European & International Booksellers Federation

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European & International Booksellers Federation   (EIBF)

    EU Transparency Register

    9031106115-62 First registered on 01 Jul 2008

    Goals / Remit

    EIBF represents national booksellers associations in the EU and beyond. Our members in turn represent a variety of booksellers, including brick and mortar bookshops, online bookshops, independent bookshops, and chains. Through its member associations, we speak on behalf of more than 25,000 individual booksellers.

    Our mission is to represent our members and their interests on a global platform, before the EU institutions and other international organisations. We provide policymakers with professional information about the economic, cultural, and educational role booksellers play, and advocate for book-friendly policies, for the benefit of all readers.

    By strengthening the link between booksellers associations from across Europe and worldwide, we foster the exchange of best practice between our members and provide a forum for discussion and cooperation between the representative bodies of booksellers throughout Europe and beyond.

    Main EU files targeted

    Fair competition and level playing field for all retailers, especially Digital Markets Act and Digital tax
    Interoperability of e-book formats
    Cross-border sales of e-books
    Favourable taxation of books in all formats to promote reading
    Fair lending schemes by libraries for the benefit of the book chain and readers
    SME-related policies, especially those targeting retailers
    Accessibility Act
    Green deal and related legislations with an impact on the book trade and retailers
    Copyright as the backbone of the book industry
    Freedom of expression


    Head Office
    Square Marie Louise 69
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Square Marie Louise 69
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 29 Sep 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Julie Belgrado 14 Jan 2023 12 Jan 2024
    Ms Tora ÅSLING 15 Nov 2022 14 Nov 2023
    Mr Daniel MARTIN BRENNAN 12 Nov 2022 10 Nov 2023
    Ms Julie Belgrado 21 Sep 2021 22 Sep 2022
    Mr Daniel MARTIN BRENNAN 20 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2022
    Ms Julie Belgrado 01 Oct 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Mr Daniel HÜBNER 14 Sep 2019 22 Feb 2020
    Daniel HÜBNER 21 Aug 2019 07 Sep 2019
    Ms Francoise Dubruille 06 Dec 2017 05 Dec 2018
    Ms Julie Belgrado 06 Dec 2017 05 Dec 2018
    Ms Clara LAMBERT 28 Feb 2017 25 Jun 2017
    Mr Tommaso FABRIS 07 Feb 2017 01 Jun 2017
    Mr Balint SEDLMAYR 29 Nov 2016 26 Mar 2017
    Mr Balint SEDLMAYR 05 Sep 2016 29 Nov 2016
    Ms Francoise Dubruille 22 Aug 2016 19 Aug 2017
    Ms Julie Belgrado 22 Aug 2016 19 Aug 2017
    Ms Soumia Sassoui 02 Mar 2016 31 May 2016
    Mr Daniel MAIR 14 Aug 2015 12 Feb 2016
    Ms Francoise Dubruille 30 May 2015 28 May 2016
    Ms Julie Belgrado 30 May 2015 28 May 2016
    Ms Francoise Dubruille 18 Jun 2014 30 May 2015
    Ms Francoise Dubruille 01 Jun 2013 31 May 2014
    Ms Francoise Dubruille 30 Aug 2012 17 Jun 2013
    Mrs Françoise DUBRUILLE 16 Jan 2012 06 Jun 2012

    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


    EIBF is part of Creativity Works!, a leading coalition of organisations, federations and associations representing Europe’s cultural and creative sectors. (
    EIBF is part of the SDG Book Club, a book club that aims to use books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a curated reading list ofbooks from around the world related to each of the 17 SDGs in all six official UN languages—Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish (
    EIBF has an ex-officio position within the board of the International ISBN Agency (
    EIBF is part of the UNESCO's World Book Capital City Advisory Committee:

    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

    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)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    EIBF's lobbying efforts in recent years have focused on:

    - VAT: Reduced VAT rate for (e-)books, as a tool to promote reading
    - DIGITAL AGENDA: How can booksellers adapt to digital bookselling and make sure that a fair playing field is guaranteed for all the stakeholders in the digital arena (CNECT & GROW)
    - Interoperability of e-book formats
    - Sales of e-books across borders (CNECT & GROW)
    - STATISTICS and the booksellers' claim for meaningful data on bookselling (EUROSTAT)
    - EU CULTURAL POLICY in general and the support to reading in particular
    - COPYRIGHT: Creative content, intellectual property and DRM, the fight against piracy (CNECT)

  • Meetings


    8 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.

    • Date 14 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Trends in books selling Digitalisation Impact of COVID on the sector European Book Week
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      • Lauriane Bertrand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Apr 2020 Location video-conferencing
      Subject Impact of COVID-19 on the sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 06 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Geoblocking, e-books
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Aug 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject European Union Prize for Literature
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Alicja Magda Herbowska (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Apr 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with Ms Dreher, Mr Paagman and Mr Treutenaere on Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      • Jean-Claude Juncker (President)
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2016 Location BXL
      Subject copyright
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, Copyright
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, Copyright
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
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