epicenter.works - Plattform Grundrechtspolitik

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Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    epicenter.works - Plattform Grundrechtspolitik   (epicenter.works)

    EU Transparency Register

    881375334337-75 First registered on 28 Mar 2019

    Goals / Remit

    "epicenter.works for digital rights" is an Austria-based fundamental rights NGO with a focus on privacy and freedom of speech on the internet. Formerly known as the Working Group on Data Retention Austria (AKVorrat) the organisation succeeded with its complaint in the in the Court of Justice of the European Union that lead to the abolishment of the EU Data Retention Directive in 2014. It also played a leading role in the political debate on net neutrality protections in the EU via the campaign SaveTheInternet.eu. The aim of the organisation is to protect fundamental rights online and offline. To this end, epicenter.works closely follows legislative processes on the national and EU level, and provides tools to empower citizens to make their voices heard. 

    Main EU files targeted

    - Digital Services Act
    - Digital Markets Act
    - Electronic Vaccination Passport
    - Telecom Single Market Regulation
    - Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
    - ePrivacy Regulation and interim Directive


    Head Office
    Widerhofergasse 8/2/4
    Wien 1090
    EU Office
    Widerhofergasse 8/2/4
    Wien 1090


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Nov 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Tanja Fachathaler 01 Sep 2022 31 Aug 2023
    Mr Thomas LOHNINGER 01 Sep 2022 31 Jul 2023
    Mr Thomas LOHNINGER 12 Mar 2020 11 Mar 2021
    Ms Lisa SEIDL 12 Mar 2020 11 Mar 2021
    Mr Thomas LOHNINGER 18 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2020
    Ms Angelika ADENSAMER 18 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2020
    Mr Bernhard HAYDEN 18 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2020

    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



    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

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 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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