European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment   (FEDARENE)

    EU Transparency Register

    18165266149-22 First registered on 05 Jul 2011

    Goals / Remit

    In the late 1980s, early 1990s, regional actors, encouraged by the European Commission, wanted to assert their role and see its importance in the energy field recognised. Thus FEDARENE - European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment - was created on 8th June 1990 by 6 regional authorities – Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Wallonia, Basque Country, Aquitaine and Nord-Pas-de-Calais – who shared an ambition to adopt pro-active regional policies and joint actions for sustainable energy. EU programmes helped kick-start many regional and local energy agencies across Europe, who act as facilitators, some of which became members of FEDARENE.

    FEDARENE is now the premier European network of regional and local organisations which implement, coordinate and facilitate energy and environment policies at the regional and local levels. A non-profit association, the network counts today more than 65 members from 18 EU and EEA countries. These members are mostly regions and regional or local energy agencies. These levels of governance offer high possibilities for targeted and adapted sustainable energy measures through:
    - a greater flexibility than national governments
    - the responsibility for many policy areas relating to energy: buildings, transport, industry…
    - a more thorough knowledge of the territories covered
    - the proximity to citizens

    - Serve as a platform for the exchange of best practices to foster replication
    - Facilitate the development of inter-regional partnerships and EU projects
    - Create a counter-weight to the national governments
    - Represent, promote and lobby for the regional dimension in EU energy policy debates with the EU Institutions, EU networks…
    - Assist regions in developing their capacity to take action, and in creating energy agencies

    - Organise working groups on specific themes (local climate adaptation, local renewable energy production, mobility)
    - Keep an up-to-date online database of best practices to encourage replication
    - Provide an ongoing information service - in particular on EU policy developments and funding programmes - to our members
    - Assist our members in the formulation of project proposals and the creation of partnerships/consortiums
    - Promote our members’ activities and disseminate information on their behalf
    - Prepare position papers on European legislation and programmes
    - Participate in consultations/thematic workshops to represent regions’ role

    Main EU files targeted

    EU directives linked to Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Transport and Climate change
    Currently working on the new MFF and the RES directive


    Head Office
    131, Rue de Stassart
    Brussels 1050
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The people participating in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register are the members of the Board of Administration and the staff members of the secretariat office – 19 people in total.

    The members of the Board of Administration are elected regional or local governments officials or else Presidents of regional or local energy agencies.

    The list of the Board of Administration members is available on this webpage:

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Dominique BOURGES (Coordinator)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Julije DOMAC (President)

  • Categories


    VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.


    Transnational associations and networks of public regional or other sub-national authorities

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    145,881 € (Source: H2020, Contract of services)

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    EU projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy
    Capacity building activities for local/regional authorities in energy efficiency renewable energy and financing the energy transition

    Other activities

    The FEDARENE, through its Board of Administration or staff team, regularly meets with representatives of the European Commission and of the European Parliament to defend the interests of local and regional authorities in the fields of Energy and the Environment.

    The FEDARENE has worked on the Renewables Directive, on the European Efficiency Energy Action Plan, and particularly on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive since the President of FEDARENE at the time was also a member of the Committee of the Regions and the Rapporteur for this Directive.

  • Meetings


    3 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.

    • Date 06 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject The Global Covenant of Mayors: priorities for the coming months
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Financing of sustainable energy projects
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      • Maria Cristina Lobillo Borrero (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jun 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject European energy and climate policies
      DG Energy
      • Dominique Ristori (Director-General)
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