European Association for the Study of the Liver

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Association for the Study of the Liver   (EASL)

    EU Transparency Register

    39568344135-06 First registered on 08 Sep 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The mission of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) is to raise awareness of liver disease, promote liver research and to improve the treatment and prevention of liver disease throughout Europe. This is mainly done through EASL's annual congress and fellowship and educational programs.
    Since its creation in 1966, the EASL congress has been hosted in 20 different European countries. Currently the association has over 4000 members and the annual congress attracts over 10,000 delegates from over 65 countries each year.

    Main EU files targeted

    Horizon 2020 health research policy and calls
    EU alcohol policy
    EU food and nutrition policy e.g. labelling and transfats
    Viral Hepatitis and chronic disease initiatives
    Access to medicines initiatives


    Head Office
    Rue Daubin, 7
    Geneva 1203
    EU Office
    17 rue Archimede
    Brussels B1000
  • 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 14 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Laura CAPITAINE 09 Dec 2017 08 Dec 2018
    Ms Laura CAPITAINE 10 Nov 2016 09 Nov 2017
    Ms Laura CAPITAINE 06 Oct 2015 02 Oct 2016
    Ms Margaret Walker 25 Aug 2012 12 Sep 2013

    Complementary Information

    The above number refers to people directly engaged in EU Public Affairs. These people are two EASL members of staff: Fiona Godfrey (Director of EU Public Affairs) and Laura Capitaine (Science and Research Policy Officer). They are assisted by an EU Councillor on the Governing Board who spends approximately 15% of her time on EU affairs for EASL and one other GB member, Prof Franco Negro, who spends approximately 5% of his time on EASL EU affairs.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Fiona Godfrey (EU Public Affairs Director)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Tom Hemming Karlsen (Secretary General)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    EASL is one of the seven founding members of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) founded in 1992.
    EASL has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the American Association for the Study of the Liver Diseases (AASLD) and with the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) in 2010. EASL is also a member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) and of the Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe (BioMed Alliance) and EPHA.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    Expenses related to communication tools produced for the purpose of advocacy;
    Accommodation and travel costs related to advocacy activities where members have to travel to Brussels;
    A 10 000 euros grant (x 3) we provide to support the application of our membership to H2020 funding
    Support for the secretariat of the MEP Friends of the Liver Group
    Staffing costs for Brussels office

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Group #E02988 #Fiona Godfrey# #Alternate Member #B#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    EASL holds the secretariat for the MEP interest group Friends of the Liver in the EP, chaired by Dr Christian Busoi.
    We are a member of several partnerships and organisations, including, the Correlation HCV platform and the European Chronic Disease Alliance and the Biomed Alliance.

    Other activities

    Advocacy for improving European funding for liver research
    Advocacy in the field of alcohol policy
    Advocacy in the field of public health, i.e. health determinants, chronic disease, viral hepatitis, collaboration with the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer, and organ donation and transplantation. We also carry out advocacy on horizontal issues such as clinical trials transparency and access to medicines.

  • Meetings


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    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.

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