Frank Bold Society

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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 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Frank Bold Society   (FBS)

    EU Transparency Register

    57221111091-19 First registered on 06 Feb 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Founded in 1995, we use law to protect human rights, and the environment. We promote liberty and fair play

    In the course of our work, we try to achieve the following:

    * democratic, lawful, and open decision-making by state authorities
    * elimination of corruption
    * corporate accountability
    * effective access to the courts for citizens who use the law to protect the public interest and human rights
    * easy and quick access to information for citizens
    * the involvement of lawyers and law school students in publicly beneficial activities

    At the EU level the FBS is involved in the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) - a coalition of NGOs, trade unions and other civil society groups campaigning for greater corporate social responsibility and corporate accountability.

    Main EU files targeted

    1. The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive proposal and development of EU mandatory sustainability reporting standards
    2. EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and proposals clarify director obligations vis-à-vis sustainability
    3. EU Sustainable Finance policy
    4. Company law and corporate governance policy
    5. Implementation of United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
    6. Recommendation on collective redress
    7. Media Freedom Act
    8. Digital Services Act
    9. European Commission’s initiative: “A more inclusive and protective Europe: extending the list of EU crimes to hate speech and hate crime” and all forthcoming proposals concerning similar matters


    Head Office
    Údolní, 567/33
    Brno 602 00
    EU Office
    Rue d'Edimbourg 26


  • 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 01 Feb 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Julia OTTEN 08 Apr 2022 07 Apr 2023
    Ms Susanna ARUS SAN SEGUNDO 25 Oct 2021 26 Oct 2022
    Melpomeni Maria ANASTASIADOU 22 Feb 2020 01 Sep 2020
    Ms Susanna ARUS SAN SEGUNDO 11 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Joanne HOUSTON 30 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2021
    Marta MARIA PRATICO 05 Nov 2019 22 Feb 2020
    Ms Susanna ARUS SAN SEGUNDO 12 Dec 2018 12 Dec 2019
    Ms Susanna ARUS SAN SEGUNDO 03 Jan 2018 12 Dec 2018
    Ms Paige Morrow 22 Mar 2017 28 Jun 2017
    Ms Paige Morrow 03 Jul 2015 01 Jul 2016
    Ms Paige Morrow 09 Jul 2014 03 Jul 2015
    Mr Christopher Halburd 14 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2015
    Mr Christopher Halburd 12 Jan 2013 11 Jan 2014

    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


    FBS is the coordinator of the Alliance for Corporate Transparency, a platform gathering leading civil society organisations that has provided landmark research and evidence-based recommendations for the reform and development of the sustainability disclosure framework in the EU. The initiative is providing expert advice to policy-makers and contributing to the technical work being developed in EFRAG on EU sustainability reporting standards

    For more information see

    The FBS is member of the Board of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) - a coalition of NGOs, trade unions and other civil society groups campaigning for greater corporate social responsibility and corporate accountability. ECCJ calls for better EU regulation to ensure that European companies consider their social and environmental impacts and mitigate them where they are negative.

    Today ECCJ membership includes twelve national CSO platforms, four organizations representing a country where no platform has yet been established and one international organisation.

    For more information see

    The FBS is a founding member of Justice & Environment. Justice & Environment is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-governmental independent association of public interest environmental law organisations, based in the EU member states. J&E aims to use law to protect people, the environment and nature. Our primary goal is to ensure the implementation and enforcement of the EU legislation through the use of European law and exchange of information.J&E works on the EU and national levels. Internationally, J&E focuses on implementation and transposition of horizontal legal issues. The network has a unique ability to analyse and evaluate the implementation of the environmental acquis in EU Member States. We provide an expert, comparative perspective in identifying and assessing gaps in the implementation of existing EU environmental provisions. J&E also evaluates the impact that new EU environmental provisions can have on Member States given the specific characteristics of their legal systems, economic development and natural environment. Our work provides a public record of information not otherwise available, in the form of legal analysis, case studies, position papers and subsequent communication of this message to decision makers.

    For more information please visit

    FBS is member of OECD Watch. OECD Watch is an international network of civil society organisations promoting corporate accountability. The purpose of OECD Watch is to inform the wider NGO community about policies and activities of the OECD's Investment Committee and to test the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The network has a Coordination Committee with a diverse regional representation.


    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    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

    Grants, Public financing, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Pale Fire Capital (gifts from physical and legal persons – Reconstruction of the State) 202,500€
    Contribution The European Climate Foundation 162,595€
    Contribution The Sigrid Rausing Trust 117,448€

    Other financial info

    * The amounts indicated in Euros have been converted from original Czech koruna in financial account

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment

    Other activities

    The lobbying objectives aim to promote better corporate accountability policy and legislation, as well as responsible capital markets. FBS also supports at the EU level the objectives of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice.

    In 2020, these activities were conducted on behalf of FBS by Filip Gregor, Susanna Arus and Joanne Houston, employees of FBS. Each of them spent approx. 25% of their respective working times on preparing and promoting policy proposals.

    In 2020, FBS met with the following representatives of the EU institutions and Member State missions:

    Members of the European Parliament and their staff: MEP Heidi Hautala, MEP Lara Wolters, MEP Tiemo Wölken, MEP Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP Manon Aubry, MEP Marie Toussaint.

    EU Commission: Thomas Dodd and Elena Arveras (FISMA)

    Council: none

  • Meetings


    7 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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