European Citizen Action Service

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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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Citizen Action Service   (ECAS)

    EU Transparency Register

    47003483702-10 First registered on 04 Jun 2010

    Goals / Remit

    Empowering citizens in order to create a more inclusive and stronger European Union by:
    • Promoting and defending citizens’ rights.
    • Developing and supporting mechanisms to increase citizens and citizen organisations’ democratic participation in, and engagement with, the EU.

    An inclusive, transparent, citizen-centric and democratic European Union in which citizens’ rights are at the heart of decision making at all levels and in which citizens are informed, consulted and actively participate.

    • Non-partisanship: Free from affiliation with any political party.
    • Professionalism: Striving for excellence in all aspects of our work.
    • Empowerment: Enabling citizens to understand and utilise their rights.
    • Inclusiveness: Ensuring that all EU citizens can fully enjoy their rights.
    • Innovation: Applying unique and modern solutions.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Citizenship report
    Directive 2004/38/EC
    European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP)
    Artificial Intelligence, ePrivacy Directive, Digital Services Act (DSA), the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Data Governance Act (DGA)
    2021 European Commission proposal of measures to reinforce democracy and protect the integrity of elections,
    the European Parliament proposal of May 2022 on the reform of the EU Electoral Act
    European Citizens' Initiative Regulation.


    Head Office
    BeCentral, 12 Cantersteen
    BRUSSEL 1000
    EU Office
    BeCentral, 12 Cantersteen
    BRUSSEL 1000


  • 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 24 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Assya Kavrakova 05 Feb 2020 05 Feb 2021
    Ms Anna Zaremba 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Anna Zaremba 17 May 2018 17 May 2019
    Ms Assya Kavrakova 17 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2019
    Ms Claire Damilano 09 Jun 2017 24 May 2018
    Ms Zuzana PUNDOVA 30 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2017
    Ms Elisa Lironi 30 Sep 2016 22 Sep 2017
    Mr Huw Longton 30 Sep 2016 22 Sep 2017
    Ms Marta PONT GUIXA 15 Sep 2016 13 Sep 2017
    Ms Assya Kavrakova 30 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2017
    Ms Zuzana PUNDOVA 30 Sep 2015 28 Sep 2016
    Ms Claire Damilano 25 Sep 2015 23 Sep 2016
    Mr Tristan BARBER 24 Sep 2015 14 Sep 2016
    Ms Elisa Lironi 23 Sep 2015 21 Sep 2016
    Ms Assya Kavrakova 13 Aug 2015 10 Aug 2016
    Ms Marta PONT GUIXA 13 Aug 2015 10 Aug 2016
    Ms Claire Damilano 09 Jul 2014 07 Jul 2015
    Ms Vera Soldanova 05 Jul 2014 03 Jul 2015
    Mr Kenan Hadzimusic 03 Jul 2014 27 Jun 2015
    Ms Assya Kavrakova 24 Jun 2014 21 Jun 2015
    Ms Elisa Bruno 24 Jun 2014 21 Jun 2015
    Mr Anthony David Venables 15 Aug 2013 22 Jun 2014
    Pietro Emili 26 Apr 2013 24 Apr 2014
    Mr Anthony Venables 05 Jun 2012 02 Apr 2013
    Pietro Emili 13 Feb 2012 01 Mar 2013

    Complementary Information

    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


    - EESC Liason Group

    - Civil Society 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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Donations, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU Grant agreement 822590 DEMOS 40,811€
    Grant EU Grant agreement 2019II-2KA203 NEXUS 20,089€
    Grant DigiDEM 625214 35,830€
    Grant Pop AI 1022001 80,389€
    Grant BOLSTER 8,963€
    Grant EURECA 2022 326,245€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EURECA 2023 676,174€
    Grant ProEUValuesBG 94,568€
    Grant BOLSTER 43,700€
    Grant Pop AI 59,845€
    Grant DigiDEM 9,836€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    For detailed information about our activities, please consult the following link:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    7 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.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 24 Apr 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Defence of democracy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Joachim Herrmann (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Defence of democracy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Jan 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Media policy research
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Oct 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject ECAS presentation of the latest findings of the Horizon 2020 research project 'DEMOS'
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Ylva Johansson
      Portfolio Home Affairs
      • Brian Synnott (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Aug 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Revision of the European Citizens' Initiative Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 May 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU
      DG Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom
      • Michel Barnier (Head of Task Force)
    • Date 11 Dec 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Passenger name records (PNR) directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
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