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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    FoodServiceEurope   (FoodServiceEurope)

    EU Transparency Register

    822198744-40 First registered on 24 Jun 2008

    Goals / Remit

    FoodServiceEurope is the voice of the contract catering sector in Europe, bringing together contract catering organisations in Europe and speaking on behalf of a significant share of the market. Our members are the national associations gathering the contract catering companies in 9 European Member States. FoodServiceEurope is reinforced by Associate Members, which represent Europe’s leading contract catering companies (Sodexo, Elior, Compass and Trivalor). Associate Members meet annually in the Food Service Roundtable to provide direct input to EU policy proposals that affect the sector. FoodServiceEurope's role vis-à-vis the European institutions is to raise awareness of the specificities of the sector and to provide EU decision makers with relevant information about the food services industry. FoodServiceEurope's objectives are to help food services companies to anticipate the impact of further EU legislation affecting the sector.

    Main EU files targeted

    1.VAT: rates and rules applicable to the public sector and exemptions in the public interest. Responded to public consultation on VAT rates.
    2. Public Procurement Package and follow-up on implementation measures to be adopted by Member States, including update of social partners guide on the best price/quality ratio award criteria. Responded to consultations on public procurement for innovation and socially responsible public procurement.
    3. Food Information to Consumers Regulation and implementing measures: monitoring of developments.
    4. Revision of GPP criteria for food and catering services.
    5. Members of the Food Losses and Food Waste platform.
    6. Promotion of Healthy Diets and commitment to the EU Platform on Action for Diet, Physical Activity and Health.
    7. Unfair Trading Practices Directive and impact on the rules applicable to late payments and consequences in practice.
    8. Farm to Fork Strategy and monitoring and engagement where relevant on other food law issues, such as reform of organics regulation, acrylamide, revision of the General Food Law and the proposal on a Sustainable Food Systems Framework
    9. Social Dialogue.
    10. Apprenticeships: joint pledge with our social partners to the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
    11.Food Waste package.
    12. Single-Use Plastics Directive and implementation at national level that is following.
    13. PPWR proposal
    14. Late Payments Directive revision
    15. Green Claims


    Head Office
    Rue du Trône, 100
    Brussels 1050
    EU Office
    Rue du Trône, 100
    Brussels 1050


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The figures above include persons from the Secretariat

    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


    FoodServiceEurope is a member of the European Buisness Services Alliance (

    We also take part in the European Employers Network, led by BusinessEurope.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    landmark public affairs 100,000€ - 199,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    edelman global advisory

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste#E03421# #Member #C#Industry#Food loss and waste monitoring sub-group #Food donation sub-group #Advisory Group on Sustainability of Food Systems#E03832# #Member #C#Industry#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Animal Health Advisory Comittee#Working Group on Plant Health

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Position paper on PPWR proposal
    Position paper on Late Payments
    Position paper on Green Claims
    Response to the consultation on the proposal for a review of the Late Payments Directive
    Response to the consultation on a proposal for Sustainable Food Systems Framework
    Response to the initial impact assessment on a proposal for Sustainable Food Systems Framework
    Response to the consultation on Food Information to Consumers
    Response to the consultation of social partners on the review of the EU sectoral social dialogue
    Signing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices and annual reporting
    Comments to the European Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment (IIA) on the Proposal for a revision of the Food Information to Consumers Regulation
    Response to the survey ‘The role, operations and deliverables of the current Food Loss and Food Waste Platform’
    Publication of FoodServiceEurope's Call to Action: For the Strategic Deployment of Contract Catering in the Aftermath of COVID-19
    Response to consultation on the draft Guidelines on Single Use Plastic directive definitions
    Response to consultation on the revision of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on food hygiene
    Response to consultation on Organic farming - action plan for the development of EU organic production
    Position paper on with HOTREC and FoodDrinkEurope calling on the EU to introduce temporary reduced VAT rates in the hospitality sector in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis
    Granted observer status in the newly established Expert Group concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation: Contingency plan for ensuring food supply and food security and DG MARE
    Incentivising healthy lunches for employees through appropriate fiscal policy on fringe benefits: position of the Contract Catering Sector
    Launch of updated Best Value Guide for contracting food services in September 2019. This was jointly prepared with EFFAT, with funding from the European Commission.
    A FoodServiceEurope Model School Food Standard was adopted in May 2017 as part of our commitment to the EU Platform on Action for Diet, Physical Activity and Health.
    Position on Unfair Trading Practices Directive.
    Response to consultations on public procurement for innovation and socially responsible public procurement.
    Position on a Circular Economy.
    Position Paper on the reform of the EU Public Procurement Directive.
    Revised Agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Contract Catering sector adopted in October 2014.
    FoodServiceEurope’s compilation of good practices to reduce food waste published on Commission website.

    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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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