European Centre for Public Affairs

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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 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Centre for Public Affairs   (The ECPA)

    EU Transparency Register

    750705410501-01 First registered on 23 Jan 2013

    Goals / Remit

    The European Centre for Public Affairs (The ECPA) is a Brussels-based not-for-profit think-tank, whose mission is to “promote excellence in public affairs”.

    The ECPA membership is primarily comprised of Corporates and Trade Associations, but also NGOs and Institutions, as well as Knowledge Partners (academics and consultants).

    In practice, the ECPA activities allow our members to:

    • “Share best practice”: Our Corporate Circle enables our senior members to “stop and think” in small groups, discuss challenges facing their organizations/sectors in a safe environment and exchange best practice in managing these issues, whether internal or external.

    • Develop Professional & Organizational Skills: our regular one-day training courses are delivered by experienced public affairs practitioners and are limited in numbers to ensure the acquisition of practical skills across the organization and interaction between the participants. The ECPA also provides dedicated "in-house" (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Inter-Institutional Agreement on Transparency
    Institutional developments
    EU Green Deal
    International developments


    Head Office
    Piper House, Dukes Court, 4 Bognor Road
    Chichester, West Sussex PO198FX
    EU Office
    Avenue Reverdil, 4
    Nyon 1260


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The European Centre for Public Affairs (the ECPA) is represented by its Executive Director.

    The ECPA is a forum for discussion, debate and learning on all aspects of the Public Affairs profession, offering shared expertise, best practice and skills exchange.

    Membership of The ECPA is offered on an annual basis and applies per corporation or organization.

    A one year Membership provides access to a full programme of activities which deliver our stated goals of sharing best practice and research, increasing our professional skillset, and fostering high level political and economic debate covering all aspects of the European institutional landscape.

    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


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    We work closely with our sister organisations in public affairs.

    ecpa2.O - for under 37 years of age

    EPACA - European Public Affairs Consultants Association

    SEAP - Society of European Affairs Practitioners

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    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

    Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Information sharing and Awareness raising events

    Other activities

    The goals of the Association are delivered through three branded strands of activities, all promptly lasting 2 hours (with the trainings being full days).

    The ECPA Corporate Circle
    Exchange and networking: intimate round table discussion ( Members only)
    Lunchtime 12:00-14:00

    The ECPA training
    Training and skills development (Fee paying open courses priority booking for Members)
    All day 0900 - 1700

    The ECPA Insights series
    Best practice and case studies:
    Keynote speakers from the Institutions and discussion platform (Members and Guests)
    Afternoon 1600-1800

  • Meetings


    3 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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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