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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    FoodDrinkEurope   (FoodDrinkEurope)

    EU Transparency Register

    75818824519-45 First registered on 12 Nov 2010

    Goals / Remit

    The purpose of FoodDrinkEurope is servicing the horizontal interests of the European food and drink manufacturing industry from the commercial, technical, economic, legal and scientific points of view, and in particular :
    a) the defence and promotion of the products of the food and drink industries, in full transparency and in complete independence vis-à-vis the members of the Association;
    b) the study of problems of concern in the scientific, technological, economic and legislative areas related to the European food and drink manufacturing industry, as well as the search for and carrying out of relevant solutions;
    c) the cooperation with any organisation established in the context of the European Union and with any other international organisation, as well as with the federations of food and drink industries in the Member States of the European Union and beyond.

    In order to fulfil its mission, FoodDrinkEurope participates pro-actively in the development of an environm (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Food information to consumers
    Nutrition and health claims
    Food safety
    Sustainable food systems
    European Green Deal
    Farm to Fork Strategy
    Packaging and packaging waste
    Green claims
    Carbon removals certification
    Food waste
    EU Industrial Strategy
    Research and Innovation: European Technology Platform (ETP) ‘Food for Life’
    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
    Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT)


    Head Office
    Avenue des Nerviens, 9-31
    Bruxelles 1040
    EU Office
    Avenue des Nerviens, 9-31
    Bruxelles 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Sara Lamonaca 09 Apr 2024 09 Apr 2026
    Silvia Lofrese 22 Apr 2024 22 Apr 2026
    Agnese RUGGIERO 16 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Lena GIRARD 13 Apr 2023 01 May 2024
    Federica DOLCE 15 Sep 2023 13 Sep 2024
    Sara Lamonaca 01 Apr 2023 30 Mar 2024
    William SURMAN 01 Apr 2023 30 Mar 2024
    Silvia Lofrese 30 Mar 2023 30 Mar 2024
    Federica DOLCE 13 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2023
    Ms Laura DEGALLAIX 21 Jul 2022 26 Feb 2023
    Sara Lamonaca 08 Apr 2022 01 Apr 2023
    William SURMAN 06 Apr 2022 01 Apr 2023
    Mr Alejandro RODARTE 30 Mar 2022 30 Mar 2023
    Ms Evelyne DOLLET 29 Mar 2022 29 Mar 2023
    Silvia Lofrese 26 Mar 2022 25 Mar 2023
    Ms Laura DEGALLAIX 17 Aug 2021 21 Jul 2022
    William SURMAN 27 Jan 2021 27 Jan 2022
    Silvia Lofrese 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2022
    Mr Dirk JACOBS 16 Jan 2021 01 Feb 2022
    Ms Evelyne DOLLET 16 Jan 2021 01 Feb 2022
    Mr Rafael SAMPSON 15 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2022
    Ms Rebeca FERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ 15 Jan 2021 15 Jan 2022
    Ms Rebeca FERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ 22 Feb 2020 15 Jan 2021
    Ms Laura DEGALLAIX 11 Jun 2020 11 Jun 2021
    Ms Rebeca FERNÁNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ 22 Feb 2020 14 Jan 2021
    William SURMAN 22 Feb 2020 27 Jan 2021
    Mr Conor MESCALL 22 Feb 2020 17 Oct 2020
    Mr Rafael SAMPSON 15 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2020
    Ms Evelyne DOLLET 04 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Mr Dirk JACOBS 04 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Ms Laura DEGALLAIX 12 Apr 2019 01 May 2020
    Ms Rebeca FERNÁNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ 19 Dec 2018 19 Dec 2019
    Mr Eoin KEANE 05 Dec 2018 21 Jun 2019
    Ms Patricia LOPEZ BLANCO 19 Sep 2018 10 Apr 2019
    Ms Evelyne DOLLET 08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2019
    Ms Beate KETTLITZ 08 Jun 2018 16 Dec 2018
    Mr Dirk JACOBS 08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2019
    Ms Tove LARSSON 08 Jun 2018 16 Sep 2018
    Mr Conor MESCALL 13 Feb 2018 14 Feb 2019
    Ms Beate KETTLITZ 16 May 2017 16 May 2018
    Mr Dirk JACOBS 16 May 2017 16 May 2018
    Ms Francesca BIGNAMI 12 May 2017 12 May 2018
    Ms Tove LARSSON 12 May 2017 12 May 2018
    Mr Conor MESCALL 21 Feb 2017 09 Feb 2018
    Mr Conor MESCALL 12 Feb 2016 11 Feb 2017
    Mr Conor MESCALL 19 Feb 2015 12 Feb 2016
    Mr Fintan Hastings 17 Oct 2013 16 Oct 2014
    Mr Fintan Hastings 19 Oct 2012 17 Oct 2013
    Mr Fintan Hastings 01 Aug 2012 18 Oct 2012
    Ms Lisa MAUGHAN 15 Mar 2012 28 Jul 2012

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    For further information, please consult our website

    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

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Smartchain 3,625€
    Grant FoodSafety4EU 27,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Organic Farming#E03881# #Member #C#Industry#EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste#E03421# #Member #C#Industry#Date marking and food waste prevention sub-group#Action and implementation sub-group#Food loss and waste monitoring sub-group #Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Agricultural Markets#E03878# #Member #C#Industry#Commission Expert Group on the implementation of the EU Soil Strategy for 2030#E03846# #Member #C#Industry#Trade Contact Group#E02134# #Member #C#Industry#Consultation Forum on Access and benefit sharing (ABS)#E03396# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs, Other#Expert Group on the European Food Security Crisis Preparedness and Response Mechanism#E03829# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Mitigating Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Food Suply chains#Expert Group EU Olive Oil and Table Olives Market Obvservatory#E03907# #Member #C#Industry#Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum)#E02611# #Member #C#Industry#Advisory Group on Sustainability of Food Systems#E03832# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Working Group on Plant Health#Animal Health Advisory Comittee#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Quality and Promotion#E03882# #Member #C#Industry#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Animal Production#E03879# #Member #C#Industry#Expert Group on agricultural commodity derivatives and spot markets#E02834# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Environment and Climate Change#E03883# #Member #C#Industry#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on International Aspects of Agriculture#E03880# #Member #C#Industry#Commission expert group on climate change policy #E03590# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Competent Authorities for Biocidal Products (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)#E03125# #Observer #C#Industry#Consultation Forum according to Art. 23 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases#X03338# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Expert Group on Carbon Removals#E03861# #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on the CAP Strategic Plans and Horizontal Matters#E03877# #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Permanent Roundtable on the future of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy

    Communication activities

    Guidelines on Food Allergen Management for Food Manufacturers
    Guidelines on Food Safety Culture
    Whole grains and fibre - The basics
    Portion guidance - The basics
    Guidance for product innovation and reformulation
    Digital labelling green paper
    The path of the food and drink industry towards Sustainable Food Systems
    Preventing food wastage in the food and drink sector;
    Guidelines on the safe use of paper and board made from recycled fibres for food contact use;
    Joint declaration on the sustainability of food systems;
    Guidelines on Flavourings;
    Guidance on Printed Cartons;
    Guidance on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers;
    Principles for Research Conduct;
    Balanced Diets and Healthy Lifestyles - Food and Drink Industry Initiatives
    A Time to Act - Climate Action and the Food and Drink Industry;
    Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into everyday business: FoodDrinkEurope’s Contribution and Commitments;
    Small Scale, Big Impact: SMEs in the food and drink industry
    Ingredients for a Circular Economy
    Reference Intakes website:

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    62 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.

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