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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)

1.4 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

35

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Council on Foreign Relations   (ECFR)

    EU Transparency Register

    339569615567-89 First registered on 14 Jan 2015

    Goals / Remit

    ECFR is the first pan-European think-tank. Launched in October 2007, its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of a coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy. Three distinctive elements define ECFR's activities: 1) A pan-European Council of over three hundred members - politicians, decision-makers, thinkers and business leaders from across Europe - which meets once a year as a full body. Members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback and assist ECFR's activities. The Council is chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Roettgen; 2) A physical presence in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw. The offices are platforms for research, debate, and advocacy; 3) A team of distinguished policy entrepreneurs to link cutting edge research to practical pan-European policy through five programmes – Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Wider Europe and the European Power.

    Main EU files targeted

    Foreign Affairs & Security Policy; Brexit; EU-US relations; European sovereignty regarding health, economy, security, digitalisation, and Climate/Green Deal; Multilateralism; Security & Defence.
    EU Neighbourhood policy; EU-Russia relations; EU-Western Balkans relations; EU-Turkey relations.
    EU-MENA relations; EU- Iran-Gulf relations; EU- Israel/Palestine relations.
    EU-Africa relations.
    EU-China relations; EU-Japan relations; EU-Indo-Pacific relations

    Address

    Head Office
    Unter den Linden 17
    Berlin 10117
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Unter den Linden 17
    Berlin 10117
    GERMANY

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    14

    Employment timeLobbyists
    10%14

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.4

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Reported figures are transposed to fit pre-set value ranges. Actual involvement is of 43 staff (incl. consultants) at on
    average 1.7% of their FTE time.

    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

    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    ECFR is not a member of any associations, federations, confederations, or formal networks.

    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

    10,035,131€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Open Society Foundation (OSF) 2,232,143€
    Grant European Commission DG COMM Representation Italy 5,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Horizon Europe 52,799€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    ECFR organized activities to provide meeting space for EU decisionmakers to share ideas for common action and to promote informed debate on Europe’s role in the world
    AFRICA: EU Special Envoy Emanuela Del Re attended the Sahel Strategy Group (27 Jan) and a dinner & panel in Italy (1-2 Dec). On 15 Feb the paper on the Green Deal was discussed with Koen Doens (DG International Partnerships) & Helena König (EEAS). The Europe-Africa event (27 Jun) had the participation of Birgitte Markussen, EU Delegation to the AU. On 7 Jul the paper Why Britain, the EU, and Africa need one another was discussed with Rita Laranjinha (EEAS). The Berlin Africa forum (29-30 Sept) had the participation of Helena König (EEAS) & Birgitte Markussen. Kerstin Jorna (GROW) & Koen Doens were at the event on Europe’s strategy to compete (6 Dec). ASIA: The Indo-Pacific Strategy Group (3 Feb) was attended by Mauro Petriccione (DG CLIMA) & Anna Strzaska (EEAS). The event on Economic Security for the EU (17 Mar) had Maria Martin-Prat (DG Trade) as speaker. The discussion on EU-India Maritime-Security (5 Jul) had EEAS experts Alison Weston, Emmanuel Puig. The event on Europe & China in the Global South (14 Sep) was attended by Alexandre Giraldez & Abigael Vasselier (EEAS) & Hanna Zinner (EC). MEP Reinhard Bütikofer & Adeline Hinderer (EC) joined the 2022 European Caucus on China (10 Dec). EUROPEAN POWER: The articles Coercion with Chinese characteristics was discussed with MEP Reinhard Bütikofer (17 Feb), and The birth of a geopolitical Germany with MEP Sergey Lagodinsky (3 Mar). The Power Atlas was presented with HRVP Josep Borrell (29 Mar). ECFR organized briefings on European Sovereignty Index for EP with Mario Damen (SFOR & EPRS), as well as for EEAS with Maike Tribbels. On 13 Oct, the Brussels dinner on EU external tech strategy was chaired by Josep Borrell. MENA: Antonia Zafeiri (EEAS) & Eldar Mamedov (EP) joined the Egypt Roundtable (28 Feb-1 Mar). The China/MENA Workshop (6-7 Apr) was attended by Till Blume (EEAS). All Strategy groups meetings were in Brussels, including the GCC-EU (14 Jun) with Carl Hallergard (EEAS) & Hannah Neumann (EP); on Iran (14-15 Jun) with EEAS experts Bruno Scholl, Florin Nita; on Yemen (14-15 Sept) with EEAS Martin Albani, Carl Hallergard & Anna Panagiotakopoulou. WIDER EUROPA: The webinar on Belarus (26 Jan) had the participation of Dorota Dlouchy (EEAS). Jolita Pons, EU Delegation to Russia joined the Russia Strategy Group (2 Feb). On 25 Feb the discussion on BiH was chaired by MEP Viola von Cramon. The seminar on Ukraine (10 May) was attended by Fredrik Wesslau, EU Advisory Mission. MEP Radoslaw Sikorski joined events about Ukraine on 7 Jun & 14 Dec. Two discussions on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue were organized with Miroslav Lajčak, EU Special Representative (28-29 Sept & 1-2 Dec). The seminar on EU-Belarus Relation (24 Oct) was attended by MEPs Petras Auštrevičius, Andrius Kubilius, Juozas Olekas and Sergey Lagodinsky. Hervé Delphin (EEAS) joined the European Political Community meeting (22 Nov). On 19-20 Jun the ECFR’s ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING had MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, Eva Maydell, Hannah Neumann & Katarína Mathernová (DG NEAR) as speakers. ECFR MADRID: On 22 Mar the transatlantic dialogue with Venezuela was attended by MEP Javier Lopez. The Brussels workshop on the EU external tech strategy (14 Oct) had Olivier Bailly (EEAS), Félix Fernández-Shaw (DG International Partnerships), David Ringrose (EEAS), Oliver Bringer (DG CNECT) as speakers. ECFR ROME organized a migration session (17 Feb) with Natalina Cea (EUBAM Libya). The Geopolitics of the Green Deal (11 Apr) had the participation of Stefano Grass (EC). On 23 Oct the energy security meeting was attended by Gilles Gantelet (DG Environment), Yolanda Garcia (DG Energy). ECFR WARSAW organized meetings on European security order (1 Feb) with MEP Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, on Ukraine refugee crisis with Beate Gminder (HOME) on 25 Mar & with Franz Lamplmair (HOME) last 25 Nov

