European Disability Forum

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

20 Fte (20)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

16

High-level Commission meetings

34

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Disability Forum   (EDF)

    EU Transparency Register

    57868523887-16 First registered on 19 Jul 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The European Disability Forum (EDF) is an independent European non-governmental organisation (ENGO) that represents the interests of 80 million European with disabilities. It is a unique European platform that brings representative organisations of persons with disabilities and families of persons with disabilities unable to represent themselves.

    EDF was created in 1996 by its member organisations to defend issues of common concern to all disability groups, and to be an independent and strong voice for citizens with disabilities towards the EU institutions and other European authorities. Since that date, the European Disability Forum has played a key role in ensuring that all relevant European Union policies and initiatives take persons with disabilities into account.

    EDF focuses on the implementation and monitoring of the UN CRPD in all policy areas of the EU, including in the EUs international cooperation.

    EDF has no political or religious affiliation; it does not rep (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    EDF promotes the implementation and monitoring of the CRPD in all policy and legislative processes of the EU. This include all measures taken by the EU to promote human rights, gender equality, children's rights, social and economic policies. EDF works intensively to promote the freedom of movement of goods and services for persons with disabilities within the EU. The scope of our work is well described in our Alternative Report to the UN CRPD Committee on the CRPD in the EU. More information available on our website :http://www.edf-feph.org.

    Address

    Head Office
    Avenue des Arts 7 - 8
    Bruxelles 1210
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Avenue des Arts 7 - 8
    Bruxelles 1210
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    20

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%20

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    20

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    16 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 26 Jan 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Gordon Rattray 20 Jan 2023 19 Jan 2024
    Mr Kave Noori 13 Jan 2023 12 Jan 2024
    Ms Muriel Da Via 08 Nov 2022 07 Nov 2023
    Ms Elena Raquel Riaza Fernandez 05 Nov 2022 03 Nov 2023
    Ms Mariya Yasenovska 04 Nov 2022 03 Nov 2023
    Ms Giulia Traversi 04 Nov 2022 03 Nov 2023
    Mr Daniel CASAS BALLESTER 09 Sep 2022 08 Sep 2023
    Ms Vanessa James 26 Aug 2022 25 Aug 2023
    Ms Marine Uldry 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Mr Haydn Mark Hammersley 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Mr Álvaro Antonio Couceiro Farjas 20 May 2022 19 May 2023
    Ms Loredana Dicsi 11 May 2022 10 May 2023
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 11 May 2022 10 May 2023
    Ms Catherine Naughton 11 May 2022 10 May 2023
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 11 May 2022 10 May 2023
    Mr André Felipe Ruivo Felix 05 May 2022 04 May 2023
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 12 Mar 2020 12 Mar 2021
    Ms Catherine Naughton 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Marion Steff 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr André Felipe Ruivo Felix 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Mher Hakobyan 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Gordon Rattray 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Marine Uldry 17 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Ms Loredana Dicsi 05 Nov 2019 31 Oct 2020
    Ms Aoife Price 18 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2020
    Mr Haydn Mark Hammersley 29 Aug 2019 29 Aug 2020
    Ms Naomi Nyota Mabita 08 Jun 2019 06 Jun 2020
    Ms Lucia D'ARINO MANCUSO 12 Apr 2019 01 Nov 2019
    Ms Elena Raquel Riaza 12 Apr 2019 01 May 2020
    Ms Catherine Naughton 24 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 24 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Marion Steff 24 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Mr André Felipe Ruivo Felix 24 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Ioanna Eleni Tsigkiridi 24 Jan 2019 24 Jul 2019
    Mr Mher Hakobyan 24 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2020
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 25 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2019
    Ms Lucia D'ARINO MANCUSO 18 Oct 2018 12 Apr 2019
    Ms Marine Uldry 18 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2019
    Ms Loredana Dicsi 06 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Mr Haydn Mark Hammersley 06 Sep 2018 29 Aug 2019
    Ms Catherine Naughton 16 Mar 2018 24 Jan 2019
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 24 Jan 2018 17 Jan 2019
    Ms Lucia D'ARINO MANCUSO 09 Nov 2017 30 Jun 2018
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 27 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2018
    Ms Saskia EWING 27 Oct 2017 06 Sep 2018
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 08 Sep 2017 06 Sep 2018
    Ms Loredana Dicsi 27 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2018
    Ms Catherine Naughton 21 Feb 2017 08 Feb 2018
    Ms IOULIA EIRINI SYLVITI 21 Feb 2017 08 Feb 2018
    Ms Marion Steff 21 Feb 2017 08 Feb 2018
    Ms An-Sofie Leenknecht 13 Oct 2016 12 Oct 2017
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 13 Oct 2016 12 Oct 2017
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 10 Oct 2016 05 Oct 2017
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 30 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Ms Laura Marchetti 30 Sep 2016 08 Sep 2017
    Ms Loredana Dicsi 19 Jul 2016 01 Jul 2017
    Ms Solène Bunel 27 May 2016 31 Aug 2016
    Ms Catherine Naughton 05 Feb 2016 02 Feb 2017
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 27 Nov 2015 11 Oct 2016
    Ms IOULIA EIRINI SYLVITI 26 Sep 2015 24 Sep 2016
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 28 Aug 2015 27 Aug 2016
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 28 Aug 2015 27 Aug 2016
    Ms Catherine Naughton 15 Jan 2015 13 Jan 2016
    Ms An-Sofie Leenknecht 18 Jul 2014 16 Jul 2015
    Mrs Catherine Naughton 15 Jan 2015 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Carlotta BESOZZI 02 Sep 2014 14 Jan 2015
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 26 Aug 2014 21 Aug 2015
    Mrs An-Sofie Leenknecht 18 Jul 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 16 Jul 2014 14 Jul 2015
    Javier Güemes 12 Jul 2014 10 Jul 2015
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 12 Jul 2014 10 Jul 2015
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 28 Aug 2013 26 Aug 2014
    Mrs Carlotta BESOZZI 04 Sep 2013 02 Sep 2014
    Mr Manuel Alejandro Moledo del Rio 14 May 2013 09 May 2014
    Ms Marie Lene Denninghaus 06 Apr 2013 05 Apr 2014
    Mr Javier Marcelino Güemes Pedraza 23 Mar 2013 22 Mar 2014
    Mrs Carlotta BESOZZI 04 Sep 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 31 Jul 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 28 Jul 2012 31 Jul 2012
    Mr Guillaume Dufresne 25 Jul 2012 23 Mar 2013
    Mrs Nadège RICHE 07 Nov 2011 01 Oct 2012
    Mrs Janina ARSENJEVA 16 Nov 2011 18 Jul 2012
    Mr Etienne CUCHE 24 Jan 2012 28 Jul 2012
    Mr Aurélien Jean André DAYDE 01 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Carlotta BESOZZI 23 Jan 2012 01 Aug 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    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

