Fair Trade Advocacy Office

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Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

11 Fte (11)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Fair Trade Advocacy Office   (FTAO)

    EU Transparency Register

    116255246201-84 First registered on 22 Apr 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) speaks out on behalf of the Fair Trade Movement for Fair Trade and Trade Justice with the aim to improve the livelihoods of marginalised producers and workers in the South. The FTAO is a joint initiative of Fairtrade International, the World Fair Trade Organization and the World Fair Trade Organization-Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU trade policy, HREDD, deforestation, competition policy, TSD policy, ICT and minerals, public procurement, sustainable cocoa, F2F strategy, textiles.


    Head Office
    rue fernand bernierstraat 15
    EU Office
    rue fernand bernierstraat 15


  • 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 19 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Matthias HABERL 27 Sep 2022 17 Oct 2022
    Mr Didier REYNAUD 27 Sep 2022 17 Oct 2022
    Mr Fabian Richter 21 Sep 2022 17 Oct 2022
    Ms Charlotte VERNIER 31 Aug 2022 17 Oct 2022
    Paola PLAKU 23 Jul 2022 17 Oct 2022
    May HYLANDER 31 May 2022 17 Oct 2022
    virginia enssle 24 May 2022 17 Oct 2022

    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


    food policy coalition
    cocoa coalition
    Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) EU WG
    shadow coalition for fair and sustainable textiles
    TSD platform
    GSP platform
    Fair Trade movement

    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

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU Framework Partnership Agreement (EU FPA) 38,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU Framework Partnership Agreement (EU FPA) 38,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Fair Trade working group

    Communication activities

    secretariat of the EP Fair Trade working group. ad hoc events to advocate for policies we work on.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 17 Jun 2022 Location video call
      Subject Discussion on the upcoming TSD review and the TSD Platform’s recommendations for the effective implementation of TSD Chapters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Stefanie Hiesinger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jun 2022 Location video call
      Subject Trade and sustainable development, Free Trade Agreements
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
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