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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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.7 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Europe's People's Forum   (EPF)

    EU Transparency Register

    516884238508-73 First registered on 10 Jun 2020

    Goals / Remit


    The association shall pursue the following aim: to strengthen European democracy and engage Europe’s people and media in a debate about proposals and initiatives to influence the development of the EU so that its future political strategies better reflect the needs of the people. The association will collaborate with other European initiatives to further this aim. The aim of the association may be achieved through subsidiaries or through partners and collaboration with other organisations.

    EPF pursues its aims through:
    • Research and development
    • Policy advice,
    • Design and Implementation of participatory processes,
    • Training and capacity building
    • Exchange of experience
    • Media and communication building of public spheres
    • Other activities

    EPF has 90 member organisations that include civil society organisations, research institutions and professional organisations working with participatory and deliberative processes at local, national and European level.

    Main EU files targeted

    The EPF stays independent and neutral for all other topics than policies and legislation that is related to democracy within EU or as part of EU foreign policy.

    The EPF has actively been involved in the following:

    EPF has in 2022 and first half of 2023 focused much on spreading the participatory democracy to include both better tools to reach citizens within the EU and on ways of building capacity for legislative and civil society stakeholders to use participatory mechanisms as well as deliberative participatory processes in member states and candidate countries that seem weak on this.

    In 2021 the EPF contributed significantly to the EP AFCO’s Report on Citizens’ dialogues and Citizens’ participation in the EU decision-making (2020/2201(INI)) to analyse, list and describe better future tools for engaging citizens directly.

    Invited by the EP AFCO we met with EC Vice President Jourova present EPF’s new initiative Center for European Citizens’ Democracy Foundation (CECD) and were later invited to present and discuss the initiative with the Competence Center on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy.

    The CECD was further discussed with the Vice President Suica, who as keynote speaker to the 2022 General Assembly of the EPF supported this initiative.

    As did the President of EESC Ms. Schweng ahead of the EPF General Assembly as well as in a joint op-ed with the President Casale of the EPF.

    The General Assembly of EPF unanimously supported a launch of the CECD as proposed by the President and the Secretary General. The launch made the proposal a public initiative and initiated the beginning of the SG’s process to raise funds for running costs from member states, foundations and others.

    The EPF was invited to present the initiative and the visions for re-vitalising democracy in the European Union and in the candidate and neighbourhood countries to the Danish Parliament’s EU-policy Committee. An election campaign and an emergency fiscal law delayed the fund-raising in DK with a year.

    EPF suggested to the EP AFCO a holistic programme for a pilot budget line, addressing all candidate countries through a mix of deliberative processes defining needs for democratic reforms and a comprehensive and holistic cooperation between European, member states and candidate parliaments. This would be a typical design for facilitation by the CECD.

    The pre-assessment from EC stated that the proposal could not be implemented as pilot budget line because the existing IPA and Global Europe programme already could support this programme.

    EPF this year together with the organisers of Economic Forum Poland and the International Pan-European Union has submitted a CERV application Holistic Approaches for Citizens’ Participatory Democracy – Towards a Center for European Citizens Democracy Foundation (CECD).

    The EPF SG discussed with a high level panel - Polish former Deputy Prime Minister Grzegorz Kolodko, MEP Ryszard Antoni Legutko, MP Boguslaw Sonik and Minister of European Affairs - at the Economic Forum how important it is to engage citizens in the policies of the European Union.

    The EPF SG was one of the key resources of a range of monthly Zoom meetings about the future participatory and deliberative democracy in Europe.

    The EPF SG further was a key resource in Zoom network of upcoming organisations across the newest member states and the candidate and neighbourhood countries. This both serves to build a network and to assist new democratic resources across all future member states.


    Head Office
    Ryvangs Alle 18
    Copenhagen Oe 2100
    EU Office
    Ryvangs Alle 18
    Copenhagen Oe 2100


  • 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 15 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Bent BONDE 20 Mar 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Bent BONDE 17 Jun 2022 17 Jun 2023

    Complementary Information

    Be aware that:
    SQ has the proactive lead on all activities related to the briefing 9. However, the president has the lead in Press articles and op-eds.
    Other board members have contributed to meetings with CoR and EESC.