    EDF is member of the European's Women Lobby advocating rights of women with disabilities.
    EDF is member of the European Social Platform aiming at promoting social justice and participatory democracy.
    EDF is member of the International Disability Alliance promoting the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant DG Employment 1,200,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant DG Employment 1,200,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Disability Platform#E03820#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3820 #Member #C#Civil society#eHealth Stakeholder Group#E02769#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2769 #Member #C#Civil society, Other#Advisory body on accessibility of the EU rail system for PRM #E03252#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3252 #Member #C#Civil society#Consumer Policy Advisory Group#E03750#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3750 #Member #C#Civil society#Working Group on Motor Vehicles#E01295#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1295 #Member #C#Civil society#Dialogue with CPR partners 2021-2027 - Group of experts on the funds established by Regulation (EU) No 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council#E03802#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3802 #Member #C#Civil society#European Multi-Stakeholders Platform on ICT Standardisation#E02758#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2758 #Member #C#Civil society, Other#Task Force Rolling Plan

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Disability Intergroup.

    Other activities

    Although the European institutions might seem far for many citizens, the decisions taken by the European Union, which are the result of negotiations between all Member States, have a direct impact on disabled people’s lives. That is why, the role of EDF is so important in monitoring all EU initiatives and in proposing new legislation to advance disabled people’s rights.
    1.Equality and non-discrimination constitute a basic and general principle relating to the protection of human rights of all persons. It is an indivisible part of international human rights law, binding on all Member States of the European Union, founded on the principles of democracy, respect of human rights and the rule of law. Despite this fact, the discrimination of people with disabilities remains a daily reality in Europe, ranging from more visible forms (such as segregated education and denial of employment opportunities) to more subtle forms (such as imposition of physical, psychological and social barriers), resulting in social exclusion of persons with disabilities.
    2.The right to employment is far from being a reality for millions of persons with disabilities willing to work. Persons with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled persons. They are more likely to be unemployed for longer periods and face higher risks of losing their jobs than non-disabled people. At present, 78% of persons with disabilities are totally excluded from the workforce. Most of them are obliged to depend on welfare grants to survive and as a result, their income is considerably lower than that of non-disabled people.
    3. Transport: The EU Treaties guarantee the right for all citizens to free movement. Despite this fact, persons with disabilities can still not fully benefit from this right as the transport system remains generally inaccessible.
    The European Disability Forum believes that all people should have the right to enjoy a seamless travel experience and to benefit from an accessible, comfortable and high-quality transport system. Unfortunately, the reality across Europe is still far from this objective.
    4. Social inclusion: Persons with disabilities are confronted with regular discrimination and barriers in an educational, employment and social context. This situation of disadvantage increases for them and their families the risk to be socially excluded, to face financial and ‘societal’ poverty, as well as isolation.
    It is therefore very important that the European Union, in the framework of its strategy to fight social exclusion, takes into account the specific difficulties faced by persons with disabilities. The work of the European Disability Forum in this field aims to guarantee the visibility of persons with disabilities in the European strategy on Social Inclusion.
    5. Information society represents at once significant opportunities but also potential new barriers for the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are offering new opportunities for everyone but it is more significant for people with disabilities, as they use technological assistance for daily activities to a higher extent than people in general. With technological equipment adapted to the abilities of everyone, persons with disabilities end users would be able to participate to all aspects of social life on more equal terms than ever before. It is vital for persons with disabilities to benefit, on an equal basis, from rapid development of ICTs to enter an inclusive and barrier-free Information Society.
    6. Mainstreaming disability in regional and local policy: One of the pillars of the ‘disability mainstreaming’ is the active implication of persons with disabilities in policy planning and in decision-making process, at all levels. EDF's motto ‘Nothing about people with disabilities without them’,reflects with exactitude this key principle.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    34 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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