs in the technical bodies of CEN and CENELEC and contributing technical environmental expertise and positions in the standards development process,
    - Representing eNGOs in the governance structure of CEN and CENELEC.

    2. ECOS is a Member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI): http://www.etsi.org/membership/current-members

    3. ECOS is a “liaison organisation” to several technical committees and sub-committees of ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and IEC, the International Electrotechnical Commission.

    4. ECOS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ANEC, the European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (EC Register Identification Number: 507800799-30).

    5. ECOS is an umbrella organisation founded to represent eNGOs in technical processes such as standardisation. Therefore some of its member organisations are networks themselves, such as WWF-EPO, T&E, EEB, FoEE etc, registered in the EC Transparency Register.

    6. ECOS is a member of the ITU International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

    7. ECOS is a member of the EEB - https://eeb.org/membership/our-members/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    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

    EU funding, Member's contribution, Public financing, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution EISMEA 1,143,972€
    Contribution Breakthrough Energy 767,190€
    Grant EISMEA 1,143,972€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EISMEA 1,218,653€

    Other financial info

    We receive funds from other donors to cover for those activities

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group on Carbon Removals#E03861#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3861 #Member #C#Civil society#Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform#E03790#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3790 #Member #C#Civil society#Consultation Forum according to Art. 23 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases#X03338#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3338 #Member #C#Civil society#European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation#E02758#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2758 #Member #C#Civil society, Other#Expert Group on alternative transport fuels ('the Sustainable Transport Forum')#E03321#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3321 #Not a member #C#Civil society#Sub-group on governance and standards for communication exchange in the electromobility ecosystem#Commission's Expert Group on Circular Economy and Sustainable Production and Consumption#E00470#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=470 #Member #C#Civil society#Environmental Footprint transition phase#Smart Grids Task Force #E02892#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2892 #Member #C#Civil society#Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum#X03609#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3609 #Member #C#Civil society#HIGH-LEVEL FORUM ON EUROPEAN STANDARDISATION#E03874#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3874 #Member #C#Civil society#SHERPA sub-group of the group of experts ‘High-Level Forum on European Standardisation’#Environmental Footprint Technical Advisory Board#E03710#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3710 #Member #C#Civil society#High Level expert Group on energy-intensive industries#E03326#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3326 #Member #C#Civil society#Working Group on Chemical Industry#Commission expert group on the Construction Products Regulation Technical Acquis process#E03776#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3776 #Observer #C#Industry, Civil society, SMEs#Cement, building limes and other hydraulic binders#Reinforcing and prestressing steel for concrete (and ancillaries). Post tensioning kits#Environmental sustainability of construction products#INFORMAL EXPERT GROUP ON ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR THE MONITORING, REPORTING, QUANTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF EMBEDDED EMISSIONS IN GOODS UNDER THE SCOPE OF CBAM #E03862#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3862 #Member #C#Other

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    ECOS meets regularly with European Commission officials, particularly from DG GROW, DG ENV, DG CLIMA, & DG ENER relating to ecodesign and standardisation.

    ECOS carries out a range of communication activities in order to keep members and stakeholders up to date on our work.

    Through the ECOS website (www.ecostandard.org) updates on our work is regularly provided, alongside news concerning ECOS work areas. All of ECOS position papers are available on:

    The Public ECOS Work Programme 2023, and Public Annual Report 2022 are available on the ECOS website.

    The ECOS Newsletter is sent out to our members and other subscribers. It is also publicly available through the ECOS website.

    ECOS has two social media accounts which are regularly updated, Twitter https://twitter.com/ECOS_Standard and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/ecos-ngo

    ECOS Members are also informed of the activities of the organisation through regular email updates.

    Other activities

    1. Standardisation

    We are an Observer of the Committee on Standards

    ECOS works with the European institutions and the standardisation community in areas related to the EU regulatory approach to standardisation, the EU standardisation policy, as well as the integration of environmental aspects in standardisation. Among other, we contribute to the development of EC standardisation requests (mandates) in support of European environmental laws and policies. We also promote and defend the representation and effective participation of societal stakeholders in standardisation.

    2. Ecodesign
    In the area of Ecodesign, ECOS works to ensure an ambitious Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policy framework. We also work closely with the Commission DGs running the Ecodesign-product preparatory studies as well as with the European Council and the European Parliament on the development of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling product-specific implementing measures.

  • Meetings


    18 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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