EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

7.5 Fte (12)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

9

High-level Commission meetings

25

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION   (EURATEX)

    EU Transparency Register

    7824139202-85 First registered on 16 Jul 2008

    Goals / Remit

    EURATEX is an association of national textile and apparel employers’ associations and European textile branch associations, representing the whole of that industry in the EU and in its Customs Union partner, Turkey. Its mission is to define and promote measures with the EU authorities which enhance the international competitiveness of the industry’s companies; to monitor and contribute to the implementation of bilateral and multilateral agreements signed by the EU in order to create fair trading conditions; to foster alliances with connected sectors and to maximise synergies with them; to develop an effective innovation policy including research, technology transfer and vocational training; to promote the image of a dynamic industry and provide members with all relevant data of a statistical or economic nature to facilitate decision-taking. EURATEX is the employers’ representative on the European Sectoral Social Dialogue for the textile and apparel industry

    Main EU files targeted

    Detailed information on our priorities as well as all the Euratex staff and their dossiers can be found on our website:
    Environment: close monitoring of the policies impacting the sustainability of the textile and clothing industry among which: (a) the REACH policy and of the developments for areas of direct concern to the textile and clothing industry like the biocidal products, nanomaterials, flame-retardants, CMR, etc.; (b) the revision of the Textile BREFs; (c) the EU Flagship initiative for Garments and Footwear; (d) the Energy Package and the Consumer and Safety Product Regulation as well as the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED).
    External Trade: EURATEX has pioneered the creation of a genuine Euro-Mediterranean free trade area and EURATEX continues to advocate for common rules for T&C products in the context of the Euromed Convention. As other major industry bodies, EURATEX urged the Commission to avoid an unbalanced outcome in the numerous Free Trade Agreements currently in negotiation. It provided detailed contributions in respect of trade related matters, on market access barriers and on all the FTAs of importance for the textile and clothing (e.g. Canada, Japan, USA, Vietnam, etc.).
    Intellectual Property Rights: EURATEX agenda covers inter alia the transposition of the EC Directive on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the member state; the support of the EU initiatives aiming at enhancing the IPR protection in third countries; the Trademark regulation, etc. EURATEX continue to be involved with other stakeholders and the Commission on the debate regarding counterfeit and pirated products including those sold on and via internet (e-commerce).
    Internal market: EURATEX monitors the implementation of the Textile fibres names regulations; the enforcement of the PPE Regulation; works in cooperation with other Fashion and High-end industries stakeholders in the context of the cultural and creative industries.
    Research and Innovation: EURATEX together with AUTEX (association of universities for textiles) and TEXTRANET (European network of textile research organizations) founded in 2013 the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing. The aim is to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of the European Textile and Clothing industry and to reinforce the position of Europe as a leading global player in the development and manufacturing of fibres, textiles, textile-based products and apparel. EURATEX provides also detailed contributions to the Commission in respect of the future EU research and innovation policies, coordinates a small number of research projects on behalf of the institutes and companies involved (e.g. in energy and water efficiency).
    Social matters: EURATEX took an active participation in the European Skills Council for Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear in cooperation with the Social partners, a Council dedicated to the Skill needs in those industries; developed an approach to help SMEs to cope with Corporate Social Responsibility. EURATEX participated in the regular EU Liaison Forums organised by the concerned Directorate General and worked on the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) focusing on the revision of the list of European skills, occupations and qualifications for the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear sectors.
    Statistics: EURATEX maintains regular contacts with EUROSTAT in order to ensure that any nomenclature changes do not deprive the industry of access to information in the detail that it is required.

    Address

    Head Office
    RUE BELLIARD 40 BOX 2
    BRUSSELS 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    RUE BELLIARD 40 BOX 2
    BRUSSELS 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    12

