European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform

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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 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform   (EATiP)

    EU Transparency Register

    118286121781-91 First registered on 13 May 2016

    Goals / Remit

    EATIP is the European Technology Platform addressing research & innovation priorities for the sustainable development of European aquaculture. Membership comprises industry, academia, research organisations, associations & civil society organisations. EATiP is a-political & registered ASBL under Belgian law. EATiP operates to a Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda ( agreed by the membership & subject to wide consultation. A number of national and regional Mirror Platform clusters give a total membership reach of c. 1000 members. EATiP facilitates multi-stakeholder interactions, promoting research & innovation of high relevance to the industry & encourages the uptake of research results with high impact potential. Goals of EATIP include identifying & implementing actions so as to improve the competitiveness & sustainability of the European aquaculture value chain, specifically through research & innovation. EATiP is privately funded by membership fees.

    Main EU files targeted

    Principal policy areas for EATiP relate to research & innovation aspects concerning: European aquaculture, Bioeconomy, Circular economy & Blue Growth. This extends to food systems, aquatic foods and environmental interactions between aquaculture & the aquatic environment.
    Principal areas of EC engagement include: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (specifically Cluster 6), EU Mission Ocean, and the nascent European Partnerships, specifically Blue Economy, Food Systems & Animal Health and Welfare.
    Further areas of interest include aspects of food safety, consumer issues, regional economic development, data use, precision farming, nature based solutions & environment services offered through aquaculture – such as habitat restoration & improved biodiversity. EATiP has collaborated with the EC in relation to aquaculture aspects of Copernicus & EMODnet and is engaging on work relating to the DTO.
    EATiP has an interest in relevant Structural Funds (EMFAF) & Blue Invest in addition to regional cooperation (S3 Blue Economy Platform Development).
    EATiP engages on international collaboration activities with regard to promoting sustainable aquaculture.
    EATiP is proactively engaging on supporting ambitions related to research & innovation contained with the Sustainable Guidelines for a European Aquaculture to 2030 (COM 2021 236 Final) & a Sustainable Blue Economy in the EU (COM 2021 240 Final) including in supporting the DG MARE / CINEA tender to deliver the Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism.
    Policy initiatives relevant to EATiP include the Green Deal, Farm to Form Strategy, Food 2030, EU Algae Strategy, Common Fisheries Policy, Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Marine Spatial Planning and other policies that affect water use, planning and site licensing.
    EATiP is also concerned with issues relating to education, knowledge transfer and skills development in relation to aquaculture and the aquaculture value chain.
    EATiP is currently a project partner for the AQUAEXCEL 3.0 and OLAMUR projects and sits on the Advisory Board of a number of further research projects and panels.
    EATiP participate in the Aquaculture Advisory Council and SCAR Fish Committees.


    Head Office
    Square de la Paix, 28
    LIEGE (Angleur) B-4031
    EU Office
    Square de la Paix, 28
    LIEGE (Angleur) B-4031


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Much support is provided on a voluntary (unpaid) basis to EATiP to facilitate actions and participation at events and meetings through the Board of Directors, Chairs of Working Groups, Mirror Platforms and EATiP membership.

    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

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    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

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution European Commission 31,746€
    Grant European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (Projects) 31,746€

    Other financial info

    Three payments were received through the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The projects concerned are AquaExcel 3.0, COPERNICUS and a JPA action AA-ATiP, part of the AANChOR CSA action.

    Two further payments are due during the current financial year - again relating to the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme although due to late reporting payments have not yet been received and details cannot be provided above. The projects relate to AquaExcel 2020 and EURASTiP.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    SEARICA#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 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 08 Sep 2020 Location Brussels - Webex call
      Subject Joint meeting with DG RTD: Dialogue on aquaculture innovation
      • Charlina Vitcheva (Director-General)
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