European Blind Union

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Overview

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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.6 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

10

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Blind Union   (EBU)

    EU Transparency Register

    42378755934-87 First registered on 27 May 2011

    Goals / Remit

    EBU works towards an accessible and inclusive society with equal opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to fully participate in all aspects of social, economic, cultural and political life.

    Its members are national organisations of the visually impaired in 41 European countries, including 25 EU member states.

    Its goals are:
    - To voice the concerns of blind and partially sighted people of Europe, namely in EU policy-making and through EU legislation
    - To protect and promote their human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, and full participation in society
    - To enable them to express their views and aspirations and take collective action.

    Main EU files targeted

    We actively work with European institutions in all areas of policy development that impact the lives of blind and partially sighted citizens. We respond to European Commission Green papers and consultations and take part in stakeholder events organised by the Commission.

    We also regularly publish position papers on issues that are of importance to us in order to keep EU policy makers informed about the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face and how EU policy can address them. These include equal access to employment, to goods and services, to the information society and to culture (including TV and radio), to books and print media, to telecommunications, to financial services (e.g. banking and insurance), the built environment etc.

    We also take an interest in, inter alia, consumer rights, copyright law, welfare rights (e.g. social security, disability benefits, pensions), internal market policy (including e-commerce, public procurement policy), public health and transport policy.

    Address

    Head Office
    6, rue Gager-Gabillot
    Paris 75015
    FRANCE
    EU Office
    6, rue Gager-Gabillot
    Paris 75015
    FRANCE

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    50%2
    25%2
    10%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.6

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The above does not include staff from our national member organisations that directly participate in leading our campaigns. These persons (3), added up, account for about 25% of an FTE.

    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

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    EBU is a member of:
    - European Disability Forum
    - World Blind Union
    - European Women's Lobby

    EBU has participatory status with the Council of Europe.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    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

    731,952€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution, EU funding, Other, Grants

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Citizens Equality Rights and Values grant from European Commission 482,195€
    Contribution PARVIS - Promoting Awareness on the Rights of Visually Disabled People in an Inclusive Society 185,049€
    Contribution EBU members’ contributions 251,800€
    Grant Citizens Equality Rights and Values grant from European Commission 482,195€
    Grant PARVIS – Promoting Awareness on the Rights of Visually Disabled People in an Inclusive Society 185,049€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Citizens Equality Rights and Values grant from European Commission 663,848€

    Other financial info

    Other sources of funding include the Ukrainian Solidarity Fund and EBU Solidarity Fund.
    All the figures in section 14 are for 2022, because we had not yet closed our account for the financial year 2023 at the time of making the present update.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Disability Platform#E03820#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3820 #Member #C#Civil society#SUB-GROUP ON EMPLOYMENT PACKAGE

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Disability

    Communication activities

    Publications :
    - Position papers and responses to consultations, including proposed amendments where relevant
    - Press releases
    - Various types of other publications : thematic reports, Q&As, guidelines and best practices
    - Monthly Newsletter and quarterly "Focus" (thematic newsletter)
    - Podcast on accessibility technologies
    - Annual activity report
    See https://www.euroblind.org/publications_and_resources

    Campaigns : see https://www.euroblind.org/campaigns-and-activities/current-campaigns

    Awareness-raising projects and usually an annual event (e.g. thematic conference, meeting with a group of selected decision-makers) : see https://www.euroblind.org/campaigns-and-activities/current-activities

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    10 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 11 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject EBU's priorities on the EU's policies and their impact on people with visual impairments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      Attending
      • Nora Bednarski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Marrakesh Treaty ratification
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject web accessibility, Digital Single Market
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject web accessibility, Digital Single Market
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Web access
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Nov 2015 Location BXL
      Subject web accessibility + copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Oct 2015 Location BXL
      Subject copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, accessibility
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Jun 2015 Location Bruxelles
      Subject copyright
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
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