European Fact-Checking Standards Network

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Lobbying Costs

None declared

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Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (22)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


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  • Info

    European Fact-Checking Standards Network   (EFCSN)

    EU Transparency Register

    847550548807-30 First registered on 27 Jan 2023

    Goals / Remit

    The purpose of this Association is to uphold and promote the highest standards of fact-checking and promote media literacy for the public benefit. The Association and its members are committed to upholding the principles of freedom of expression. They will work to promote the public’s access to fact-checked trustworthy data and information and to educate the public in how to assess the veracity of information in the public sphere.

    Main EU files targeted

    EFCSN is interested in any policies or regulations "relevant to the mission of fact-checking and are compatible with a reputation for independence and impartiality". As of 2023, the organization has an interest in the implementation of the Digital Services Act and related codes of conduct, the proposal for a European Media Freedom Act, the Artificial Intelligence Act, or the European Action Plan for Democracy.


    Head Office
    Boulevard Bischoffsheim 39 Boîte 4
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Boulevard Bischoffsheim 39 Boîte 4
    Brussels 1000


  • People

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    Employment timeLobbyists

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    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The EFCSN is an association of European organizations of fact-checking. As such, it has an elected 11-member governance body, plus a dedicated Policy Task Force of policy issues that includes other 11 members. All of them do this unpaid and only 2 people (the governance body member responsible for policy and the coordinator of the policy task force) dedicate 25% of their time to target European Union policies and legislation, while the other 20 dedicate around 20% to be informed, participate in meetings with stakeholders, and other EU-policy related issues.

    Person in charge of EU relations

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    Person with legal responsibility

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    Member organisations

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  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

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    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

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    Major contributions in closed year

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    Intermediaries for closed year

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    Intermediaries for current year

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    Closed year Costs

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    Other financial info

    While the association itself has not received funding from the European Union, the consultation process to develop the association and facilitate its creation was the responsibility of a consortium of fact-checking organizations that was partly funded through the CALL FOR PROPOSALS-CNECT/2020/3029907 -Pilot Project: Integrity of social media

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    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

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  • Meetings


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    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.

    • Date 10 May 2023 Location Berlin
      Subject Disinformation and foreign interference; Digital services act and the Code of practice
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
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