    In principle opinions and advice have been discussed with the Board of EPF before being brought forward to the European institutions by the SQ or are at least agreed by the board afterwards. Often the member organisations of EPF have been informed and asked to give their feedback on different policy issues or on a methodological soluition

    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


    EPF is a member of Democracy R & D
    EPF is a member of European Central Bank's group for Civil Society Organisations

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    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

    Member's contribution, EU funding, Other

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Secretary General Bent Nørby Bonde 100,000€
    Contribution President Roger Casale 33,000€
    Contribution Erasmus+ 14,039€
    Grant Erasmus+ 14,039€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Erasmus+ 10,000€

    Other financial info

    Erasmus+ project continues until May 2024.

    In the current financial year we are waiting for the result for an application to the CERV programme - "Holistic Approaches for Citizens’ Participatory Democracy – Towards a Center for European Citizens Democracy Foundation (CECD)". The result is expected early 2024.

    Further we are waiting for the result from EPF's application to the Danish Parliament for a 5 years' fiscal law contribution annually of 671.141 Euros to the establishment and running costs of the Center for European Citizens' Democracy Foundation. The result is expected before the end of 2023.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    The EPF has taken part in unofficial groupings dealing with citizens deliberative democracy and related to AFCO.

    The EPF is further a member of the European Central Bank's Civil Society Group that frequently takes part in debates about ECB-issues

    Unoffical support for AFCO

    Communication activities

    EPF distributes newsmails and analyses on EU and Europe's citizens participatory processes to its 200 members 1-2 times every month.

    Another mean of communication for EPF is our website with articles, op-ed and opinions that all have been further distributed via Twitter and Facebook.

    Among several articles the following selected Press clippings:
    Selected Press clippings:

    Most EU Citizens want their voices to be heard when it comes to future of Europe?, Article, Martin Banks

    The Parliament Magazine, 9 March 2021

    Eurobarometer shows strong support for Conference on the Future of Europe, Article by Mose Apelblat
    The Brussels Times, Thursday, 11 March
    Six ways to make the Conference on the Future of Europe a success, Op-ed Bent Noerby Bonde and Roger Casale

    The Parliament Magazine, 19 March 2021

    Is Citizen Led Democracy Here to Stay?, Op-ed, Roger Casale
    Brussels Times, Mon. 20 September 2021

    More politicians than citizens at the Conference on the Future of Europe?, Article by Mose Apleblat, Brussels Times, Mon. 25 October 2021

    Powering up democracy is key to peaceful future for Europe, Op-ed by Christa Schweng and Roger Casale, 17 June 2022
    Proposal for permanent citizens participation in EU decision-making. Article by Mose Apleblat, Brussels Times, 25 June 2022

    The Empowerment of Citizens in the European Union through the Conference on the Future of Europe
    Ph.D. Bent Noerby Bonde

    Projects with other networks that have included both international conference across Europe – online or face-to-face, depending on the Covid 19:
    Citizens Looking for Multidimensional Migration Challenges (CITIMIG)
    Europe’s Peoples’ Forum is an active partner in this 18 months project that has been co-financed by the Europe for Citizens programme. The project aims to promote citizen participation in the EU policy-making process regarding migration from different perspectives. The goal is to gather experts, citizens and political leaders to discuss, give their views and achieve a policy briefing together. Following this strategy, the project aims to be innovative, inclusive and interactive.

    Europe's People's Forum has been part of the project JOINT CITIZENS’ FORCES – COMMON EUROPEAN FUTURE (JOCICEF), co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament. The project aims at empowering European citizens and civil society organisations and offers them a platform for structural dialogue with the EU policy- and decision-makers on the common future.

    Several conference presentations have been carried out by the President and Secretary General of EPF focusing on the policy issues dealt with by EPF.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • 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 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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