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Lobbying Costs

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

8 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    364892017621-92 First registered on 18 Jun 2015

    Goals / Remit

    EuropeActive is the leading non-profit organisation representing the European fitness and physical activity sector, which served 63 million consumers, generated EUR 28 billion in revenue, and consisted of 63 000 facilities in 2022. Beyond its economic contribution, the sector is committed to become a trusted public health partner, a mission EuropeActive’s members have entrusted it with, in sight of getting ‘more people, more active, more often’ and of promoting healthy lifestyles within the EU and international institutions. Established in 1995, its broad membership ranges from national associations, operators, suppliers, training providers to accreditation institutions. A standard setting body for the sector’s people and places for the past 18 years, EuropeActive has worked extensively to align them the European Qualification Framework (EQF).

    Main EU files targeted

    EuropeActive actively works to protect and promote the health and fitness sector by participating in a range of different working and expert groups organised by European Institutions such as the Commission or the Parliament, and by the World Health Organisation.
    In addition to the regular attendance at the EU Sport Forum, EuropeActive and its representatives have been a member of (most recently): pledger and supporter of the #HealthyLifestyles4All initiative, the Expert Group on Green Sport, the Expert Group on Covid-19 Sport Recovery, the Task Force on harmonised sport statistics in the EU (TF SPORT), SHARE Lab and now SHARE 2.0. Since its inauguration in 2014, EuropeActive has been an official partner of the Commission’s European Week of Sport.
    To further its vision and mission to enable and promote healthy and active lifestyles for all, EuropeActive became a member of All Policies for Healthy Europe Coalition in 2021, and in 2022 launched the European Physical Activity Alliance (EPAA). Since 2020, EuropeActive has been part of WHO’s dialogue with the sport and physical activity related industry associations on the implementation of the GAPPA.
    Additionally, the EU Affairs Team participates in events organised by relevant associations, institutions, and civil society organisations in the key policy areas of interest to the fitness sector and its members. To help inform its members and stakeholders, the Team have developed a series of position and information papers on said policy areas (Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) and physical activity as a public health tool; Education, Training and Skills Development, and standards; Anti-Doping; social dialogue and the position of the European Union and Sport/ EU Work Plan for Sport/ European Week of Sport). All conferences, events and activities attended by the EU Affairs team are shared with members and stakeholders, through various online publications.


    Head Office
    Avenue des Arts 43
    Brussels 1040
    EU Office
    Avenue des Arts 43
    Brussels 1040


  • 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 18 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Francesco Capuani 18 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2020
    Mr Lukas DECLERCQ 03 Aug 2019 01 Aug 2020
    Mr Clifford Collins 05 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Ms Elisabeth Thienemann 08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2019
    Mr Francesco Capuani 08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2019
    Ms FANCHON LEFEVRE 20 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2018
    Ms Elisabeth Thienemann 25 Apr 2017 14 Apr 2018
    Mr Francesco Capuani 25 Apr 2017 14 Apr 2018
    Mr Massimo Scipioni 25 Apr 2017 14 Jun 2017
    Mr Francesco Capuani 25 Oct 2016 22 Apr 2017
    Ms FANCHON LEFEVRE 10 Jun 2016 09 Jun 2017
    Ms Elisabeth Thienemann 17 Mar 2016 16 Mar 2017
    Mr Jose Costa 10 Dec 2015 08 Dec 2016
    Ms FANCHON LEFEVRE 10 Nov 2015 06 May 2016
    Mr Clifford Collins 24 Jul 2015 29 Jun 2016
    Mr Adam Miklos 08 Jul 2015 06 Jul 2016
    Fausta TODHE 07 Jul 2015 10 Jun 2016
    Mr Jose Costa 01 Jul 2015 01 Nov 2015
    Ms Alessandra Cardaci 27 Jun 2015 25 Dec 2015

    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


    Member organisations

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Erasmus+ programme 1,044,532€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Other financial info

    EU Grants for the previous financial year (2023) reflect the total of received sums, prior to payment of stakeholders.
    Further funding will be received throughout 2024, and will be reported once the financial year is closed.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group in charge of implementation of the EU Work Plan for Sport#E01564# #Observer #C#Professionals

    Groups (European Parliament)

    The European Parliament's Sport Group

    Communication activities

    EuropeActive is pleased to operate, and to be a partner of, a number of different European projects and programmes. They both support furthering the capacity of the fitness sector and, provide better understanding of our sector’s stakeholders, for EU institutions, national governments, and their agencies. Ultimately, they all contribute to EuropeActive’s mission of getting "more people, more active, more often". The current and most recent projects and programmes that EuropeActive is leading, or been involved with include:
    - #BEACTIVE DAY 2024
    - Healthy Lifestyles for Europe (HL4EU)
    - Green Audit
    - European Week of Clean Sport (partner)

    Previous projects:
    - Anti-Doping: FAIR+, FAIR, Anti-Doping in Football (partner), Fitness Against Doping, Study on Doping Prevention
    - Health-Enhancing Physical Activity: Active Ageing Communities; HEPA all schools project (partner); EUMove (partner); Let's #BEACTIVE; National Fitness Days for Europe; ALCIS & ALCIS 2; PAHA
    - Standards and qualifications: BLUEPRINT for Skills Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure; SIQAF - The Relevance of the Active Leisure sector & International Qualifications Framework to the EQF Project; EA Fitness (accreditation); Social Dialogue in Sport and Fitness (IMPACT)

    EuropeActive supports its members and stakeholders by offering a range of key industry events. We strongly believe in the power of learning, networking and the sharing of good practices to help stimulate better business and entrepreneurship. At present, EuropeActive organises the following sector-specific events annually:
    - European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF) since 2014 the EHFF opens FIBO’s annual International Trade Show, the world’s largest sector gathering, and offers a conference addressing the sector’s most pressing and relevant topics. This event also publishes the yearly European Health and Fitness Market Report.
    - Active Leadership Forum (ALF), the annual meeting of Europe’s leading fitness executives that is held in different European locations
    -International Standards Meeting (ISM), the leading annual event for all involved in standards-setting and the delivery of fitness and physical activity qualifications and certifications
    -European Fitness Associations Forum (EFAF), unite National Association members several times a year to share and discuss key topics and good practices, including two in-person meetings.

    Beyond the sector, EuropeActive currently has two flagship initiatives:

    - the annual #BEACTIVE DAY campaign, launched in 2021 as the sector’s contribution to the European Week of Sport. Since 2015 EuropeActive is also one of the partners of the European Week of Sport, contributing to spread the Week’s #BeActive message and supporting its objectives, and has gone a step further with the highly successful #BEACTIVE DAY campaign.
    - Exercise for Health Summit (EfHS), first held in November 2023 in Madrid, the event seeks to bridge the gap between the fitness and physical activity sector and the wider health sector, in sight of effectively ensuring the former to be an essential part of future societal health.

    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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 27 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject European week of sports, BEACTIVE DAY campaign
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      • Vangelis Demiris (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jul 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      • Julie Fionda (Cabinet member)
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