Philanthropy Europe Association

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Philanthropy Europe Association   (Philea)

    EU Transparency Register

    78855711571-12 First registered on 23 Apr 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea) nurtures a diverse and inclusive ecosystem of foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks in over 30 countries that work for the common good. We unite over 10,000 public-benefit foundations that seek to improve life for people and communities in Europe and around the world. We want to inspire, connect and represent the European philanthropy sector and enhance its role as a credible and trustworthy partner, today and tomorrow. We foster collaboration in order to increase synergies, scale up innovation and use our voice to impact policy that enables positive change. We believe that philanthropy in Europe plays a unique, risk-taking role in sparking innovation and acting as a catalyst for good. We want to connect citizens and communities with philanthropic organisations and contribute to building more resilient, sustainable and just societies.

    Main EU files targeted

    Company law legislation
    Social Economy Action Plan
    VAT Directive
    Tax policy
    Review of Anti-money Laundering Directive - new AML Package
    Review of Directive on Combating Terrorism
    Rule of Law report
    Democracy Action Plan
    Implementation of Article 11 TEU
    Conference on the Future of Europe
    Freedom of capital
    MFF / InvestEU
    Competition law / State Aid


    Head Office
    rue Royale, 94
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    rue Royale, 94
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 21 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Hanna SURMATZ 07 Mar 2020 06 Mar 2021
    Ms Nikoleta BITTEROVA 06 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2020
    Ms Maria Orejas 06 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2020
    Ms Hanna SURMATZ 06 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2020
    Ms Hanna SURMATZ 13 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Maria Orejas 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Marilena VRANA 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Ms Emamnuelle Faure 28 Feb 2017 27 Oct 2017
    Ms Emamnuelle Faure 27 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2017
    Ms Maria Orejas 26 Jan 2017 25 Jan 2018
    Ms Marilena VRANA 23 Jan 2017 18 Jan 2018
    Emamnuelle Faure 27 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2017
    Ms Emmanuelle Faure 25 Feb 2015 23 Feb 2016
    Ms Giulia Lombardi 27 Feb 2015 25 Feb 2016
    Ms Emmanuelle Faure 04 Mar 2014 03 Mar 2015
    Mrs Emmanuelle Faure 04 Mar 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Emmanuelle Faure 12 Apr 2013 04 Mar 2014
    Ms Giulia Lombardi 05 Apr 2013 04 Apr 2014
    Ms Giulia Lombardi 26 Jun 2012 06 Apr 2013
    Mrs Emmanuelle Faure 29 Mar 2012 12 Apr 2013

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    • European Charities Committee on VAT (ECCVAT) is a group of associations and charitiesthat has come together to research the impact of VAT and other taxes on the work of NGOs and to make representations to the EU institutions.

    • Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium (FAIB) is a non-profit, non-political association that promotes and defends the interests and activities of its Members

    • Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the EU-level representative institution for social economy. It was set up in November 2000 under the name of CEP-CMAF. SEE aims to promote social economy as a sector that produces both economic and social wealth, to promote the role and values of social economy actors throughout Europe, and to reinforce political and legal recognition of social economy and the cooperatives, associations, mutual societies and foundations at the European level.

    • Worldwide Initiatives from Grantmaker Support (WINGS) is a global network of more than 140 membership associations and support organisations serving grantmakers which was formally created in January 2000. Organisations have joined together to create opportunities to learn from and support one another, develop modes of communication and collaboration among themselves, and contribute to the strengthening of philanthropy worldwide.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on social economy and social enterprises #E03576# #Member #C#Other

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Social economy#Green new deal#Social Economy Intergroup

    Communication activities

    Position papers, press releases, meeting reports and publications online at

    Key policy engagement events: annual EuroPhilantopics most recent one in 2022

    Other activities

    EFC is a member of the EESC Liaison Group

  • Meetings


    23 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.

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