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    35 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 27 Nov 2023 Location BERLAYMONT, Brussels
      Subject High-Level Working Dinner Preparation of the EU-China Summit
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Jul 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Think Tank Outreach, European Economic Security Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Kevin Keary (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2023 Location Madrid, Spain
      Subject Lunch discussion organised by ECFR office in Madrid on EU Security and defence issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles
      Portfolio High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission
      Attending
      • Josep Borrell Fontelles (High Representative)
    • Date 28 Feb 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Working dinner - EU's agenda in 2023
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Oct 2022 Location online
      Subject Europe Africa Business Forum; Global Gateway Business Advisory Group; Critical Raw Materials.
      DG Directorate-General for International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Koen Doens (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jun 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Discussion on strategic foresight
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Dimitri Lorenzani (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Discussion on strategic foresight
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
      Attending
      • Dimitri Lorenzani (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Global Gateway, Green Deal, Africa
      DG Directorate-General for International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Koen Doens (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Dec 2021 Location Online
      Subject EU external digital policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alejandro Cainzos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Dec 2021 Location Berlin
      Subject A New Normal: Europe, China and the Future of Global Trade.
      DG Trade
      Attending
      • Sabine Weyand (Director-General)
    • Date 15 Oct 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject External digital policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 14 Oct 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Courtesy visit
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Sandra Bartelt (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Oct 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject ECFR Introducttion, Global Gateway and European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Arto Virtanen (Cabinet member)
      • Sandra Bartelt (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jun 2021 Location online
      Subject ECFR briefing on European voter polling post-covid-19: global outlook
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Olivia Gippner (Cabinet member)
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Jul 2020 Location Brussels - Belgium
      Subject High-Level Roundtable Discussion on: Resilience: How to better protect, prepare and transform the European Union? - [Via Webex]
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Sonia Vila Nunez (Cabinet member)
      • Valeria Miceli (Cabinet member)
      • Per Haugaard (Cabinet member)
      • Fernando Sampedro Marcos (Cabinet member)
      • Mary Veronica Tovsak Pleterski (Cabinet member)
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      • Nicole Dewandre (Cabinet member)
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      • Olivier Smith (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jul 2020 Location Brussels - Belgium
      Subject High-Level Roundtable Discussion on The State of the Union in 2020 and EU's Global Engagement in a Covid-19 world - [Via Webex]
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Nicole Dewandre (Cabinet member)
      • Brenda Furniere (Cabinet member)
      • Peteris Ustubs (Cabinet member)
      • Valeria Miceli (Cabinet member)
      • Sonia Vila Nunez (Cabinet member)
      • Per Haugaard (Cabinet member)
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      • Olivier Smith (Cabinet member)
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      • Fernando Sampedro Marcos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Apr 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss how to unlock Europe’s potential to act boldly and confidently in the digital age
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 05 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-Africa relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles
      Portfolio High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission
      Attending
      • Maud Arnould (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Dec 2019 Location Copenhagen
      Subject Meeting with director European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 06 Nov 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
      Attending
      • Michel Barnier (Head of Task Force)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Oct 2017 Location bruxelles
      Subject Turkey
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Johannes Hahn
      Portfolio European Neighbourhood Policy &amp; Enlargement Negotiations
      Attending
      • Michael Doczy (Cabinet member)
      • Johannes Noack (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-China relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-China relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject State of the Union 2016
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Martin Selmayr (Cabinet member)
      • Clara Martinez Alberola (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject trade relations with China
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-China relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Market Economy Status for China
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Leon Delvaux (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Mar 2016 Location Berlaymont
      Subject exchange of views
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Christos Stylianides
      Portfolio Humanitarian Aid &amp; Crisis Management
      Attending
      • Zacharias Giakoumis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Mar 2016 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Invitation to attend ECFR's annual Council meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Alice Richard (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Dec 2015 Location Bruxelles
      Subject External Action of the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Alice Richard (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting focused on the organization's latest reports.
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini
      Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
      Attending
      • Oliver Rentschler (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jul 2015 Location Berlaymont
      Subject EU foreign policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Alice Richard (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Mar 2015 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Meeting with Mr Nick Witney
      DG Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
      Attending
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Priorities of the new commission
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial Services Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Denzil Davidson (Cabinet member)
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