Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese and dairy producers’ European network

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Lobbying Costs

10,000€ - 24,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.35 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese and dairy producers’ European network   (FACEnetwork)

    EU Transparency Register

    334837913491-16 First registered on 20 Apr 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The association FACEnetwork (Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese and dairy producers’ European network) represents farmhouse and artisan dairies and cheese houses sector at a European scale.

    The articles of the association were officially registered in February 2013 but the network started in 2009. It aims at representing and defending the interests of the farmhouse and artisan cheese and dairy sector, which is composed of businesses processing milk from cow, goat, buffalo and sheep, at a small-scale, and mostly, in the following two types of premises:

    - "Farmhouse" premises, which belong to farms and which process milk from at least the majority of their own livestock according to traditional methods

    - "Artisan" premises, which collect milk from local farmers and process it in small structures according to traditional methods

    In both cases, they generally enter in the definition of “microenterprises”, according to Commission Recommendation C(2003) 1422. They are family bus (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    FACEnetwork notably works on food safety, food labelling and presentation, food legislation, all this, when it concerns farmhouse and artisan cheese and dairy products. We also are interested by issues on animal health and welfare and more generally speacking, on biodiversity.

    Since 2014, FACEnetwork is member of two of the DG Agri’s Civil Dialogue Groups: the "milk" group and the "promotion and food quality" group. In both groups, it participated to topics related to “nutritional labelling” and to “labelling of origin or place of provenance of the ingredients”.


    Head Office
    Rue de Châteaudun, 42
    PARIS 75314
    EU Office
    Zandvoort 4
    Amerongen 3958 CT


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The Council of FACEnetwork is the instance which rules the association. It is composed of one producer or one technician of each organisation from our 16 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland.

    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


    None declared

    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

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Animal Production#E03879# #Member #C#Professionals#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Quality and Promotion#E03882# #Member #C#Professionals

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    One of FACEnetwork’s main area of work is on the issue of food safety. During the last years, FACEnetwork has gained a very good expertise in this topic by working on the elaboration of a European Guide for Good Hygiene Practices (GGHP) for farmhouse and artisan cheese and dairy producers. This project was funded by the European Commission, and it resulted in a Community guide pursuant to article 9 of Regulation (EC) N°852/2004 on the hygiene foodstuffs. This Guide was officially endorsed by the Standing Committee PAFF on 13th December 2016 and is now published on the European Commission website, on the DG Health and Food Safety pages:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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