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    75%4
    50%4
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    7.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    9 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 21 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Ekaterina STOYANOVA 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Ms Katrin SAAREP 18 Nov 2023 18 Feb 2024
    Ms Cristina GATTI 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Mr Pedro GONCALVES 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Ms Kathrin JAENECKE 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Ms Triin KAUP 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Mr Paolo SANDRI 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Ms Julie CAMMAERTS 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Mr Dirk VANTYGHEM 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 18 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Ms Stoyanova Ekaterina 14 Jan 2023 16 Jan 2023
    Mr Pedro GONCALVES 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2023
    Ms Kathrin JAENECKE 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2023
    Ms Triin KAUP 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2023
    Ms Beatrice VASKYTE 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2023
    Mr Paolo SANDRI 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2023
    Ms Julie CAMMAERTS 12 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2023
    Mr Dirk VANTYGHEM 28 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2023
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 28 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2023
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 29 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Mr Lutz WALTER 29 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Mr Dirk VANTYGHEM 08 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Ms ISABELLE WEILER 27 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2020
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 27 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2020
    Mr Lutz WALTER 27 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2020
    Mr Lutz WALTER 24 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2019
    Ms ISABELLE WEILER 22 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2019
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 22 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2019
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 31 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2018
    Ms ISABELLE WEILER 31 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2018
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 31 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2018
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 29 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2017
    Ms ISABELLE WEILER 29 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2017
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 29 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2017
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 02 Sep 2015 30 Aug 2016
    Ms ISABELLE WEILER 02 Sep 2015 30 Aug 2016
    Mr Mauro SCALIA 21 Apr 2015 17 Apr 2016
    Ms ISABELLE WEILER 23 Aug 2014 18 Aug 2015
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 23 Aug 2014 18 Aug 2015
    Mrs ISABELLE WEILER 23 Aug 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 04 Jun 2013 01 Jun 2014
    Mr MARIA LUISA RODRIGUES GRADIM DOS SANTOS 12 Jun 2013 11 Jun 2014
    Mr Adil ELMASSI 26 Feb 2013 22 Feb 2014
    Luisa SANTOS 17 Jul 2012 20 Jun 2013
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 12 Jul 2012 20 Jun 2013
    Mr Francesco MARCHI 03 Apr 2012 01 Aug 2012
    Mrs Luisa SANTOS 03 Apr 2012 01 Aug 2012

    Complementary Information

    Overall EURATEX has a staff of 12 of which 8 are involved on a part time basis for Euratex activities falling under the Transparency Register

    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

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    INTERNATIONAL APPAREL FEDERATION (IAF)
    ALLIANCE FOR A COMPETITIVE EUROPEAN INDUSTRY (ACEI)
    EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR THE FUTURE FOR THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING AISBL (ETP)
    CENTRE D'INFORMATION TEXTILE/HABILLEMENT (CITH)
    TCLF Skills Council

    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

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Erasmus+ 150,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Erasmus+ 50,000€
    Grant Horizon 75,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Other financial info

    EURATEX is a lobby organisation, financed for 90% by member contributions. This budget is used nearly entirely to work on different topics covered by the transparency register, and explained above.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group on Personal Protective Equipment#E03678#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3678 #Member #C#Industry#Competent Authorities for Biocidal Products (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)#E03125#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3125 #Observer #C#Industry, Other#Trade Contact Group#E02134#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2134 #Member #C#Industry#Commission expert group "Industrial Forum"#E03743#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3743 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Environmental Footprint Technical Advisory Board#E03710#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3710 #Member #C#Industry#Commission Expert Group on Textile Names and Labelling#E02773#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2773 #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs#Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum)#E02611#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2611 #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    Besides the annual General Assembly there is the "Euratex Convention" organised each year in a different member State.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    25 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 02 Feb 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Roundtable with associations of industrial users
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Attending
      • Virginie Battu-henriksson (Cabinet member)
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President)
      • Adam Romanowski (Cabinet member)
      • Juraj Nociar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject European Green Deal
      DG Climate Action
      Attending
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Director-General)
    • Date 12 Oct 2022 Location Virtual
      Subject REACH restriction proposal on skin sensitisers in textiles and its implications
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      • Elena Montani (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Oct 2022 Location Berlaymont
      Subject To exchange on the commitments of the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, including sustainability and information requirements for textiles, tackling green-washing and promoting circular business models
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Sep 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject REACH restrictions on skin sensitisers; Textiles strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 May 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Resilience and future prospects of the EU textiles ecosystem
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 May 2022 Location Berlaymont S5
      Subject Resilience and future prospects of the EU textiles ecosystem
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Jan 2022 Location virtual
      Subject To discuss key challenges and opportunities for business in the context of the green transition to more sustainable and circular textiles
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pact for Skills roundtable with the textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Mar 2021 Location Videconference
      Subject Skills roundtable on textile
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Eszter Batta (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 May 2020 Location WebEx Video meeting
      Subject Circular Economy and textiles, Covid crisis
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Marius Vaščega  (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Assessment of the current situation in the textile industry following COVID-19
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on textile and apparel industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on textile and apparel industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Dec 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-US trade relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Industrial policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Industrial policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Politique industrielle
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparatory meeting for the Euratex General Assembly 8th June and Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Apr 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Outreach for possible participation at the annual Euratex General Assembly
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject disccussion on last developments on the Paneuromed Convention.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Maria Elena Scoppio (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade policy in general and China MES
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Textile Industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 May 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject European Textile & Clothing sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Ongoing EU FTA negotiations.
      DG Trade
      Attending
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
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