European Partnership for Democracy

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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 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

12 Fte (12)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Partnership for Democracy   (EPD)

    EU Transparency Register

    679535014238-83 First registered on 18 Aug 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) is an independent European non-profit organisation supporting democratic transformations worldwide. As a network of European civil and political society organisations working on democracy assistance, EPD advocates for a stronger presence of democracy support on the European Union’s agenda and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in democratic transformations around the world.

    The European Partnership for Democracy is the first Community of Practice on democracy assistance operating at the EU level. As such, its added value lies in its capacity to bring together and to connect the work of organisations within various policy areas, in a way that enhances the effectiveness and the quality of the programming and implementation cycles of democracy support at the EU level.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024 | NDICI Multi-annualIndicative Programmes | European Democracy Action Plan | EU external actionGender Action Plan (GAP) III 2021 –2025 | Digital Services Act Package | Digital Markets Act | Proposal fora regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transparency and targeting of political advertising | European AI Strategy | EuropeanRule of Law reports | Recast of the regulation of the statute and funding of European political parties and foundations. | Report on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation | Initiative against abusive litigation targeting journalists and rights defenders | European Media Freedom Act | Defence of Democracy Package | European cooperation network on elections (ECNE) | Youth Action Plan in EU external action


    Head Office
    123-133 rue Froissart
    Brussels 1040
    EU Office
    123-133 rue Froissart
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 30 Jan 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Lucie ROHRBACHEROVÁ 25 Nov 2022 24 Nov 2023
    Mr Fernando HORTAL FORONDA 19 Mar 2022 17 Mar 2023
    Ms Ruth Marie HENCKES 26 Apr 2019 25 Apr 2020
    Mr Sebastian BLOCHING 26 Apr 2019 25 Apr 2020
    Mr Leon Hemkemeyer 10 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2020
    Ms Elsa PACELLA 06 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Ms Ruth Marie HENCKES 27 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2019
    Mr Leon Hemkemeyer 09 Feb 2018 10 Jan 2019
    Mr Sebastian BLOCHING 09 Feb 2018 09 Feb 2019
    Mr Andrei Constantin 12 May 2017 01 Feb 2018
    Mr Leon Hemkemeyer 30 Nov 2016 30 Nov 2017
    Mr Ken Godfrey 22 Aug 2016 01 Aug 2017
    Ms Anna Zangrossi 22 Aug 2016 16 Jul 2017

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking



    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    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


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Member's contribution, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution European Commission - Development Cooperation Instrument 346,541€
    Contribution European Commission - Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace 1,211,347€
    Grant European Commission - DCI 10,677€
    Grant European Commission - IcSP 1,211,347€
    Grant European Commission - CSO-LA 180,890€
    Grant European Commission - DCI 346,541€
    Grant European Commission - INTPA 3,506€
    Grant European Commission - EIDHR 30,958€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Commission - IcSP 351,658€
    Grant European Commission - CSO-LA 120,839€
    Grant European Commission - DCI 15,000€
    Grant European Commission - DCI 450,000€
    Grant European Commission - EIDHR 81,867€
    Grant European Commission - ENI 41,830€
    Grant European Commission - INTPA 144,067€
    Grant European Commission - NDICI 5,000€
    Grant European Commission - NDICI 60,000€

    Other financial info

    The figures for the current financial year are temporary and shall be approved by EPD's Board and the AGM in June 2023.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities


    EPD contributes to advancing the policy debate in Europe from its head office in Brussels. EPD has been involved in this debate as a proactive partner, working in close cooperation with the EU institutions and Member States, as well as with other organisations involved in democracy assistance.


    EPD aims to provide local partner organisations with support during the project management cycle based on the needs of those partners. This includes project design and implementation; fundraising; communication and visibility; training and capacity building; and monitoring, audit and evaluation.


    As a knowledge hub, EPD aims to facilitate an exchange of experience and lessons learned amongst practitioners from different sectors of the democracy support community so that they can find common solutions from an inclusive and holistic approach to democracy support.

  • Meetings


    13 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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