European Cultural Foundation

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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)

2.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

6

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Cultural Foundation   (ECF)

    EU Transparency Register

    48891989251-14 First registered on 31 Jul 2012

    Goals / Remit

    European Cultural Foundation is an independent foundation based in the Netherlands founded in 1954 and operating across Europe for 65+ years. ECF's vision is that the connecting power of culture is essential for creating open, inclusive and democratic societies, and as such is invaluable for building Europe. We promote a European sentiment through developing and supporting cultural initiatives that let us share, experience and imagine Europe. We initiate and support cultural exchange and creative expression across wider Europe. ECF shares and connects knowledge across the European cultural sector, and advocates for arts and culture on all levels of political decision-making. We link policy and practice, to act as catalysts for artistic and cultural expression and to have a concrete impact on European cultural policies and strategies. We do this through our programmes, grants, advocacy, publications and digital platforms. Since 2020 we developed the Culture of Solidarity fund.

    Main EU files targeted

    Media Freedoms Act; REPORT with recommendations to the Commission on an EU framework for the social and professional situation of artists and workers in the cultural and creative sectors (25.10.2023 - (2023/2051(INL)); JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the cultural recovery of Europe (2020); European Parliament resolution of 20 October 2022 on cultural solidarity with Ukraine and a joint emergency response mechanism for cultural recovery in Europe (2022/2759(RSP))

    Address

    Head Office
    Jan van Goyenkade, 5
    Amsterdam 1075HN
    NETHERLANDS
    EU Office
    Jan van Goyenkade, 5
    Amsterdam 1075HN
    NETHERLANDS

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    75%1
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 22 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Andre WILKENS 21 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2020
    Ms Marjolein Cremer 06 Apr 2019 12 Sep 2019
    Ms Tsveta Andreeva 05 Apr 2019 04 Apr 2020
    Ms Isabelle Schwarz 05 Apr 2019 04 Apr 2020
    Ms Tsveta Andreeva 24 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2019
    Ms Katherine Watson 23 Apr 2015 21 Apr 2016
    Ms Isabelle Schwarz 05 Mar 2015 03 Mar 2016
    Ms Tsveta Andreeva 04 Dec 2014 02 Dec 2015
    Ms Marjolein Cremer 04 Dec 2014 02 Dec 2015
    Ms Marjolein Cremer 04 Oct 2012 01 Aug 2013
    Ms Tsveta Andreeva 03 Oct 2012 01 Aug 2013
    Ms Isabelle Schwarz 03 Oct 2012 01 Aug 2013

    Complementary Information

    ECF staff is in total 26 FTE (by January 2022)

    https://culturalfoundation.eu/organisation/

    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

    By 2022 ECF is an active member of:
    Philea - Philanthropy Europe Association (former European Foundation Center) - international network of foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks working for the common good.
    European cultural networks: Culture Action Europe, Europa Nostra & European Heritage Alliance; On the Move - the international network for information on cultural mobility;
    Think tanks: European Policy Center (EPC), Friends of Europe
    Other Philanthropic initiatives: Edge Europe, Dutch philanthropy associations Goede Doelen Nederland & FIN.

    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

    7,020,517€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Other

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 4,808,133€
    Grant EU/FPI Cultural Relations Platform 14,400€
    Grant Horizon Europe CSA CrAFt 69,000€
    Grant DG CNECT "Re:framing Migrants in European Media" 500,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant DG CNECT "Displ.eu" 1,992,204€
    Grant Horizon Europe CSA CrAFt 119,834€
    Grant EU/FPI Cultural Relations Platform 21,100€
    Grant DG CNECT European Media Space 21,000€

    Other financial info

    Full details on ECF's financial incomes and expenditures, audited annual accounts, balance sheet etc. for the last closed financial year (2021) are in the publicly available Annual and Financial Report 2022: https://culturalfoundation.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/ECF-Annual_report_2022-final.pdf

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Cultural Creators Friendship Group (CCFG)

    Communication activities

    Cultural Deal for Europe campaign (together with Culture Action Europe and Europa nostra). https://culturaldeal.eu/
    Pop-the-vote campaign (CAE) partner
    Together.eu - partner of the EP for the 2024 EP elections

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    6 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 28 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Initiatives of the European Cultural Foundation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Attending
      • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President)
      • Catherine Sustek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Jun 2020 Location Video - conferencing
      Subject EU measures in favour of the cultural and creatives sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 05 Jun 2020 Location Video - conferencing
      Subject EU measures in favour of the cultural and creatives sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Attending
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 18 Apr 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Clean Energy transition in South-Eastern Europe, EU-India relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Bernd Biervert (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Culture
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Alicja Magda Herbowska (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views and priorities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
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