European Business Chamber Rwanda

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Business Chamber Rwanda   (EBCR)

    EU Transparency Register

    717716543977-93 First registered on 01 Sep 2021

    Goals / Remit

    The purpose of EBCR is:
    • to contribute to a conducive business environment in Rwanda for European companies,
    • to provide a business, social and policy forum for its members,
    • to encourage trade and business relations between Rwanda and European countries,
    • to strengthen bonds of friendship between Rwanda and Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    EBCR complements the EU work on visibility and communication of support to private sector development notably through the promotion of the European External Investment Plan (EIP), the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD & EFSD+), blending facilities and other re-risking facilities, the actions and projects implemented by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the National Indicative Programme (NIP).

    As regards the current NIP under the 11th EDF, two projects support private sector development and job creation programme. The private sector development and job creation programme address Rwanda’s needs to create employment opportunities for its youth.
    Activities will focus on two sub-sectors, namely the digital economy and tourism hospitality,
    which have the potential for rapid, sustainable private sector growth and job creation. The programme strives to ensure equal access for all to the new opportunities in these sectors .
    The programme is implemented through two projects:
    1. Market Skills4Tourism, implemented by Rwanda Polytechnic in collaboration with the Tourism Chamber from the Private Sector Federation (PSF), the Skills Office from Rwanda Development Board and Workforce Development Authority, and
    2. The Tech Innovation/Incubation Hubs project, implemented by Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) in collaboration with the ICT chamber from the Private sector Federation (PSF).

    EBCR supports also in more general terms the EU to increase the visibility of its Private Sector Support, through the dissemination of information to its membership, or the organisation of dedicated events to showcase the different instruments available to support the private sector (e.g. EU EIP, EFSD,
    EFSD+ Blending facilities, etc.)


    Head Office
    Kimihurura, Gasabo
    EU Office
    Kimihurura, Gasabo


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    One paid executive secretary (75%)
    One paid Project manager on 100%
    aided by one or two interns with a very modest allowance (2x50%)

    A voluntary Board of 7 people all investing at least 0,5 days per week (7x10%)

    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


    EBCAM, European Business Council for Africa

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU Delegation in Rwanda 20,000€
    Grant NDICI AFRICA/2022/433-598 66,371€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU delegation in Rwanda 63,802€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    EBCR have signed an EU grant contract of total grant of 302,275 EURO including EBCR contribution of 113,275 and EU grant contribution of 189,000.

    The grant will be implemented for 3 years from (2022-2025).

    EBCR receive the first installment in the closed financial year of 2022 equivalent of 66371 EURO.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    EBCR organises every month a networking event with a speaker on a subject of specific interest for its members.

    Besides they publish a quarterly newsletter and some policy briefs as well as a starters-kit with all relevant information for European companies which want to start doing business in Rwand.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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