European Vegetarian Union

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Vegetarian Union   (EVU)

    EU Transparency Register

    109356110578-03 First registered on 05 Feb 2013

    Goals / Remit

    The European Vegetarian Union (EVU) is the umbrella organisation of 44 vegan and vegetarian associations and societies in 28 countries.
    EVU advocates for a favourable food environment that makes it easier to choose healthy and sustainable foods by vegetarians, vegans and anyone interested in eating more plant-based diets.
    Over the past decade, EVU has been advocating for a European food system that is more sustainable, fair, nutritious, and champions the benefits of a shift to producing and consuming plant-based foods.
    EVU, founded in 1988, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organisation that engages in research dissemination to inform decision-makers, and supports evidence-based policies and practices to improve the European food system. EVU adheres to the values of respecting science, integrity, consumer choice, and planetary resource boundaries. It implements a multi-pronged solution approach to increasing the production and consumption of more plant-based foods.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Food Information Regulation (e) No. 1169/2011 wihth specific focus on the Implementing Act on Labelling of Food Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians according to Article 36(3)(b)
    - Common Market Organisation 1308/2013
    - Common Agriculture Policy
    - Farm-to-Fork Strategy/Green Deal
    - Promotion porgramme for agriculture and food products
    - Sustainable Food Systems Framework initiative
    - EU Fruit, Vegetables and School Milk Scheme
    - EU Protein Strategy


    Head Office
    Friedhofstr. 12
    Fischbach 67693
    EU Office
    Avenue des Arts ‑ Kunstlaan 44
    Brüssel 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 13 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Rafael Pinto 05 Jun 2024 05 Jun 2026
    Ms Caroline FORMONT 21 Apr 2023 19 Aug 2023
    Rafael Pinto 21 Apr 2023 26 Apr 2024
    Mr Elias VAN MARCKE 21 Jun 2022 15 Apr 2023
    Ms Ronja BERTHOLD 20 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2020

    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


    EVU is a member of the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) and the European Alliance for Plant-based Food (EAPF).
    EVU partners with the PlantEurope Network:

    Member organisations

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    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

    sustainable public affairs

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 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.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 27 Jun 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Fit for 55
      DG Climate Action
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Nov 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Ongoing legislative initiatives on the plant-based food sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      • Joanna Stawowy (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Oct 2021 Location Online
      Subject Review of the EU agricultural promotion policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      • Janusz Wojciechowski (Commissioner)
      • Roberto Berutti (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject The Food Chain, Innovation and Challenges, Food Information to Consumers, Nutrition, and Food Waste, Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Plant Health
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      • Marco Valletta (Cabinet member)
      • Vytenis Andriukaitis (Commissioner)
      • Arunas Ribokas (Cabinet member)
      • Arunas Vinciunas (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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